The unemployment rate in The Bahamas is up to 16.2%, according to the latest Department of Statistics report. On Grand Bahama, the rate is 19.5%, up from 18%. Statistician Cypreanna Winters, responsible for the Department’s Labour Force Survey, suggests the numbers may be inflated because formerly “discouraged workers” have decided to re-enter the labour force. We discuss all the numbers.
And JBLN-the Junior Baseball League of Nassau- will celebrate its 25th anniversary next year. President Julian Brown, Chairman Jeff Albury, and Assistant Chairman Terran Rodgers, talk about the joys of youth baseball, the structure of JBLN, and the opportunities for not just boys, but girls as well, now that there is a softball program. The non-profit, 100% volunteer organization is in the middle of its registration drive. That ends this Saturday morning.
To register, and for more information, log on to www.jblnbaseball.com
And “In The News”, $251,888.25: that’s what Prime Minister Perry Christie says the government paid to foreign consultants ahead of January’s gaming referendum. He says the bill was lower because local casino operators contributed $100,000.
Also, the Prime Minister says he will be guided by next week’s highly anticipated debate on the controversial (and potentially discriminatory) Gaming Bill, and that all MPs’ points of views will be heard.
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