Tuesday, Nov 19, 2019
Home2019October (Page 44)
Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis (left) walks through the Sand Banks shantytown in Treasure Cay, Abaco, on Wednesday, October 2. He ordered the tearing down of all the remaining structures in the area. FILE

Evacuees caused $2 mil. worth of damage to Abaco clinic

Hurricane Dorian evacuees who sought shelter in the government clinic on Abaco caused up to $2 million in damage to equipment, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis said yesterday after he suggested that the majority of the many refugees came from The Mudd shantytown. “During the hurricane,

Read More
A coroners team carries a body out of The Mudd shantytown in Marsh Harbor, Abaco in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian. AP

Govt eyeing special burial site for unidentified storm victims

Six weeks after the passage of Hurricane Dorian, Health Minister Dr. Duane Sands said yesterday the government intends to provide a special burial site for unidentified bodies. “Based on international best standards, the plan would be to place, in a respectful way, the remains in a burial site

Read More
More than two dozen nurses received their official appointment letters and back-pay owed to them during a press conference at Ministry of Health yesterday.

After long wait, nurses finally get job appointment letters 

After a year of waiting and surviving off a monthly stipend, 25 nurses from the Ministry of Health received job appointment letters yesterday. Health Minister Dr. Duane Sands said the ministry would like to compress this process to 60 days moving forward. “You may [ask], ‘Why can’t it

Read More

A plan to fail

As the adage goes, to fail to plan is to plan to fail. Jesting, political claptrap and unseemly rancor was the order of the day during the prime minister’s contribution to parliamentary debate Wednesday instead of an articulation of government’s plan to restore Abaco and Grand

Read More

Human kindness 

Dear Editor, As I watched people drop money into the receptacle it made me proud to be a Bahamian. And it gives me great pleasure in sending a big shoutout to the management and staff of Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) for the initiative they have taken

Read More

Haitians have rights too!

Dear Editor, The attorney general has no statutory jurisdiction to make any public announcement about the legality or illegality of a person’s immigration status in The Bahamas. That was pure political posturing. The law of The Bahamas does not permit for a blanket, arbitrary and non-discrete treatment of

Read More
Minister of National Security Marvin Dames (right) greets Bahamas Department of Correctional Services officers during the event. AHVIA J. CAMPBELL

Forum focuses on challenges of rehabilitating, reintegrating prisoners into society

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) yesterday kicked off its “Beyond Our Prisoners” symposium which addressed the challenges of reducing, rehabilitating and reintegrating prisoners in The Bahamas. The event also launched “Our Prisoners” which is a collection of papers arising from a 2016 survey of inmates at

Read More