Archive | March, 2014

Police Investigate Apparent Drowning–Man’s Lifeless Body Found Floating

The lifeless body of a black middle aged man was found floating about 50 feet from the shoreline in an area just before Dick’s Point off the Eastern Road Friday, leaving authorities with more questions than answers. Police said they made the discovery around 11:30a.m. According to Assistant Superintendent B.K.Bonamy Jr, the victim, who is […]

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Police Arrest Two Murder Suspects–Four American visitors arrested for drugs and firearm

Two people were arrested in connection with two recent murders yesterday, police have said. According to police, a 19-year-old man wanted for questioning in reference to a murder, was arrested in Montell Heights just after midnight Sunday. Police said a 16-year-old male was taken into custody around 1:30 a.m. Sunday for questioning in reference to […]

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Pilots Blame Port Authority For Impasse

The Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) is blocking marine pilots and principals from Freeport Harbour Company (FHC) and Buckeye Partners (BORCO) from reaching a deal over the resignation of pilots, The Bahamas Marine Pilots Association (BMPA) charged Sunday. In a statement released yesterday, the BMPA said the only issue still unresolved is a result of […]

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North Andros Institute Will Reduce Food Imports By 40 Per Cent

The Bahamas Agricultural and Marine Sciences Institute (BAMSI) projects reducing the amount of food imported into the country by 40 per cent, according to a top advisor to the government on the project. Dr. Omer Thomas, an agricultural expert and special consultant to the government on BAMSI, said this reduction will come about within the […]

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Man Stabbed to Death In Yellow Elder

A 29-year-old man has turned himself into police in connection with a brazen daylight killing in Yellow Elder Saturday that left one man dead, police have confirmed. Police said the incident occurred around 3:00 p.m. along Graham Drive while a man was standing with a group of men when he got into an altercation with […]

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Family Hauled Before Courts For Gun Possession

A mother and her two sons were hauled before a magistrate Friday afternoon to face charges of gun possession. On Thursday, March 27, Kim Indiana Iturriaga and her two sons were arrested after officers found two guns and nine rounds of ammunition in their Village Road yard. According to police, officers showed up during the […]

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DNA Leader: PM Residence Can Wait

Democratic National Alliance (DNA) Leader Branville McCartney believes that the prime minister doesn’t need a new residence at the moment, and instead, that money should be used to tackle the bigger issues the country is now facing. In a press statement yesterday, Mr. McCartney said it has now become clearer than ever before, that Prime […]

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15-Year-Old Girl Killed At Nightclub

A 15-year-old girl became the country’s latest homicide victim after she was shot outside a bar in Grand Bahama early Sunday morning. Alexis A. Smith, of Holmes Rock, was shot to the head outside Platinum Lounge in Kings Subdivision around 3:00 a.m. Saturday by a man known to police. The man reportedly fled the scene […]

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Local Farmers To Benefit From New Institute

Local farmers are expected to benefit significantly from the creation of a programme being launched as part of The Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Sciences Institute (BAMSI) meant to give local producers more access to the markets and a greater share of profits through a processing facility to be opened on North Andros. The initiative is […]

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Franklyn Wilson Elected FOCOL Chairman—Takes Leadership Reins From Sir Albert Miller

Businessman Franklyn Wilson has been elected chairman of Focol Holdings Limited (FOCOL) and reappointed director – a post he has held for 31 years. Mr. Wilson succeeds Sir Albert Miller, who has served as chairman since 1988. During FOCOL’s annual general meeting, which was held in Grand Bahama on Wednesday, March 26, Mr. Wilson thanked […]

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