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$500K Drug Bust In Bimini Wife Charged With Husband’s Murder
 
$500K Drug Bust In Bimini

$500K Drug Bust In Bimini

Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) officers yesterday arrested an American man on board a vessel in south Bimini which contained nearly half a million dollars’ worth of suspected marijuana. According to Chief Superintendent Samuel Butler, commander of the DEU, the 52-year-old man was found on board a 30-foot sailing sloop with American registration. “A search was [...]

Wife Charged With Husband’s Murder

Wife Charged With Husband’s Murder

The wife of the Australian podiatrist found dead in his home last week was charged with murder in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday. Donna Vasyli, a 54-year-old, who is also the mother of the couple’s two children, appeared before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt in good spirits as she faced one count of murder by means of [...]

PM Tells UN of CARICOM’s Economic Plans

31 March 2015

As the Chair of CARICOM, Prime Minister Perry Christie told delegates of the United Nations that plans are in place to revitalize economic growth in the Caribbean and to address the rising levels of unemployment in the region. “Revitalizing economic growth is therefore of critical importance to preventing further deterioration in the region’s human development [...]

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Griffin Focuses on Our Responsibility As Humans to Each Other

31 March 2015

Minister of Social Services and Community Development Melanie S. Griffin on Saturday stressed the importance of a country being able to cater to the needs of its citizens, especially the old and the young. “The old must be taken care of because they have served their country and deserve to be rewarded,” she said during [...]

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Scotiabank Announces Restructuring Plans—Branches in Stella Maris and North Eleuthera Will Close

Scotiabank Announces Restructuring Plans—Branches in Stella Maris and North Eleuthera Will Close

31 March 2015

Scotiabank announced yesterday that it will be restructuring its branch network in The Bahamas over the next six months. The bank’s Managing Director Sean Albert said officials conducted a thorough review of the bank’s operations and looked for ways to continue serving customers while growing the business. He said the bank has announced to employees [...]

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“Gray Must Go Now,” Says FNM Leader

31 March 2015

Once again Free National Movement (FMM) Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis is calling for the resignation of Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources V. Alfred Gray and this time he says, “Gray must go now.” The repeated call for Mr. Gray’s resignation came yesterday as officers of the Royal Bahamas Police Force guarded the doors of [...]

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“FNM Ignoring Due Process on Gray,” Says Roberts

31 March 2015

Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Chairman Bradley Roberts claims that Free National Movement (FNM) Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis is ignoring due process and acting as a “Jumping Jack” following his repeated calls for the resignation of the Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources V. Alfred Gray. In a statement released yesterday, Roberts noted that during the [...]

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Trinidadian Soca Star – Junkanoo Carnival Headliner

31 March 2015

The lineup of local and regional music artists who will perform during the upcoming Junkanoo Carnival was announced by the Bahamas National Festival Commission (BNFC) yesterday and it includes Trinidadian Soca star Machel Montano, who is reportedly the event’s headliner. According to the BNFC, other music artists scheduled to perform during the May 7 – [...]

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Bishop Hall Wants Nottage to Send Tough Message to Criminals

31 March 2015

Pastor Emeritus of New Covenant Baptist Church Bishop Simeon Hall is calling on the Minister of National Security Dr. Bernard Nottage to send a tougher and more clear-cut message to potential criminals. In a recent interview with The Bahama Journal, Bishop Hall shed light on the increase of crime in the country and said criminals [...]

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Plans Announced for 17th Annual Coconut Festival, Pelican Point

Plans Announced for 17th Annual Coconut Festival, Pelican Point

31 March 2015

Plans for the 17th Annual Coconut Festival in Pelican Point, East Grand Bahama, on Easter Monday were announced on Monday, during a press conference at Banana Bay. During the festival, which will be held from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, April 6, there will be a showcase of culture with live performances by [...]

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Wife of Murdered Podiatrist to Be Arraigned Today

Wife of Murdered Podiatrist to Be Arraigned Today

30 March 2015

A 54-year old woman of Old Fort Bay is scheduled to be arraigned in the Magistrate’s Court, Nassau Street today and according to police she will be formally charged for the murder of her husband Phillip Vasyli. Mr. Vasyli, a 59-year-old Australian podiatrist, was discovered dead at their Old Fort Bay home last Tuesday. According [...]

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No More Food Stamps – Social Services Issues Prepaid Visa Cards

No More Food Stamps – Social Services Issues Prepaid Visa Cards

30 March 2015

For the first time on Friday, Bahamians depending on assistance from social services were able to use reloadable prepaid visa cards in the place of government food stamps, making it one of the most revolutionary social programmes in modern history. With some 9,000 Bahamians depending on the government for social support, Minister of Social Services [...]

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