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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Two Arraigned On Murder Charges

Two Arraigned On Murder Charges

The men who police believe are responsible for two separate murders that occurred this year were brought before the Magistrate’s Court on Thursday to face the charges levied against them. Ondol Paul, 31, aka Adrian McGene of Nassau Village was charged with murder, police believe he is responsible for the May 27 murder of Kentley [...]

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Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival Officially Launched

Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival Officially Launched

In less than one year, the country will welcome another form of cultural expression when the Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival debuts in May 2015. During an official ceremony launching the event at Pompey Square on Wednesday, August 27, Prime Minister Perry Christie, expressed his optimism for the event. “I am very pleased that we will be [...]

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Infant Killed In House Fire

Infant Killed In House Fire

A five month old baby boy was killed in a house fire late Tuesday night, where, as preliminary investigations revealed, he was left alone with his six-year-old brother. Police Superintendent Stephen Dean told reporters at the scene that the baby’s charred remains were found in a small white single story home located at St. Vincent [...]

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Port Development Revenue Could Increase

Port Development Revenue Could Increase

Government revenue from Arawak Port Development (APD) could increase significantly if the business of shipping is managed exclusively through the Nassau Container Port (NCP). Chief Executive Officer at APD, Mike Maura made the case as he took the Minister of Tourism, Obie Wilchcombe and his team of senior officials on a tour of NCP, giving [...]

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Sir Lynden Remembered

Sir Lynden Remembered

It has been 14 years since the country lost Sir Lynden Pindling and yet his legacy hasn’t waned one bit. Sir Lynden, the country’s first prime minister, died on August 26, 2000 following a lengthy battle with prostate cancer. The former leader of the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) stood at the forefront of the quiet [...]

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PM: Meetings On Crime and Economy Planned

PM: Meetings On Crime and Economy Planned

Prime Minister Perry Christie has announced that several meetings will take place to discuss the economy and crime. “We are going to have special meetings over this specifically with respect to the economy and crime which are two major issues because unless we are able to cause both of them to improve significantly then the [...]

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BORCO Wins Safety Award

BORCO Wins Safety Award

Employees at the Bahamas Oil Refinery Company (BORCO) were recently awarded with a safety award for having worked one million hours without a “Lost Time Injury” since February 2011. This means that there were no injuries received while at work that were severe enough to require an employee miss a day or longer of work, [...]

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VAT Registration Set

VAT Registration Set

The registration process for Value Added Tax (VAT) will get underway next month, State Minister for Finance Michael Halkitis revealed as debate on the VAT Bill began in the House of Assembly yesterday. Mr. Halkitis said work has been ongoing and thorough in order to ensure that VAT’s implementation which is set for January 2015 [...]

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