Government signs new Industrial Agreement with the Bahamas Customs, Immigration & Allied Workers Union

By Llonella Gilbert, Bahamas Information Services NASSAU, The Bahamas — The Government signed a new Industrial Agreement with the Bahamas Customs, Immigration & Allied Workers Union at the Ministry of the Public Service, Thursday, January 18, 2018. Minister of the Public Service and National Insurance the Hon. Brensil Rolle thanked the Minister of Labour, Senator the Hon. Dion […]

Congress nears showdown votes on averting federal shutdown

By ALAN FRAM and ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Congress barreled toward a possible election-year government shutdown Thursday, facing showdown votes in the House and Senate to keep federal offices open and hundreds of thousands of workers on the job. Weeks of argument over immigration, big spending and more remained unresolved, and […]

President of Haiti received credentials from Jeffrey Williams, The Bahamas’ new abmassador

His Excellency Jeffrey Williams, Ambassador of The Bahamas to Haiti, presented his Letters of Credence to the His Excellency Jovenel Moise, President of the Republic of Haiti on Wednesday, 17 January 2018 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. President Jovenel Moise engaged Ambassador Williams in a brief discussion on cooperation in the areas migration, fisheries, agriculture and investment […]

Senate Dems question legality of Trump work requirements

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic senators are questioning the legality of the Trump administration’s new policy letting states make low-income adults work to get Medicaid coverage. Expect their arguments to be echoed in lawsuits planned by opponents of work requirements. Last week, the Trump administration said it will let states require work […]

Public lecture marking 51st. anniversary of Majority Rule held at Bahamas Historical Society

NASSAU, The Bahamas — A 51st Anniversary of Majority Rule Public Lecture was held by the Bain & Grants Town Advancement Association at the Bahamas Historical Society on Thursday evening, January 11, 2018.  Discussing the role of the labour movement in energizing Majority Rule events were University of The Bahamas Chair of Social Sciences and Assistant Professor […]

Caribbean Community expresses dismay with U.S. President’s derogatory remarks

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is deeply disturbed by reports about the use of derogatory and repulsive language by the President of the United States in respect of our Member State, Haiti, and other developing countries. CARICOM condemns in the strongest terms, the unenlightened views reportedly expressed. Of additional concern, is this pattern of denigrating Haiti […]