Archive | March, 2013

Over 400 Marijuana Plants Found

A 35-year-old Jubilee Gardens who was allegedly busted with more than 400 marijuana plants is in police custody. Officers from the Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) arrested the man at10:40 a.m. Wednesday after searching his property. The plants range from one foot to three feet tall. Meanwhile, four people – two men and two women –spent […]

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Officer Denies Using Excessive Force

The police officer who hit Aaron Rolle with a baton a day before he was found dead in a Southern Police Station cell last month denies that he used excessive force on the suspect and says his strikes could not have caused his death. A coroner’s inquest is being held to determine just how the […]

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More Witnesses To Testify In Contractor’s Murder Trial

The trial involving a contractor who allegedly dismembered his lover’s body two years ago won’t be wrapping up anytime soon as more witnesses are expected to testify next week. Prince Hepburn is on trial for the April 2011 murder of Nellie Mae Brown-Cox. Lead prosecutor and Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, Franklyn Williams told the […]

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Hunger Strike Ends At Detention Centre

Cuban nationals detained at the Detention Centre have ended their hunger strike. The Ministry Of Foreign Affairs And Immigration confirmed Thursday that the Cuban detainees began accepting meals yesterday and also ate breakfast yesterday morning. However, online news from the Havana Times noted that the four Cuban women remain on that hunger strike, which started […]

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100 Graduate From “JA Our City”

More than 100 students graduated from the “JA Our City” and “JA Our Community” programmes this week. JA Our City allows students to study careers and hone the skills they will need to work in specific careers. “JA Bahamas decided to offer programmes at the elementary level as we saw the need for students to […]

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England’s Smartest Family

Meet the “First Family of Education” in England . They are black. Peter and Paula Imafidon, 9-year-old twins from Waltham Forest in northeast London , are a part of the highest-achieving clan in the history of Great Britain education. The two youngest siblings are about to make British history as the youngest students to ever […]

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C. R. Walker Celebrates Excellence

The C. R. Walker High School family celebrated their accomplishments yesterday in grand style as they took to the streets of New Providence in a motorcade. The Knights, according to their Principal Tina McKay are simply celebrating the excellence that the school has been exuding over the past year. “I’m so proud of my Knights. […]

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Bacon’s National Trust Donation Questioned

Serious environmentalists and conservationists are expressing concern about the large donation the Bahamas National trust received last week from the Moore Bahamas Foundation, owned by Louis Bacon. The timing of such a major donation is being questioned and environmentalists are concerned that the environment is now becoming a pawn in a game rather than a […]

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Africa Rising

There are times in life when you can become so submerged and immersed in one’s own problems and challenges that you lose track of some of the good and some of the truly remarkable taking place elsewhere in the neighborhood. Today we break with our accustomed focus on the challenges we face in our country […]

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Seventh Day Adventists Want Constitutional Protection

The leader of the fastest growing religious denomination in The Bahamas has claimed that the constitution doesn’t outline enough measures that protect the fundamental rights of all Bahamians. Pastor Leonard Johnson, leader of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in The Bahamas addressing the Constitutional Commission this past Friday, expressed his disappointment in the way some […]

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