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Criminal act strikes very close to home

The recent senseless slaying of Inspector Carlis Blatch, Aide-de-Camp to Governor General Dame Marguerite Pindling has struck close to home. The professional attachment and fondness for Inspector Blatch was evident in the communication from Her Excellency that came out in the aftermath of his death. Inspector Blatch was struck down by a gunman in New…
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Haitian mindset quite troubling

It would be unfair to hundreds of past and present residents in this country, of Haitian roots, to paint them with the same brush of ‘lack of appreciation’ for the comfortable environment The Bahamas provides. Many natural Bahamians have had experience with migrants from Haiti or those so flavored, and, found them to be genuinely…
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Minister Foulkes not giving full Oban deal story

Minister of Labour Dion Foulkes has been entrusted with a variety of highly nationally-important portfolios. The Ministry of Labour in the country is quite demanding on its own. However, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis saw fit to also place Foulkes as the point person for sorting out the troublesome shanty town societal issue in the…
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Good news given to Lucayan staff

It was welcome news! Late afternoon on Monday, Minister of State in the Grand Bahama Office of the Prime Minister, Senator Kwasi Thompson, contacted The Freeport News regarding an update communication provided by Hotel Corporation Chairman Michael Scott. Through Scott, the Government of The Bahamas, set the minds of the Grand Lucayan employees to rest,…
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