Archive | August, 2013

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The Sir Lynden Pindling Room Opened

Prime Minister Perry Christie along with Dame Marguerite Pindling and members of her family commemorated a room in honor of the Father of the Nation the late Sir Lynden Pindling at The College of The Bahamas. (Photo: Lamond Johnson)

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Real Estate Market Remains “Challenging”- -Banks Reluctant To Lend

The Bahamas’ struggling real estate market is still facing many challenges, according to a former Bahamas Real Estate Association (BREA) president, who says local banks are still reluctant to lend out money. With hundreds of homeowners in foreclosure and many more on the brink of being foreclosed on, lenders have been reticent to turn on […]

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Cuban Report Haunts Gov’t

The Christie administration is conflicted over a report into alleged abuse at the Carmichael Road Detention Centre, with the prime minister weighing several options on how to deal with it. The Bahamas has been the subject of intense criticism ever since allegations surfaced that Defence Force officers severely beat Cuban detainees. Last week, the Free […]

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Wanted Man Charged With Murder

One of two murder suspects who surrendered to police last week was on Monday arraigned in a Magistrates’ Court on that charge. Twenty-two-year old Charlvin Laramore was charged with the July 22 murder of Torack Stuart, which occurred at a club on Bay and Armstrong streets. The Nassau Village resident appeared in Court Number Nine […]

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Mitchell Introduces Ambassador Newry To D.C. Staff

Minister of Foreign Affairs Fred Mitchell on Monday introduced newly appointed Ambassador to the United States Dr. Eugene Newry to staff members of the Bahamas Embassy in Washington, D.C. Dr. Newry was originally scheduled to assume the post of ambassador to the United Nations. However, after Dr. Elliston Rahming, who had been the ambassador designate […]

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Multi-Million Dollar Hotel To Open In Lyford Cay

A $30 million luxury boutique hotel is set to open in the next 18 months in western New Providence. On Monday, local businessman, Mark Holowesko, broke ground on the hotel, which is located near the upscale Lyford Cay neighbourhood. During construction, an average of 100 people will be employed on the Mahogany Hill site and […]

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Family Loses Hope Missing Relatives Alive- Defence Force Continues Search

With no life jackets on board and at least two passengers who could not swim, officials said it is unlikely the three people reported missing on Friday are still alive. In fact, some family members have even lost hope, stressing that at the very least they are praying that the bodies are recovered. Long Island […]

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Brothers Killed A Day Apart

A family is in mourning after two brothers were killed less than a day apart. According to police, a 17-year-old boy was standing in front of a home on White’s Addition, Kemp Road just before 11:00 p.m. Sunday when someone in a dark coloured Honda Accord opened fire, shooting the teen several times. The young […]

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3000 School Bags Donated to Urban Renewal

With the help of Bahamas Striping, and its subsidiary, Airport Maintenance Services Ltd, three thousand children from The Urban Renewal Commission will return to the classroom next week with new school bags. The donation was made at The Urban Renewal Commission’s Back to School Church Service at The Church of God of Prophecy, East Street […]

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Father of Twins Dies In Traffic Mishap

A night out ended tragically for a new father; the country’s latest traffic fatality victim. The incident happened just after midnight Sunday after two vehicles collided along West Bay Street near the Sandyport entrance. The victim, who relatives have identified as 31-year-old Demeko Knowles, was a passenger in a Nissan Maxima that collided with a […]

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