Suspected mould, rodents plaguing Social Services staff

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Almost a dozen social workers employed at the Department of Social Services, housed at the National Insurance Building on Wulff Road, left their posts on Tuesday, fed-up with the poor working conditions that they claim is affecting their health. According to the irate employees, the building is reportedly infested with mould and […]

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Pinder: Disappointed with unemployment increase

1,400 people hired via Labour on the Blocks initiative   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Director of Labour John Pinder said yesterday that while he was disappointed and somewhat surprised by the increase in joblessness given the employment bursts last year, the figures suggest that Bahamians on New Providence in particular, ought to consider seeking alternative employment […]

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D’Aguilar: Fyre Festival brought “reputational damage” to The Bahamas

NASSAU, BAHAMAS –  On the heels of the release of two separate documentaries that placed international attention on The Bahamas,  Minister of Tourism Dionisio D’Aguilar said while the Ministry of Tourism was not complicit in the failed festival, it did affect the country’s reputation. “It certainly caused the country some reputational damage, and so moving […]

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House to debate land resolution for affordable homes programme

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Government will seek approval for the conveyance of 1.2 acres of land in the Fox Hill community under a resolution to be introduced in the House of Assembly today. The land will be developed for the sale of serviced lots, and is part of the Government’s commitment to develop new subdivisions to […]

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DNA not impressed with unemployment stats

Says govt. has failed to provide incentives to put a dent in unemployment    NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Democratic National Alliance (DNA) is unimpressed with unemployment statistics recently released in the 2018 Labour Force Survey, and have labelled the Minnis Administration as being “irresponsible and out of touch” with the electorate. The survey, which was […]

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Davis blames govt. for rise in unemployment figures

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Opposition Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) sounded off on government Monday, in response to the latest labour statistics which revealed that unemployment had increased. “It’s clear from statistics that government is still dragging behind. Unemployment is still rising, from 10 per cent to 10.7 per cent; which means that enough jobs are […]

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Govt. to crackdown on importation of faulty Japanese vehicles

A radiation inspection is now mandatory, amongst other requirements   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – More than 17,000 vehicles were imported last year, and nearly 80 per cent of those were from Japan, revealed Labour Minister Dion Foulkes on Monday. The government has therefore partnered with the EAA company in Japan to implement a Pre-Export Verification of […]

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UB refutes claim of president’s involvement in Fyre Festival

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The University of The Bahamas on Monday categorically refuted a claim made in the recently released Netflix documentary entitled, “Fyre The Greatest Party That Never Happened” in which reference was made to the “head of University of The Bahamas”. A statement released yesterday from the University outlined that the President of the […]

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Nurses want owed overtime pay

BNU president: Nurses have not been paid overtime for the past two months   NASSAU, BAHAMAS-  Having not been paid overtime for the past two months, President of The Bahamas Nurses Union, Amancha Williams said members are fed-up and are no longer interested in empty promises as it relates to receiving overtime pay. “This month […]

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DNA calls for update on BCB’s cyber-attack

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Democratic National Alliance (DNA) expressed on Monday that it is gravely concerned about recent reports regarding a cyber-attack on the Broadcasting Corporation of the Bahamas (BCB), and Bahamians are being left in the dark as it relates to getting an update. A statement released yesterday by the DNA’s Spokesperson for Information […]

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Smith’s attorney: No evidence to support claim of Smith meeting with Hanna before cleaning contract was awarded

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Lead defense attorney for Frank Smith, Keith Knight, on Friday contended that there is no evidence to support the claim that Smith met with Barbara Hanna before she was awarded the contract for the cleaning services at the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH). Wrapping up his submissions, Knight said when Smith and Hanna […]

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Crown prosecutor: Nothing sinister about $2 million contract

Decision on no case submission expected Feb. 1   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Lead prosecutor for the crown, Edward Jenkins QC, told the court on Thursday that there was nothing sinister about Health Minister Dr Duane Sands approving a nearly $2 million cleaning contract for Barbara Hanna without board approval, despite Hanna donating to his political […]

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PM: “I don’t worry about them, they’re looking to get my job”

Minnis hits opposition critics of his recent trip to Belgium   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis fired shots at the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) on Thursday after the opposition lambasted him for his decision to lead a delegation to Brussels and then called for Bahamians to cast a ‘no confidence’ vote in […]

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NPO Bill delayed again

Civil society says move is positive   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Debate of the Non-Profit Organization (NPO) Bill was delayed in the Senate for the second time yesterday after Attorney General Carl Bethel, advised the Upper Chamber that he was not entirely satisfied with the draft legislation. The Senate delayed the passage of the legislation last […]

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PM says trip to Brussels was constructive and successful

Touts transparency and govt’s effort to reduce debt at Business Outlook   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnnis told Eyewitness News on Thursday that after the country was blacklisted last year by the European Union (EU), but later removed, he travelled to Brussels, Belgium earlier this week, to meet with high-ranking officials of […]

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BPSU wants UB to address its many concerns

Employee alleges University refuses to sign NIB documents   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – President of the Bahamas Public Services Union, Kimsley Ferguson, on Thursday expressed a number of concerns on behalf of his members who are employed at the University of The Bahamas – mainly that they are disenfranchised and forced to work in hazardous conditions. […]

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Campbell apologizes over “insensitive” remarks

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A day after he admonished the media not to ask him about rapes in The Bahamas and suggested the issue was not his ministry’s “business”, Minister of Social Services and Urban Development Frankie Campbell yesterday apologized. In a statement, the minister said he was trying to “avoid what appeared to be encroaching […]

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Report: Ministry virements totaled over $3.3 million

$450,000 allegedly defrauded from government, auditors found   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – As part of an internal review of the Department of Education, which uncovered alleged collusion by employees to defraud the government of nearly $450,000, auditors also found virement of funds in the department totalling $3.36 million in the fiscal years 2016 and 2017. The […]

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