Archive | April, 2013

Anglican Bishops Take Strong Stance Against Gay Marriage

West Indian Anglican Bishops have officially taken a firm stance against same-sex marriage. During a meeting this past Thursday, the House of Bishops and Standing Committee of the Church in the Province of the West Indies released a draft provincial statement urging Caribbean governments to turn a deaf ear to the international community that encourages […]

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Web Shops Gaming Could Be Legalised In 2014

Technology consultant C. Allen Johnson believes that with the country seeking to gain status in several international organisations, online gaming through web shops may be legal by next year. While appearing on the JCN/Love 97 programme Jones & Company with host Wendall Jones, the CEO of Bahamas Digital Solutions suspects that if a new law […]

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Goodman Trial To Continue After Delay

The murder trial of Kofthe Goodman is expected to continue today after a delay due to his illness. The trial, which was expected to continue on Friday, never did as his attorney, Geoffrey Farquharson, indicated to the court that his client was still experiencing a level of discomfort. The trial adjourned for the same reason […]

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Roberts: Dr. Minnis Misled Public

Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Chairman Bradley Roberts said Opposition Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis has misled Bahamians on the availability of the asthma drug Albuterol. Last week, Dr. Minnis raised concern about the drug being available, but the Public Hospital Authority (PHA) refuted his claims. “Dr. Minnis knows full well that as the shadow minister for […]

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Prison Visit “Scares”Eleuthera Boys

It took less than three hours to convince a group of boys from Eleuthera that Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) is not the place to spend the rest of their lives. The Central Eleuthera High School students were in New Providence on Friday to tour the Fox Hill facility and get a glimpse at life behind […]

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Police See Increase In Drugs

Police have had major success taking drugs off the streets throughout the country in the first quarter of the year. According to drug statistics released exclusively to the Bahama Journal, police took 774.95 pounds of cocaine off the streets for the first quarter of 2013 when compared to 122 pounds during this same point last […]

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Mitchell Defends Immigration Officers

After coming under heavy scrutiny from members of the public and the business community the Minister of Immigration Fred Mitchell has placed his full support behind immigration officers. Minister Mitchell, in a press statement yesterday, said immigration officers have a difficult and dangerous job and that moral has been low and neglected in the department […]

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Man Shot Dead

Police are looking for three men in connection to a murder that occurred Sunday evening. According to police reports, a 29-year-old man was in his driveway at Munnings Drive, Southern Heights around 6:00 p.m. when he was approached and shot multiple times by three males, who were the occupants of a blue Honda Inspire. Police […]

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Man Admits To Drug Possession

One of the men, who police allegedly caught last week in Pinewood Gardens with suspected marijuana and cocaine, admitted to the drugs being his in a court last Friday. Thirty-nine-year-old Kendal Hepburn pleaded guilty to four drug possession related charges. Forty-eight-year-old Calvin Kennedy Rolle and 27-year-old Tristan Black were also charged in the matter. The […]

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Facing Down Failure

The time is nigh for the current administration to be up and doing with implementing a raft of changes to the Penal Code that would end with rules in place that give magistrates wide latitude in the imposition of fines for any number of life-style related ‘crimes. Such a move would go a long way […]

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