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Govt to pay $7.5M for Baha Mar salaries
Attorney General Allyson Maynard-Gibson announced yesterday that the government will pay out $7.5 million this month to cover the salaries of 2,400 Baha Mar workers, but she would not confirm whether this includes the company’s foreign workers. ...
 
 
S&P threatens to downgrade Bahamas
The international credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s (S&P) said yesterday it is placing its long-term and short-term foreign and local currency sovereign credit ratings for The Bahamas on CreditWatch with negative implications as a resu...
 
 
Judge puts off decision on Baha Mar
A Bahamian judge yesterday deferred his decision on whether to approve U.S. court orders granted to Baha Mar protecting it from creditors and giving it access to “crucial” funding for its payroll and other obligations. The matter was put off unt...
 
 
Baha Mar ‘alarmed’ at govt’s position
Baha Mar said yesterday that it is “extremely concerned and disappointed” that it’s application for an automatic stay, seeking creditor protection and access to funding, was deferred by a Bahamian judge, and warned that it would soon have to ta...
 
 
PM suggests govt obliged to save Baha Mar jobs
Prime Minister Perry Christie said yesterday that when the collapse of a large investor has the potential to “throw an entire country out of whack”, the government must “step up to the plate when all else fails”. At the 36th Regular Meeting ...
 
 
AG’s office nolles murder, home invasion charges
The attorney general on Thursday issued a directive to stop the trial of two men accused of the murder of an elderly woman during a home invasion. Stervante Moss and Kevin Whyms, both of Polhemus Street, were on trial before Justice Cheryl Grant-Bet...
 
 
Bahamian man marries partner in U.S. after same-sex decision
Three days after the United States Supreme Court handed down a landmark ruling allowing same-sex marriages across America, a Bahamian homosexual man tied the knot with his partner in Atlanta, Georgia. But Kenneth Kerr, 26, isn’t advocating for The...
 
 
Miller: Baha Mar’s bill does not impact BEC’s operations
Despite berating the “three hotels out west” in recent years for the millions of dollars owed to the financially-strapped Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC), BEC Executive Chairman Leslie Miller said Baha Mar’s $19.5 million debt to BEC will...
 
 
Man gets 17 years for attempted murder
A man who broke into a home and opened fire on its occupants was on Thursday sentenced to 17 years’ imprisonment. Quincy Johnson, 33, was convicted of burglary, possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life, and two counts of attempted murd...
 
 
Roberts accuses Minnis of playing politics on Baha Mar
Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Chairman Bradley Roberts charged last night that Free National Movement (FNM) Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis attempted to use the crisis at Baha Mar for political gain, calling it “disgraceful”. Roberts said three days ...
 
 
Govt to pay 2,400 Baha Mar employees $7.5 mil salary; Baha Mar concerned about Supreme Court adjournment
Attorney General Allyson Maynard-Gibson announced this afternoon that the government of The Bahamas will pay 2,400 Baha Mar employees their salaries this month. The total salary payout will be $7.5 million. "The workers should not be used as pawns ...
 
 
Gov’t prepared to pay Baha Mar workers
Minister of State for Legal Affairs Damian Gomez said in the Supreme Court this morning that the government of The Bahamas is prepared to pay the salaries of “each and every employee of Baha Mar”. His statement came during a hearing before Justi...
 
 
Baha Mar paves way for layoffs
While Baha Mar has received a U.S. court order authorizing it to continue paying employee wages, benefits and vendor claims, it also received authorization for severance payments. In court orders handed down yesterday in Delaware, Judge Kevin Carey ...
 
 
Judge says utility providers must not cut off Baha Mar
A U.S. judge in Delaware yesterday handed down an order “prohibiting utility providers” from altering, refusing or disconnecting services from Baha Mar resort on Cable Beach. But a Supreme Court justice in The Bahamas would have to approve the U...
 
 
Martin questions how govt was caught off guard on Baha Mar
Bahamas Hotel Catering and Allied Workers Union (BHCAWU) President Nicole Martin yesterday questioned how the government could have been caught off guard by Baha Mar’s move to file for bankruptcy, having put “so many eggs in this Baha Mar basket...
 
 
Prosecution concedes unlawful killing verdict should not stand
The prosecution on Wednesday conceded that the unlawful killing verdict in the Aaron Rolle inquest should be overturned. Ambrose Armbrister made the concession during an appeal before Senior Justice Stephen Isaacs on behalf of Constables 2126 Akiel ...
 
 
‘Unbelievable’ PM did not know about Baha Mar bankruptcy
Former Deputy Prime Minister Brent Symonette said yesterday he finds it “highly irregular” that the developers of Baha Mar did not have the courtesy to inform Prime Minister Perry Christie of their decision to file for bankruptcy and send hundred...
 
 
Sentencing adjourned for murder case
A man convicted of murder in May will have to wait a few more days before learning his sentence. Clarence Smith Jr. was supposed to be sentenced yesterday for the April 17, 2012 shooting death of ex-convict Khanaochi Knowles at Rock Crusher Road, bu...
 
 
Dr. Arthur Porter, dead at 58
Former Cancer Centre Director Dr. Arthur Porter died in a hospital in Panama on Tuesday night after a long battle with lung cancer, according to his family. Porter was 58. His daughter, Adina Porter, confirmed his death when contacted for comment b...
 
 
Wilson suspended again from BUT
For the second time in just over six months, Bahamas Union of Teachers (BUT) President Belinda Wilson was suspended from the organization, union executives said yesterday. The decision to suspend Wilson came on Tuesday at the conclusion of the BUT...
 
 
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