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 […]

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Senators pass amendments to Business License Act

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Senators on Thursday passed the Bill for an Act to amend the Business License Act, rolling back on the requirement for business owners to have audited financial and bank statements. Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) senators and Members of Parliament, while agreeing with the changes to the Act, criticized the government for its […]

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Woods: Union will avert strike vote if Atlantis keeps word

Hotel union set to meet resort’s management today   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Bahamas Hotel Catering and Allied Workers Union (BHCAWU) President Darrin Woods said yesterday that if Atlantis honours its decision to discontinue a new disciplinary regime for unionized employees and comes to the table to negotiate a new shift system for housekeepers, the bargaining […]

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Oban renegotiation team appointed

Negotiations slated for January   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The government has appointed its lead negotiation team to strike a new deal with Oban Energies, the company that signed a controversial heads of agreement with the government to develop a multibillion-dollar oil refinery and storage facility in East Grand Bahama. Minister of Labour Dion Foulkes, who […]

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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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Senate delays passage of NPO Bill

AG: Govt. to review civil society’s recommendations   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Declaring that the Minnis administration is a “reasonable government”, Attorney General Carl Bethel said yesterday that it will delay the passage of the Non-Profit Organizations Bill to thoroughly review the recommendations made by civil society. He made the announcement in the Senate during debate […]

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Civil society commends AG for delaying NPO Bill

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Civil Society Bahamas (CSB) President Shaun Ingraham yesterday commended the government for delaying the passage of the Non-Profit Organizations Bill in order to consult with the umbrella organization and review its recommendations. Attorney General Carl Bethel announced the delay in the Senate yesterday during debate on a compendium of bills which seek […]

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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 […]

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Jean Rony granted approval to take case to Privy Council

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The court of appeal on Tuesday granted leave for Jean Rony Jean Charles to take his constitutional case before the Privy Council in London, despite the government’s attempt to block the move. Fred Smith, the lawyer for Jean Charles told Eyewitness News that he will be appealing to the Privy Council. The […]

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Govt. to move with “deliberate haste” on marijuana issue

While acknowledging the strong push for change on the issue of medical marijuana in The Bahamas, Minister of Health Dr. Duane Sands said yesterday the government will move “with all deliberate haste” to examine the controversial issue and develop a policy position. However, he stressed there is no need to rush. “The world is changing, […]

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National Security to review implementation of parole

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A two-day symposium held by the Ministry of National Security is expected to review parole implementation and discuss recommendations that would assist prolific offenders with reentering society. “It is imperative that governments and communities come up with effective intervention that can help ex-offenders successfully reenter the community and avoid a variety of […]

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