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Firearm Ring Charged $2.7 Million Border Protection Agreement Signed
 
Firearm Ring Charged

Firearm Ring Charged

Seven men, involved in a firearm trafficking ring, were arraigned yesterday at the Magistrate’s Court on Nassau Street in connection with the seizure of high powered weapons and ammunition. The seven men, including an American, were arraigned on two counts of firearm possession, two counts of possession of a prohibited high powered weapon, two counts [...]

$2.7 Million Border Protection Agreement Signed

$2.7 Million Border Protection Agreement Signed

Minister of Foreign Affairs Fred Mitchell participated in the signing of an amended agreement yesterday that constitutes a donation of $2.7 million from the United States to assist in protecting Bahamian borders. Mr. Mitchell was joined by U.S. Embassy Chargé D’Affaires Lisa Johnson at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to demonstrate both countries shared commitment [...]

AG: Amendment to Juries Act Proven Successful

28 April 2015

Attorney-General Allyson Maynard-Gibson said since the 2014 amendment to the Juries Act, there has already been success in the court system. During her contribution to the Senate debate on the Juries Amendment Act and the Parliamentary Elections Bill last week, the attorney general said amendments are set to enable the court to notify potential jurors [...]

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The Bahamas and U.S. Seeks to Combat Human Trafficking

28 April 2015

Minister of Foreign Affairs Fred Mitchell said The Bahamas and the United States are working to exchange diplomatic notes in an effort to combat human trafficking. During the signing of the Seventh Amendment Letter of Agreement on Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs yesterday, Mr. Mitchell stated that the diplomatic [...]

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GB Police Officer Charged with Unlawful Sexual Intercourse

GB Police Officer Charged with Unlawful Sexual Intercourse

28 April 2015

Police Corporal Alexander Beneby, 41, of 194 Scott Avenue, was arraigned yesterday before Magistrate Rengin Johnson in Magistrate Court number three in Freeport, Grand Bahama. He was arraigned on two counts of unlawful sexual intercourse with a dependent. Beneby pleaded not guilty to the charge and elected a summary trial. He was represented by attorney [...]

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French Politician with Hidden Money in The Bahamas Faces Scrutiny

28 April 2015

The founder of a major French political party is facing serious scrutiny after reports allege that he has gold bars and a lot of cash hidden at a Swiss Bank in The Bahamas. Jean-Marie Le Pen, founder of the French far right Front National political party is alleged to have hid nearly $2.4 million in [...]

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Taxi and Surrey Drivers Outraged Over ID Renewal Process

Taxi and Surrey Drivers Outraged Over ID Renewal Process

28 April 2015

Disgruntled taxi drivers and surrey cab drivers swarmed the outside of the Port Department yesterday, complaining of the “tiresome” and “unprofessional” process to renew their port identification cards which would enable them to work on port grounds. With five cruise ships coming in today and workers claiming that they’re being denied access to the port’s [...]

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Cat Island to Honour One of Its Native Sons

Cat Island to Honour One of Its Native Sons

28 April 2015

When the 2015 Cat Island Regatta is held later this year, it will be a very special event for the King family as the Cat Island Association has selected the family’s patriarch and one of that island’s boat building and sailing legends, the late Herbert King. During a meeting yesterday along with a courtesy call [...]

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Airport Authority Celebrates 15 New Graduates as Airport Security Officers

Airport Authority Celebrates 15 New Graduates as Airport Security Officers

28 April 2015

Fifteen new Aviation Security Officers and Passenger Screeners have successfully met the “Post-September 11th” international requirements that are designed to protect travelers, moving within the nation’s borders and throughout a chain of Bahamian airports. “A safe airport environment is the economic lifeblood of an archipelagic nation, such as The Bahamas. Our numerous airports and ports [...]

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TYA President Urges Gov’t to Stop COB Tuition Increase

TYA President Urges Gov’t to Stop COB Tuition Increase

27 April 2015

President of the Torchbearers Youth Association (TYA) Ronique Brown yesterday expressed her disapproval over the hike in tuition fees at the College of The Bahamas (COB) and urged the government to stop this increase. “We urge the government, who made grand promises to the Bahamian people regarding doubling investments in education, to dismiss and reject [...]

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Third Cohort Graduates from National Training Agency

27 April 2015

After 14 weeks of training, 140 students have been equipped to join the country’s workforce and graduated from the third cohort of the National Training Agency (NTA) on Thursday, April 23 during a ceremony at Holy Trinity Activities Centre, Stapledon Gardens. The government officially launched the competency-based training and job placement agency that prepares young [...]

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Four Men Left Hospitalized After Shooting Incidents

27 April 2015

Police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating three suspects involved in three separate shooting incidents on Saturday, April 25 that left four men hospitalized. The first incident occurred shortly after 10 a.m. A man, who was sitting in his Honda vehicle with a female at the junction of Alexandria Boulevard and Taylor Street, Nassau [...]

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