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190 Haitian Migrants Apprehended

Following the apprehension of 66 Haitian migrants two days ago, the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) apprehended an additional 124 migrants on Tuesday afternoon off Galloway Cay, Long Island. This number now brings the total number of migrants apprehend in three days to 190. The group is made up of 179 males and 11 females. […]

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Minnis Gets Tough on Crime

Good policing, along with an efficient judicial system, combined with community guidance, economic and educational training opportunities will reduce the scourge of crime in The Bahamas, according to Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis. While most of the violent crime in the society is caused by young men, Dr. Minnis said during his first national address […]

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Lloyd Admonishes Principals to be Leaders

Principals are the most vital and important feature in an educational system, according to Minister of Education Jeffery Lloyd, who during the opening ceremony of the Caribbean Association of Principals of Secondary Schools (CAPPS), told principals from across the Caribbean that they are charged with a sacred responsibility. In his address Mr. Lloyd keeping in […]

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Donna Vasyli Granted Retrial

More than a year after her 20 year sentence murder conviction, the Court of Appeal has granted Donna Vasyli a retrial. The Australian native was found responsible for the March 2015 murder of her husband, podiatrist Philip Vasyli. Appearing yesterday morning before Court of Appeal President Dame Anita Allen, Justices Stephen Isaacs and Maureen Crane-Scott, […]

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Govt Fulfills Promise on Wi-Fi Zones

The Government of The Bahamas has begun piloting free Wi-Fi zones at certain parks in the Fox Hill, Gambier Village and Bain and Grants Town communities.   The Free Wi-Fi zones will allow residents of those areas – particularly school-aged children — access to the worldwide web.  Controls have been implemented to block certain content. […]

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$100K to Repair Rand Memorial – -Fire Forces Evacuations

Repairs at the Rand Memorial Hospital will cost over $100,000 this according to Minister of Health Dr. Duane Sands. This in large part to remediation, temporary housing, overtime and repairs after patients and staff were evacuated from the Rand Memorial Hospital on Friday as a result of a fire in the kitchen. According to the […]

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Smith Expected Back in Court – -Former Senator Faces Fraud Charges

Former Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Senator Frank Smith is expected back in the Magistrate’s Court today following his adjourned arraignment. Mr. Smith appeared in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday afternoon only to find out that he would spend another night behind bars. This was due to the prosecution not being ready to proceed. As part of […]

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Man Charged With Child Porn

Forty-one-year-old Sherran Burrows was yesterday charged in the Magistrate’s Court on 12 counts of child pornography. Appearing before Chief Magistrate Joyanne Ferguson-Pratt, Burrows, who told the magistrate that his attorney was out of town, faced five of possession of video recordings of an underaged girl or what appeared to be an underaged girl and seven […]

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PM Optimistic on Baha Mar

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis said his only concern regarding the Baha Mar project is that the deadline for its complete opening is met in late October, in an effort to boost the economy and afford thousands of Bahamians jobs. These sentiments came immediately after Dr. Minnis, along with the members of his Cabinet, toured […]

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Double Shooting Leaves Man Dead – -Murder Count at 76

It is the kind of news no one wants to hear, the kind of news an inconsolable defence force officer had to process yesterday after a shooting on Quarry Mission Road left one man dead and another man hospitalized in critical condition. Senior Assistant Commissioner of Police Stephen Dean told reporters at yesterday’s murder scene that […]

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