Hotel union has ‘cordial’ meeting with D’Aguilar

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Executives of The Bahamas, Hotel, Catering and Allied Workers Union (BHCAWU) met Wednesday with Minister of Tourism and Aviation, Dionisio D’Aguilar, to address their outstanding concerns. According to the union’s president, Darrin Woods, the meeting was ‘cordial’. He said while the minister said he wanted to remain neutral, he did commit to […]

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Pornography addiction affects many in the Bahamas

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Although it is not recognized as an official mental illness in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Tracey King said pornography addiction exerts a long and powerful influence on the brain that manifests in very distinct ways. Speaking Tuesday at a pornography addiction seminar hosted by the […]

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Woods to BHREA: An opportunity to negotiate is all the union is asking

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Despite having a total of nine strike certificates in hand, the Bahamas Hotel, Catering and Allied Workers Union are still hoping to negotiate with the Bahamas Hotel and Restaurant Employers’ Association (BHREA) on a number or benefits offered to workers, mainly the 15 percent gratuity. The BHREA is the employers bargaining group […]

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BCPOU president seeks answers to reports of possible layoffs at BTC

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Just days before the Labour Day holiday, Dino Rolle, president of the Bahamas Communications and Public Officers Union (BCPOU), led a protest outside of the Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) headquarters, expressing fears that contracted workers will soon be made redundant.  And at last Friday’s Labour Day parade, Rolle expressed fresh concerns, claiming […]

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Union leaders lament ‘poor’ working conditions at Labour Day Parade

Wreaths laid at foot of plaque recognizing the four females who lost their lives at last year’s parade. NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Although the 2019 Labour Day Parade was solemn for many participants, union leaders remained committed to their cause and utilized Friday’s march to speak of failed negotiations and the poor working conditions of many […]

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Scores appear at courthouse to show support for SAC administrator

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Scores of supporters, dressed in red, lined the steps of the magistrate court as a Saint Augustine’s College administrator appeared before Chief Magistrate Joyanne Ferguson-Pratt on Thursday, in connection with the alleged beating of a child enrolled at the institution. The administrator was reportedly charged last week with causing harm to a […]

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Pintard: Budget increase for consultants at Min. of Agriculture is not enough

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources, Michael Pintard, on Wednesday expressed that the budget increase for his ministry’s consultants and for travel are insufficient. Following government’s tabling of the 2019/2020 budget, countless concerns have emerged over the allocation of certain funds, which some tax payers have deemed to be unnecessary. It was […]

Teen charged with murder

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Wesley Delhomme, 19, appeared on Tuesday before Chief Magistrate Joyanne Ferguson-Pratt, charged with the shooting death of James Dalean. Delhomme was also charged with attempting to murder Kevin Telusnord, Walton Garconville, and Bryan Morley. The defendant was not required to enter a plea and was denied bail. He was remanded to The […]

Four charged with fraud

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Two males and two females appeared in the magistrate court on Monday, to answer to a number of financial crime charges. Antonio Coleby, 38, of Seabreeze Lane was charged with six counts of possession of a forged document. According to the prosecutor, Inspector Philip Davis, on May 27th, Coleby was allegedly found […]

Police officer charged with having unlawful sex with a minor

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Police Constable 4070 Patrick Anthony Taylor Jr., 27,  of Godet Avenue, appeared before Magistrate Samuel McKinney on Tuesday, charged with having unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor. Prosecutors alleged that Taylor, between February 1 and March 22, 2019, engaged in sexual intercourse with a 15-year-old female. The defendant was not required to […]

Neighbours feud in Nassau Village

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Two neighbours living in the Nassau Village community got into a heated verbal confrontation on Wednesday, over the placement of trailers and other debris. Raphael Williams and Arrie Percentie  are neighbours living on Wilton Street in Nassau Village. And despite having two derelict vehicles in his yard, Williams wants Percentie to move […]