Disputes

Beach vendors' fury as owners move to close off their access
Beach vendors' fury as owners move to close off their access

June 17, 2021

CABBAGE Beach vendors were irate and shocked yesterday to see the Paradise Island beach entrance locked and their items relocated when they showed up on site in preparation for their return to work next month.

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Access Industries says access to beach blocked as development on condo-hotel project begins
Access Industries says access to beach blocked as development on condo-hotel project begins

June 16, 2021

Access Industries, the Paradise Island developer that blocked one access point to Cabbage Beach, said the decision was made for safety reasons as it forges ahead with plans for a multi-million condominium project. The developer added that "the public still can readily access the beach at Beach Club Drive, off Paradise Island Drive, or considerJunkanoo Beach or Montagu Beach on Nassau.”

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Cabbage Beach vendors uproot fence blocking access to beach
Cabbage Beach vendors uproot fence blocking access to beach

June 16, 2021

Cabbage Beach vendors and protestors uprooted a portion of a recently constructed fence that blocked one of the access points to the beach today.

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Speaker renews complaints over atheist public official
Speaker renews complaints over atheist public official

June 11, 2021

HOUSE Speaker Halston Moultrie said yesterday he has "issues" with the atheistic beliefs of Finance Secretary Marlon Johnson as he doubled down on his criticism of the senior public officer by saying he insulted Parliament and disrespected the Speaker's Office.

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'Judge's ruling is wrong and we'll be fighting it'
'Judge's ruling is wrong and we'll be fighting it'

June 09, 2021

WORKS Minister Desmond Bannister criticised a Supreme Court ruling which bans the government from further demolishing shanty town structures across Abaco, saying it has set a "dangerous" precedent that has "usurped" the power of the Ministry of Works.

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Student nurses in assembly protest
Student nurses in assembly protest

June 03, 2021

A SMALL group of student nurses demonstrated in Rawson Square yesterday, calling for the ability to complete clinical hours in the hospital in order to graduate.

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'Govt ignoring our nursing licence problems'

June 01, 2021

SOME unlicensed nursing school graduates feel they are being ignored by the government and are left in limbo unable to practise.

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Man 'beat me and held knife to my throat'
Man 'beat me and held knife to my throat'

May 28, 2021

A WOMAN yesterday testified that a man brutally beat her before holding a knife to her throat during a domestic dispute earlier this year.

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Rastas reject cannabis law draft
Rastas reject cannabis law draft

May 26, 2021

A LOCAL Rastafarian leader has said draft marijuana legislation in the public domain is "unclear" and "repressive" and does not benefit Rastafarians or any Bahamian citizen.

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Family suing for 10m after cruise to The Bahamas on super yacht

May 20, 2021

THE family of a Canadian billionaire is suing a super yacht company for $10 million after claiming they were left "violently ill" and subject to false imprisonment by the "odorous, ill-tempered British captain" of their luxury cruise to The Bahamas.

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Human Rights Bahamas hits out at Bannister, government over shanty town comments
Human Rights Bahamas hits out at Bannister, government over shanty town comments

May 13, 2021

HUMANS Rights Bahamas has again criticised the government for its response to calls from United Nation experts to halt demolition works of shanty towns on Abaco, saying recent comments made by Works Minister Desmond Bannister only "emphasises that the government's actions are driven by discrimination and xenophobia."

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Johnson accused of 'reckless' UN attack
Johnson accused of 'reckless' UN attack

May 11, 2021

HUMAN Rights Bahamas yesterday slammed Immigration Minister Elsworth Johnson after he accused the United Nations of lacking balance for criticising the government's plans to demolish shanty towns in Abaco.

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Doctor: I was 'disposed' of by hospital authority
Doctor: I was 'disposed' of by hospital authority

May 10, 2021

A YOUNG physician who claimed her contract with the Public Hospitals Authority was changed without notice shortly before she was laid off, said the "unexpected" termination has made her feel "disposed" of and has brought on significant hardships.

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Elsworth Johnson blasts United Nations' attack on shanty town demolition strategy
Elsworth Johnson blasts United Nations' attack on shanty town demolition strategy

May 10, 2021

IMMIGRATION Minister Elsworth Johnson emphasised the sovereignty of The Bahamas while accusing the United Nations of lacking balance after the organisation assailed government plans to demolish dozens of homes in The Farm shanty town in Abaco.

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UN officials urge govt to halt demolition plans
UN officials urge govt to halt demolition plans

May 07, 2021

UNITED Nations human rights experts on Friday urged the government to halt plans to demolish 600 homes in two shanty towns in Abaco known as The Farm and Farm Road.

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'DISRESPECTFUL AND DISHONEST': Speaker lashes out again at govt over handling of Assembly COVID outbreak
'DISRESPECTFUL AND DISHONEST': Speaker lashes out again at govt over handling of Assembly COVID outbreak

May 06, 2021

THE House of Assembly was abruptly suspended yesterday morning after House Speaker Halson Moultrie criticised the Minnis administration, argued with Yamacraw MP Elsworth Johnson and pointedly invited Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis to publicly address his claims about the executive branch's "disrespectful" treatment of Parliament.

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Communications with Attorney General€™s Office - Toby Smith
Communications with Attorney General’s Office - Toby Smith

May 05, 2021

Subsequent to the Attorney General’s Press Release Statement dated 5th May, 2021 captioned “Leaked Communications”

The Attorney General needs to please check his facts as he did not call me into a meeting to “negotiate” on the 27th February, 2020, just a few weeks after I signed, notarized, sealed and returned Paradise Island Lighthouse & Beach Club’s Crown Land lease.

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Brief standoff in House as speaker suggests executive up to darkness
Brief standoff in House as speaker suggests executive up to darkness

May 05, 2021

The House of Assembly suspended prematurely this morning after House Speaker Halson Moultrie berated the Minnis administration and accused the executive of dragging the Parliament around “like a dingy boat”.

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Untenable
Untenable

May 05, 2021

Coming up on four years since Dr. Hubert Alexander Minnis and the Free National Movement (FNM) were overwhelmingly elected to office, we have arrived at a point where the bad blood that exists between the executive and the Speaker of the House of Assembly D. Halson Moultrie is making it increasingly difficult for the Parliament ...
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VP: Crown land essential to Royal Caribbean€™s PI project
VP: Crown land essential to Royal Caribbean’s PI project

May 04, 2021

If Royal Caribbean Group is not successful in obtaining the seven acres of Crown land at the western end of Paradise Island for its Royal Beach Club, it may not be able to move forward with the project, the cruise line’s Vice President of Government Relations Russell Benford suggested yesterday.

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