PHA releases findings following death of dialysis patient

Says during December alone, patient missed four scheduled appointments   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Following its investigation, the Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) on Sunday outlined the series of events which may have led to the death of 25-year-old Neil Johnson, a dialysis patient at the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH). A statement released Sunday outlined that an […]

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Tickets still on sale today for Junkanoo parade

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – As the Boxing Day Junkanoo parade is just hours away, President of the Junkanoo Corporation of New Providence (JCNP), Silbert Ferguson said persons who are interested in watching the most anticipated cultural event of the year, can still purchase tickets today (Monday) from the JCNP’s Norfolk House location on Frederick Street. “There […]

PHA & CPSA negotiations reach successful conclusion

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) expressed on Wednesday that they were pleased to join with the Consultant Physicians Staff Association (CPSA) to announce that both parties have agreed in principle to all aspects of the proposed industrial agreement. Last month, physicians at public hospitals withdrew their services, citing failed negotiations over their […]

Dominican poachers fined $413,000 or time in jail

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Three days after they were apprehended by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF), seven Dominican fishermen were charged before the courts on Friday for poaching in Bahamian waters. According to the RBDF, patrol craft P-129, coxswained by Petty Officer Edison Rolle, apprehended the seven Dominicans aboard two small go-fast type boats approximately […]

Nassau Cruise Port bidder focused on increasing passenger spending

Nassau Cruise Port bidder focused on increasing passenger spending NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The CEO of one of three companies vying to win approval for the redevelopment and management of the Nassau Cruise Port, on Sunday expressed that if successful, the company will collaborate with members of the business community –  especially those downtown – toward […]

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Wells confirms “undeliverable” mail was shredded

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Addressing allegations that mail at the General Post Office had been shredded, Minister responsible for the post office, Renward Wells, confirmed on Thursday that the most recent and deliberate destruction of “undeliverable” mail was on November 1 and 2, upon the authorization of the Postmaster General. According to a statement released yesterday […]

Wells does not deny or confirm mail shredding allegations

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Minister of Transport and Local Government Renward Wells, whose portfolio also includes the General Post Office, on Wednesday confirmed that there was an “extreme” backlog of mail at the General Post Office on East Hill Street. He did not confirm or deny, however, if mail back-dated some three months had allegedly been […]

BPSU president alleges General Post Office “shredding” mail

Three months’ worth of mail allegedly shredded   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – As preparations are underway to relocate, the General Post Office on East Hill Street has allegedly engaged in a mass shredding exercise of mail, according to President of the Bahamas Public Services Union (BPSU) Kimsley Ferguson. “I would have received information [from] my sources […]

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IMF report signals positive movement on key issues

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A recent review by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has commended the government for several key policy initiatives, including the Fiscal Responsibility Act, 2018, and its strategic plan to create a Disaster Relief Fund. Following its December visit, which was conducted to review the latest economic developments and to prepare for the […]

Works Minister refutes claims made by former PLP Minister

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Minister of Public Works Desmond Bannister on Monday took issue with a recent voice note that was reportedly issued by former Progressive Liberal Party member of parliament, V. Alfred Gray, which circulated on What’s App social media over the weekend. “Mr. Gray alleges that the Government has proposed a Contractors Association Bill […]

PHA: New shift system the only unresolved matter with BNU

Dec. 10  implementation for new shift system deferred   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Just one day after nurses throughout The Bahamas voted in favour of a strike, the Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) on Wednesday did not respond to the pending move, but refuted statements by the Bahamas Nurses Union (BNU) which specified that “other disputes” apart […]