Archive | July, 2018

BOAT EXPLOSION VICTIM’S FAMILY RAISING MONEY

Family and friends of Maleka Jackson – the woman killed in last month’s boating accident in Exuma are looking to raise $175,000 within 14 days. So far, nearly $145,000 has been raised courtesy of 2,343 people. According to a GoFund Me page, the money’s to be used to care for her 12-year-old son and widow, […]

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ANDROS CRASH REPORT PENDING

The  report into the last  fatal Andros plane crash is complete, but  the findings will not  be made public just yet. According to Air Accident Chief Investigator, Delvin Major, the delay for the report is due to the fact that all concerned family members of the crash victims were unable to be contacted.  “We were […]

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BEATING THE SUMMER HEAT FOR OUR FURRY FRIENDS

The hottest time of the year has rolled around again, and the humane society has prepared a few tips for the public to help pet owners and their furry friends beat this summer heat. Inspector Percy Grant, General Manager of The Humane Society explained yesterday, the importance of providing our furry friends with proper sheltering […]

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PM to address UN Economic and Social Council forum

Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis left the country on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 for New York to address the United Nations High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council.   During the Ministerial sessions on  today, the Prime Minister intends to reaffirm The Bahamas’ commitment to the […]

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A Painful Process

The  government of the Bahamas is  under fire from a number of community organizations, including  Human Rights activists  on  over the resettlement  of  hundreds of  residents  who were  uprooted from so-called Shantytowns.   The main  question being asked is: where are these people going to live?  Although some members of the clergy support the move by […]

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SHOOTING VICTIM IDENTIFIED

Police have officially identified the juvenile male who was shot and killed on Friday, 13th July, 2018 at Baillou Hill Road as Sean Augustin, age 17 years of Lightbourn Avenue, Rock Crusher.  Police on the island of Eleuthera are investigating an industrial accident, which has left four men with injuries, Monday, 16th July, 2018.  According […]

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Call for Greater Caribbean Integration at CARICOM Meeting

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica – The 39th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) got underway with a clarion call for greater Caribbean integration among the 15 member-states and associates. Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis led The Bahamas delegation to CARICOM, July 4-6, 2018.  Among the […]

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MARCO’S ALERT PILOT LAUNCHED

Admittingly long overdue, the Marco’s Alert pilot was launched yesterday,  nearly seven years after its namesake, young Marco Archer, disappeared and was subsequently found dead. As National Security Minister, Marvin Dames explained, the pilot, a team effort by the police and Multimedia Technologies – gives both authorities and the public an opportunity to test the […]

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DAMES REJECTS PROMOTION CLAIMS

National Security Minister Marvin Dames has  fired back at claims that he promoted a close friend to Assistant Superintendent, calling them  “absurd and disingenuous.” As Progressive Liberal Party Leader, Philip “Brave” Davis tells it, the friend helped compile the Police Force’s Manpower Audit that found that The RBPF is top heavy. However the Minister said, […]

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Pastors In Sympathy With Gaming Employees

At least two of the  country’s Pastors believe that release of employees from gaming houses as a result of the 50 per cent  taxation imposed on gaming houses was unfortunate and unnecessary.   Bahamas Faith Ministries Senior Pastor Dave Burrows said the move was one of those being viewed   as push back from gaming […]

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