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Roberts accuses Sands of ethics code breach

DESPITE his Cabinet post, Health Minister Dr Duane Sands has been voluntarily performing surgeries at the RAND Memorial hospital in Grand Bahama to assist medical professionals there amid staff vacancies. He confirmed this to The Tribune yesterday a

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Greenslade assured his full pension

ALTHOUGH he served in the police force for fewer than 40 years and as Commissioner of Police for fewer than ten years, outgoing Police Commissioner Ellison Greenslade will receive maximum pension benefits because the Minnis Administration intends to amend the Pension Act, Attorney General Carl Bethel confirmed yesterday.

US targets social media accounts

THE Department of Homeland Security will begin monitoring the social media accounts of Caribbean nationals and residents planning to visit the United States this week.

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Pledge to protect whistleblowers

THE MINNIS administration is seeking to immediately implement protections for whistleblowers in the Freedom of Information Act,  despite not having a date as to when the entire legislation will be revised and fully enacted, according to Attorney General Carl Bethel.

$35m GB Power buyout 'win-win for all'

A Canadian utility has branded its near-$35 million offer to buy-out all Bahamian shareholders and acquire 100 per cent of Grand Bahama Power Company as “a win-win for all”. Emera, responding to Tribune Business’s questions, said the proposal was ta

Let Bahamians drive 35% East, West End electricity cost drop

THE Government is being urged not to renew Grand Bahama Power Company’s East and West End supply agreements, an advocacy group head arguing there is a Bahamian group that can replace it at 35 per cent lower costs. Pastor Eddie Victor, the Coalition

IMF's 'well-managed' financial contraction findings premature

THE IMF is premature in its conclusion that the Bahamas has “managed” the financial sector’s contraction well, a senior attorney warning of further job losses and consolidation to come. Michael Paton, a former Bahamas Financial Services Board (BFSB)

Activists 'absolutely oppose' 100% GB Power takeover

AN outspoken advocacy group will today warn the Prime Minister of its “absolute opposition” to Emera’s potential acquisition of 100 per cent of Grand Bahama Power Company (GBPC). Pastor Eddie Victor, president of the Coalition of Concerned Citizens

Web shops: Banks 'fell down big time'

WEB shops have filled the money transfer void because commercial banks “fell down big time”, a Chamber of Commerce director is arguing. Roderick Simms, chair of the Chamber’s Family Island division, told Tribune Business that the banks failed to pro