Archive | February, 2014

Minnis Wants Tax Update on All MPs

Free National Movement (FNM) Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis said he wants Prime Minister Perry Christie to give a list of all parliamentarians and where they stand in their tax payments. Dr. Minnis was firing back at Labor Minister Shane Gibson’s recent threats to expose all FNM parliamentarians, past and present, who are behind on their […]

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Two in Critical Condition After Morning Shooting

Two men are fighting for their lives in hospital after being gunned down in an early morning shooting on Tuesday. The double shooting took place through Panza Corner which is located between Market Street and Blue Hill Road. When our team arrived on the scene, the victims had already been taken to the Princess Margaret […]

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Elderly American Man Apparent Drowning

San Salvador police were yesterday investigating the apparent drowning of an elderly South Carolina man. Preliminary information indicated that around 11:30 a.m., the 87-year-old victim was snorkeling with a female friend in waters off San Salvador in the vicinity of the Club Med Resort when he is alleged to have drowned. The victim was pronounced […]

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FNM Deputy: Christie is Most Incompetent PM

Free National Movement (FNM) Deputy Leader Loretta Butler-Turner said Prime Minister Perry Christie is the most “incompetent and irresponsible prime minister and minister of finance since the advent of Cabinet government in The Bahamas.” In a press statement released yesterday Mrs. Butler-Turner said Prime Minister Christie is very good at pleading ignorance and very poor […]

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Gibson Threatens To Expose FNM Tax-Dodgers

Labour and National Insurance Minister Shane Gibson yesterday threatened to disclose the names of past and present Opposition Members of Parliament who, at one time or another, were delinquent in paying their taxes amid lingering questions of the fate of a top government official now under fire after admitting that he dodged property taxes for […]

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Man Arraigned for Blair Family Shooting

The man accused of trying to kill a retired College Of The Bahamas lecturer, her son and her grandson was on Tuesday arraigned in court exactly two weeks after he allegedly committed the crimes. Initially police said they were looking for two men, but on Tuesday 22-year-old Fleming Street resident Adrian Stubbs was by himself […]

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Bahamas Awaiting CARICOM Consensus on Marijuana Debate

The Bahamas is awaiting the completion of studies and consensus from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) before tackling the issue of legalising marijuana just days after another Caribbean country revealed plans to decriminalise its use by the end of the year. Jamaica will this year join a virtual tidal wave of countries across the globe in […]

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Prison is Criminal Training Ground–Majority of Criminals are Fatherless

A reformed gang banger said yesterday that prison is only a place where rookie criminals learn to become experts. Dexter Deal, author of “The Fight of My Life is Wrapped Up in My Father”, while appearing as a guest on Love 97’s daily talk show Issues of the Day, said Her Majesty’s Prisons (HMP) is […]

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Homicide on Jitney –Male passenger had gunshot wound

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a man whose body was found on a jitney Monday afternoon, Assistant Commissioner of Police Anthony Ferguson said last evening. ACP Ferguson said the driver of a route No. 1 jitney alerted officers at the Southern Police Station on Quakoo Street sometime after 6:00 p.m. about […]

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$800K Drug Bust–Three Arrested

Two men – ages 51 years – along with their 46-year-old alleged accomplice were arrested early yesterday in connection with a major drug bust, the second in recent days. A team of Drug Enforcement and Defence Force officers headed to the Sea Breeze area around 4:00 a.m. Monday and spotted a large quantity of dangerous […]

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