Archive | November, 2013

Weather Forces Three Cruise Ship Cancellations

The cold-front system moving through The Bahamas forced three major cruise ship operators to cancel their trips to the Port of Nassau Monday. According to a press release issued by the Ministry of Transport and Aviation, Port Controller Commander Patrick McNeil said the circumstances surrounding the cancellations of Allure of the Seas, Carnival Conquest and […]

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Two Charged With Airport Cocaine Bust

Three days after a major drug bust at the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) the two men accused of trying to smuggle nearly $14,000 worth of cocaine out of the country were on Monday charged in the magistrates’ court for the crime. According to police reports, around 3:45 p.m. Friday officers from the Central Intelligence […]

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Toddler Killed In Fire

An inner city toddler was burned to death yesterday afternoon after his wooden 10-room home went up in flames. The victim is Jeffrey King Jr. of St. Margaret’s Road, Kemp Road. Police found his charred remains clinging to the family’s dog, which also died in the fire. According to fire officials, the blaze took place […]

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Search Continues For Two Missing People

Despite growing speculation over social media, police continue to classify the mysterious disappearance of a man and woman in Andros as a missing person’s investigation. Triska Nadia Braynen, 28, of Cargill Creek, Central Andros and 49-year-old Immigration Officer Shane Gardiner of Love Hill, Central Andros were last seen on Saturday afternoon. Since their disappearance, there […]

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Real Housewives Star To Speak To BTC Divas, Dudes

Real Housewives of Atlanta star, Cynthia Bailey will be in Nassau for a few days of rest and relaxation; taking a break from the highly rated “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” which completed shooting for the year. While in Nassau, Bailey, who is also a high fashion supermodel, will speak at a number of events for […]

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Launch Of Annual Christmas Kettle Signifies Beginning Of Christmas

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Christmas trees wrapped in lights, hanging wreaths, garlands and bows all symbolise the return of the festive season. Another sight come to be expected during the holiday is streets lined with The Salvation Army’s huge red brass kettles and the ever familiar sound of bells being rung […]

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John Pinder Elected NCTUB President

John Pinder is the president of the National Congress Trade Unions Bahamas (NCTUB) . . . again. Mr. Pinder was elected on Friday. He beat out Belinda Wilson, Bahamas Union of Teachers (BUT) president, for the top post. Mr. Pinder previously served from 2006 to 2010 as the union’s president. “I’m really grateful to the […]

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Former Cop’s Drug Trial Delayed

The drug trial involving a former woman police constable and her brother was expected to begin in the magistrates’ court Monday, but scheduling conflicts between the prosecution and the defence forced the case to be pushed back at least three weeks. Twenty-seven-year-old Toni Sweeting and her brother, 33-year-old Delano Sweeting and Jamaican national Conrad Campbell […]

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Campaign Launched To End Violence Against Women

A campaign calling for 16 days of activism aimed at eliminating violence against women in The Bahamas was officially launched yesterday during a ceremony in Rawson Square. The Zonta Clubs in The Bahamas, along with The Bahamas Crisis Centre, organised the event, which coincided with International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women as […]

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BEC Workers To Get Money Today

It seems union workers at the Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC) have won their fight against their chairman, Leslie Miller – at least for now. On Monday, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works, Philip Davis – who is responsible for BEC – confirmed that the monies that were deducted from the workers’ salaries would be […]

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