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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Bahamas' Cat Island hit hard by Category 3 Irene; help slow in coming

By KIMBERLY MILLER Palm Beach Post Staff Writer Updated: 6:40 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011 CAT ISLAND, BAHAMAS — CAT ISLAND, Bahamas -This untamed sliver of land 130 miles southeast of Nassau is the kind of place where asking the name of the main road elicits a lively debate, followed by jokes that... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Irene now a dangerous Category 3 Hurricane

tribune242 August 24, 2011 Irene has now become a Category 3 Hurricane with 115mph maximum sustained winds. As the eye heads for Crooked Island and Acklins, NEMA has announced the closure times for airports in the northern Bahamas. The Lynden Pindling International Airport will cease operations at 2... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Irene expected to become Cat 3 Hurricane later today

tribune242 Nassau, The Bahamas 5am - August 23, 2011 – Strong Hurricane Irene is headed for the Southeastern Bahamas and Turks and Caicos and Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham is scheduled to address the nation later this morning. Irene is expected to strengthen to Category 3 status by later today. A... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Hurricane Watch now in effect for Northwestern Bahamas

Monday, August 22, 2011 5pm: The northwestern Bahamas is now on Hurricane Watch as Hurricane Irene continues on a path towards The Bahamas. The Government of The Bahamas has issued a hurricane warning for the Southeastern and Central Bahamas and a hurricane watch for the Northwestern Bahamas. - Read... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, September 11, 2003

WHAT IS MINISTER SEARS DOING?

The public education system of The Bahamas must have a dedicated, visionary, focused and hardworking minister. There are doubts that it has such a minister today. For all his fine qualities, The Hon. Alfred Sears has proven over the last fourteen months that either the burden of the Attorney... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, August 18, 2003

THE PLP LEGALIZED PRIVATE SEX BETWEEN SAME-SEX PARTNERS

Before 1991, it was illegal for persons to engage in homosexual activity in The Bahamas. This had been the law from time in memorial with the offence carrying a harsh penalty of twenty years in prison for anyone found guilty. On August 2 nd, 1991 the PLP government brought to Parliament and... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, July 24, 2003

The Untouchables [Bahamas]

Bishop Samuel Green, president of the Bahamas Christian Council, has stirred up quite a controversy over his pledge to be “the first live Guy Fawkes” should The Bahamas attempt to follow Canada in making gay marriages legal. For his remarks, the Bishop has been labeled “homophobic”, “unchristian”,... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, July 10, 2003

30 Years and The Best Little Country on God’s Earth

Almighty God has blessed me with the privilege and pleasure of traveling to many parts of the globe. My feet have walked on five of the continents on planet earth. My eyes have beheld the natural and man-made wonders of countries like China, Japan, Malaysia, Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy,... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, June 27, 2003

A MESSAGE TO THE 2003 GRADUATES OF THE BAHAMAS

I had the honour of addressing the graduates of Queen’s College on June 20 th, 2003. It was the occasion to which Prime Minister Christie referred in the House of Assembly on that same day, as he was in attendance to observe his daughter graduate. What follows are excerpts from that speech.... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, June 19, 2003

Budget Review - A final Note

Government budgeting is a challenging business I am certain that Prime Minister Christie has discovered, as did the Finance Ministers before him, that preparing the Budget is not easy. In the first instance revenue forecasts, which heavily influence expenditure, depend on variables the government... Sign in to see full entry.

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