Archive | December, 2017

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Cultural Icon Patricia Bazard Dies

The nation’s cultural community is  mourning  the passing of  icon  Mrs. Patricia Bazard who  passed away Monday evening at the age of 71. Mrs. Bazard was the founder of the National Children’s Choir and a former senior cultural officer with the Bahamas government. Additionally,  she was a renowned choral conductor, singer, teacher, workshop facilitator and […]

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Major Legal Battle Over “Baha Mar”

China Construction America, Inc. (“CCA”) and various related business entities are being  sued in a  New York State court for, among other alleged  wrongdoings, engaging in massive fraud, malicious acts of deceit and interference, and breaches of contract as part of a multi-year self-enrichment scheme related to the Baha Mar Resort project. The lawsuit filed is  […]

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Local Pastor Chastizes Detractors Of Marital Rape

A local clergy man is in full support  for the proposed amendment to criminalize marital rape. Appearing on the Love 97/ JCN program “Jones and Company” Pastor of Trinity Methodist Church Reverend  William Higgs said   just because a person is married,  they do not have the right to abuse their spouse. “The initial proposed […]

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Public Outcry Over Junkanoo Start Time

The general public expressed their disdain after the annual Boxing Day Junkanoo Parade was rescheduled for a start time of Tuesday at 6pm instead of the usual midnight start time. Bahamians yesterday  expressed their frustrations,  citing the time conflicted with a concert featuring a major international hip hop group taking place at the same time, […]

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Bahamas Ranked No.2 Place To Travel

The Bahamas has secured the number two spot on Condé Nast Traveller’s list of best places to travel in 2018. Condé Nast Traveller references the diversity of the multi-island destination, new resorts and increased airlift as just some of the many reasons why travelers should visit The Bahamas next year. Joy Jibrilu, Director General at […]

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87 Migrants Apprehended

The Royal Bahamas Defence Force was successful in apprehending a Haitian sailing sloop containing 87 persons attempting to gain entry into the southern Bahamas over the weekend. 72 males, 12 females and three children were arrested. Reports are that on Saturday,  the HMBS Leon Smith, commanded by Lieutenant Commander Stephen Rolle, was on patrol in […]

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Christmas Party Ends In Homicide

A Christmas party in the capital ending in bloodshed as a man was killed early Tuesday morning. Police are now  searching for the person responsible. According to reports, shortly before 1:00am, a man was attending a party at Commonwealth Boulevard, Elizabeth Estate  when he was approached by a man armed with a firearm who shot […]

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Crisis Centre Says Marital rape is real

The Director of The Crisis Centre, Doctor Sandra Dean-Patterson  says “every individual in the Bahamas, men women and children have the right to live a life free from violence and be protected under the law.” She says, “ in today’s Bahamas, married women living with their husbands do experience this protection when that husband beats […]

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Minister Ferreira Bemoans “ A Deficit of Spirit”

Environment and Housing Minister Romauld S. Ferreira says the country has a national deficit of spirit “as we are not connected to the environment.” The Minister made the statement as he joined the Atlantis Blue Project Foundation and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) at the Crush Theater, Atlantis, Paradise Island, to view a December 8 screening […]

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URCA’s INAUGURAL ICT COMPETITION WINNERS REVEALED

Five lucky contestants walked away with the top prizes at the Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority’s (URCA) Inaugural ICT (Information and Communications Technology) Awards Ceremony held last Friday. The flagship competition was open to students in three categories: Primary (4th to 6th Grade students), Secondary (7th to 12th Grade students) and Young Adult (individuals age […]

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