PM defends decision to fire MPs

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis defended his decision to fire three of his parliamentary secretaries Wednesday, as he asserted that his decision was not personal but protocol of parliamentary procedures. His comments came on the sidelines of the Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Conference in Grand Bahama. “I cannot allow my personal views to get into democracy,” […]

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Sinclair appointed CEO at BTC

Garfield ‘Garry’ Sinclair has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at The Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC), effective August 1, 2018. According to Inge Smidts, CEO of Cable & Wireless Communications (C&W), Sinclair has more than 20 years experience in “developing growth opportunities and transformation in organizations across the region”. “Garry is uniquely qualified to lead […]

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Students awarded for annual math competition

Students from schools across New Providence competed in S.C. McPherson Junior High’s seventh Annual Mathematics Competition. Winners recently received their awards at a ceremony held at the school’s auditorium. Taking home the first place trophy was C.H. Reeves, followed by A.F. Adderley in second place and S.C. McPherson in third. The competition, sponsored by Consolidated […]

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Seminar on WTO agreement on agriculture underway

A national seminar on the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement on agriculture is currently underway, June 19-21, at the BAIC Training Centre, with the objective of improving understanding of the provisions of the Agreement for technical officers within Department of Agriculture and other key agencies within the public service, like the Office of the Attorney General. […]

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Mako Aquatic Club reigns at swimming championships

The Mako Aquatic Club emerged victorious on Monday at the Bahamas Swimming Federation’s National Swimming Championships, held at the Betty Kelly-Kenning Aquatic Centre. The team scored 2,076.50 points to win the competition. Alpha Aquatics Club finished in second place with 1,073.50 points and The Grand Bahama Tritons finished in third place with 864 points. Coach […]

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Allies disappointed by ‘big bang’ of US walkout from UN body

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.’s Human Rights Council resumed work Wednesday after a U.S. pullout that one Western diplomat called a “Big Bang” for the Geneva body, as Russia blasted the move by the Trump administration and key allies expressed disappointment. Critics and friends alike read the latest Trump move to snub yet another international […]

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