Disputes

Illegal building construction in Blackwood will not be tolerated says Works and Utilities Minister
Illegal building construction in Blackwood will not be tolerated says Works and Utilities Minister

September 28, 2022

Works and Utilities Minister the Hon. Alfred Sears is appealing to persons responsible for unregulated construction of buildings in the Blackwood community of north Eleuthera to cease.

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500k needed to pay beach contractors
$500k needed to pay beach contractors

July 26, 2022

MCKELL Bonaby, executive chairman at Bahamas Public Parks and Public Beaches Authority, says more than half a million dollars is owed to contract workers.

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Loss of night flights 'impeded' tourism, business and GB rebuild
Loss of night flights 'impeded' tourism, business and GB rebuild

July 26, 2022

Stakeholders are calling for operational times at Grand Bahama International Airport (GBIA) to be extended by at least two hours. Presently, operations at GBIA shut down at 6 p.m. Grand Bahama News learned that if an airline or private aircraft operator submits a request for operations to extend beyond that time, an additional fee is charged. ...

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'World wants us to absorb all who leave Haiti' - PM
'World wants us to absorb all who leave Haiti' - PM

July 25, 2022

PRIME Minister Philip "Brave" Davis said despite the world suggesting that The Bahamas "should absorb all of those who leave Haiti", the government will not open the country's borders to irregular migration.

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PM disappointed over US trafficking report
PM disappointed over US trafficking report

July 25, 2022

PRIME Minister Phillip "Brave" Davis yesterday expressed disappointment in observations made in a recent US Trafficking in Persons Report concerning his government's recruitment of Cuban nurses.

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Cooper defends action on GBIA
Cooper defends action on GBIA

July 25, 2022

Revealing that modular offices for displaced Grand Bahama International Airport (GBIA) workers have arrived in the country and will be installed in short order, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investments and Aviation Chester Cooper has defended the Davis administration's efforts to improve the facility.

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Negotiations restart after industrial action at airport
Negotiations restart after industrial action at airport

July 21, 2022

THE government has restarted negotiations with the Bahamas Public Service Union (BPSU) following Monday's industrial action with the hopes of having most of their grievances resolved by the end of August.

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'Unions need to find a solution apart from industrial action'
'Unions need to find a solution apart from industrial action'

July 20, 2022

FORMER Labour Director John Pinder says he believes union leaders should apply more skills to getting matters resolved outside of industrial action that features, among other tactics, large numbers of workers calling in sick.

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Activists call for answers over minister incident
Activists call for answers over minister incident

July 20, 2022

FOLLOWING their 48-hour ultimatum last week, local activists of the Concerned Citizens Committee of The Bahamas (CCCB) have launched a three-phased campaign called, "Truth and Justice."

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US report exposes trafficking issues
US report exposes trafficking issues

July 20, 2022

THE latest US Trafficking in Persons Report has noted experts' concerns about excessive pre-trial detention due to criminal justice system delays, preventing even the most serious criminal cases from advancing in a timely manner due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Cooper concedes action to have negative impact
Cooper concedes action to have negative impact

July 20, 2022

DEPUTY Prime Minister Chester Cooper says it is likely Monday's industrial action by airport employees will have a "significant" impact on the country's economy due to the number of tourists who missed their flights.

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DELAYED: Majority of striking airport staff fail to report for work despite 'illegal' court ruling
DELAYED: Majority of striking airport staff fail to report for work despite 'illegal' court ruling

July 20, 2022

AN estimated 80 percent of airport workers in New Providence who engaged in a lightning strike on Monday did not return to work yesterday, despite a recent court ruling ordering them to report for duty.

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Govt assessing financial impact of airport strike
Govt assessing financial impact of airport strike

July 20, 2022

The government will assess what impact the industrial action taken on Monday by members of the Bahamas Public Service Union (BPSU) who work at the country's airports had on its finances, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investments and Aviation Chester Cooper said yesterday.

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Most PMH theaters out of commission
Most PMH theaters out of commission

July 20, 2022

Underscoring the “critical” challenges facing Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH), the Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) said yesterday that three wards remain closed due to the need for renovations, and only three of eight operating theaters are functioning due in part to staffing challenges and the need for parts for critical equipment, which is being impacted by financial and supply chain challenges.

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PM intervenes in labor action
PM intervenes in labor action

July 20, 2022

Prime Minister Philip "Brave" Davis met with Bahamas Public Service Union (BPSU) President Kimsley Ferguson yesterday morning in an attempt to bring resolution to an "illegal strike" by workers at airports across the country. The two men spoke yesterday morning at the Office of the Prime Minister.

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DPM: No winners in industrial action
DPM: No winners in industrial action

July 19, 2022

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism Chester Cooper said yesterday's sickout at Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) and 17 Family Island airports negatively impacted the country's economy and left everyone on the losing end.

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Conditions at GB private airport a 'disgrace', locals say
Conditions at GB private airport a 'disgrace', locals say

July 19, 2022

As the government seeks to secure a public-private partnership (PPP) for the development of a new public airport in Grand Bahama, almost three years after Hurricane Dorian, residents contend that the private airport facility has been neglected to the detriment of employees, travelers and business people.

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Bus drivers ask - what about us
Bus drivers ask - what about us?

July 19, 2022

A NUMBER of jitney drivers withdrew their services yesterday in a bid to turn up the pressure on the government to increase fares.

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Judge orders airport workers back to work
Judge orders airport workers back to work

July 19, 2022

A Supreme Court judge last night declared that the Bahamas Public Services Union (BPSU) is in breach of the Industrial Relations Act by calling a strike among its members who are workers at airports in the country. The industrial action caused operations at Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) to slow to a crawl yesterday, resulting ...

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Long, long lines at LPIA
Long, long lines at LPIA

July 19, 2022

A trip to Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) yesterday called for passengers to pack their patience in advance, though many never received that memo. Hundreds of travelers — many frustrated, some at their wit's end — waited in long lines to get through the airport as industrial action by airport workers who are members of the ...

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