Christie Administration accused of cronyism in health care contract awards

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, June 16, 2017 – Nassau – More millions promised within the final weeks of the ousted PLP Administration and the bills are left with the Bahamian public to pay.  When the Health Minister spoke, he talked about how the previous government left$25M in unpaid bills for medical equipment, rent, drugs and salaries at the Ministry of Health and the Public Hospital’s Authority.Minister, Dr Duane Sands claimed that even more surprisingly, despite the Christie Administration knowing of their IOUs, the PLP still entered into over $9.7M worth of security contracts, janitorial contracts, generator purchases and other miscellaneous items … Minister Sands said the contracts were with, and I quote, “people who may be considered the party faithful.”Shockingly, the Princess Margaret Hospital had a shortfall of $16.5M, critical work was stopped at the PMH he says, 67 beds were taken out of service at the PMH, and for an Abaco clinic not yet opened, the PLP was found, says Sands to have awarded contracts – $500,000 per month to clean the unopened clinic and $26,000 per month to landscape the grounds at that unopened clinic.#MagneticMediaNews#cronyisminhealthcarecontractawards Related Items:#cronyisminhealthcarecontractawards, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Take a bow Tiesto

first_imgThe last leg of Sunburn Arena came to a close in the city with DJ Tiesto playing for a packed ‘field’. And what a performance it was! And though we must mention that the horrors of terrible parking and long lines can be forgotten for the two hours of absolute crazy EDM and the sky touching energy levels at the concert – we do wish we had a little more of the man!The 3-city tour covering Mumbai, Bangalore and Delhi was only the music icon’s second trip to the country in almost a decade. The World No. 2 did not disappoint,pulling off an adrenaline pumping set that brought down the house bringing an electrifying end to the season-ending. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Shailendra Singh, the man behind Sunburn spoke about the growing popularity of EDM in India – the moot reason for a concert like this to function so well – ‘The magic of EDM is the music need not have words. In a multi-lingual and multi-cultural country like ours – that is truly the kind of music that can be understood and enjoyed by all,’ he feels.DJ Tiesto spoke to Millennium Post about what he does best – drive the crowds wild. ‘India is great! Each country is unique but India has great fans with tons of energy. This is my second time in India. I came here back in 2008. I really like India, it has a very distinctive culture,’ says the DJ. So where did the music mania come from? ‘I grew up in Breda. We’re all influenced by our surroundings and Holland had a big influence on me. There are so many great producers and DJs from Holland, so kids look up to them. As a teen I used to listen to a lot of rock music. Def Leppard, Van Halen, Iron Maiden to name a few. Later started DJing for local house parties in my teens,’ he explains. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixAnd the biggest moment for Tiesto? ‘Performing at Olympics  is one of the memorable experience along with a lot of other amazing performances. I played on the beach in Rio De Janeiro for over 250,000 people which is another gig I can’t forget!’ comes the pat reply!For our ears only, how is Tiesto off the console? ‘I don’t really concern myself so much with titles. I focus on making music, my shows and the fans. I love sports so that’s always a great way for me to unwind,’ says the man and we are all smiles!last_img read more

Cong spared Reliance SEZ of Rs 50cr fine Haryana Min

first_imgAs Opposition leaders raised the Reliance SEZ issue in the Assembly on Tuesday, State Finance and Industries Minister Abhimanyu said the then state government had entered into a MoU with Reliance Industries in 2005 to set up the Special Economic Zone in the Gurgaon-Jhajjar region.“A MoU was signed between HSIIDC and Reliance Ventures Limited on December 12, 2005. Based on the decision of the Haryana Cabinet, HSIIDC signed a Joint Venture Agreement (JVA) with Reliance Ventures Limited on June 19, 2006, for setting up a multi product SEZ over an area of 25,000 acres in Gurgaon-Jhajjar. Also Read – Need to understand why law graduate’s natural choice is not legal profession: CJI“However, it was later decided to shelve the SEZ project and JVA was terminated on August 29, 2014,” Abhimanyu said, while adding that the previous Congress government had promised “lakhs of jobs” and huge investment in the state from the project. To questions raised by some independent and INLD MLAs, Abhimanyu informed the House that “no tender/competitive bidding process was followed in firming up the project, but a MoU was signed between the two parties….” The minister further stated that many decisions regarding the Reliance SEZ project were taken by the Council of Ministers of the previous Congress government and some even outside the knowledge of the State Cabinet. He also said that Reliance Industries had returned nearly 1,384 acres of land in Gurgaon that was acquired for its SEZ. Also Read – Health remains key challenge in India’s development: KovindRHSL had last year returned 1,383.68 acres of land in Gurgaon acquired from HSIIDC for setting up SEZs. Responding to a question raised by an INLD MLA, the Minister said that a penalty of approximately Rs 50 crore could have been slapped by the previous Congress government on the company, but it chose not to do so. RHSL, was a joint venture between Reliance Ventures Ltd (RVL), RIL’s wholly-owned subsidiary, and government of Haryana through HSIIDC. The JV was established for development of SEZs/Model Economic Township (MET) project and other infrastructure facilities in Haryana.last_img read more

