Archive | December, 2012

Police Hunt For Gunmen

Police are looking for the four men who have left a 26-year-old fighting for his life in hospital. Preliminary reports indicate that the victim was in the area of Windsor Place off Soldier Road just before 8:00 p.m. Sunday when the gun wielding bandits pulled up in a Bluebird car. It is reported that the [...]

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BNGIS Welcomes Acquis Group To The Bahamas

The Ministry of the Environment and Housing on recently welcomed Acquis Group, a geographic systems company, to assist with creating digital maps of the nation’s topography and geographic details for data and research purposes.   Permanent Secretary Camille Johnson welcomed and thanked the company for coming to see firsthand the potential application of Geographic Information Systems to enhance [...]

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Haitians Apprehended

Nearly 50 undocumented Haitian migrants are likely to be added to the group already housed at the Carmichael Road Detention Centre. Defence Force officials picked up the 46 illegal immigrants in George Town, Exuma on Sunday. Acting on information, Defence Force patrol craft P-126 intercepted a Haitian sailing sloop in the southern Exuma Cays shortly [...]

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Bahamian/US Officials Keen On Building Safer Communities

As an archipelagic nation, protecting the country’s borders could be
quite challenging. According to officials, it not only places heavy demand on manpower
but financial and other resources, which is only further complicated
by the global economy’s slow recovery. This is particularly why regional and international cooperation is key to The Bahamas’ anti-crime agenda. It is in that [...]

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Drug Seizure Success Lauded

Prime Minister Perry Christie has lauded the efforts of local national security agencies and Operation Bahamas Turks and Caicos (OPBAT) as officials were able to seize 686 pounds of cocaine, 3,269 pounds of marijuana and 26,000 marijuana plants through 12 operations between September 2011 and 2012. The nation’s chief, who was speaking at the opening [...]

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MOW Workers Await Cabinet Decision

Maintenance workers at the Ministry of Works are hoping for good news today when Cabinet meets to avert possible industrial action in the New Year according to Bahamas Public Services Union President (BPSU) John Pinder. The workers have been on work-to-rule since last month after negotiations with the government for overtime and hazardous pay as [...]

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Death Penalty Debate Reignites

With the country’s murder rate at 110 for the year so far advocacy group Citizens for Justice (CFJ) said it is the perfect opportunity for the country to reignite the death penalty debate. In a press release sent Monday, CFJ Chairman Bishop Walter Hanchell said the death penalty should and must be re-implemented in The [...]

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Gospel Artist Spearheads Clean Up

Over 60 young people from the Wulff Road area came out yesterday to clean up their community. Reggae gospel artist, Landlord spearheaded the cleanup through several streets in his childhood community off of Wulff Road that allowed the young people to interact with one another while giving back to theirs as well. “When you listen [...]

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Pinder: No Strike Until New Year

Bahamas Public Service Union officials said yesterday that there will be no strike taken at The College of The Bahamas (COB) for the remainder of this year. Non-faculty workers at COB that were expected to go on strike last Thursday will hold off until January if there is no resolution met regarding the increased pay [...]

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Towards Peace & Healing

That president Obama has become his troubled land’s Comforter in Chief says as much about his eloquence as it does about those circumstances which occasions the need for his fine words of solace. It is interesting to note some of what he has had to say concerning the violence unleashed in Newtown, Connecticut as he [...]

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