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Butler-Turner, Sands pledge to transform Bahamas

Long Island MP Loretta Butler-Turner pledged to transform the Free National Movement (FNM) and The Bahamas and called on supporters to encourage FNM delegates to choose the “best team” at the party’s convention this month, as she and her running mate, Dr. Duane Sands, launched their bid for leadership of the FNM in Rawson Square last night. The launch coincided with ...

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Smith: Reforms at road traffic dept. underway

Road Traffic Department Controller Ross Smith said yesterday that reforms are underway for the department as it seeks to change its culture and work environment after it was revealed that millions of dollars went unaccounted for. An auditor general’s report tabled in Parliament in May, revealed that a minimum of $10 million in motor vehicle license revenue at the department ...

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Collie: PLP will reap what it has sown

The Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) is in complete disarray and will soon reap what it has sown over the past four years, according to Free National Movement (FNM) Chairman Sidney Collie. “The truth is searching for the light among the PLP, and it is finally coming out,” said Collie in a press release yesterday. “It must be hard for the ...

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PMH still not convinced on origin of medical waste sent to dump

The Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) has not concluded that multiple instances of untreated biohazardous waste found at the New Providence landfill since last November originated from Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH), according to Aubynette Rolle, director of quality and patient safety at the PHA. “We are still continuing our investigation,” said Rolle when contacted for an update. Meanwhile, Minister of the ...

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NIB officials say troubles overblown

Officials of the National Insurance Board (NIB) yesterday denied a claim made by Public Managers Union (PMU) President Leslie Munnings that “thousands of Bahamians have not received NIB checks for months”. During an interview with The Nassau Guardian, Munnings also warned the public to brace for delays well into next year as he believes the recently implemented $14 million Vitech ...

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LPIA ramp agents on trial for cocaine bust

After cocaine was found in the glove box of the company truck he was driving, Corderro White denied knowing that the contraband was in the vehicle, a court heard yesterday. White, a ramp agent at Lynden Pindling International Airport; his supervisor, Alex Turnquest; and Kevin Sweeting are on trial before Acting Chief Magistrate Andrew Forbes in connection with the discovery ...

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PMH in medical waste alarm

The managers of the city dump are trying to determine how biohazardous waste, allegedly originating from Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH), is making it to their site. A letter written by Renew Bahamas Chief Executive Officer Michael Cox to Deputy Hospital Administrator Sonia Rose on July 1 points to AIDS and hepatitis waste, which was referred to as “untreated medical waste” ...

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Butler-Turner calls for immediate NIB probe

Long Island MP Loretta Butler-Turner yesterday called for an inquiry into the current situation at the National Insurance Board (NIB) involving difficulties encountered with the new system which have prevented many Bahamians from receiving their benefit payments. Butler-Turner said it is unacceptable that the government would spend millions of dollars on a new system that is having such difficulties. “We ...

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PLP needs Baha Mar for election win, Miller says

Tall Pines MP Leslie Miller has stressed that construction at Baha Mar has to restart in order for the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) to have a chance at being re-elected. “I believe if Baha Mar is not back on track to be reopened there is no need to have any rallies. I said that months ago, Baha Mar must get ...

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Gray calls FNM a ‘scrap gang’

Following weeks of constant public spats among members of the Free National Movement (FNM), on Tuesday, MICAL MP V. Alfred Gray referred to the party as a “scrap gang” and said its public bickering has caused it to be “permanently fractured” regardless of the outcome of the upcoming party convention. Yesterday, both candidates for the position of leader in the ...

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