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Roberts Chides Gov’t Over Bridge

Former Progressive Liberal Party Chairman and Minister of Works Bradley Roberts has questioned the government’s proposed solution to the problems with Eleuthera’s “Glass Window Bridge”.   In a statement Mr. Roberts said the $40 million tagline to fully repair the impassable bridge is not cost effective. “I understand that they have some ferry services. Obviously, […]

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PLP Calls WSC Audit “Half Baked”

The Progressive Liberal Party has branded the forensic audit at the Water and Sewerage Corporation by accounting firm Ernst and Young as “half baked”.   In a statement from the party, the PLP stated that the report is replete with errors, misstatements and has violated the very basic tenets of natural justice, often repeating salacious, […]

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Blacklisting Jitters- – -DPM Surpised By EU Move

The government is disappointed to have learned that the European Union (EU) Code of Conduct Group (COCG) will be making a recommendation to the Council of the European Union this week to include The Bahamas on the EU list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes. It is understood that a high level delegation from the […]

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“Drug Mule” Sentenced To 72 Months In Prison

A 25-year-old Surinam resident will spend the next few years in a Bahamian jail after being caught with a pound of cocaine. Juan Paneway appeared before Deputy Chief Magistrate Subusola Swain yesterday to answer  one count of possession of dangerous drugs with intent to supply, one count of conspiracy to  possess dangerous drugs and one […]

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Seven Immigrant Detainees Freed

Justice Gregory Hilton ruled that seven persons currently detained by the Bahamas Department of Corrections must be freed as their detentions were unlawful. The persons include Verante Mocombe, Michelot Merillien, Gerna Jean- Tinord and her daughter Gemma Joseph and Kediesha Bent- John and her daughter Chitara John. This  came after noted Queen’s Counsel Fred Smith […]

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Two Men Arraigned For Murder

Two men have been formally  charged for their alleged involvement in two recent homicides. In the first case, 18-year-old Deante Pinder appeared before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson Pratt yesterday on two counts of murder and one count of attempted murder. The particulars  are that on February 16th , Pinder concerned with others caused the deaths […]

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