Bahamas to hold historic Cabinet Meeting outside of Capital

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Bi-lateral talks with Bahamas to resume, UK gives green light to high-level TCI delegation Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 28 Jul 2015 – The Bahamas will see an extraordinary event today as for only the second time in history, the Bahamas Cabinet will meet outside of the capital, Nassau and move government business to Freeport. The Bahamas Cabinet has on its agenda discussions on the future growth and development of the Grand Bahama economy and will review the Hawksbill Creek Agreement Tax Exemption Amendment Bill 2015. Prime Minister Perry Christie in the House of Assembly last week announced that a high level dialogue and negotiations with the executives of the Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA), Hutchison Whampoa, and the Hawksbill Creek Agreement Review Committee would happen. This historic Cabinet meeting in Freeport will take place at the Harold DeGregory Complex on East Mall Drive at 10:00 a.m. Hurricane Jose Not A Threat to The Bahamas, For Now Bahamian music legend gunned down at home in Turks and Caicos Related Items:bahamas, cabinet meeting, Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA), Harold DeGregory Complex, Hawksbill Creek Agreement Review Committee, Hutchison Whampoalast_img read more

Jury determines Escondido man who posted murder on Snapchat was sane at

first_img Salvador Alejandro Sanchez, 20VISTA (KUSI) — An Escondido man who killed a friend after challenging the victim to a fight in a park, then posted sounds of the victim crying during the attack on a social media site, was sane at the time of the homicide, a jury decided Tuesday.Salvador Sanchez, 20, was convicted last week of first-degree murder in the April 2017 death of 20-year-old Maithem Alfuraiji.In the sanity phase of trial, two court-appointed doctors testified that Sanchez was sane at the time of the murder. A third doctor said Sanchez was bipolar and experiencing a manic episode when he killed the victim.Sanchez faces 25 years to life in prison when he is sentenced May 30 at the Vista Courthouse.Escondido police Detective Greg Gay said friends of the two men were alarmed by messages posted on the defendant’s Snapchat account on April 27, 2017, in which Sanchez can be heard telling the victim “tell them what you did.”Police said Sanchez dressed in all white and lured Alfuraiji to Mountain View Park, and later challenged the victim to a “fight to the death.”Sanchez told police he targeted the victim because Alfuraiji was “making decisions and meeting with people” that put everyone they knew in danger.Friends eventually called police about what they saw on Snapchat and Sanchez led them to Alfuraiji’s body on the Rincon Indian Reservation in Valley Center. KUSI Newsroom Updated: 6:42 PM Posted: May 1, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, center_img Jury determines Escondido man who posted murder on ‘Snapchat’ was sane at time of homicide May 1, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

San Diego congressional reps introduce bills to combat Tijuana River pollution

first_img KUSI Newsroom, San Diego congressional reps introduce bills to combat Tijuana River pollution Updated: 1:52 PM Posted: July 22, 2019 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A group of San Diego County’s congressional representatives introduced a package of bills Monday to address and mitigate pollution in the Tijuana River Valley.The bills unveiled by Reps. Juan Vargas, D-San Diego, Scott Peters, D- San Diego, and Mike Levin, D-Oceanside, would boost funding to clean up the river and prevent future water contamination while a resolution from Susan Davis, D-San Diego, would encourage the Department of the Navy to focus on pollution in the river as a national security issue.“Today, the San Diego delegation is proud to introduce a comprehensive bill package to support mitigation efforts in the Tijuana River Valley,” Vargas said. “Together, we are taking meaningful action towards reducing, and one day hopefully, eliminating cross-border pollution from flowing into the United States.”Vargas and Peters’ bill would expand infrastructure funding by $1.5 billion through the North American Development Bank, which would receive a mandate to prioritize projects based around water treatment and pollution. The bill would also establish a fund through which unallocated federal money could be used to protect water along the U.S.-Mexico border.Levin’s bill would also fund pollution mitigation and water conservation projects by increasing the Border Water Infrastructure Fund by $150 million per year through 2024. Funding would be split evenly between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Region 6, which includes Texas and New Mexico, and Region 9, which includes California and Arizona.“The greater San Diego region has battled pollution from the Tijuana River Valley for years, with sewage and garbage contaminating our waters and desecrating our beaches,” Levin said. “Concrete, substantive action to address this issue and protect our environment is long overdue.”Pollution in the Tijuana River has affected U.S. waterways for decades, forcing beaches in San Diego County to close for extended periods due to pollutants like raw sewage flowing from across the border. Local and state officials and environmental activists have long called for federal intervention to protect the health and safety of residents near the border.In April, San Diego’s congressional Democrats  jointly wrote a letter with Sens. Kamala Harris and Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., to urge the directors of the State Department, Environmental Protection Agency, Customs and Border Protection, Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. section of the International Boundary and Water Commission to address sewage runoff in the river.In response to lethargic action to mitigate pollution in the river, the San Diego Surfrider Foundation and the city of San Diego field separate lawsuits last year against the IBWC, which oversees waterways that traverse the border, arguing that the commission has been negligent of the river’s harmful effects. The city jointly filed the suit with California Attorney General Xavier Becerra. center_img KUSI Newsroom July 22, 2019 Categories: California News, Local San Diego News, Politics FacebookTwitterlast_img read more