Disputes

Two years on and family has no answers over man shot by police

December 06, 2016

THE family of a man shot and killed two years ago by police officers in Grand Bahama is frustrated over the lack of co-operation from police concerning the matter, which has yet to be brought before the Coroner's Court.

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Doctors threaten to 'withdraw services' at PMH

November 23, 2016

President of the Consultant Physician Staff Association (CPSA) Dr. Locksley Munroe yesterday expressed concern that consulting staff at Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) "may resign or withdraw their services from the hospital" following the resignation of former Medical Chief of Staff Dr. James Johnson.

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Teachers Stage Sit-Out

November 16, 2016

Teachers from Eight Mile Rock High School (EMRHS) and Martin Town Primary (MTPS) School were forced to engage in strike action, claiming they have had enough of their students’ educational wellbeing placed on the “back burner” by the government.

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Pinewood FNMs object to choice of Rahming

November 16, 2016

THE Free National Movement’s Pinewood Gardens Constituency Association has branded the party “deceitful” and “disrespectful” amid accusations that FNM Leader Dr Hubert Minnis broke assurances of support for talk show host Lincoln Bain as the party’s standard-bearer for this seat and chose Reuben Rahming, as the candidate for the 2017 general election.

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Decency and following the law

November 15, 2016

Hurricane Matthew caused damage to homes across New Providence. Those who live on the southern coast took the hardest hit, as storm surge accompanied the 140-mile-per-hour winds.

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Reggae star Jah Cure hurt in fight at Atlantis

November 14, 2016

JAMAICAN reggae star Jah Cure was involved in a brawl while trying to be a peacemaker in a fight with a group of “intoxicated” Bahamian men at the Atlantis resort early yesterday morning, according to a local event promoter.

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Collie hits out at PLP after Gray admission on letter

November 11, 2016

FREE National Movement Chairman Sidney Collie yesterday fired the latest shots in the ongoing war of words surrounding that $2.1bn agri-fisheries proposal with Chinese investors, as he criticised Agriculture Minister V. Alfred Gray for his admission that he had not revoked his letter authorising the Bahamas ambassador to China to discuss the plan.

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MPs argue over aid for Grand Bahama

November 08, 2016

FREE National Movement Deputy Leader Peter Turnquest yesterday said Grand Bahamians continued to be exposed to the elements, as he accused the government of taking too long to bring relief to those who suffered severe loss as a result of Hurricane Matthew.

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Row over Chinese erupts in House

November 08, 2016

Renewed accusations over Agriculture Minister V. Alfred Gray's involvement with a proposed $2.1 billion joint venture agri-fisheries initiative with the Chinese in Andros yesterday fueled an intense spat in the House of Assembly between the MICAL MP and East Grand Bahama MP Peter Turnquest.

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Texas nurse who contracted Ebola settles hospital lawsuit
Texas nurse who contracted Ebola settles hospital lawsuit

October 26, 2016

(CNN) - A Texas nurse who contracted Ebola while treating a patient has settled a lawsuit against the hospital where she became infected.

The diagnosis of Nina Pham was the first known transmission of the disease in the United States. The Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas nurse sued its parent company, Texas Health Resources, in March 2015, accusing it of failing to adequately prepare her to treat Ebola and violating her privacy.

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Smith: STB members feel intimidated by police

October 24, 2016

Attorney for Save The Bays (STB) Fred Smith, in an open letter to Commissioner of Police Ellison Greenslade released yesterday, claimed that STB members' complaints about "a campaign of harassment, intimidation, hate speech, death threats, arson, violence and a conspiracy to seriously harm or kill" them went unaddressed for well over a year.

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Motorists slam Road Traffic Department 'chaos'

October 21, 2016

Long lines on Friday at the national stadium - the Road Traffic Department's temporary location.

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'Beyond frustrated'

October 21, 2016

Several business owners still without power two weeks after Hurricane Matthew said yesterday they are unable to pay salaries due to the decrease in business.

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Prime Minister Christie views illegal dumping near Golden Gates Assembly

October 18, 2016

Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie, left, views illegal dumping near Golden Gates Assembly, in southern New Providence, in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, October 17, 2016.

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Police probe as activists say their lives are in danger

October 03, 2016

A POLICE investigation has been launched into claims by five Bahamians that their lives are in danger because of their political advocacy and that some of them have had to flee the country.

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Union leaders declare war

September 29, 2016

Union leaders declared "war on the government" yesterday, a week after it was revealed that Attorney General Allyson Maynard-Gibson stopped a private prosecution against the top management of Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort the same day the property made 600 workers redundant back in August.

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Public Hospitals Authority chairman criticises Minnis for 'attack'

September 27, 2016

CHAIRMAN of the Public Hospitals Authority Frank Smith yesterday criticised FNM Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis' "attack" on the Princess Margaret Hospital, saying the Killarney MP is using his office to "gain cheap political mileage" out of "unfortunate" circumstances.

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Marines arrested after row with police officer
Marines arrested after row with police officer

September 27, 2016

TWO Royal Bahamas Defence Force marines were taken into custody over the weekend after they allegedly got into a physical argument with a Royal Bahamas Police Force officer.

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Post office walkout again, this time over broken AC

September 27, 2016

Less than two weeks after experiencing a flood at the main post office building on East Hill Street, employees gathered outside the dilapidated structure Monday morning while servicemen repaired the broken air conditioning system.

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Beach vendor claims rejected by property owner

September 26, 2016

AS tension over the presence of vendors on Cabbage Beach escalates, one Paradise Island property manager is firing back at claims that he is the one behind efforts to have the group removed and jailed for trespassing.

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