Suspected mould, rodents plaguing Social Services staff

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Almost a dozen social workers employed at the Department of Social Services, housed at the National Insurance Building on Wulff Road, left their posts on Tuesday, fed-up with the poor working conditions that they claim is affecting their health. According to the irate employees, the building is reportedly infested with mould and […]

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House to debate land resolution for affordable homes programme

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Government will seek approval for the conveyance of 1.2 acres of land in the Fox Hill community under a resolution to be introduced in the House of Assembly today. The land will be developed for the sale of serviced lots, and is part of the Government’s commitment to develop new subdivisions to […]

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Min of Labour, BCCEC to strengthen partnership

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Minister of Labour Dion Foulkes and the newly appointed Chief Executive Officer of The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation, Jeffrey Beckles, both pledged to further strengthen the partnership that exists between the two organizations for the betterment of Bahamians and the local business community. This renewed commitment came as Beckles […]

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Senate sets up showdown votes on shutdown plans

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate leaders on Tuesday agreed to vote on dueling proposals to reopen shuttered federal agencies this week, forcing a political reckoning for senators grappling with the longest shutdown in U.S. history: Side with President Donald Trump or vote to temporarily end the shutdown and keep negotiating. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. […]

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4 charged in plot to attack Muslim community named Islamberg

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Three men and a high school student were charged with plotting to attack a rural upstate New York Muslim community named Islamberg with explosives, authorities said Tuesday. The Rochester-area residents are accused of plotting to attack the small Muslim enclave west of the Catskills, according to court papers. The timing of […]

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China demands US drop Huawei extradition request with Canada

BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday demanded the U.S. drop a request that Canada extradite a top executive of the tech giant Huawei, shifting blame to Washington in a case that has severely damaged Beijing’s relations with Ottawa. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said Meng Wanzhou’s case was out of the ordinary and Canada’s extradition […]

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Spike Lee on his first Oscar nomination for best director

NEW YORK (AP) — Spike Lee watched the Oscar nominations Tuesday morning on television from his bed, with his wife, Tonya, his two grown children, Satchel and Jackson, and their dog, Ginger. Screaming ensued . Lee landed his first directing Academy Award nomination for “BlacKkKlansman,” his comic and furious send-up of white supremacism. The film, about […]

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Oscar nods honor ‘Roma,’ ‘The Favourite,’ ‘Black Panther’

NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar voters on Tuesday showered Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma” and Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Favourite” with a leading 10 nominations for the 91st Academy Awards, while two dominant but contentious Hollywood forces — Netflix and Marvel — each scored their first best picture nomination. Though many expected “A Star Is Born,” Bradley Cooper’s […]

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PMH refutes allegations regarding its sterilization procedures

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Management at the Princess Margaret Hospital on Monday strongly refuted claims posted on social media, which alleged that surgical equipment at the hospital is being hand washed. A statement released yesterday from the Public Hospitals Authority (PHA), outlined that this allegation is false and nothing could be further from the truth. “The […]

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BAIC generates $14,000 plus in one-day at opening of Gladstone Road Pop-Up market

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation, in just one day, generated revenue of $14,270.75 at the opening of its 2019 Pop-Up Farmers Market on Gladstone road last Saturday, January 19. This number is a record by several thousand when compared to any Pop-Up held in 2018, according to a statement released Monday […]

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Bamsi adopts new business model in bid to gain financial stability

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – In a bid to streamline operational costs and increase the economic sustainability of the Institute, The Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute (BAMSI) is redefining its business model and will focus solely on the wholesale sector, a move which is expected to translate into increased revenue by tens of thousands of dollars, […]

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Minister Campbell should know and do better

The following is a statement by Stephanie N. Lightbourne, President of the Women’s Alliance, Democratic National Alliance (DNA).   The recent insensitive comments by the Minister of Social Services, Frankie Campbell sparked significant outrage among Bahamian citizens, residents and international observers. While many had looked forward to his tenure as the first male to have […]

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