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PAC resumes hearings into urban renewal

Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Chairman Hubert Chipman said yesterday the committee is close to concluding its investigation into the Urban Renewal Programme. The PAC interviewed three officials from the program yesterday, including Lisa Tucker, a quantity surveyor contracted with Urban Renewal; Inspector Theodore Campbell and Anya Symonette, an official who helped restart the program in 2012. Auditor General Terrance Bastian ...

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Parent allegedly attacks teacher in Governor’s Harbour

The mother of a sixth grade student at Governor’s Harbour Primary School in Eleuthera was arrested for allegedly assaulting her child’s teacher, officials said yesterday. Director of Education Lionel Sands said the incident took place on Wednesday around mid-day on the campus. The mother, whose name is being withheld, is expected to be charged with assault in a magistrate’s court ...

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Cancer Society walkathon set for Oct. 3

The Cancer Society of The Bahamas will host its 11th Annual Stride for Life. walkathon on October 3, in aid of the Cancer Caring Centre. The walkathon will start at 6 a.m. at the Cancer Society building on East Terrace, Centreville. The center has 10 rooms where patients from the Family Islands are able to stay free of charge during ...

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Recent college grads find not so welcoming job market

Amid ongoing uncertainty in the job market, some young Bahamians with college degrees are growing increasingly frustrated in their search for employment. Doneva McDonald, 25, recently earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish at COB. She is unemployed, and seeking work wherever her skills are needed. “It’s more than stressful; it’s depressing,” McDonald said. “It feels like you aren’t ...

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Michael Pintard suggests Galanis’ observations spell trouble for PLP

Free National Movement (FNM) Chairman Michael Pintard said yesterday that former Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) MP Philip Galanis’ “scary” assessment of the Christie administration’s performance has validated the opposition’s position that the government was not ready on day one and it is still not ready today. Galanis said on Tuesday that based on the Christie administration’s current trajectory the PLP ...

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Britain’s longest-reigning monarch gets commemorative postage stamps

At or around 12:30 p.m. local time on September 9, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II surpassed the reign of her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria, and become the longest-reigning British monarch. Queen Elizabeth II assumed her ceremonial duties as the Queen of England on February 6, 1952 at the age of 25 and her official coronation was held on June 2, 1953. ...

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Miller ‘bothered’ PM might stay on

Tall Pines MP Leslie Miller said yesterday that he is “bothered” that Prime Minister Perry Christie, who is also the leader of his party, might not “move off” the political scene and “enjoy the rest of the time God may allow” him to be with his family. He said Christie owes it to the Bahamian people and his Progressive Liberal ...

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Miller ‘bothered’ PM might stay on

Tall Pines MP Leslie Miller said yesterday that he is “bothered” that Prime Minister Perry Christie, who is also the leader of his party, might not “move off” the political scene and “enjoy the rest of the time God may allow” him to be with his family. He said Christie owes it to the Bahamian people and his Progressive Liberal ...

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Customs union hints at looming action

The Bahamas Customs, Immigration and Allied Workers Union (BCIAWU) suggested yesterday it is gearing up to take a strike vote after it said it filed a trade dispute with the Department of Labour relating to overtime pay the government owes its members. However, Director of Labour Robert Farquharson said as of 5 p.m. his department had yet to receive a ...

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Customs union hints at looming action

The Bahamas Customs, Immigration and Allied Workers Union (BCIAWU) suggested yesterday it is gearing up to take a strike vote after it said it filed a trade dispute with the Department of Labour relating to overtime pay the government owes its members. However, Director of Labour Robert Farquharson said as of 5 p.m. his department had yet to receive a ...

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