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MPs  Charged to stand together Crime Down 13 Per Cent
 
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MPs Charged to stand together

After a brief house sitting  yesterday legislators headed to the Church of God Cathedral for their annual parliamentary church service and were charged to stand together. The idea behind the service is to seek divine intervention before pushing ahead with the country’s business this new year. Delivering  a message of unity was Christian Council President, […]

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Crime Down 13 Per Cent

On the heels of the advisory by the US warning its citizens of crime in The Bahamas, data compiled by the Royal Bahamas Police Force indicates that serious crime has decreased by 13 per cent. This was revealed by Commissioner of Police Anthony Ferguson yesterday at the Royal Bahamas Police Force’s annual Crime Statistics Briefing. […]

Over-the-Hill Businesses Call Travel Advisory Unfair

18 January 2018

The recent travel advisories have left many business owners dismayed as recently the U.S Department of State issued a level two advisory for The Bahamas, warning U.S Citizens to “avoid the area known as Over-the-Hill, south of Shirley Street. The Bahama Journal spoke with long established Over-the-Hill business owners of  Mortimer’s  Candies and Base Road […]

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ALIV partners with Red Cross

18 January 2018

ALIV will be for the first time partnering with The Bahamas Red Cross Society to power its upcoming 46th annual Red Cross Ball, the organization’s largest benefit event that assists with alleviating various types of suffering in The Bahamas. Chief ALIV Officer Damian Blackburn says ALIV continues to work closely with and give back to […]

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GB’s Port Authority plans Digital Paradise

18 January 2018

The Grand Bahama Port Authority has brought on British IT Consultant Alex Cameron to create what will be called a ‘Digital Paradise’,  a plan that is  expected to catapult Grand Bahama into a new  era. Speaking to the Journal yesterday at East Villa, President of Grand Bahama Port Authority Ian Rolle explained Mr. Cameron’s involvement […]

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PLANE CRASH IN ANDROS- -Search Underway for Occupants


18 January 2018

An intensive search is underway off North Andros for a small aircraft which crashed  at sea yesterday  carrying six people, including the pilot. At last reports two bodies have been recovered. The community of North Andros is in a state of shock and sadness  following  the  crash.  The identities of the occupants were not known […]

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Health Minister Suggests More Doctors in Community Clinics

17 January 2018

The Health Minister Doctor Duane Sands says the issue of overworked doctors can be solved through properly deploying them. Dr. Sands said that while there are a lot of doctors, they are not being deployed for the most benefit for the Bahamian population. “The historical approach to healthcare in the Bahamas has been hospital centered. […]

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Illegals Being Pursued

17 January 2018

Press Secretary in the Office of The Prime Minister, Anthony Newbold said that recent reports of the Free National Movement administration ceasing their aggressive pursuit of illegal immigrants could not be further from the truth. Speaking with reporters at the weekly Press Briefing, Mr. Newbold said that the Department of Immigration is still activley addressing […]

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FARMERS SAY CROPS AFFECTED BY RAIN

17 January 2018

The average amount of rain for January typically measures at 1.9 inches, but thus far, this month alone, the average of rain has increased 3.91 inches. Last year this time, New Providence experienced 1.02 inches of rain. Farmers on the islands may appreciate such downpour, as in most cases crops thrive from rain increase. The […]

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R.M BAILEY CELEBRATES 50 YEARS

17 January 2018

Five members of the House of Assembly and two members of the Senate currently serving are High School graduates of R.M. Bailey Senior High. Brensil Rolle, Reuben Rahming, Vaughn Miller, Frankie Campbell, Renward Wells, Jennifer Isaacs-Dotson and Dion Foulkes are all Alumni of R.M Bailey Senior High Pacers. Formerly known as Highbury High School in […]

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TOURISTS HAVE NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT, SAYS MINISTER

17 January 2018

Tourism Minister Dionisio D’Aguliar says there is nothing to worry about when it comes safety and security for visitors. Speaking with The Joournal yesterday the minister said while police presence may be needed at the Fish Fry it’s only to remove nuisances. “Yes, we need to enhance police presence on the grounds to remove those […]

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Errant Officers Being Reviewed

17 January 2018

An independent review board has been established to deal with complaints made bout police officers by members of the public. This was revealed by Deputy Commissioner of Police Emrick Seymour yesterday as he highlighted the nearly 200 complaints made against officers in 2017. “To ensure the credibility and integrity of the process an internal review […]

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