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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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July 20, 2017
Centreville residents express concerns during town hall meeting

Centreville constituents expressed concerns about the state of the economy and a possible credit rating downgrade during a recent town hall meeting hosted by Member of Parliament for Centreville Reece Chipman.
The more than 200 people who attended the town hall meeting were very much interested in understanding how they can better control their finances.
Chipman said that for his constituents, who...

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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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November 29, 2017
GB Sanitation Services to Make Move Toward Improved Collection Process Launches Survey to Gauge Public Opinion

Known as the ‘Magic City’, Freeport has long been hailed for its planned residential communities and clean streets. This has been due largely in part to the superior standard in waste management and garbage collection set by Grand Bahama’s Sanitation Services Company...

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February 15, 2017
The answers that never came

The House of Assembly has finally passed a Freedom of Information Bill.
We commend Education Minister Jerome Fitzgerald and the Christie administration for finally bringing the long-promised bill to Parliament.
The passing of the bill may represent a new era of transparency and accountability in governance, but it will take some time before we know if that is indeed the case.
Passing legislation d...

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July 14, 2017
Solid waste management in The Bahamas has some history: Let's learn and apply the right lessons

The recent fires that plagued the Harrold Road landfill in early March of this year were a turning point for many residents on New Providence Island who suffered the shutdown of schools and public facilities, and in some cases, evacuation from their homes. Based on an assessment by a Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) team, the closest residents to the landfill site at Jubilee and Victoria Ga...

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July 06, 2017
Decrepit downtown in need of a renaissance, says minister

Minister of Public Works Desmond Bannister criticized the state of downtown Nassau yesterday, calling for major improvements to be made to the area.
While speaking at a Bahamian Contractors Association (BCA) monthly luncheon, Bannister said, "Our downtown is overdue for a facelift. Old, decrepit buildings, many shut down and unoccupied. Our downtown is in need of a renaissance."
Managing Director ...

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June 30, 2017
Applying lessons to solid waste management in The Bahamas

The recent fires that plagued the New Providence Landfill in early March of this year were a turning point for many residents on New Providence who suffered the shutdown of schools and public facilities, and who, in some cases, were forced to evacuate their homes.
Based on an assessment by a Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) team, the closest residents to the landfill site at Jubilee and Vic...

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March 23, 2016
Keeping The Bahamas clean for a cause

Over the first quarter of this year, the Bahamas Waste team has worked hard to live up to the motto on its latest truck '"Service above self", which honors Rotary in The Bahamas.

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July 15, 2013
Changing our immigration system

The long awaited and much anticipated report by the Ministry of Housing and the Environment has now been released into the public domain for discussion and, hopefully, sensible action.

The report really told us nothing that we did not know already. The minister and his staff are simply running for political cover and seeking to appear to be erudite, proactive and solution orientated. The minist...

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