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Shane Gibson in the House of Assembly.

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Post-storm radio issues forcing Emergency staff to use their cell phones

EMERGENCY Medical Services personnel on Grand Bahama are currently using cell phones as their “primary means” of communication because of problems with their radio communications system, Labour and National Insurance Minister Shane Gibson said yesterday.

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Gibson: FNM is exploiting Sandals job cuts

THE Free National Movement (FNM) is attempting to make the termination of more than 600 Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort employees political, despite sending thousands of people to the unemployment line when the party was last in office, Labour Minister Shane Gibson has told The Tribune.

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UPDATED: Gibson blasts Sandals as 600 lose their jobs

LABOUR Minister Shane Gibson said his ministry was given very little notice by Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort of its decision to make more than 600 employees redundant yesterday so it could conduct renovations.

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Parliament passes bill to allow officials to designate pension beneficiaries

PARLIAMENTARIANS yesterday passed the Pension Amendment Bill 2016 to make provisions for public and non-public officials to designate beneficiaries for their pensionable emoluments. 

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Gibson mocks Rollins

LABOUR and National Insurance Minister Shane Gibson and other Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) members mocked Dr Andre Rollins in the House of Assembly yesterday for comments he made criticising Free National Movement (FNM) Leader Dr Hubert Minnis.

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More Bahamians now working, claims Labour Minister Gibson

A DAY after the latest results of the Department of Statistics’ labour survey revealed that the unemployment rate has risen to 14.8 per cent, with more than one in seven Bahamians now out of a job, Labour Minister Shane Gibson claimed the Bahamas has made “tremendous strides since the global recession”.

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Shane Gibson: Any PLP leadership hopefuls will know when to make their move

LABOUR Minister Shane Gibson was against the suggestion yesterday that Progressive Liberal Party members interested in vying for party leadership should declare their intentions well ahead of the party’s convention.

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GIbson slams Turnquest for ‘challenging integrity’ of Statistics Dept

LABOUR Minister Shane Gibson yesterday criticised Free National Movement Deputy Leader Peter Turnquest for “challenging the integrity” of Department of Statistics employees after Mr Turnquest called the latest job figures a “mirage.”

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‘Psych tests for all developers’

LABOUR Minister Shane Gibson yesterday defended Foreign Affairs and Immigration Minister Fred Mitchell’s public warnings to Baha Mar CEO Sarkis Izmirlian, and suggested that the government should now begin performing “psychological evaluations” on all foreign developers seeking to do business in this country.

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Shane Gibson warns Melia management to cooperate

LABOUR Minister Shane Gibson yesterday warned Baha Mar and the management of the Melià hotel to cooperate with its bargaining agent, the Bahamas Hotel Catering & Allied Workers Union in accordance with the law or face punitive measures.

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Gibson warns employers not to undermine minimum wage

LABOUR Minister Shane Gibson yesterday cautioned “unscrupulous” employers not to undermine the new national minimum wage of $210 that will come into effect next month for the private sector.

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Govt seeks to raise minimum wage to $210

THE government will raise the national minimum wage to $210 per week following months of research and negotiations on the topic, Labour and National Insurance Minister Shane Gibson announced in the House of Assembly yesterday.

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Minimum wage rise recommended

THE National Tripartite Council has forwarded a recommendation for a minimum wage increase to Labour Minister Shane Gibson for review and approval.

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Government waits for council suggestion on minimum wage

THE government is awaiting a recommendation from the National Tripartite Council on what the country’s new minimum wage should be, Labour Minister Shane Gibson said yesterday.

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Gibson defends PLP over jobs

LABOUR Minister Shane Gibson defended the PLP job creation record insisting that despite his respect for the latest labour force statistics, which showed an increase in unemployment, more people are being employed as the country’s economy grows.


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