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BAHAMAS – Govt would reject $2.1b fishing proposal – PM

BAHAMAS – Govt would reject $2.1b fishing proposal – PM

NASSAU – Prime Minister Perry Christie emphatically stated Monday that the proposed $2.1b agri-fisheries venture with Chinese investors at the centre of widespread public controversy would never have been approved by his government. Christie spoke directly to the infamous proposal as he pushed back against claims from the Official Opposition that the government’s bid to establish […]

BAHAMAS – Firefighters tackle ‘very large’ bush fires

BAHAMAS – Firefighters tackle ‘very large’ bush fires

NASSAU – Firefighters are battling two “very large” bush fires in New Providence on Friday that are producing large plumes of thick, black smoke over surrounding communities. Fire Chief Superintendent Walter Evans said the latest fire, in the Grey Terrance off Bernard Road, is threatening homes in the immediate area and also releasing harmful emissions […]

BAHAMAS – Govt considers hurricane tax

BAHAMAS – Govt considers hurricane tax

NASSAU – When it meets Tuesday, Cabinet may consider introducing and implementing a special tax to help finance Hurricane Matthew repair and recovery efforts, Prime Minister Perry Christie said Monday. If implemented, such a tax may be imposed in a way that has a “minimal impact on people”, he added. His statement came as he […]

CARICOM rallies support for hurricane-ravaged country

CARICOM rallies support for hurricane-ravaged country

Barbados and its Caribbean Community (CARICOM) neighbours are being asked not to abandon hurricane-hit Haiti and The Bahamas following the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew last week. CARICOM is rallying support to help meet the most pressing needs in the two member states as they embark on a recovery and rehabilitation process. During a CARICOM […]

BAHAMAS – Relief on the way

BAHAMAS – Relief on the way

NASSAU – In hard-hit North Andros, disaster management officials are in the recovery stage, distributing relief aid and building materials to hurricane victims. Senior Deputy Administrator Ivan Ferguson told The Tribune Tuesday that cell service in his district was intermittent, with only “little pockets” of connectivity. When he spoke to The Tribune on Tuesday afternoon, […]

BAHAMAS – Baha Mar buyer ‘has met’ Govt requirements

BAHAMAS – Baha Mar buyer ‘has met’ Govt requirements

NASSAU – While he remained tightlipped over key details concerning the shuttered Baha Mar resort – among them the identity of the shortlisted potential buyer — Prime Minister Perry Christie Monday revealed that the “huge enterprise” has met the government’s requirements for a world-class developer. Christie said the principals of the would-be purchaser met with […]

BAHAMAS – Facebook scam uses Labour Minister’s identity

BAHAMAS – Facebook scam uses Labour Minister’s identity

NASSAU –– Labour Minister Shane Gibson is raising the alarm about a Facebook scam that is conning Bahamians out of money while using his identity. Fake Facebook profiles featuring his name and image have been made within the last several months, he said. Those using the fake profiles have requested money from residents of his […]

BAHAMAS –– Search continues for missing woman

BAHAMAS –– Search continues for missing woman

FREEPORT – The US Coast Guard is searching for a woman who reportedly jumped overboard the Carnival Ecstasy cruise ship approximately 27 miles southwest of Freeport, Bahamas Wednesday. Missing is Rina Patel from Interlaken, New York. The Coast Guard said it was notified that the 32-year-old woman was “reportedly seen going overboard” at approximately 2:30 […]

BAHAMAS – Sandals workers line up to reapply for old jobs

BAHAMAS  – Sandals workers line up to reapply for old jobs

NASSAU – Despite being some of the 600 plus employees made redundant at the Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort last week, several former workers Monday expressed no bitterness in having to reapply for their old jobs. In fact, some of the former Sandals employees present at the resort’s job fair at Christ the King Anglican Church […]

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