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Straw Vendors Say Cruise Lines Hurting Business

Straw Vendors Say Cruise Lines Hurting Business

Sales in straw products are currently at an all time low, according to some local straw vendors who are blaming cruise line advisories for scaring off potential customers. Some vendors in the Nassau Straw Market said some cruise lines are allegedly are telling guests aboard cruise ships not to purchase straw products due to insect [...]

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Jailhouse Groom Rearrested

Jailhouse Groom Rearrested

The 35-year-old drug suspect who made headlines earlier this year, not for his alleged crimes, but because he was allowed to get married while in custody, found himself back in court yesterday on more drug charges. Police said Hospital Lane resident Kendrick Tinker was picked up in connection with an outstanding warrant that subsequently led [...]

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Chikungunya Virus Hits Bahamas

Chikungunya Virus Hits Bahamas

The debilitating Chikungunya virus is now in The Bahamas A press release issued by the Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed an imported case of Chikungunya fever. “The case occurred in an adult visitor, who traveled to The Bahamas from the Dominican Republic on June 29,” the release noted. “His symptoms reportedly began the day before [...]

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PM Slams US Report

PM Slams US Report

A US State Department’s not so glowing report of the local investment climate has sparked the ire of the prime minister, who yesterday chided US officials for the “obvious mistakes” it has made. In its most recent Investment Climate Statement, US officials found that while The Bahamas maintains a “relatively” stable environment for investment, in [...]

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Union Fears Botched Promotions

Union Fears Botched Promotions

A number of workers in the Customs and Immigration departments have received letters advising them that they will be bypassed for promotions despite their bosses admitting that they have performed above average over the years, this according to the Vice President of the Bahamas Customs Immigration and Allied Workers Union (BCIAWU) Sloane Smith who said [...]

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AG Office Officially Named Paul Adderley  –Longest Serving AG Honoured

AG Office Officially Named Paul Adderley –Longest Serving AG Honoured

The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) and the Ministry of Legal Affairs was on Friday renamed in honour of one of the country’s founding fathers; a man many in the legal fraternity consider the quintessential attorney general. The multi-storey edifice on John F Kennedy Drive now bears the name of the country’s longest serving [...]

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Two Arraigned on Separate Murders

Two Arraigned on Separate Murders

Two 18-year-old men were on Friday arraigned in the Magistrate’s Court for two separate murder that occurred recently in the capital. Holiday Drive, East Street resident Richard Hepburn and Jason Simmons of Thompson Lane were both arraigned yesterday at the Magistrate’s Court before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt in Court Number Nine. Police are convinced that [...]

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Police Summer Camp Enters 21st Year

Police Summer Camp Enters 21st Year

More than 4,000 youngsters are expected to participate in this year’s Royal Bahamas Police Force Summer Camp which gets underway on Monday, Superintendent of Police Stephen Dean announced yesterday. The camp, now into its 21st year, will provide various activities aimed at moulding the participants into productive citizens. “This is one of our crime prevention [...]

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Cabbage Beach Vendors Protest

Cabbage Beach Vendors Protest

Business vendors operating on Cabbage Beach at Paradise Island took to Rawson Square with placards and posters Wednesday morning and claimed that Senior Vice President of Public Relations at Atlantis Ed Fields is “violating the rights of local business owners in The Bahamas.” According to Monique Taylor, president of the Cabbage Beach Business Owners Association, [...]

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Man Shot Dead

Man Shot Dead

A 24-year-old man who family members said was recently released from prison was shot and killed Tuesday afternoon as he played a game of dominoes through Odle Corner off East Street. Family members on the scene whose screams and wails pierced the afternoon air identified him as 24-year-old Kentlee Milford of Eneas Jumper Corner off [...]

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