PM addresses Haitian community ahead of demolition deadline

As the July 31 deadline fast approaches for shanty town residents to find proper dwelling or face eviction, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis addressed the Haitian community last night at the 24th Annual International Crusade of the League of Haitian Pastors. There was standing room only at the Church of God Auditorium on Joe Farrington Road, as […]

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Shanty town deadline unrealistic, says activists

Shanty town residents are not prepared to relocate by end of July as they face multiple challenges with the two-month deadline, according to one local human rights advocacy group. Rights Bahamas President Stephanie St. Fleur said Wednesday that shanty town residents are not prepared to leave their homes come July 31. St. Fleur, who appeared […]

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Davis: “I support spy bill” in wake of revisions

Opposition leader Philip Brave Davis said this week that he supports the revised version of the newly implemented Interception of Communications Bill (ICB) 2017, otherwise thought to be a Spy bill, now that the politics are out of the way. Members of Parliament (MPs) on Wednesday afternoon, passed the bill. However, Davis’ approval of the […]

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Staggering HIV stats for country revealed

One in every 33 adults living in The Bahamas is human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) positive, according to the Global Aids Monitoring Report 2017. The report, which represents statistics from 2015– 2017, reported 226 new diagnosis of HIV. Of that number, 16 per cent contracted aids in less than 12 months. More men became infected with the deadly virus than women – 57 […]

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Symonette touts better response time for citizenship applications

Immigration Minister Brent Symonette declared Thursday night that the long wait for a response on citizenship applications from the Department of Immigration is over. His declaration came at the 24th annual International Crusade of the League of Haitian Pastors held last evening at the Church of God Auditorium on Joe Farrington Road. “I appreciate that […]

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