APTN National NewsUsually when a bravery award is handed out – the community comes together to celebrate.But not in Akwesasne.Three weeks ago a constable was given the award for trying to free a couple trapped in a burning car after it was involved in a collision.The problem here is – some believe the collision was caused by the officer.APTN’s Annette Francis has that story.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppReportedly placed under pressure by the planning department, owners of some 6 acres of property in the Five Cays community were forced to start demolition of illegal structures earlier this week. Reports are the Planning Department served the owners of the land with notices to clear their property of some 50 structures. Eight frames have already been mowed down causing raging reactions by those who feel they are justly residing at the site. Word is a January 8, eviction notice has been given by landowners to the occupants which is owned by James Cox and his family; news break understands that sections of the land have been rented since 1998 and rent runs from $50- $200 depending on the size of the parcel occupied. Related Items:
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#argumentheatsuponspybill, #Bahamasspybill, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 23, 2017 – Nassau – While arguments on the so called, ‘Spy Bill’ are heated even now, The Bahamas Government is defending itself from social media rumors that there is already some sort of spying happening. The Jamaica Observer had the Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister, Carl Bethel denying the charge.AG Bethel said that he is aware of an anonymous and untrue posting being circulated on social media which purports to warn users of alarming alleged monitoring of social media. Bethel added, “the Government of The Bahamas and its Law Enforcement Agencies are not engaged in the collection of any form of what is called “meta data” on the private social postings of residents of our Country.”It was further explained that law enforcement agencies can only act if there is a crime reported.“Any interception of any form of private communications can only take place in respect of a specific allegation of the commission of a crime under Bahamian Law.”#MagneticMediaNews#argumentheatsuponspybill#Bahamasspybill
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, November 21, 2017 – Nassau – The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism Romance Department has launched a unique social media competition, in a joint initiative with Paparazzi Proposal. Online entrants, using the hashtag, #sayyesinthebahamas, can now register until December 15, 2017 to be one of the lucky winners of a dream wedding in, of course, The Bahamas.The couples entering the competition must submit a photo and a 100-word story on why they hope to have their surprise wedding take place in the pristine islands of The Bahamas. A panel of judges will decide, the winning couples will be flown into four amazing islands says the planners: Abaco, Exuma, Nassau and Paradise Island.Freda Malcolm, Director of Romance for the Ministry said, “We are excited about the opportunity of sharing our romantic destination with these couples while highlighting the wide array of wedding programs available within our diverse and beautiful country.”The Bahamas has the distinction of being named in 2015 as the World’s Leading Wedding Destination.#MagneticMediaNews#sayyesinthebahamas Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #sayyesinthebahamas
Dan Cohen AUTHOR After gaining support among top DOD leaders, a plan to consolidate the military’s commissary and exchange systems now may be favored by a key lawmaker responsible for personnel policy.Rep. Joe Heck (R-Nev.), chairman of the House Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee, has been reviewing the report of the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission, which in January called for consolidating DOD’s three exchange services with the Defense Commissary Agency into a single Defense Resale Activity.The commission concluded the move would generate $426 million in annual savings by fiscal 2020 by combining many of the activities’ back-end office and support functions such as logistics and staffing. The extent of Heck’s support may become clear on Thursday when his subcommittee marks up its portion of the FY 2016 defense authorization bill, reported Stars and Stripes.The Pentagon, meanwhile, appears to be moving ahead with the consolidation plan at the same time it has proposed slashing funding for commissaries by $322 million in FY 2016 and by $1 billion the following year. The department’s FY 2016 budget request calls for U.S. commissaries to be operated more like a business, forcing the grocery stores to reduce customer discounts. DOD’s cost-saving reforms also would trim staff, store hours and the days stores are open.Opponents of the proposed commissary reforms — including advocates for military shoppers, and manufacturers and suppliers doing business with base stores — last week told the armed services committees that DOD’s plan “will destroy the commissary benefit” and “severely impact young families and fixed-income retirees,” according to the story.Significantly reducing the commissary benefit will eliminate tens of thousands of “much needed jobs for the military community,” according to the April 16 letter from the Coalition to Save Our Military Shopping Benefits.