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Human rights activist to vote no on question four

After urging Bahamians to vote yes to bill number four of the gender equality referendum — which seeks to end discrimination based on sex — human rights activist Erin Greene said yesterday she now plans to vote no to that particular bill because it would not provide protection for intersex Bahamians. Bill four defines sex as being male or female. ...

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FNM raises questions over landfill fires and Renew Bahamas’ finances

The Free National Movement (FNM) yesterday questioned whether the apparently strained financial relationship between Renew Bahamas and the government is linked to a series of landfill fires in recent weeks and called on both parties to “come clean”. In its statement, the FNM referenced an email sent to one of Renew Bahamas’ subcontractors indicating that it was waiting on a ...

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Pinder close to decision on frontline politics

Insisting that he has done all he can to influence governments as a trade union leader, National Congress of Trade Unions of The Bahamas (NCTUB) President John Pinder said yesterday he is considering entering frontline politics and will announce his decision before the end of next month. Pinder made the statement during an appearance on Guardian 96.9 FM’s “Let’s Talk ...

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American man missing in Eleuthera

Police are searching for an American man who went missing on Eleuthera Tuesday night. The police force reported yesterday that they, along with local search and rescue teams, were looking for the unidentified man from Massachusetts. “Reports are that shortly after 7:00 p.m. the man went kayaking in waters off the Current, Eleuthera and he has not been seen since,” police ...

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Dupuch Publications magazines featured prominently at IDB/IIC meetings

The nationally recognized financial publication, Investor Magazine provided an opportunity for international delegates to the recent Annual General Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC) to acquire information on finance and economics in The Bahamas. Dupuch Publications donated 3,500 magazines which were included in the portfolio bags delegates received ...

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Downtown promotion planned for cruise passenger on ‘Road to Carnival’

As Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival nears its Nassau opening, renowned visual artist John Beadle of Beadle Works has been hard at work designing 25 sculptures for the “Road to Carnival” initiative. The “Road to Carnival” is a promotion targeting cruise ship passengers and stopover visitors in the Downtown area during Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival. The 25 life-sized sculptures will be installed downtown ...

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Watson intervened after award of BEC contract, court hears

Then Deputy Prime Minister Frank Watson intervened after Bahamas Electricity Corporation’s (BEC) board voted against Alstom Sa for the award of a second contract to expand the electrical company’s generation’s capacity, a Supreme Court jury heard today. The revelation was made during the continued testimony of cooperating witness Mark Smith, who has been granted immunity from prosecution, in the bribery ...

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Watson intervened after award of BEC contract, court hears

Then Deputy Prime Minister Frank Watson intervened after Bahamas Electricity Corporation’s (BEC) board voted against Alstom Sa for the award of a second contract to expand the electrical company’s generation’s capacity, a Supreme Court jury heard today. The revelation was made during the continued testimony of cooperating witness Mark Smith, who has been granted immunity from prosecution, in the bribery ...

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Watson intervened after BEC board voted on award of contract, court hears

Then Deputy Prime Minister Frank Watson intervened after Bahamas Electricity Corporation’s (BEC) board voted against Alstom Sa for the award of a second contract to expand the electrical company’s generation’s capacity, a Supreme Court jury heard today. The revelation was made during the continued testimony of cooperating witness Mark Smith, who has been granted immunity from prosecution, in the bribery ...

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Alleged bribery plot detailed

The admitted bag man in an alleged bribery scheme that gave Alstom Power Espana S.A., formerly ABB Generación, unfair advantages over competitors seeking contracts with the Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC) testified Tuesday that he passed hundreds of thousands of dollars to former BEC board member Fred Ramsey. Mark Smith, of Littleton, Colorado, said that he and his now deceased father, Theodore ...

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