Archive | November, 2012

Police Make $11K Drug Bust

A 44-year-old Kenwood Street resident is in police custody after police allegedly busted him with a large quantity of marijuana. Officers from the Mobile Division searched the suspect’s home and found the drugs shortly before 6:00 p.m. Wednesday. The drugs weighed 11 pounds and have an estimated street value of $11,000. In a separate incident, […]

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Bahamian Poet Debuts Book

Move over William Shakespeare. Beaumont Todd, who has spent the last 18 years writing poetry, is hoping poetry fans will snap up his new books, Tirade of The Heart. The husband and father of three has written scores of poems in nearly two decades, but for the first time, he is being published. “[This book] […]

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Man’s Body Found In Bushes

Authorities discovered a man’s bullet riddled body in bushes yesterday, a stone’s throw away from an unfinished development in Pinewood Gardens. This is the country’s 98th homicide. According to reports, the man, who is believed to be in his 30s, was found on a dirt road near the Southern Dreams development. A concerned citizen notified […]

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Gaming Industry Breaking Int’l Laws

As it stands now the gaming industry in the country poses many problems for the country, both nationally and in the international arena, which is why Prime Minister Perry Christie says the country must come to a decision soon as to how it will proceed with this issue. Prime Minister Christie said the options for […]

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Gov’t Moving Forward With Housing Programme

The government is aggressively pursuing its housing project, not only in New Providence but in the Family Islands as well. On a recent trip to Grand Bahama, Minister of Housing Kenred Dorsett told The Bahama Journal that the housing project cannot be “Nassau-centric.” “There is an interest to provide homes on Grand Bahama,” he said. […]

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Bank Credit Qualities Improve In September

Central Bank of The Bahamas officials revealed in their latest monthly economic and financial developments (MEFD) report that bank credit quality improved, although it was not across the board at all institutions. According to the bank, total private sector loan arrears fell by $71.2 million or 5.8 per cent to $1,161.8 million with the corresponding […]

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32 Illegal Immigrants Apprehended

Thirty-two immigrants – 24 men and eight women – were apprehended yesterday, Department of Immigration officials have confirmed. Immigration officers and Defence Force marines carried out an apprehension exercise in North and South Palmetto Point, Eleuthera. Preliminary reports indicate that the illegal migrants either overstayed their visas or landed illegally in The Bahamas. The officers, […]

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BNT, BREEF Reject Call To Shorten Closed Grouper Season

The Bahamas National Trust (BNT) and the Bahamas Reef Environment Educational Foundation (BREEF) have both rejected a call by local fisherman to shorten the closed grouper season. Both organisations say they support the annual closed season, which lasts from December 1 to February 28. According to BREEF Executive Director, Casuarina McKinney-Lambert, The Bahamas is one […]

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Teen Charged With Killing Grandmother

An 18-year-old Pinewood Gardens man was on Thursday charged with the murder of 76-year-old Viola Sands, who was killed the night Hurricane Sandy blew through New Providence. Finlayson Street resident Omar Miller Jr. was charged with the grandmother’s death. Police allege that on October 25, he and another person murdered the bed ridden newspaper vendor […]

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In the Same Boat

Poverty is on the march in this place; and this phenomenon is nothing more and nothing less than a type of social death on the installment plan where day by dreadful day more and more of our people find themselves reduced, diminished and humiliated. It is perhaps this factor – among others such – that […]

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