Archive | June, 2017

Man Hospitalized after Shooting

A man is detained in hospital after a shooting incident in the capital on Tuesday night. Reports indicate that shortly before 9 p.m., the victim was shot by a male assailant while walking on Third Street, The Grove. The suspect escaped on foot. Subsequently, the victim was transported to hospital where he is detained in […]

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PM Touts Virtues of ‘Servant Leader’ at BCC Installation

Great leadership calls for great service and those who are privileged enough to lead must be humble enough to serve their country, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis said Tuesday night. “Leadership is all about the people,” Prime Minister Minnis said. Prime Minister Minnis said he and newly-elected Bahamas Christian Council (BCC) President, Bishop Fernander, share […]

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1st Place Tie in SRC Discharge Planning Competition

As Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre (SRC) seeks to improve the outcomes for patients its employees engaged in their annual discharge planning exhibition competition yesterday. The theme for this year’s competition is “Shutting the Revolving Door.” Senior Nursing Officer and Coordinator of the event Paulette Bowe during an interview with The Bahama Journal noted the event’s significance. […]

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BJ Nottage Dies

Former Minister of National Security Dr. Bernard J. Nottage died yesterday at the age of 71 after suffering from several ailments. Last Thursday, Dr. Nottage was transferred by air ambulance to Florida to receive medical treatment. The former Cabinet minister who was “gravely ill,” was taken to Florida after members of his family made the […]

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Retraction

The Bahama Journal extends its sincerest apologies for the June 20, 2017 online publication of a story titled, “22-Year-Old Charged with Attempted Murder.”  The story indicated that “Everette Strachan, 22, was charged with one count attempted murder and one count grievous harm before Magistrate Andrew Forbes.” We acknowledge that Strachan did not receive those charges. […]

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Man Dies after Nightclub Brawl

A fight at a nightclub early Tuesday morning left one man dead and two other men detained in hospital. According to police, the fight broke out around 2:30 a.m. at a nightclub located on Farrington Road when two men were shot and another was stabbed. The three men were taken to the hospital, where one […]

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$4 Million GB Drug Bust

Police in Grand Bahama found 421.5 pounds of cocaine with an estimated street value of $4 million while searching a home in West End. The male resident was arrested and taken into police custody. He is expected to be arraigned before Magistrate’s Court this week.

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Govt Vows to Complete Baha Mar

Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs Carl Bethel announced in the Senate last Friday that the government will continue the Baha Mar project because of the economic benefits for Bahamians. During his contribution to the 2017/2018 Budget Communication debate, Bethel said, “No one can deny the importance of the project to the economy and […]

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Mosquito Fogging Begins

As the summer progresses, with it comes the prevalence of mosquitoes, which prompted the Ministry of Environmental Health to begin its fogging exercise. The ministry intends to go throughout the country to ensure the prevention of mosquito borne illnesses. Various communities in Grand Bahama have already been fogged. Residents are being advised to tune into […]

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Bahamas Ranks High on Fight against Human Trafficking

The Bahamas has maintained a Tier 1 Ranking in the Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report for the third year in a row as efforts continue to fight the crime of human trafficking. According to U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Lisa Johnson, the ranking reflects the government’s serious and sustained efforts through strong collaboration across multiple government agencies, […]

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