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December 17, 2013
37 percent govt contract cutback for Bahamas Waste

Six months after it moved to outsource all residential garbage collection, the government has "reshuffled" the contracts awarded, with BISX-listed Bahamas Waste losing 37 percent of its residential garbage collection business shortly after investing close to half a million dollars to service the routes.
Commenting to this newspaper after the company's newly-reduced garbage collection responsibilit...

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December 09, 2011
Landfill Coalition Must Wait for Election

Four leading disposal companies have come to an accord and will form a coalition in an effort to take over management of Nassau's landfill. While the current government has accepted the move in principle, official decisions will not be made until after the election.

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October 05, 2013
FNM MPs: New Providence is filthy

Several Free National Movement (FNM) MPs have hit out at the government over the deteriorating state of New Providence, with one member calling it an "embarrassment" and another describing it as "filthy".
Montagu MP Richard Lightbourn lamented the unkempt sidewalks and verges around the island but particularly in his constituency, which he claims has been largely neglected for months.
"We have to ...

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October 02, 2013
Local government for New Providence

The abject failure of successive administrations to usher in local governance for New Providence is a sad indictment on our political masters as they have demonstrated time and time again that they have absolutely no faith in the ability of residents of the capital island to manage their own local affairs...

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September 30, 2013
Governance and the small things

When we elect governments we all hope for transformative change. We hope that longstanding and deeply entrenched problems will be met with solutions.
While we dream of tax reform that lessens the burden on the people, and education reform that helps lift the standards of achievement of our struggling students, the day-to-day small things of governance are what we encounter most.
We want our garba...

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September 23, 2013
A failed state or what

Dear Editor,
Ordinarily, a nation which is referred to as a failed state is one which is confronted by societal, economic and cultural problems which it seems incapable of offering real solutions to.
The Bahamas today is fast approaching that situation but I am of the very strong view that the PLP and some of its leaders are about to arrest and devoid that perception. Yes, the PLP got off to a ver...

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Govt achieves 50 percent savings through waste outsourcing
September 16, 2013
Govt achieves 50 percent savings through waste outsourcing

Two leading disposal companies are welcoming the government's decision to outsource garbage collection in New Providence, claiming that it allows for competitiveness and the economic pie to be shared more widely...

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September 12, 2013
Garbage collectors 'will be fired if they are not doing their job properly'

THE private contractors hired by the government to collect garbage will be terminated if they are not performing as expected, Environment and Housing Minsiter Kenred Dorsett said yesterday...

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FNM leader urges hangings
September 04, 2013
FNM leader urges hangings

Free National Movement (FNM) Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis yesterday urged the government to get serious about the country's crime problem by having small laws enforced and "hanging" criminals. Minnis spoke out after three men and a woman were killed in separate shootings between Friday and Monday...

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January 18, 2011
Deveaux leads Marathon Constituency with a waste management strategy

Nassau, The Bahamas - Environment Minister Earl Deveaux
publicly addressed on a live radio show the neighbourhood concerns of
privatising the waste collection and management services, enforcing the
licensing of stray dogs that turn over garbage, and imposing fines on people
that park abandoned vehicles within the Marathon constituency.

"Is this a matter of personal pride, of zoning, or
enforcemen...

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