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20,000 people live without running water or toilets
Nearly 20,000 Bahamians live in homes with no running water or functioning toilets, Minister of Labour Dion Foulkes said yesterday. During his contribution to the 2017/2018 budget debate, Foulkes said more must be done to eliminate the use of outdoo...
 
 
Mitchell defends trips as foreign minister
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration Fred Mitchell said yesterday he was “deeply disappointed” that Minister of Foreign Affairs Darren Henfield “thought he had to begin his tenure by apologizing for having to travel”. “That...
 
 
NTA role to expand
The role of the National Training Agency (NTA) is set to expand to help Bahamians compete effectively on the job market, according to Labour Minister Dion Foulkes. Outside of the Office of the Prime Minister yesterday, the minister said, “The act ...
 
 
Man dies after nightclub shooting
A man was shot and later died shortly after 2:30 a.m. yesterday on Farrington Road after an altercation at a nightclub, which also led to two other men being injured, police said. According to reports, two men were shot and another was stabbed after...
 
 
Mitchell: AG wrong to drop privilege appeal
Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Senator Fred Mitchell said yesterday that he does not believe the attorney general made the right decision to formally withdraw an appeal against a judge’s landmark ruling on the boundaries of parliamentary privilege...
 
 
Woman in public sex case remanded to Sandilands
A woman accused of having sex with her cousin in public was yesterday remanded to Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre for an evaluation to determine if she is fit to stand trial. Acting Assistant Chief Magistrate Subusola Swain made the detention order...
 
 
Woman accused of human trafficking denied bail
A Supreme Court judge yesterday refused bail for a 20-year-old Jamaican woman accused of forcing another woman into the sex trade. Prosecutors allege that Abigail Wilson trafficked the alleged victim between March and May 26. It is alleged that Wil...
 
 
Bahamas maintains TIP tier one rank
The Bahamas has remained a tier one ranking country according to the 2017 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report that was released yesterday, that also said the government made “serious and sustained efforts" to protect victims and prosecute trafficke...
 
 
PM's confusing position on Baha Mar
While Press Secretary to the Prime Minister Anthony Newbold indicated to The Nassau Guardian earlier today that the prime minister will not intervene in the Baha Mar sale transaction, Newbold told reporters at an afternoon press conference that "ther...
 
 
Foulkes: Nearly 20,000 people don't have toilets at home
Close to 20,000 people are living in homes without running water or toilet facilities, Minister of Labour Dion Foulkes said today. Foulkes, who was making his contribution to the budget debate in the Senate, reiterated the government’s commitment ...
 
 
PLP MP calls on party to repent
In a frank and scathing speech before the Progressive Liberal Party’s (PLP) National Progressive Institute last night, Exuma and Ragged Island MP Chester Cooper charged that the party lost the 2017 general election because it “protected the int...
 
 
Rigby: PLP acted foolishly in office
Former Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Chairman Raynard Rigby told PLP supporters in Exuma last night that the party acted “foolishly” while in office and those who brought shame to the organization should “stand down”. “I am not corrupt a...
 
 
Baha Mar chief thanks govt for support
Following a call for the government to stop the completion of the sale of Baha Mar by the project’s former developer Sarkis Izmirlian, Baha Mar President Graeme Davis yesterday assured that he is committed to the success of Baha Mar and the Bahamia...
 
 
‘Contractors paid, but no evidence of work’
Minister of State for Grand Bahama Kwasi Thompson revealed yesterday that the government awarded a $1.7 million contract to a vendor on Grand Bahama for hurricane cleanup, but said he saw no evidence that work was done. Thompson was referring to cle...
 
 
NHI Secretariat cutting 21 jobs
The National Health Insurance (NHI) Secretariat announced last night that it is cutting jobs. The Nassau Guardian understands that 21 contract workers — known as customer service representatives — are being cut. The workers were reportedly resp...
 
 
Ministry of Education workers charged with fraud
Two employees of the Ministry of Education were yesterday charged with fraud. Prosecutors allege that Chief Clerk Paulette Wilson falsified overtime records for Andrew Bridgewater, a security guard, from October 9, 2015 to March 18, 2016, resulting ...
 
 
Mitchell: Izmirlian should rest and be quiet
Progressive Liberal Party Senator Fred Mitchell said yesterday former Baha Mar developer Sarkis Izmirlian should "go and rest and be quiet”. On Sunday, Izmirlian called for a stop to the sale of the Cable Beach project — an action Mitchell deems...
 
 
Greenslade not surprised by claims made against former govt
Speaking in the context of the launch of the new anti-corruption unit of the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF), Commissioner of Police Ellison Greenslade said yesterday he was not surprised to hear of certain allegations made against the former Chris...
 
 
Parliamentary privilege appeal formally withdrawn
The appeal filed by the government against a judge’s landmark ruling on the boundaries of parliamentary privilege was formally withdrawn yesterday. The defeated PLP administration had appealed last year’s ruling by Justice Indra Charles that for...
 
 
Health minister impressed by healthcare services in Grand Bahama
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama — Health Minister Dr. Duane Sands said he was “impressed” with the work being done in healthcare services in Grand Bahama. The minister was on the island for his first official tour of its healthcare facilities on Friday,...
 
 
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