US donates over $430,000 in equipment to RBPF

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Minister of National Security Marvin Dames and United States (U.S.) Chargé d’Affaires Stephanie Bowers took part in the official handover ceremony of more than $430,000 in equipment and gear to the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) at the Police College, on December 6. According to the Embassy, the donation was made possible […]

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PM Encourages BHTA to diversify multi-island tourism product and ‘go solar’

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis addressed the Bahamas Hotel & Tourism Association (BHTA) Board of Directors and Membership Annual Meeting in the Imperial Ballroom, Atlantis on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. He challenged the association to do more to further diversify the tourism product and continue to promote The Bahamas as a multi-island […]

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Project Exterminate to double cleanup efforts in Yamacraw Shores

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Margaret Mede once said: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world”. For members of the Voltar’s World Service Club, this mantra fully encompasses their work. Though small in size, they are committed to the execution of their islandwide cleanup campaign dubbed ‘Exterminate the Waste’. For […]

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Doctors finally return to work

CPSA reaches tentative agreement “in principle” with govt.   NASSAU, BAHAMAS –  Having arrived at a tentative agreement “in principle” with the government and the Public Hospitals Authority (PHA), senior physicians who ceased elective services in the public healthcare sector for the past 10 days will return to work in their full capacity today. “An […]

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PHA pleased doctors returned to work

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – After senior physicians agreed to return to work today, having ceased elective services in the public healthcare sector for the past 10 days, the Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) said they were pleased that members of the Consultant Physicians Staff Association (CPSA) had resumed their full duties. “On Wednesday, the PHA and CPSA […]

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PM pleased with downward murder trend

Minnis predicts country will record fewer than 100 murders this year   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – With just over three weeks remaining in the year, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis suggested yesterday that the country was on track to record fewer than 100 murders for 2018 and said he was “pleased and encouraged” by the efforts […]

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Wilson: CH Reeves teachers to go forward with strike vote

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – After their cries for better working conditions continue to fall on deaf ears, teachers at the C.H. Reeves Junior High School are expected to take a strike vote as early as today, according to recently reinstated president of the Bahamas Union of Teachers (BUT) Belinda Wilson. Wilson, who was a special guest […]

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Row over delinquent BPL accounts erupts in Senate

FNM Senator Jamal Moss said yesterday that while the opposition has accused the government of failing to bring relief to the 5,000-plus delinquent Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) customers, there were 12,000 customers without power nearly two years after the Christie administration introduced value-added tax (VAT). The claim fueled a brief, but heated spat in […]

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U.S. donates $430K in equipment to RBPF

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The United States (US) government gifted $430,000 worth of training and ballistic equipment to the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) on Thursday. The donation includes 293 protective vests and plates, training equipment and gear for the police college, a microscope for the ballistics lab and maintenance equipment for the safe boats used […]

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