Archive | November, 2017

House Divided On Commercial Enterprise Bill

Despite the opposition’s push to delay debate on the commercial enterprise bill in the interest of further consultation, the government yesterday pressed ahead with the proposed legislation that is being touted as one that encourages both domestic and foreign investment.   Taking the lead for the government, State Minister for Legal Affairs, Ellsworth Johnson stressed […]

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HeadKnowles launches second Telethon to help Hurricane Victims

For the second time, local charity, HeadKnowles Ltd. Foundation is preparing for a ‘Helping to Heal’ Telethon for southern islands, Salina Point, Acklins and Ragged Island which were ravished during Hurricane Irma. Partnering with the telecommunications company ALIV, HeadKnowles Ltd. representative, Patrina Khoo Farquharson hopes that the Telethon will prove to be a successful endeavour. […]

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Accused Murderer denied Bail

A man wanted for murder was formally charged before the courts yesterday. Twenty four year old Byron Demeritte of Garden View, Bernard Road was charged with one count of unlawfully intentionally causing the death of teenager Mitchell Munroe on September 16th while on Johnson Road, Fox Hill. According to police, two men in a grey […]

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RBDF BACK FROM DOMINICA

The Royal Bahamas Defense Force crew aboard the HMBS Lawrence Major, returned home yesterday from a historic disaster relief and recovery trip. After over 3,000 miles, the 44 man crew of the HMBS Lawrence major – that’s 23 RBDF officers and marines, two emergency technicians, 12 Defence force technicians , three cooks and four firefighters […]

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TB CASES INCREASE


A large number of people have been exposed to Tuberculosis (TB) in Eleuthera.  At last count, health officials had gotten through roughly 2,000 people with 235 confirmed TB cases on that island. Health Minister Dr. Duane Sands said, “what we have found thus far is that more than 100 persons in that screening have positive […]

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Zonta Club Highlights Gender Based Violence

There are more cases of violence reported against women and children than in men. However,  violence itself is not biased. After some statistic research, one in three women is affected and one in seven men have reported gender violence, which pans out to one hundred in every seven hundred men, according to Dr. Theresa Adderley-Smith, […]

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No Apology Minnis On Baha Mar

The opposition’s call for Prime Minister, Dr. Hubert Minnis to apologize to Bahamians for what they call ‘deceitfulness’, regarding his former stance on Baha Mar will not be satisfied, according to Press Secretary, Anthony Newbold. During the weekly press briefing, Mr. Newbold, responding to whether or not Dr. Minnis had any comments on the criticism […]

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PLP Seeks Constitutional Reform

The Progressive Liberal Party is   undergoing reconstruction and has commissioned a constitution committee  to review its party’s policies. The committee will make recommendations as to what changes the party  needs to make in pushing ahead to the next election. Former PLP  Chairman, attorney Raynard Rigby, will head the committee and said they would have […]

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Police Search Murder Suspects

Authorities are searching from two men wanted in connection with a murder. Police  are searching  for 23-year-old Michael Newland of Montel Heights and 24-year-old Byron Bradley Demeritte of Garden View Estates. Newland is of dark brown complexion, slim build and stands between five feet eight inches and five feet ten inches tall. Police say Demeritte […]

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New School Primary School Proposed

Ministry of Education is preparing to open a new pre-school and primary school together which will cost  twenty million dollars in Southwest, New Providence. Education Minister Jeffrey Lloyd  yesterday made the  announcment  at Cabinet. “We have already done the drawings for a school in what we call southwest New Providence.  This would be a primary […]

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