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PM Tours Baha Mar Two to Be Arraigned For Press Secretary’s Murder
 
PM Tours Baha Mar

PM Tours Baha Mar

Prime Minister Perry Christie along with a delegation of his cabinet ministers was on a tour of the $3.5 billion Baha Mar resort property yesterday. The Bahama Journal understands the tour was personally conducted by Baha Mar CEO Sarkis Izmirilian. The press was initially invited to attend however when the Bahama Journal arrived, the team [...]

Two to Be Arraigned For Press Secretary’s Murder

Two to Be Arraigned For Press Secretary’s Murder

Two men are expected to be arraigned in a Magistrate’s Court today at noon for the murder of Bahamas Information Services (BIS) Deputy Director Latore Mackey. Mackey, who also served as Prime Minister Perry Christie’s press secretary, was gunned down last Monday morning as he sat in his government issued vehicle through White Road. The [...]

Two Charged For BIS Deputy Director’s Murder

Two Charged For BIS Deputy Director’s Murder

02 September 2014

A week after he was gunned down, the two men who police believe carried out the attack on Bahamas Information Services (BIS) Director and Press Secretary to the Prime Minister Latore Mackey, stood before the court to face charges in connection with this incident yesterday. In court Monday, 22-year-old Young Close resident, Dereck Reginald Neilly [...]

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Storeowner Shoots, Kills Robbery Suspect

02 September 2014

A Lincoln Boulevard storeowner on Monday shot and killed a man who police said was attempting to rob his establishment. Police officials said the incident around 12:30 p.m. yesterday. Details remained sketchy up to press time but according to reports a man was taken to the Princess Margaret Hospital around 2:00 p.m. suffering from gunshot [...]

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Senate Rushing VAT Debate, Says Bethel

02 September 2014

Opposition Leader in the Senate Carl Bethel on Monday accused the government of “degrading the importance” of thoroughly debating the Value Added Tax (VAT) Bill as government senators yesterday moved to simultaneously debate legislation for the controversial scheme and a number of other financial services bills. Senator Bethel said the Opposition was pretty much blindsided [...]

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Schools Expect Greatness From Students

Schools Expect Greatness From Students

02 September 2014

Administrators from two schools – C.R. Walker Senior High School and Temple Christian Primary School – said they expect greatness from their students this academic year. The Bahama Journal visited C.R. Walker during their assembly yesterday morning. Only tenth graders were at the school at the time. Officials said that all students will return to [...]

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Jan Knowles Joins NAD

Jan Knowles Joins NAD

02 September 2014

Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) yesterday announced the appointment of Jan Knowles to the position of Vice President of Marketing and Communications with the airport management company. In her new position, Ms. Knowles will be responsible for all marketing initiatives at NAD including air service development, brand development, stakeholder and community relations and overseeing the [...]

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Gay Activist Fears Violence

Gay Activist Fears Violence

02 September 2014

Activist for the local Lesbian, Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community Erin Greene on Monday said Bahamas Faith Ministries International (BFMI) President Dr. Myles Munroe’s latest “attack” on homosexuals further provokes, incites and encourages violence against homosexuals. After releasing a six-page document over the weekend blasting homosexuality and accusing those in the LGBT community of [...]

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Uniform Assistance Programme Reports Steady Numbers

Uniform Assistance Programme Reports Steady Numbers

01 September 2014

While she was not able to give exact figures, Minister of Social Services Melanie Griffin said uniform assistance leading into the new school year was “relatively the same as last year.” “So far we have been seeing quite the usual influx for this time of year and we have certainly been putting in place all [...]

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Three Arrested In Marijuana Find

01 September 2014

Three people – two men and one woman – are in police custody after they were found in possession of dangerous drugs. According to police just after 2:00 Friday morning Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) Officers while on Queens Highway in Grand Bahama, conducted a search of a 1998 Toyota Corolla with the three people and [...]

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School Policing Returns

School Policing Returns

01 September 2014

Schools throughout the country will open their doors to thousands of students today as the 2014/2015 academic year begins and with the many acts of violence among the country’s youth; Police Superintendent Stephen Dean assured that police officers will do everything they can to promote a safe school year for student and teachers. For this [...]

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Police Investigate Weekend Shooting

01 September 2014

A shooting incident has left one man detained in hospital. According to police reports, on Saturday, shortly before 3:00 a.m. a man was walking in the area of Cockburn and Market Streets when he was shot to the back. At last report the victim was listed in stable condition. As investigations continue, officers are appealing [...]

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