Archive | December, 2013

Nottage: I Took Marco’s Death Personally

Bains Town and Grants Town MP Dr. Bernard Nottage yesterday admitted that he took the brutal death of one of his young constituents “personally” and was in great conflict over how police handled the investigation. He was leading off debate on bills to amend the Child Protection Act and the Sexual Offences Act. The former […]

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Nearly 700 Child Abuse Cases Reported in 2012

Over the past seven years nearly 5,000 cases of various forms of child abuse have been reported, according to documents tabled in the House of Assembly by Social Services Minister Melanie Griffin on Wednesday. According to the Reported Child Maltreatment Cases report, seven types of abuse are reported to have been inflicted on children in […]

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Minister Tables Manual To Address Special Needs Students

Education Minister Jerome Fitzgerald on Wednesday tabled a resource manual in the House of Assembly that will assist educators in the country better serve students with special needs. Last week, parliamentarians debated and passed amendments to the Early Childhood Care Act 2004 and its regulations, which established standards for day care and preschools in The […]

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Love Triangle Murder Returns Guilty Verdict

After three weeks of trial, a guilty verdict was handed down to 28-year-old Rashid Dean. Dean was convicted by a four man-eight woman jury for the August 14, 2011 murder of his ex-girlfriend Oneika Johnson. Johnson was stabbed to death while on her job at Club Med in San Salvador. During the trial, the prosecution, […]

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Immigration Check Points Catch Motorists By Surprise

Many motorists in eastern New Providence were caught off guard early yesterday morning as they were stopped at multiple points and made to prove that they were legal residents of this country. A coalition of law enforcement officers including members of the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) and the Department of Immigration set up the […]

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Fitzgerald Asks MPs For Money

Education Minister Jerome Fitzgerald is asking each MP to contribute at least $5,000 from their constituency allowance towards an initiative that will help more Bahamians realise their dreams of a college education. The initiative will be called the Bahamas National High School Marching Band Competition. After a few years, the ministry hopes to expand it […]

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BEC Christmas Bonouses In Limbo

Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC) Chairman Leslie Miller said he is standing firm on the board’s decision to defer Christmas bonouses for BEC workers this year, but noted that executives are still continuing discussions with the unions that represent the workers. It’s the latest move by the corporation to save money. The decision is not sitting […]

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Bahamas Meets Int’l Standards For Human Trafficking Laws

When it comes to the legal framework surrounding human trafficking, The Bahamas has been able to soar above standards set by international bodies. During her mission to The Bahamas, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons Joy Ngozi Ezeilo, said she was pleased to find that the Bahamian government has taken human trafficking as […]

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Bahamahost Graduates Urged To Restore Tourism

Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe told the 2013 graduates of the Bahamahost Programme that all have a responsibility in restoring The Bahamas as the premier tourist destination. Staff of Bahamas Information Services – the government’s agency of record – was amongst the estimated 400 graduates who completed the highly acclaimed hospitality programme. The graduating ceremony […]

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Hit and Run

Toddler Killed In Hit-And-Run –Mom Clings To Life

Authorities are trying to locate the relatives of the victims of a hit-and-run incident early yesterday morning that claimed the life of a three-year-old toddler while his mother remains in critical condition. The incident happened around 6:00 a.m. Wednesday along St. Vincent Road. The woman, who was pushing the child in a stroller, was walking […]

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