Civilian divers discover pieces of crashed plane

RBDF search efforts questioned NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Less than two hours after civilian volunteer divers began an independent search on Thursday for missing pilot Byron Ferguson and his twin-engine Aztec aircraft that went down miles off Love Beach one week ago; divers discovered pieces of the plane and have called into question the search and […]

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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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Validity of contract verified months after Smith’s trial began

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Police arrested and charged former Public Hospitals Authority Chairman Frank Smith with assisting Barbara Hanna in getting a cleaning contract for the hospital nearly six months before verifying if a contract even existed, the court heard Tuesday. According to lead investigator Sergeant Uel Johnson, he received a contract from complainant Barbara Hanna […]

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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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Review underway after Rand Hospital chemical spill

An internal review is underway at the Rand Memorial Hospital in Grand Bahama following a chemical spill in the laboratory last Thursday, Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) Managing Director Catherine Weech confirmed to Eyewitness News. According to Weech, the chemical spilled was xylene. The chemical is an aromatic hydrocarbon widely used in tissue processing, staining 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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C.H. Reeves teachers and students return to Class

All staff and students at C.H. Reeves Junior High School have returned to regularly scheduled classes following a two-week sit out staged by teachers, according to Jeff Lloyd, Minister of Education. “I am happy to tell you that teachers returned to the classroom on Tuesday,” Lloyd shared last night following the announcement of a partnership […]

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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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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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