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LAWYER THROWN OUT

A chaotic scene developed at the Carmichael Detention Center yesterday morning following a brief standoff between Immigration officers and Rights Bahamas President and Human Rights attorney Fred Smith, that ultimately led to the Queen’s Counsel being forcibly removed from the Center. The incident  took place shortly before 11:00am  as Mr. Smith came to see his […]

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Roberts Blasts Bannister Over BPL Resignations

Former Progressive Liberal Party Chairman Bradley Roberts has hit out at Minister of Works Desmond Bannister after the sudden resignations of several top Bahamas Power and Light executives over the weekend. In a statement Mr. Roberts said Mr. Bannister knowingly misled the House and the nation and was being neither truthful nor transparent in his […]

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Son Remanded For Father’s Death

A 21-year-old son, Lee Sweeting, was remanded to The Bahamas Department of Corrections until January 2018, for the alleged stabbing death of his 76-year-old father, Leon Sweeting yesterday. Appearing before Chief Magistrate Joyanne Ferguson-Pratt, Sweeting, of Russell Drive, Bamboo Town, with a noticeable injured finger and a bandaged right hand, was arraigned for causing the […]

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$10,000 DONATION FOR ROOTS GROUP

The Roots Junkanoo group has received a much needed donation.   The reigning New Years day champions received $10,000 from Bahamas Striping Group of Companies towards the upcoming holiday parades.   Managing director of Bahamas Striping Dr. Allen Albury said the investment was an investment in community.   “I think what was important for us […]

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RBDF BACK FROM DOMINICA

The Royal Bahamas Defense Force crew aboard the HMBS Lawrence Major, returned home yesterday from a historic disaster relief and recovery trip. After over 3,000 miles, the 44 man crew of the HMBS Lawrence major – that’s 23 RBDF officers and marines, two emergency technicians, 12 Defence force technicians , three cooks and four firefighters […]

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SLS Opens At Baha Mar –PM Reminds Executives To Push Bahamian Culture

After much anticipation and build up the SLS was officially made open to the public with a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Baha Mar Cable Beach property on Friday.   In a lavish ceremony filled with hundreds of guests, dignitaries, and Baha Mar executives, those in attendance were treated to quite the spectacle as they […]

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Ronnie Butler Dies

Legendary Bahamian artist Ronnie Butler, the man who many believe had the biggest impact not only on Bahamian music, but culture in the country’s history, passed away Sunday morning at the age of 80. The famed entertainer died at his home on Saint Albans Drive in Nassau, surrounded by family and friends   Butler commonly […]

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Bank of the Bahamas downsizing

Bank of the Bahamas is undergoing  a downsizing exercise at two of their branches. It is reported that 15 or more persons were let go from the Village Road branch on Tuesday  and another large number of persons from the Harold Road branch on Wednesday. Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest said he knew nothing of […]

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Post Office Demo Hits Bay Street

Still taking a stand against adverse working conditions, the staff of the post office took their protest from their doorstep at the general post office to Bay Street. Armed with a plaqucards and pictures of mold and rats, workers from all of the post office branches gathered just two feet away from the House of  […]

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“ NATIONAL SECURITY FAILURE”

As the Official Opposition is lamenting what it calls “ a national security failure, the  Minister of National Security, Marvin Dames, says “every vessel that traverse the waters of The Bahamas cannot readily be identified and intercepted. He said  that a number of technologies, new and old are being sought out in defense of protecting […]

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