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Izmirlian Called ‘Offensive’ PM Silent on Request to Stop Baha Mar Sale
 

Izmirlian Called ‘Offensive’

Senator Fred Mitchell fired back at the original Baha Mar developer Sarkis Izmirlian for his comments regarding the previous administration’s handling of the stalled multibillion dollar resort. In a scathing verbal assault during his contribution to the 2017-2018 Budget Communication debate in the Senate yesterday, Mr. Mitchell called the statement offensive. “The press statement which […]

PM Silent on Request to Stop Baha Mar Sale

Press Secretary Anthony Newbold said yesterday that Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis has no intentions of responding to the moratorium request made by BMD Holdings two days ago. In a statement released on Sunday, BMD stated that it has reviewed the heads of terms regarding concessions agreed upon by the previous government of The Bahamas, […]

Man Dies after Nightclub Brawl

28 June 2017

A fight at a nightclub early Tuesday morning left one man dead and two other men detained in hospital. According to police, the fight broke out around 2:30 a.m. at a nightclub located on Farrington Road when two men were shot and another was stabbed. The three men were taken to the hospital, where one […]

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$4 Million GB Drug Bust

28 June 2017

Police in Grand Bahama found 421.5 pounds of cocaine with an estimated street value of $4 million while searching a home in West End. The male resident was arrested and taken into police custody. He is expected to be arraigned before Magistrate’s Court this week.

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Govt Vows to Complete Baha Mar

28 June 2017

Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs Carl Bethel announced in the Senate last Friday that the government will continue the Baha Mar project because of the economic benefits for Bahamians. During his contribution to the 2017/2018 Budget Communication debate, Bethel said, “No one can deny the importance of the project to the economy and […]

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Mosquito Fogging Begins

28 June 2017

As the summer progresses, with it comes the prevalence of mosquitoes, which prompted the Ministry of Environmental Health to begin its fogging exercise. The ministry intends to go throughout the country to ensure the prevention of mosquito borne illnesses. Various communities in Grand Bahama have already been fogged. Residents are being advised to tune into […]

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Bahamas Ranks High on Fight against Human Trafficking

28 June 2017

The Bahamas has maintained a Tier 1 Ranking in the Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report for the third year in a row as efforts continue to fight the crime of human trafficking. According to U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Lisa Johnson, the ranking reflects the government’s serious and sustained efforts through strong collaboration across multiple government agencies, […]

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Cooper: ‘PLP Responsible for Loss’- – -MP Outlines PLP’s 2022 Election Plan

28 June 2017

Exuma and Ragged Island Member of Parliament (MP) Chester Cooper, while bringing remarks at the National Progressive Institute meeting on Monday, revealed several reasons he believes the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) was responsible for its own loss at the polls on May 10. Mr. Cooper said he believes above all the reasons listed, the PLP’s […]

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NHI Job Cuts

28 June 2017

As the journey to universal health care continues, Minister of Health Dr. Duane Sands confirmed some structural changes to the National Health Insurance (NHI) plan which includes the reduction of staff. This revelation came after the government’s review of the scheme forced it to make some structural changes. Since the programme’s inception, 46 customer service […]

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Man Hospitalized After Shooting

27 June 2017

Police are searching for a male suspect responsible for shooting another man, leaving him detained in hospital. According to police reports, shortly before 9 p.m. on Sunday, a man was walking on Palm Beach Street, when a male armed with a handgun approached and shot him before fleeing on foot. Officials could not say the […]

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RBPF Launches Summer Youth Camp

27 June 2017

Yesterday marked the start of the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) six-week Annual Summer Youth Programme. The day started off with an opening ceremony at the Calvary Bible Church on Collins Avenue under the theme “We Are a Chosen Generation Destined for Greatness.” The ceremony included a performance by the RBPF Band Division, a word […]

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Former MOE Employees Charged With Theft

27 June 2017

A pair of former Ministry of Education employees appeared in court yesterday to face charges of stealing by way of employment. Appearing before Magistrate Samuel McKinney was 60-year-old Andrew Bridgewater of Glendale Subdivision and 59-year -old Paulette Wilson of Coral Harbour. The pair was charged with two counts of conspiracy to commit falsification of accounts, […]

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