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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Major: Most gamers are responsible, savvy and can afford to game

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Despite widespread criticism which has suggested that the local gaming industry promotes irresponsible spending habits among gaming patrons, the head of The Bahamas Gaming Operators Association (BGOA) asserted on Tuesday that studies have proven that gaming patrons in The Bahamas are “responsible, savvy and can afford to game.” Gershon Major, President of […]

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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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Still no decision on VSEPs for managers at the Grand Lucayan Resort

NASSAU, BAHAMAS –  Despite ongoing negotiations, as of yesterday, there was still no forward movement on the payout of Voluntary Separation packages (VSEPs) for a  total of 90 managerial workers at the Our Lucaya Resort in Grand Bahama. “We do not have a settlement with the management union at this point and we hope to […]

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Arawak Cay vendors reject closed season on conch

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – While the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries is examining the idea of implementing a closed season in order to ensure that the conch mollusk is not depleted, vice president of the Arawak Cay conch, fish and food vendors association, Lillian Smith, said she is against the idea. “We are ready to fight […]

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New Corrections Commissioner to be appointed soon

Dames: So far eight Bahamian applicants were shortlisted   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – In just a matter of weeks, a new commissioner will be appointed to head the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services. So far, eight Bahamian applicants have been shortlisted for the post, but interviews are still ongoing, revealed Minister of National Security Marvin Dames […]

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D’Aguilar: The FNM’s strategy is to create private sector jobs

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Minister of Tourism Dionisio D’Aguilar said the 2,000 jobs added to the labour force, despite a marginal increase in unemployment figures, was the result of increased involvement of the private sector. “The FNM’s strategy is to create private sector jobs. I was also encouraged by the number of entrepreneurs who started their […]

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Quarterly unemployment surveys to come

Statisticians say new design will be launched after population census   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Department of Statistics intends to change the design of its Labour Force Survey to provide quarterly reports on the level of joblessness in the country as opposed to twice annually, according to Senior Statistician Cypreanna Winters. The change in framework […]

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NAD seeks three-star or higher rated hotel for LPIA

The Nassau Airport Development Company’s (NAD) request for proposals (RFP) for a hotel at Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) calls for the development of a restaurant, fitness centre, meeting space, according to the document. NAD hopes to enhance LPIA with an international branded, full service, three-star or higher rated airport. The hotel is also expected […]

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BPSU president concerned about overtime pay

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – President of The Bahamas Public Services Union (BPSU), Kimsley Ferguson, on Tuesday expressed his concerns as it relates to overtime pay for persons employed by the Public Hospitals Authority (PHA). According to Ferguson, there was a document circulating about two weeks ago which stated that persons who had worked overtime for the […]

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Illegals charged in court on various counts

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Twenty-seven Haitians, one Jamaican and one Bahamian were charged in the magistrate’s court on Monday with illegal landing, overstaying and illegal entry. The group pleaded guilty to all the charges and were cautioned before being conditionally discharged. Additionally, the Jamaican national was convicted with overstaying and fined $5,000 or two months in […]

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BNT allays residents’ fear of anchored fishing vessel in Andros

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Bahamas National Trust (BNT) is seeking to allay the fears of residents in Mangrove Cay, Andros who purport that a foreign fishing vessel has illegally anchored and set up shop in the Andros West Side National Park. The BNT, via a press release issued Tuesday, indicated that a number of residents […]

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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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Min of Labour, BCCEC to strengthen partnership

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Minister of Labour Dion Foulkes and the newly appointed Chief Executive Officer of The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation, Jeffrey Beckles, both pledged to further strengthen the partnership that exists between the two organizations for the betterment of Bahamians and the local business community. This renewed commitment came as Beckles […]

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