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72 managers take VSEPs at Grand Lucayan

Seventy-two managers at the Grand Lucayan were paid $3.3 million in voluntary separation packages (VSEPs) after months of ongoing negotiations, Tourism Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar said yesterday. D’Aguilar had previously said that 91 managers at the resort had agreed to take the VSEPs. “I’m delighted to report that

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Upgrades at Dialysis Unit

Minister of Health Dr. Duane Sands said yesterday that the Dialysis Unit at Princess Margaret Hospital will soon have new machines, and noted that new chairs have already been installed. This comes months after the unit came under heavy criticism, with Hospital Administrator Mary Lightbourne-Walker citing

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Budget increase for waste removal

The government has increased the Department of Environmental Health Services’ bulk waste removal budget by $1.8 million for the upcoming fiscal year. In the 2018/2019 budget, $435,000 was allocated for bulk waste removal. In the 2019/2020 budget, that figure increased to $2.3 million. When asked about the budget

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Inmates to manufacture beds at prison

The government has allocated $365,000 to manufacture 300 beds at the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services (BDOCS), which will be built by the inmates themselves, said National Security Minister Marvin Dames yesterday. As he contributed to the budget debate, Dames noted that, “This manufacturing by inmates

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