3day Sur Jahan festival to be inaugurated on February 1

first_imgKolkata: Sur Jahan, a three-day world peace music festival will be inaugurated at Mohar Kunj on February 1.The festival has been organised by Banglanatak dot com. Music for all and music for peace is the motto of the festival. The festival is non ticketed and open to all. Artistes from Hungary, Spain, Cyprus, Egypt, Cape Verde and Germany will take part in the festival. There will be workshop on the concept of international music and peace in the morning and folk performances will be held in the evening. Also Read – 3 injured, flight, train services hit as rains lash BengalMawlawiyah, a group of Egyptian folk artistes will perform on February 2. The group was set up by singer Amer Eltony to safeguard Egypt’s Mevlevi heritage. The group has enthralled the audience across the world and had performed in Sur Jahan then known as Sufi Sutra in 2011. Folk artistes from Bengal will take part in the festival. A band led by Debaleena Bhowmick will present different genres of folk music that is going to take the audience through the traditional music stream of Bengal. Bauls of Bengal will also take part in the three-day festival. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThere will be Chhau dance and Raibenshe dance along with Jhumur and Baul songs. Bhawaiya song and Dhimat dance will be presented at the festival. Bhatiyali songs and Newar dance will be performed by the artistes. The artistes will come from both the South and North Bengal. There will be stalls on handicrafts to showcase various products. It should be mentioned that there are around 2 lakh folk artistes in the state who have received monthly stipend. Moreover, to assist them financially, the artistes are invited to perform at fairs and other functions organised by the state government.last_img read more

Two lanes closed on M6 Southbound in West Midlands

first_imgGet the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailMotorists using the M6 Southbound can expect delays this morning – due to two lanes being closed due to a spillage in the West Midlands. The lanes are blocked on the carriageway between Junction 10 and Junction 9, near Walsall and Wednesbury, while repair work is carried out on the barriers and the spillage is cleared up. The motorway was initially closed fully at around 5.30am this morning after a car crashed into the barrier although one lane has now reopened. Traffic is queueing as it approaches the closed area – with some delays reported. A Highways England spokesman said: “The M6 has two lanes blocked southbound between J10 and J9 Walsall Wednesbury – to allow barrier repairs and treatment for a spillage from an earlier collision.” The driver of the car, who was not seriously injured, was arrested following the accident, according to Central Motorway Police Group (CMPG). A CMPG spokesman said: “RTC on M6 south junction 10 – 9 minor injury but could have been avoided, driver in custody having failed roadside breath test.” Read MoreMore than 1,100 homes without power in North Staffordshire Engineers working to repair the damage (Image: Highways England) It is unclear when the road will reopen fully at this stage, with repairs expected to continue throughout the day, but we will provide you further updates throughout the day. For more road and railway updates from across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire and South Cheshire – plus furthers from further afield we think will affect people from our region travelling today – visit our dedicated traffic and travel channel here. What is the legal alcohol limit for drivers in England?The legal alcohol limit for drivers in England (as well as Wales and Northern Ireland) is 80 milligrams of alcohol for every 100 millilitres of blood in your body, 35 micrograms of alcohol for 100 every millilitres of breath and 107 milligrams of alcohol for every 100 millilitres of urine. The limit is lower in Scotland with the limit reduced in December 2014 to 50 milligrammes of alcohol in every 100 millilitres of blood (or 22 micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath).last_img read more