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Chief justice wants more plea bargains

CHIEF Justice Brian Moree wants to see greater use of plea bargains in the Bahamian criminal justice system, saying yesterday the country does not have the resources for every case to go to trial.

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Esso Bargain City’s free Tribune promotion continues after storm damage

ESSO Bargain City, the gas station on Carmichael Road temporarily closed after suffering damage from Hurricane Matthew last week, is undergoing repairs and hoping to re-open soon.

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BISX chief in $15m Bargain City deal

The Bahamas International Securities Exchange’s (BISX) chief executive is a principal in a $15 million deal to acquire the well-known Bargain City Shopping Plaza on Carmichael Road.

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Court: Bahamasair's US staffers cannot be union members

BAHAMASAIR'S US-based middle management staff cannot be included in the Public Managers Union's (PMU) bargaining unit because the Industrial Relations Act does not have "extra-territorial effect", the Chief Justice has ruled.

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Hundreds of plea deals since January 2016

THE Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions has facilitated 274 guilty plea bargains since January 2016 as part of an unprecedented push to alleviate the burden on the judicial system through these arrangements.

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Union challenge dismissed over variation of overtime

THE Court of Appeal has dismissed a union’s challenge to the government’s unilateral variation of its members’ overtime rate in 2010, after concurring with a Supreme Court judge that the union’s existence as the relevant bargaining agent was not valid at that time.

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Plea bargain conference to strengthen Swift Justice

A TWO-day plea bargain conference began yesterday as part of the government’s Swift Justice programme designed to strengthen the country’s legal system.

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Negotiations suspended amid conflict at teaching union

THE Ministry of Education has suspended negotiations with the Bahamas Union of Teachers for a new bargaining agreement in view of an expected court fight between embattled union president Belinda Wilson and members of the BUT’s executive committee.

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TAYLOR: SANDALS MANAGEMENT ACCEPT UNION AS BARGAINING AGENT FOR RESORT'S LINE STAFF

By NATARIO McKENZIE Tribune Business Reporter nmckenzie@tribunemedia.net PRESIDENT of the Bahamas Hotel Maintenance and Allied Workers Union (BHMAWU) Lynden Taylor said yesterday that management at Sandals Royal Bahamian had 'finally' accepted the union

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TAYLOR: SANDALS MANAGEMENT ACCEPT UNION AS BARGAINING AGENT FOR RESORT'S LINE STAFF

By NATARIO McKENZIE Tribune Business Reporter nmckenzie@tribunemedia.net PRESIDENT of the Bahamas Hotel Maintenance and Allied Workers Union (BHMAWU) Lynden Taylor said yesterday that management at Sandals Royal Bahamian had 'finally' accepted the union

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TAYLOR: SANDALS MANAGEMENT ACCEPT UNION AS BARGAINING AGENT FOR RESORT'S LINE STAFF

By NATARIO McKENZIE Tribune Business Reporter nmckenzie@tribunemedia.net PRESIDENT of the Bahamas Hotel Maintenance and Allied Workers Union (BHMAWU) Lynden Taylor said yesterday that management at Sandals Royal Bahamian had 'finally' accepted the union

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TAYLOR: SANDALS MANAGEMENT ACCEPT UNION AS BARGAINING AGENT FOR RESORT'S LINE STAFF

By NATARIO McKENZIE Tribune Business Reporter nmckenzie@tribunemedia.net PRESIDENT of the Bahamas Hotel Maintenance and Allied Workers Union (BHMAWU) Lynden Taylor said yesterday that management at Sandals Royal Bahamian had 'finally' accepted the union

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TAYLOR: SANDALS MANAGEMENT ACCEPT UNION AS BARGAINING AGENT FOR RESORT'S LINE STAFF

By NATARIO McKENZIE Tribune Business Reporter nmckenzie@tribunemedia.net PRESIDENT of the Bahamas Hotel Maintenance and Allied Workers Union (BHMAWU) Lynden Taylor said yesterday that management at Sandals Royal Bahamian had 'finally' accepted the union

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Union has legal backing for Melia negotiations

BAHAMAS Hotel Catering and Allied Workers Union (BHCAWU) president Nicole Martin yesterday expressed confidence that the union was in a more firm legal position to proceed with negotiations with the Melia Nassau Beach Resort having secured a long-awaited certificate of recognition, describing it as “one of many steps” to be taken to ensure proper representation for the all-inclusive resort’s employees.

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Unions: Fine stubborn employers $5,000 daily

Trade unions want companies to be hit with a $5,000 per day fine if they fail to start industrial agreement talks within 45 days, with one leader urging employers to accept “full responsibility” for the worker-friendly reforms being imposed upon them.

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Union leader dismisses Sandals Judicial Review

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) president has dismissed a Judicial Review launched against a trade union by Sandals Royal Bahamian, arguing that it has no impact on its position as the recognised bargaining agent for the resort’s line staff.

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Privy Council appeal on industrial deal 'paralysis'

A trade union leader yesterday said “within 14 days” he will seek a Privy Council hearing on a ruling that threatens to “paralyse” industrial agreements and undermine worker protections.

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Union: Work week targets its members

The union representing more than 100 line staff at Morton Salt yesterday accused the company of ‘punishing’ bargaining unit employees in an effort to force the signing of a new industrial agreement.  

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Young Karter into the action at Speed Week

IT’S a photo finish for Meridian School pupil Oliver Moncur as he bargains to be the next kart racing champion during Bahamas Speed Week.

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Gas station owner rejects residents’ health concerns

THE owner and operator of a Carmichael Road gas station yesterday refuted concerns from residents that the expansion of his gas station would result in the contamination of the neighbouring community’s water table.

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