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Two Men Charged For Murder PM: Rollins Did the Right Thing
 
Two Men Charged For Murder

Two Men Charged For Murder

Two men were brought before the Magistrates’ Court on Monday to face charges in connection with two recent murders. Appearing before Magistrate Samuel McKinney was 25-year-old Shakatouri Thompson of #123 Major Road. Thompson was charged with the murder of 33-year-old Nadia Tracy Cartwright, the mother of four was killed on August 11. He was also [...]

PM: Rollins Did the Right Thing—MP resigns as Party Whip’

PM: Rollins Did the Right Thing—MP resigns as Party Whip’

Prime Minister Perry Christie announced Monday that Fort Charlotte Member of Parliament Dr. Andre Rollins resigned as the Party’s Whip while wrapping up debate in the House of Assembly on Monday and expressed satisfaction in Mr. Rollin’s decision. “The member for Fort Charlotte then indicated that he was not comfortable with some of the positions [...]

UTEB Raises Concerns About COB

19 August 2014

Vice President of the Union of Tertiary Education of The Bahamas (UTEB) Jennifer Isaacs-Dotson said yesterday that while the lack of a president at the College of The Bahamas (COB) is disheartening, one of the pressing issues that tops UTEB’S list of concerns is communication and consultation. “We need to be seen as partners in [...]

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Old Vs New: PLP MPs Square Off Again

19 August 2014

The old school rank of the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) once again went head to head with the new class in the House of Assembly as debate on the controversial package of bills to amend the Bahamas Constitution continued on Monday. This time, Marathon Member of Parliament Jerome Fitzgerald squared off with Fort Charlotte MP [...]

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Gov’t Revises Referendum Questions

19 August 2014

Prime Minister Perry Christie laid out the revised questions that are set to make up the upcoming Constitutional Referendum on legislating gender equality between men and women. Mr. Christie tabled the questions while wrapping up debate on the controversial bills. He said that the questions have not only changed but were simplified. “Bill number one, [...]

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Four Die In Plane Crash

Four Die In Plane Crash

19 August 2014

Four people were killed Monday morning after the plane they were in crashed in a mangrove swamp just off Grand Bahama. The victims’ names, nationalities, nor flight information have been released pending notification of next of kin. Transport and Aviation Minister Glenys Hanna-Martin first announced that three people were killed in the crash that happened [...]

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Former US Ambassador Creates Scholarship Foundation

19 August 2014

Bernadette Christie, wife Prime Minister Perry Christie, will chair the newly created Ambassador Nicole Avant Scholarship Foundation of The Bahamas. The foundation was formed by a prominent group of Bahamian business people lead by NABHOOD President Andy Ingraham and will be associated with The College of the Bahamas and will focus on continuing the efforts [...]

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BIBT To Make $500K Investment

19 August 2014

Bahamas Institute of Business and Technology (BIBT) is slated to thrust $525,000 into scholarships for law enforcement officers here in the country via a Law Enforcement Revolving Scholarship Fund. According to the Board of Directors at BIBT the work of a particular set of rave Bahamian men and women seemingly go unnoticed and it is [...]

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Veteran Public Servant Dies

Veteran Public Servant Dies

18 August 2014

Longtime public servant Harold Munnings died over the weekend at the age of 90, the Journal has confirmed. Munnings was 90-years-old. He served as former permanent secretaries in both the Ministry of Works and the Ministry of Health. Mr. Munnings was also the co-ordinator of the 1973 Bahamas Independence Secretariat and served in that capacity [...]

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Sentencing Again Delayed For Convicted Rapist

18 August 2014

Convicted rapist Oscar Ingraham will have to wait until the end of the month before he is sentenced following his rape conviction. His sentencing has been put off on two occasions because his psychiatric report was not ready. He was last scheduled to be sentenced on August 8. Ingraham was convicted of the home invasion, [...]

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School Officials Probed After Toddler Drowns

18 August 2014

Police are questioning officials from a local elementary school regarding the death of a three-year-old who drowned at Montagu Beach on Thursday. Head of the Central Detective Unit (CDU) Superintendent Paul Rolle confirmed that several people were being questioned but that it was too early to say whether charges would be filed. “We are still [...]

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Murder Suspects To Face Charges

18 August 2014

Two murder suspects who police believe are behind two of the country’s latest murders are expected to answer to the charges in a Magistrates Court today. According to police officials a 26-year-old man of Yellow Elder Gardens will be arraigned for the murder of 33-year-old mother of four Nadia Cartwright. It was around 2:30 a.m. [...]

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