Archive | January, 2016

Woodside Defends PLP Switch

Former State Minister in the Ingraham administration Byron Woodside is defending his recent decision to switch to the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) after years of serving under the Free National Movement (FNM). Mr. Woodside said he hopes his departure from the FNM will spur Bahamians to take a second look at the governing party – […]

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Two More Homicides

The country’s murder count has reached six for the year as police are now investigating two recent homicides. The most recent incident occurred early Tuesday morning at a residence in Churchill Subdivision off Soldier Road. According to preliminary reports this incident appears to be the result of a home invasion and robbery. Chief Superintendent of […]

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Police Shoot Suspect

A man who attempted to knock down a police officer with a vehicle is detained in hospital after he was shot on Tuesday, police have said. Reports are that shortly before 1:00p.m., a police officer was on duty at Paradise Island, when a man driving a vehicle aroused his suspicion. The officer then signaled to […]

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NHI Aims to Make The Bahamas Healthiest Country in the Region

The implementation of Universal Health Coverage through the establishment of the National Health Insurance Programme will help the Government of The Bahamas to further meet its commitment of building a healthcare system that is modern, affordable and accessible as it aims to make The Bahamas “the healthiest country in the region” by the year 2040. […]

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Man Found Hanging from a Tree

A horrifying scene of an apparent suicide sent shockwaves throughout the Mayaguana community on Monday. According to Area Member of Parliament, V. Alfred Gray, while in Crooked Island, he received a call on Monday informing him of reports of a man found hanging from a tree. Minister Gray identified the victim as Sinclair Mitchell, and […]

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Griffin Refutes Claims of Negligence

Social Services Minister, Melanie Griffin, yesterday refuted claims that her ministry neglected to assist dozens of displaced residents after a major property demolition which took place in the Prince Charles Drive area on Thursday. The demolition exercise, which occurred on Pine Barren Road, destroyed buildings which housed a local outreach organization, Ambassador Corral International Association […]

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Former Senator Fined $15k

Former Free National Movement Senator John Bostwick II could spend 15 months in prison if he cannot pay the $15,000 fine that was handed down to him by 11:00 a.m. today. It was quite a turnout at the South Street Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday afternoon as many descended on the grounds, most of them there […]

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Prime Minister Gives Tribute to Outstanding Grand Bahama Businessman Laid to Rest

One of the most successful black Bahamian businessmen and a key figure in the development of Grand Bahama Island, Edgar J. Outten Jr. was laid to rest this past Saturday. The celebration marking the life of the late Mr. Outten was held at the Community at Heart Tabernacle Church of God of Prophecy on Coral […]

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Nottage Explains FBI Involvement

Minister of National Security Dr. Bernard Nottage said difficulties in tackling local crime issues lead to his ministry seeking to adapt crime fighting strategies from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Earlier this month, Dr Nottage met with US officials at the FBI headquarters in Washington, DC, to discuss concerns surrounding the crime problem in […]

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NHI Bahamas Marks Significant Milestones

The Government of The Bahamas highlighted several significant milestones in the implementation of NHI Bahamas and the improvement of the health care system overall. Peter Deveaux-Isaacs, the Permanent Secretary for National Health Insurance and Dr. Delon Brennen, NHI’s Programme Director made several announcements today, the launch of www.nhibahamas.gov.bs, a public information website, the NHI Bahamas […]

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