Archive | May, 2013

Tourism Minister Discusses Impact Of Cruise Fire

Tourism Minister Obie Wilchcombe on Tuesday stopped short of saying The Bahamas benefited from a cruise ship that was forced to dock in Freeport after catching fire. But, he did note that a Grand Bahama hotel, taxi drivers and tour operators were called upon to provide services to distressed cruise ship visitors. The blaze broke […]

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Third Suspect Charged For Whit Monday Murders

A third man was arraigned Tuesday in connection with that Whit Monday double murder at Kemp Road. Rashad Clarke, 21, faced several counts when he appeared before Chief Magistrate Roger Gomez in Court Number 1. The Flamingo Gardens resident was charged with the murders of 40-year-old Amati Knowles and 17-year-old Odrick Telisma both of Kemp […]

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Former Police Constable Denied Bail Again

Former Police Constable Denied Bail Again

While the decision was not a unanimous one, former police constable Toni Sweeting has once again been denied bail a month after she was arraigned on drug possession charges. Court of Appeal President, Anita Allen told the 27-year-old mother of one that she would not be getting bail for several reasons. Her reasons, supported by […]

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Pilot Appeal Adjourned To Next Month

A pilot will have to remain in prison a few more weeks before having his appeal heard by the appellate court. Forty-eight-year-old Patrick Pyfrom, along with another man, was sentenced to three years in prison after being found guilty of importation of dangerous drugs, conspiracy to import dangerous drugs, possession of dangerous drugs with intent […]

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Bahamians Brace For Floods

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has fully activated its systems as a severe storm is expected to dump major rainfall on all islands of The Bahamas until Saturday. According to NEMA officials, massive flooding is also expected for all parts of the country. The heavy rain, which began Tuesday afternoon, is expected to intensify […]

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MPs Warn Constituents Facing Storm

Representatives for the areas expected to be most affected by the impending thunderstorm on Tuesday sent out stern warnings to their constituents to follow all advisories and warnings until the storm passes. The always flooding Pinewood Gardens was not spared the rain’s wrath last week and is not expected to be spared this week that […]

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Minister Defends Gov’t on Flooding

Minister of Social Services Melanie Griffin has come to the government’s defense after critics said it was slow too respond to flood victims. Last week, Free National Movement (FNM) Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis blasted the government saying that it was moving too slow in responding to the cries of Bahamians. But yesterday the minister, who […]

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McCartney To Gov’t: Stop Being So Reactive

With more rain on the way and warnings of potential flooding in low lying areas Democratic National Alliance (DNA) Leader Branville McCartney called on the government to stop being so reactive and ensure that flood prone areas have proper drainage. Last Tuesday, parts of New Providence experienced some of the worst flooding it has had […]

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Crimes Against Children Up

Social Services Minister Melanie Griffin yesterday revealed that there has been a noted increase in crimes against children. However, the minister who spoke to reporters outside of Cabinet yesterday could not give any figures. Between 2011 and 2012 there were 1,300 reported cases of child abuse, which include sexual abuse, neglect, emotional and physical abuse. […]

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Rev C B Moss says “You’ve been Warned”

Executive Director of Bahamas Against Crime Reverend Dr. C.B Moss yesterday said “people of the Bahamas don’t listen” and the crime taking over the nation is an insidious thing, however it is not too late to decrease it. “This nation has been warned sufficiently over the past eight years” said Rev. Moss. “As much as […]

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