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Pieces of the missing plane found

Twelve  divers  early Thursday afternoon  persevered and found  pieces of the six seater  plane of missing  pilot Byron Ferguson. Less than an hour after setting off and just .2miles from where the Aztec went down, the  divers found  a piece of the tail of the aircraft, the nose, the battery and Ferguson’s flight plan which […]

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PLP leader hears vendors concerns

Calling it a “fact finding mission,” Opposition Leader Philip Davis, yesterday visited the Downtown Straw Market to speak to vendors about their various concerns. Some of  the issues  include  being without light for over a year, and the seizing and dumping of items from stalls of delinquent stall owners. Mr. Davis argued that the “backbone” […]

Four In Custody For Failing To Declare Large Sum Of Cash

19 November 2018

Two American males aged 25 and 31 years old  are in police custody after they failed to declare a large sum of money while attempting to leave the country.  Police say it was on Friday, November 16, sometime after 4pm, when the males presented themselves to the U S Customs Border Control at the Lynden […]

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Eleven Men In Custody After Gun Find

19 November 2018

Police in New Providence arrested 11 men after illegal firearm and ammunition were recovered in a local night club.  According to reports, a search conducted by officers from the South-Central Division, shortly after 1:00am, on Saturday, resulted in the recovery of a 9mm pistol and seven rounds of ammunition. The search took place in a […]

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PLP CHAIRMAN ATTACKS GOV’T OVER CLOSURE OF COMMUNITY CENTRES

19 November 2018

Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Chairman Fred Mitchell yesterday pointed out “the irony and hypocrisy of the Free National Movement  Government’s position on the Citizen Security Initiative”, sponsored Inter American Development  Bank (IDB)  and administered by the Government. The senator said that on the day following the grand opening of the Coconut Grove Community Centre,  the  […]

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Haitian man pleads not guilty to fraud charges

19 November 2018

A Haitian national was charged with one count each of making a false declaration for marriage, possession of false documents, uttering a false document, fraud by false pretenses, and attempted fraud by false pretenses.  Adilus Jacques, 36, of Mount Royal Avenue was arraigned last week, before Magistrate Kara Turnquest-Deveaux on all five counts. The court […]

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Foot Amputations Increasing In The Bahamas

19 November 2018

The global prevalence of diabetes among adults over the age of 18 has risen from 4.7 per cent in 1980 to 8.5 per cent in 2014. In The Bahamas, that rate increased from 6.7 per cent to 9.2 per cent in 2005 to 13.6 per cent in 2017, putting it at epidemic status. Each year, […]

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Cutlass Wielding Attacker Killed By Police

19 November 2018

A male who was shot by police on Fox Hill Road  on Thursday succumbed to his injuries in hospital on Friday. The man whose identity has still not yet been revealed by police was shot by a police officer when he feared for his partner’s life.  According to reports, on Thursday shortly after 1pm, two […]

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RBDF AND POLICE DIVERS CONTINUE SEARCH FOR LOST PILOT

19 November 2018

The search continues as three teams of divers from the Royal Bahamas Defense Force yesterday conducted another search effort into Pilot Byron Ferguson’s Aztec plane that went down a week and a half ago. Lieutenant Commander Derek Ferguson told reporters that defense force officers and divers faced a bit of a setback on Saturday due […]

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Morton Salt Workers To Stage Strike Vote

16 November 2018

The Bahamas Industrial Manufacturers and Allied Workers Union (BIM&AWU) is planning to stage a strike vote, according to the Union’s President, Jennifer Brown. Ten months ago, executives of BIM and AWU  met with Morton Salt Limited to negotiate a new industrial agreement. That agreement expired February of this year. Since then, the parties have exchanged […]

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BPL consumers outraged

16 November 2018

The soaring cost of electricity has many Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) customers outraged.  The  angst and frustration of many of the callers into Love 97’s daily talk show “Issues of the Day” yesterday  came from around the Bahamas.  “We’ve been having 50-year-old problems in this country. The Bahamian people have been saddled with this […]

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“CURB POWER COST” – -Says BPL Union leader

15 November 2018

The spike in Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) electricity prices has left quite a number of Bahamians in a bind, and the President of the Bahamas Electrical Workers Union yesterday urged the government and the company to take action.  The electricity company has gone on record saying that this 22 per cent increase is due […]

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