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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 [...]

School Policing Returns

School Policing Returns

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 [...]

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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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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PM To Report Soon on Wells’ Fate

PM To Report Soon on Wells’ Fate

01 September 2014

Prime Minister Perry Christie recently confirmed that he is in the process of reviewing the findings of an investigation launched to find out why and how Ministry of Works Parliamentary Secretary Renward Wells was able to sign off on a $650 million Letter of Intent (LOI) without authorisation. Government officials have long been tight lipped [...]

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Gays’ Action “Insane”

Gays’ Action “Insane”

01 September 2014

President of The Bahamas Faith Ministries International (BFMI) Dr. Myles Munroe said the fact that hundreds of Bahamian and foreign members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community were allowed to host and participate in a gay pride event in Freeport, Grand Bahama over the weekend is nothing more than a “celebration of [...]

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Gaming Bill To Be Tabled

01 September 2014

After much consultation, revisions and delays, the long awaited Gaming Bill is expected to be tabled in the House of Assembly on Wednesday, the Journal has learned. According to Journal sources, Prime Minister Perry Christie met with numbers bosses Saturday evening to fine tune the proposed legislation. The new bill seeks to decriminalise the age [...]

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Attorney Calls for Fair Taxation of Web Shops

Attorney Calls for Fair Taxation of Web Shops

01 September 2014

Days before the much anticipated Gaming Bill is expected to be tabled in the House of Assembly Attorney Wayne Munroe who represents a number of major numbers bosses in the country urged law makers to ensure that the taxation of these businesses is fair, especially in comparison to that of foreign casino operators. He urged [...]

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PM Vows to Transform Junkanoo into Economic Enterprise

01 September 2014

The government is looking to develop the culture of junkanoo into an economic enterprise for the country; Prime Minister Perry Christie said that it is time for Bahamians to be paid for the hard work they put into the annual cultural art of costume design and music. “Hand bag designers will emerge from this, designers [...]

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More Support Could Boost Music Industry

More Support Could Boost Music Industry

01 September 2014

Bahamian singer Lattia is urging Bahamians to throw more support behind local artists in a bid to boost revenue, reinvigorate the music industry and keep money in the country. Lattia added that Bahamian artists do not make the kind of money they should be making when compared to other artists around the world. “I don’t [...]

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BTC Customers Urged to Stay

BTC Customers Urged to Stay

01 September 2014

Cable and Wireless Communications (CWC) CEO Phil Bentley on Friday urged Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) customers to not switch to a new mobile and internet service provider once the industry is liberalised next year. Mr. Bentley’s comments came during a luncheon with government officials and government representatives at the Balmoral Club on Friday to officially [...]

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