Archive | June, 2016

Man Accused of Attempted Incest

A man was arraigned in the Magistrates court for charges related to incest.  Renardo Pinder, 25, was arraigned before Chief Magistrate Andrew Forbes, for two counts of attempted incest.  It is alleged that Pinder attempted incest with his niece.  The alleged attempts occurred on the 12th and 19th of June this year.  The charges raised […]

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Griffin Sought To Eliminate Fraud In Social Services

A few months after an auditor general’s report revealed fraudulent activity within the Department of Social Services, Social Services Minister Melanie Griffin sought to prove that her ministry eliminated possibilities of fraud. The minister led a delegation including ministry officials and officials from the Bank of The Bahamas, to North, Central and South Abaco on […]

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Gray: PM Can’t Resign

On the heels of calls for Prime Minister Perry Christie’s resignation, Agriculture Minister and MICAL Member of Parliament (MP) V. Alfred Gray strongly objected to those calls, deeming the request in essence, “stupidness”, when he spoke to reporters outside cabinet yesterday. Last week, Opposition Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis and Democratic National Alliance Leader Branville Mccartney […]

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Gov’t Revamps Home Building System

With the significant demand for homes within The Bahamas, relief is on the way for some Bahamian families with the government announcing a new subdivision in the Adastra Gardens Area. Minister For Housing Kenred Dorsett says new construction systems would enable them to drive down the cost of homes and persons on BMC’s Mortgage list would […]

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Drug Bust Suspects Arraigned in Court

The two men who were caught on Sunday during a drug bust were arraigned in court yesterday on drug related charges.  Dundas Munnings, 34, of Twynam Heights and Dennis Earnest, 41, were arraigned on charges yesterday before Chief Magistrate Andrew Forbes.  The two men were charges with possession of drugs with intent to supply and […]

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“NHI Closer,” Sands Says

Recently appointed Senator Dr. Duane Sands says he feel as though we are closer to the National Health Insurance(NHI) product than we have been in recent months.  In the past few months, Dr. Sands has lambasted the government for its delay of NHI which was supposed to meet the first phase in May.  “We’re closer […]

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Bahamian Student Describes Mood After BREXIT

The UK’s Decision to remove itself from the European Union has had a large impact around the world both socially and economically. The Brexit Vote not only affected European countries but those in the Caribbean as well. The Journal caught up with Manda Moxey, a senior at Cardiff University in Wales, who is studying Law […]

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Sands Not Overconfident In Win

As Free National Movement MP Loretta Butler Turner has yet to formally announce her campaign to run against FNM Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis, her running mate FNM Senator Dr. Duane Sands says he’s not overconfident in a victory. “I take nothing for granted, we are the underdogs. We have a tremendous amount of work to […]

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Roberts: Rollins has seen his last days

Chairman of the PLP Bradley Roberts is deeming the re-election of Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) flip-flopper and Fort Charlotte MP Dr. Andre Rollins, an event that is highly unlikely.  Dr. Minnis stated that no political party at this point would trust Dr. Rollins considering his recent antics within the Free National Movement and outburst in […]

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Pair Sentenced For Murder

Two juveniles who were tried as teens were sentenced as adults yesterday in respect to their connection with a murder that occurred in 2014. Deangelo Johnson and Mario Whyms – both 18 – appeared before Justice George Hilton, who sentenced the pair to 40 and 25 years respectively for the 2014 murder of James Cordero […]

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