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Baptist Bishop Credits Gov’t’s 100-Day Achievements

An outspoken Baptist bishop weighed in on the Christie administration’s first 100 days in office, lauding the government’s determination and focus to complete its ambitious agenda as set out in its Charter for Governance, especially when it comes to the crime issue. Although Senior Pastor at New Covenant Baptist Church Bishop Simeon Hall believes 100 […]

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Aircraft Registry Could Generate Millions

Millions of dollars in revenue could be generated from the establishment of a Bahamian International Aircraft Registry, according to a prominent aviation attorney. Callenders and Co. Senior Associate Llewellyn Boyer-Cartwright explained that the creation of such a registry in this jurisdiction could foster a host of related businesses and industries while also creating jobs. Although […]

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School Repairs Create 800 Jobs

Eight-hundred construction jobs have been created this summer as a result of ongoing school repairs, which according to Education Minister Jerome Fitzgerald, is costing the government some $4.5 million. Mr. Fitzgerald made the announcement during his contribution in the House of Assembly yesterday. He revealed that some $3.3 million have been spent to repair public […]

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Woman Leaps To Death

A woman, who appeared dazed and confused, committed suicide yesterday by jumping off a bridge behind a popular tourist spot. The unidentified woman’s body was pulled from waters in the Arawak Cay area yesterday morning at 8:30. Earlier in the day eyewitnesses spotted the woman walking barefoot. Little Hut Restaurant waitress Lakeisha Ingraham said she […]

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Mother Of Two Killed In Domestic Dispute

A domestic dispute ended with a 27-year-old man killing a 23-year-old mother of two. According to police, the victim, identified as Kidley St. Breave of Quarry Mission Road, was killed Friday evening during an altercation with her boyfriend. The incident happened at the man’s Charles Vincent Street residence. The suspect contacted police to report the […]

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National Security Minister Defends Commissioner

Minister of National Security Dr. Bernard Nottage jumped to the police commissioner’s defence, after his failure to produce crime statistics for the first six months of the year, to support his claim that serious crimes are down by six per cent over last year. Since Commissioner Ellison Greenslade made the announcement last week Monday, he […]

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Postpone Referendum – Former PM Calls It A “Waste Of Time”

Former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham yesterday said while the highly anticipated gambling referendum is a “waste of time” he’d like to see it postponed so that the Bahamian people can be fully educated on it. “You can’t put it forth and then say that your hands are clean. You can’t make a deal with the […]

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Gambling Not Evil, Says Catholic Archbishop

As the debate on gambling heats up in preparation for a national referendum the head of the Roman Catholic Church Archbishop Patrick Pinder says the act in and of itself is not “inherently evil.” In fact, the archbishop said yesterday that his church will not tell its members how to vote in the upcoming referendum. […]

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FNM Members Mandated To Attend Church Regularly

The Free National Movement (FNM) has instituted a policy for its members to attend church services on a more consistent basis, according to the party’s leader Dr. Hubert Minnis. Despite those who claim that FNM members are not church going, Dr. Minnis refuted such accusations yesterday while paying a courtesy call yesterday on Roman Catholic […]

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Atlantis Not Opposed To Casino Gambling For Locals

Although Prime Minister Perry Christie has already dismissed the option of legalising casino gambling for locals, Kerzner International’s President and Managing Director George Markantonis said if the government ever decides to legalise it, the resort would welcome Bahamians into the country’s largest casino. “We follow the rules of the country and as I’ve said before […]

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