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BEC layoffs ‘likely’ - but not hundreds

PRESIDENT of the Bahamas Electrical Workers Union Paul Maynard yesterday said that layoffs at the Bahamas Electricity Corporation are “likely” and “to be expected” when the new management company takes over, however he said it will not be in the “hundreds” as is now being speculated.

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One year on and 'not one thing has changed' at BAMSI

NEARLY one year after the Free National Movement first toured the Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute in North Andros, FNM Leader Dr Hubert Minnis, who returned to the site with a delegation yesterday, said “not one thing has changed”.

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Lawyers review ruling on immigration

LAWYERS from the Office of the Attorney General are reviewing a recent Supreme Court immigration ruling that appears to call into question the government’s long established immigration practices, Foreign Affairs and Immigration Minister Fred Mitchell confirmed.

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School in tears for slain teacher

SCORES of mourners joined the staff and students of Queen’s College to remember the life and work of slain teacher Joyelle McIntosh, a woman whose “word was her bond and excellence was her habitat.”

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Baha Mar winding up petition stayed until February

SUPREME Court Justice Ian Winder has acceded to the Crown's request to adjourn the government's winding-up petition of Baha Mar until February 1, 2016.

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Bahamians express concern over health insurance scheme

A NATIONAL Health Insurance town hall meeting at the College of the Bahamas last night exposed deep concern and ambivalence among Bahamians about the government’s proposed NHI scheme.

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PM leaves for European visit

PRIME Minister Perry Christie left the country yesterday for several European countries over a 10-day period where he is expected to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) and engage in talks with a multinational conglomerate over this country’s business license and real property tax laws.

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Deputy PM reveals the $450m cost of fixing BEC

WORKS Minister Philip “Brave” Davis yesterday said the Bahamas Electricity Corporation’s “disparate” system design requires a major capital investment of at least $450m over the next five years to resolve the many issues it faces.

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UPDATED: Grand Bahama Police find man shot dead in car

A MAN was found shot dead in a vehicle parked at an abandoned building complex in Freeport on Monday, pushing the island’s murder count to 17 for the year in Grand Bahama.

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Teen accused of killing teacher

A 17-year-old boy previously enrolled in alternative education programme for disruptive and challenged students appeared before a magistrate yesterday accused of having a role in three recent murders including that of an elementary school teacher and an autistic man.

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Mother’s plea over missing 14-year-old

THE mother of a 14-year-old girl who has been missing since Friday said she now “fears the worst” but is still hoping for the safe return of her “quiet, mannerly baby.”

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Greg Moss MP announces new party formed - and he has been elected leader

MARCO City MP Greg Moss announced last night in the House of Assembly that he recently formed the United Democratic Party in Grand Bahama and has been elected leader of the organisation.

Three denied bail over drugs haul

THREE men were remanded to prison without bail yesterday after being charged in connection with a near $200,000 marijuana seizure.

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BTC to launch TV service next month in Bimini

THE Bahamas Telecommunications Company plans to offer superior television services for less the price than what is offered by Cable Bahamas, BTC CEO Leon Williams said yesterday.

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Education minister denies blocking donation to Butler-Turner relief effort

EDUCATION Minister Jerome Fitzgerald denied yesterday that he “blocked” Long Island MP Loretta Butler-Turner from receiving hurricane relief supplies for her constituency that were donated by officials of Claridge Primary School.