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            [post_content] => The Bahamian government has increased the minimum wage by 40%. He warns that employers who refuse to cope with the change will undergo the full extent of the law.

Increasing the amount to $210 per week or $42 per day or $5.25 per hour, the Ministry of Labour and National Insurance and the Minister of Public Service, Shane Gibson said he has signed the Minimum Wages Order to be raised. The new minimum wage will take effect on the 15th of August.

“While we in the government would have liked to have seen it a bit higher, we have accepted the recommendation of the National Tripartite Council and acted accordingly,” Gibson said.

Before coming to a final agreement on the figure for the new national minimum wage, the minister said that he was informed that members of the council “deliberated, agonized and analyzed” data acquired locally and internationally, and compared legislation from several CARICOM member states.

He said that the council would assist with managing the effects of the minimum wage order by monitoring the cost of living anf retail price index, and recommending any further increases where needed. Gibson in the meantime sent a strong warning to business that they would be closely watched to ensure that they always comply with the new order.

The Inspectorate Unit of the Department of Labour has also been instructed to implement a comprehensive inspection plan to ensure that there is compliance, and it would aggressively pursue violators who deliberately withhold the increment from hardworking Bahamians.
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Bahamians To Get Bigger Pay Packs As Government Increases Minimum Wage By 40%

July 25, 2015
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The Bahamian government has increased the minimum wage by 40%. He warns that employers who refuse to cope with the change will undergo the full extent of the law. Increasing the...Continue reading

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            [post_date] => 2015-07-24 10:00:26
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            [post_content] => It was confirmed by Secretary of Health, Ana Rius, that three Puerto Rican young men are infected with malaria. It is believed that they contracted the disease while celebrating their graduation with classmates on a trip to the Dominican Republic.

A reports from the El Nuevo Dia shared that in the first week of July the students travelled to Punta Cana. They began experiencing the symptoms on their return to Puerto Rico about two weeks after.

Initially, five members of the group were diagnosed with symptoms of malaria by physicians, but only three were subsequently confirmed and hospitalised. Releasing only that the boys were "young, under the age of 21 and older than 15" and that "the Health Department has begun the process of monitoring these school", the health secretary kept other details regarding the students of the school involved on the low.

Stating that there is no significant record of mosquitoes detected carrying malaria, Rius said that this is an exceptional case as it is rare for people in Puerto Rico to be infected with the disease.

"Here for many years that strain was almost eradicated; one never says 100 percent; you can never say in science that it is 0 percent, but there are few, very few cases," she added.

She also went on to recommend that everyone travelling to Punta Cana visit a doctor prior to leaving the island to go on their trip. It was also suggested for you to use of medicines derived from quinine and doxycycline.
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Puerto Rican Students Contract Malaria After Trip To Dominican Republic

July 24, 2015
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            [post_content] => Recently, a new sculpture called the Nutmeg Princess was added to Grenada's Moliniere Bay, a.k.a. the world's first underwater sculpture park. The beautiful statute depicts the first fairytale princess of Grenada emerging from the pod of a large nutmeg, reaching up with a handful of Grenada's most famed spice, the nutmeg.

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Inspired by the 1992 book 'The Nutmeg Princess' by Grenadian author/playwright Richardo Keens-Douglas and designed by artist Lene Kilde, the sculpture is measured to be 11-foot tall.

"I am humbled. Seeing the sculpture of the Nutmeg Princess descend into the water made me feel like a child reading the book all over again!" Keens-Douglas expressed. "It is an honour to know that something so Grenadian and enchanting now has a home at a beautiful underwater park."

Not only has 'The Nutmeg Princess' been republished over six times since its release, but it was scripted into a play and was recently included in Canada's top 100 books for children of all time.

The princess, who represented the land in the story, is a positive character that always said "If you believe in yourself all things are possible".

The iconic statute now sits among nearly 100 other sculptures that have been added to the underwater sculpture park ever since it was developed in 2007. The park is an artificial reef that acts as a stratum for the growth of marine life. It was strategically placed within a Marine Protected Area and its gallery is often viewed by many tourist by snorkelling and from a glass bottom boat.
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July 23, 2015
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