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Education Minister Pleased With Repair Work to Grand Bahama Schools Dixon Charged With Murder
 
Education Minister Pleased With Repair Work to Grand Bahama Schools

Education Minister Pleased With Repair Work to Grand Bahama Schools

Minister of Education Jerome Fitzgerald spent two full days, last Thursday and Friday, in Grand Bahama touring all government schools to view firsthand the preparations being made for the for the 2015/2016 academic year. One of his finals stops on Friday morning was the Sweetings Cay School and Sir Jack Hayward Secondary School, where Minister [...]

Dixon Charged With Murder

Dixon Charged With Murder

Avard Dixon, 32, was charged with murder in the Magistrate’s Court on Monday. Dixon, a resident of Summers Haven, appeared before Magistrate Samuel Mckinney for the August 11 murder of Stephen Newbold. It is alleged that Newbold and Dixon got into an argument in front of the victim’s home off Bailou Hill Road last week, [...]

Man Shot Dead By Police

25 August 2015

A man is dead after he pointed a handgun at police officers on Sunday. According to reports, shortly after 10 p.m., police received information that a group of young men were armed with firearms in front of a home located at Providence Avenue near Infant View Road. Police upon arrival at Providence Avenue met a [...]

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Man Threatening to Kill Police Denied Bail

25 August 2015

Mackenzie Dorestin, 25, of College Gardens was arraigned and charged on Monday for unlawfully threatening police officers. He made death threats to police last Thursday. Dorestin appeared before Magistrate Constantine Delancey in court number two with tears in his eyes as he pleaded for mercy regarding bail, which was denied pending his immigration status. Dorestin [...]

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PAST PLP CHAIRMAN BLASTS BRADLEY ROBERTS

PAST PLP CHAIRMAN BLASTS BRADLEY ROBERTS

25 August 2015

In the face of being criticized by a member of his own political party who currently sits in the very position that he once occupied, Raynard Rigby, past Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) chairman, yesterday told The Bahama Journal, that the words of his colleague are laughable. On Monday, present PLP Chairman Bradley Roberts, bashed Mr. [...]

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PLP Chairman At Odds With Tourism Minister

25 August 2015

Chairman of the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Bradley Roberts said yesterday that Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe’s call to suspend the winding up petition against Baha Mar and focus on its role as mediator of negotiations falls in line with what the government’s intentions were all along. “That action and that pursuit has been the [...]

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PLP Plans 52nd National Convention

25 August 2015

The Progressive Liberal Party announced yesterday that it planning to launch its 52nd national general convention from November 1 – 7. Under the theme ‘Transforming the Nation for the Next Generation,’ officials said they are thrilled about the much anticipated event. “Party delegates can expect an exciting and progressive convention, centered on new and innovative [...]

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Man Sentenced to Three Years after Stealing Copper Wire

25 August 2015

Christopher Simms, 46, of Freeport, Grand Bahama was arraigned on Monday on four counts of stealing. He appeared in the Magistrate’s Court before Magistrate Rengin Johnson and pleaded guilty to all the charges. He was sentenced to three years at The Bahamas Department of Correctional Services. The matters are in connection to the stealing of [...]

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Female Correctional Officers Train in the United States

25 August 2015

In keeping with the mandate of the new Correctional Bill 2014, seven female correctional officers of The Bahamas Department of Correctional Services departed The Bahamas on Saturday for two weeks of intensive training at the Orange County Corrections Department, in Orlando Florida. The Bahamas Department of Correctional Services (BDOCS) and the Orange County Corrections Department [...]

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Eleuthera Organizations Partner with BTVI For Construction Training

25 August 2015

One Eleuthera Foundation (OEF) and South Eleuthera Mission (SEM) under the umbrella of the Center for Training and Innovation partnered with the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) to provide skills training free-of-charge to nearly 100 Eleutherans on August 17 to 22, at the Central Eleuthera High School in Palmetto Point. Training, free-of-charge, was facilitated [...]

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Dorsett Denies Rumors of Owning Garbage Trucks

25 August 2015

Minister of the Environment and Housing Kenred Dorsett responded to a story being circulated via social media concerning the government’s fleet of garbage trucks that also insisted that he owned a number of trucks. “I have addressed this issue before in the House of Assembly and in the media,” he said. “I again state emphatically [...]

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DNA Leader Exposes Misuse of Gov’t Contracts

25 August 2015

As promised Democratic National Alliance (DNA) Leader Branville McCartney addressed some specific issues regarding contracts which he said government officials are directly benefiting from. During a press conference on Monday, Mr. McCartney said the government has devoted $10 million to address environmental concerns at Clifton Pier. The DNA leader, for the past several weeks, has [...]

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