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Sacked BAIC staff: We thought our roles were permanent

A 41-year-old mother of ten is wondering how she will take care of her six school-aged children now that she has been let go from the Bahamas Agriculture & Industrial Corporation.

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Refugees are let down by legal failure

FOR more than two decades, the Bahamas has not met its obligations as a signatory to a United Nations treaty on the rights of refugees, according to a United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees representative.

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Avoiding downgrade vital ‘at all costs’

THE conservative fiscal measures undertaken by the Minnis administration were introduced as a means to avoid another downgrade, according to Labour Minister Dion Foulkes, who yesterday contended that the nearly 6,000 public service hires by the Christie administration played a significant role in past credit downgrades.

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Unions warn govt - be very careful

THE National Congress of Trade Unions of The Bahamas, an umbrella organisation representing thousands of Bahamian employees, put the Minnis administration on notice that it will be watching closely to ensure the country’s workers do not “suffer unduly” so the government can meet its political promises at their expense.

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Wilchcombe attacks PR firm hiring

FORMER Tourism Minister Obie Wilchcombe revealed yesterday the Ministry of Tourism saved the government $3.5m in agency fees and commissions last year as he defended the capacity of the ministry’s in-house public relations team.

Private sector jobs offers road to success

Government was yesterday urged to facilitate greater growth in private sector employment, with a governance reformer warning: “We can’t be stagnant in our thinking.”Robert Myers, a principal with the Organisation for Responsible Governance (ORG) told

'Buy Bahamas' - Forbes ranks islands first for investors

The Bahamas has been listed as ‘hands down’ the top international area real estate investors should examine, according to Forbes Magazine.The Bahamas was ranked number one out of nine jurisdictions by Forbes’ Real Estate Council which is comprised of

BTC's helping hand in Freeport

The Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) is helping spur economic activity in Downtown Freeport ahead of the busy Back to School shopping season.The company has partnered with the Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) for ‘Back to School Fridays’ an