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The union that represents middle managers at the Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC) has warned that things "are going to get very interesting very soon", after a union member was initially disciplined over two weeks ago then allowed back to work briefly only to be suspended yet again. .
Executive management at the state-run Bahamas Electricity Corporation is in the process of re-thinking its position regarding the 10-day suspension of an engineer accused of causing an oil spill.
Bahamas Electrical Utility Management Union president Irvin Dean revealed that the corporation is now asking the union to suggest some form of disciplinary action to be taken against Austen Cleare, but the labor organization is refusing. Reportedly, the suggestion came as both sides met at the Department of Labor yesterday, a move taken by the government in an attempt to bring some resolution to the matter. "They now want to discuss changing the punishment of the engineer for a lesser penalty, but the union's position is he has done nothing wrong and there should be no punishment," The Guardian was told.
2005. It also served as a referendum on national issues such as the war in Iraq, immigration, federal management and the economy. The Pew Research Center reports that, unlike recent years, ideological issues were of less importance to voters than performance. Disapproval of the war seemed to have the greatest influence on voters' decisions at the polls, who were tired of "staying the course" and felt that the Republicans could no longer protect the country. Also, Republicans generally managed to turn off Hispanic voters because of their stance on immigration issues, while being unable to generate a proportionate level of enthusiasm with other voters.
The percentage of registered Democrats who turned out to vote was not too much higher than in past years; nor was the percentage of registered Republicans who turned out to vote much lower.
Wherever Anna Nicole Smith goes, baby-daddy drama is sure to follow. The model, still grieving over the sudden loss of her 20-year-old son, is facing eviction from her house in the Bahamas by a man who thought he was her baby's father. No, we're not talking about photographer Larry Birkhead. And we're also not talking her lawyer/new hubby, Howard K. Stern. This guy's name is Ben Thompson, and he reportedly pays for the house Smith is currently living in.
"Anna was supposed to pay him back or pay rent," a source tells MSNBC's The Scoop. "She got a ton of money selling photos of her with her baby, but so far, she's not paying rent. Thompson's totally disgusted by the whole thing. He's drawing up papers to get her booted out."
Meanwhile, her half-sister is penning a nasty tell-all book about the model, Train Wreck: Anna Nicole Smith Unauthorized, in which she holds Anna Nicole responsible for son Daniel's death.