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Government focusing on second home ownership

SECOND HOME OWNERSHIP – The government of The Bahamas is exploring the avenue of encouraging second home ownership in the country and Grand Bahama is an ideal location, said Sen. Kwasi Thompson (right). Pictured at left is Pakesia Parker-Edgecombe, MP for West Grand Bahama and Bimini. (PHOTO: JENNEVA RUSSELL)

The government of The Bahamas is exploring the avenue of encouraging second home ownership in the country and Grand Bahama is, for all obvious reasons, an ideal location, said Sen. Kwasi Thompson, Minister of State for GB in the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM). Thompson made this revelation Monday (January 15), during the announcement…
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Isaacs reveals immediate plans in new capacity as Acting Chief Justice

ACTING CHIEF JUSTICE STEPHEN ISAACS

Acting Chief Justice Stephen Isaacs spoke exclusively with this daily following the official opening of the 2018 legal year here on the island of Grand Bahama. While being selected as Acting Chief Justice for the Commonwealth of The Bahamas was a role he entered into less than a month ago, Justice Stephen Isaacs said, he…
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GB courthouse conditions to be addressed “expeditiously”

COURTHOUSE CONDITIONS – Broken windows and other issues at the courthouse have been a concern for those who work in the building for several years. Yesterday, Acting Chief Justice Stephen Isaacs and Attorney General Sen. Carl Bethel pledged to address conditions at the Garnet Levarity Justice Centre expeditiously. (PHOTO: JENNEVA RUSSELL)

The “deplorable” condition of the Garnet Levarity Justice Centre did not go unnoticed Friday (January 12) morning, as members of the Judiciary and Bahamas Bar Association assembled for the Official Opening of the Northern Bahamas Legal Year. The annual service was held yesterday at Pro-Cathedral of Christ the King. However, following the religious gathering, the…
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Pinder not seeking GBCC third term

A PRESIDENT’S REFLECTIONS – Rev. Peter Pinder, president of the Grand Bahama Christian Council reflected on his tenure as leader of the religious organization, as a new president and officers will be elected later this month. (PHOTO: JENNEVA RUSSELL)

Having served as president for the past two terms of the Grand Bahama Christian Council (GBCC), Zion Baptist Church senior pastor, Rev. Peter Pinder spoke exclusively with this daily on Thursday (January 11) regarding the upcoming GBCC Elections, slated for January 16. Sharing his hopes, aspirations and concerns with the present constitution as it relates…
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