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Bannister urges BPL unions to be careful in their message
Minister of Public Works Desmond Bannister said yesterday while he fully supports union members protesting for their rights, those protesting the recent firings of several workers at Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) ought to be careful about the message...
 
 
$4 mil. upgrade for primary school
The $4 million “transformation” project of Stephen Dillet Primary School, Wulff Road, will result in a one-week delay in the school’s opening for students, said Education Minister Jeffrey Lloyd yesterday. Lloyd was speaking to the media follow...
 
 
AG’s office lets five consultants go
Five consultants were dismissed from the Office of the Attorney General at the end of July as a result of a needs assessment, Attorney General Carl Bethel confirmed yesterday. Their names were revealed in a staff notice from Undersecretary in the AG...
 
 
Education theft trial delayed
The trial of a former chief clerk at the Ministry of Education who is accused of doctoring overtime records for a coworker has been adjourned until next week. Paulette Wilson, 59, is accused of falsifying overtime records for Andrew Bridgewater, a s...
 
 
Education theft trial delayed
The trial of a former chief clerk at the Ministry of Education who is accused of doctoring overtime records for a coworker has been adjourned until next week. Paulette Wilson, 59, is accused of falsifying overtime records for Andrew Bridgewater, a s...
 
 
Convict gets 20 years for killing man who tried to ‘rape’ him
A handyman yesterday received a 20-year prison sentence for the brutal stabbing death of a man he claimed tried to rape him. Senior Supreme Court Justice Vera Watkins sentenced Lamar Albury in connection with the 2015 killing of banker Devince Smith...
 
 
Collie acknowledges no major policy moves for new govt yet
Reflecting on the Minnis administration’s first three months in office, Free National Movement Chairman Sidney Collie said while the government has not introduced “any earth-shattering policy initiatives” to date, it must be given time to “ge...
 
 
Wilchcombe: Angry new date wasn’t set for festival
Former Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe said yesterday he was “angry and disappointed” that the organizers of the Caribbean Muzik Festival did not fulfill their obligation to hold the event, insisting that despite repeated meetings both sides ...
 
 
Three fired after BPL audit
Three employees of Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) were terminated today following a forensic audit at the company. The workers include an accounts payable clerk, an accounts filing clerk and a financial assistant. Secretary General of Bahamas ...
 
 
BPL firings loom
The Bahamas Electrical Workers Union (BEWU) will learn today which employees will lose their jobs in relation to a missing money probe at Bahamas Power and Light (BPL), The Nassau Guardian understands. It will come as the government and the BPL boar...
 
 
Govt may write off festival sponsorship
The $650,000 the Christie administration sponsored for the Caribbean Muzik Festival nearly two years ago could be determined a write-off, according to Minister of Tourism Dionisio D'Aguilar. D’Aguilar said he was still weighing the options and nee...
 
 
Ex-NIB manager gets $8,000 bail
A former manager at the National Insurance Board (NIB) was freed on bail hours after she was arraigned on corruption charges before a magistrate on Monday, her lawyer confirmed yesterday. Supreme Court Justice Gregory Hilton granted Selena Sweeting,...
 
 
Miller surprised by Allen’s criticism of Christie
Former Tall Pines MP Leslie Miller said yesterday he was “flabbergasted” by former Urban Renewal Co-Chair Algernon Allen’s “disparaging” comments regarding remarks made by former Prime Minister Perry Christie pertaining to the arraignments ...
 
 
Cousins admit public sex
Two cousins have admitted having sex with each other in public. Anischa Percentie, 26, and Layton Clarke, 46, changed their pleas to guilty on Monday at the expected start of their trial before Assistant Chief Magistrate Subusola Swain. The pair wa...
 
 
No additional resources for statistics dept. right now
The Department of Statistics will have to wait until the government’s fiscal situation improves in order to receive the resources it needs, Labour Minister Dion Foulkes indicated yesterday. According to the department’s acting director, Leona Wi...
 
 
Man sentenced to 30 months for gun possession
A man who said he bought a gun after surviving two attempts on his life was yesterday sentenced to 30 months in prison. Police arrested Durrell Hanna, 23, of Hospital Lane, on August 11 after they found him with a loaded .380 pistol in his waist. A...
 
 
Roberts: Foulkes further vindicates PLP on jobs
Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Chairman Bradley Roberts said yesterday that Labour Minister Dion Foulkes’ recent statement on the slight dip in joblessness during the period April 24-–30 further vindicates the PLP. In a statement to the press...
 
 
PM, DPM lead verification process for Cabinet ministers
Prime Minister Dr. Hubert A. Minnis and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest led the verification process for members of Parliament prior to participating in the weekly Cabinet meeting on Tuesday, August 15. Prime Minister M...
 
 
Dame Joan lashes back at Mitchell
Former Court of Appeal President Dame Joan Sawyer said yesterday that Senator Fred Mitchell is “beneath my contempt” and added that, for all his belief in his brilliance, she would not “lower herself” to go “against him to even ask for dama...
 
 
Town meeting on landfill tonight
Amid ongoing concern about the New Providence Landfill, which has been categorized as an “urgent public health hazard”, government officials will update the public at a town meeting tonight about the steps that will be taken to mitigate the threa...
 
 
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