Archive | May, 2014

Robber Stabbed To Death

A 28-year-old woman has turned herself into authorities in connection with a stabbing incident that left an 18-year-old man dead early yesterday morning, police have confirmed. The incident occurred just before 1:00 a.m. on Miami Street. The woman alleges the man attempted to rob her. When police arrived at the scene, they found the man’s […]

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Man Shot Dead

Man Shot Dead

A 24-year-old man who family members said was recently released from prison was shot and killed Tuesday afternoon as he played a game of dominoes through Odle Corner off East Street. Family members on the scene whose screams and wails pierced the afternoon air identified him as 24-year-old Kentlee Milford of Eneas Jumper Corner off […]

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Gov’t Considers 7 1/2 Per cent VAT Rate

The government’s considering introducing value added tax (VAT) at a rate of between 7 ½ and 10 per cent, a reduction that will be accompanied by expenditure controls, the Bahama Journal can confirm. Sources have further revealed that the controversial new tax will “very likely” be introduced in early 2015, several months after the 2014/2015 […]

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Former PM, Police Chief Allegedly Assisted US Spying

Former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham gave approval for the United States to monitor and record cell phone calls in The Bahamas in 2009 while former Commissioner of Police Reginald Ferguson assisted American surveillance officials with setting up the phone tapping system, a top Christie Administration official confirmed to the Bahama Journal yesterday. The official, who […]

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Drug Suspect Arrested

A 26-year-old man is expected to appear in court later this week on drug possession charges. Officers were reportedly patrolling Commonwealth Boulevard, Elizabeth Estates around 12:30 p.m. when they spotted the suspect acting suspiciously. A search revealed a quantity of marijuana packaged for sale. Investigations are ongoing. Meantime, Flying Squad officers yesterday arrested a 33-year-old […]

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BTVI Employees Stage Protest

Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) employees held a protest on Tuesday morning demanding the removal of the institution’s manager and consultant Dr. Iva Dahl and called for the government to intervene on a number of outstanding issues. Standing in front of the campus, the employees held up posters and chanted “Iva gat to go, […]

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Bostwick Trial Set For September

Bostwick Trial Set For September

The trial of former Free National Movement (FNM) Senator John Bostwick who was arrested last Saturday for ammunition possession will get underway in mid-September, a magistrate ruled yesterday. Bostwick, 42, is on a $9,000 bail after he was arrested and charged with illegal possession of ammunition. Back on May 17, Bostwick was arrested at the […]

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150 Graduate Baha Mar Institute

150 Graduate Baha Mar Institute

Chosen from 3,500 applicants, 150 graduates of Baha Mar’s Leadership Development Institute (LDI) now have jobs at the multi-billion dollar Cable Beach Development after completing four months of training. After participating in the training programme, graduates got a surprise Tuesday after walking into the crowded Melia ballroom this morning, they found letters of employment in […]

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100 Per Cent Sandyport Hotel Occupancy Thanks to IAAF World Relays

100 Per Cent Sandyport Hotel Occupancy Thanks to IAAF World Relays

The staging of the IAAF World Relays in The Bahamas translated to excellent occupancy levels for the month of May for the Sandyport Beaches Resort and Hotel, the boutique hotel on Nassau’s Western coastline known for its Bahamian charm and serenity. The hotel’s General Manager Vernon Moss said that this has been a record breaking […]

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16 Weddings on 16 Islands

16 Weddings on 16 Islands

The chance of having a dream wedding in The Bahamas has American couples bubbling with excitement. According to Ministry of Tourism officials couples from all 50 states in the United States have entered the ministry’s Dream Wedding Competition for a chance to say “I do” in paradise. The initiative invites engaged couples in the continental […]

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