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Union rejects NHI component in proposal
Officials of the customs and immigration union and representatives of police, prison and defense force officers yesterday expressed concerns that they may lose their medical insurance benefits if the government has its way. Sloane Smith, president o...
 
 
Campaign finance law, term limit not on PLP agenda
Despite the government’s failure to implement the Organization of American States’ recommendation five years ago to legislate a financial framework for financing political parties, Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Chairman Bradley Roberts said he ...
 
 
Budget slashed but big names for carnival
With a 50 percent budget cut in government subsidy for Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival 2017, the Bahamas National Festival Commission (BNFC) yesterday announced international artists Machel Montano, Bunji Garlin, Denise Belfon and Beres Hammond will perfor...
 
 
Concern over Spikenard dump site
Amidst ongoing concern of dumping following a fire at the New Providence Landfill on March 5, there are concerns over the temporary dump site at Spikenard Road. Urvan Moxey, a resident of the area, said, “It’s an eyesore, apart from it being an ...
 
 
Pathologist testifies in murder trial
Murder victim Darius Adderley died from a gunshot wound to the back that injured his lungs and surrounding blood vessels, according to a pathologist. Forensic pathologist Dr. Caryn Sands revealed her findings yesterday during the murder trial of...
 
 
Major still not sentenced for gun
Convicted drug dealer Dwight Major is still awaiting sentencing for his most recent brush with the law. Major, 49, pleaded guilty to possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition on February 14 and his sentencing hearing was yesterday adjourned...
 
 
Cancer Centre receives international accreditation for another three years
The Cancer Centre of The Bahamas is pleased to announce that it has been accredited for a further three-year term by the American College of Radiation Oncology Accreditation (ACRO Accreditation). Since 1995, ACRO Accreditation has offered a voluntar...
 
 
PM: VAT was not wasted
Amid heightened scrutiny surrounding how more than $1 billion in value-added tax (VAT) revenue collected since its implementation has been used, Prime Minister Perry Christie said yesterday the government netted around $756 million from the tax after...
 
 
FNM pledges to probe PLP’s handling of VAT
Free National Movement (FNM) Deputy Leader Peter Turnquest yesterday pledged that an FNM administration will investigate how the value-added tax (VAT) money has been spent and “those who are found to have abused the people’s trust will be held ...
 
 
Harbour Is. man gets bail in voter fraud case
A man accused of making a false declaration in relation to a voter registration matter was yesterday granted $5,000 bail. Andrew Johnson, 57, of Harbour Island, appeared before Magistrate Samuel McKinney. Johnson, a 27-year employee of the Water an...
 
 
Labor bills passed
The labor amendment bills were passed in the House of Assembly yesterday after the government further revised the proposed legislation, having adopted several recommendations from the private sector, including a provision to allow “termination of e...
 
 
Administrator’s name appears twice on purported voter’s register
Parliamentary Commissioner Sherlyn Hall said yesterday his department is investigating the appearance of the name Jolton Johnson twice on what purports to be the register for the North Eleuthera constituency. The name of the North Eleuthera administ...
 
 
Turnquest: PLP has no sense of urgency on dump
Free National Movement (FNM) Deputy Leader Peter Turnquest yesterday questioned where the government’s “sense of urgency” is in handling long-standing issues at the New Providence Landfill. The latest blaze has been burning for 25 days. Heavy ...
 
 
Dorsett outlines govt’s plan to re-engineer landfill
The re-engineering of the New Providence Landfill will include a baler facility, air quality monitoring, and a fire station among other features, said Minister of the Environment and Housing Kenred Dorsett yesterday. Speaking to rumors that consider...
 
 
Man arrested in voter fraud case
Authorities have arrested a man on Eleuthera in connection with alleged voter fraud, a day after officials at the Parliamentary Registration Department reported that some people had registered to vote for the upcoming general election more than once....
 
 
Minnis: Christie cost Bahamians millions on Baha Mar
Free National Movement (FNM) Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis last night blamed Prime Minister Perry Christie and the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) for Bahamians losing over $450 million in salaries and wages due to their involvement in stopping the bank...
 
 
Smoke, fumes and fear
Johnathan Moncur, a 16-year-old special needs resident of Jubilee Gardens, is forced to wear a breathing mask while he sleeps, due to the smoke that has been emanating from the nearby landfill for almost a month. His mother, Tanya Moncur, said she ha...
 
 
Int’l observers to monitor election
Nearly five years after several international organizations observed the last general election and made a series of recommendations to the Christie administration, none of them have been implemented. Observers from several of those organizations wil...
 
 
AG ‘cries shame’ on Minnis
Attorney General Allyson Maynard-Gibson yesterday expressed her disappointment with Free National Movement (FNM) Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis’ repetitive suggestions that Baha Mar “will not open anytime soon” and that the recent handing over of the...
 
 
DPM ‘not concerned’ about potential voter fraud
After it was revealed that some voters registered for the upcoming general election more than once, Deputy Prime Minister Philip Brave Davis said he is “not concerned” about potential voter fraud, as it all could very likely be a misunderstanding...
 
 
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