AG slams RBDF investigation

While noting he had no more knowledge than the public on the investigation into a plane crash off Nirvana Beach last Thursday, Attorney General Carl Bethel suggested yesterday that there may be a need to further sensitize Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) marines in these crisis matters to have a much greater sense of urgency. […]

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Physicians receptive to PM’s appeal

CPSA prepared to continue negotiations NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Consultant Physicians Staff Association (CPSA) President Dr. Locksley Munroe said yesterday that while plans were being advanced for senior physicians to withdraw their services, the association has heard Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis’ appeal and remains receptive to negotiations. Their concerns center around working conditions, health insurance […]

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Education Loan Authority negotiating with collection agency

Lloyd says persons will be taken to court NASSAU, BAHAMAS – With $100 million outstanding in scholarship loans, the Education Loan Authority is presently negotiating with a collection agency to recoup the outstanding funds. “We are going through the process of negotiating with that agency and we are seeking to come to a contract,” said […]

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NHI consultation period with stakeholders extended

In an effort to improve health outcomes for The Bahamas, the 45-day consultation period with stakeholders to discuss proposed changes to the National Health Insurance program will be extended by an additional 10 days. The 45-day consultation period with stakeholders was launched on October 12, but the additional 10 days will provide more communities and […]

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Private preschools and MOE form partnership

A new Private Preschool Partnership (PPP) signed between the Ministry of Education and a number of private preschool operators on Wednesday will allow hundreds of 3- and 4-year-olds to benefit from a pre-primary education. Forty-four private primary school providers signed on to the new agreement confirmed Minister of Education Jeff Lloyd. “We are very pleased […]

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$2 million earmarked for new housing development

The government will spend $2 million to complete 300 homes in the Carmichael Village Subdivision, revealed Minister of Housing Romuald Ferreira on Wednesday. He said the Government also has additional areas in mind. “We have three subdivisions that we are really focused on: Sunset Close Edition, Lionel Davis Estates and of course the one in […]

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D’Aguilar addresses airport lighting issues

Aviation Minister Dionisio D’aguilar was unable to conclusively answer questions fielded by reporters Tuesday as to whether or not all airports in The Bahamas have functioning lights to accommodate regular, or emergency, night-time landings. The questions came in the wake of public outrage following rumours which suggested that the fate of Captain Byron Ferguson and […]

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Foulkes: Shanty town surveys completed

Abaco’s Shanty Town Action Task Force Survey report is ready for Cabinet approval, Labour Minister and Task Force head Dion Foulkes revealed Tuesday. A survey was launched earlier this year, and it was reported that surveys of two of the three shanty towns, the Mudd and Pigeon Peas in Abaco were recently completed. It was […]

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AG to meet lawyers on shanty town evictions

Attorney General Carl Bethel said he is expected to meet today with the attorneys involved in the shanty town eviction case but the government, he said, is seeking to have an amendment to an injunction to prevent any unlicensed building or additions to any structures in any of the shanty town Earlier this year, the […]

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Gov’t. still in talks with attorneys of gaming operators

The government is presently in meetings with the attorneys representing gaming house operators, as the government does not accept their (gaming operators) interpretation of the law, said Attorney General Carl Bethel on Tuesday. “We are still seeking to agree on a framework on the last remaining issue, which is the stamp tax on deposits by […]

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