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Davis suggests independent investigators for police shooting

Opposition Leader Phillip Davis is  calling  the  police involved shooting that resulted in the death of three males tragic and worrying, adding that officers should be allowed to defend themselves. However, Mr. Davis speaking to reporters outside the House of Assembly yesterday suggested that maybe an  independent  investigators  should be brought in  to investigate the […]

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MINISTER BACKS POLICE IN SHOOTING DEATHS

He accepts it was unfortunate situation, but according to National Security Minister Marvin Dames  officers did what they  had to do in the case of Friday’s police involved shooting that ended fatally for three suspects. “It was an operation carried out by the police, unfortunately some persons would have lost their lives.  “I believe the […]

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MAJOR ROADWORKS PLANNED

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis last evening noted the need for continued efforts to upgrade the capital’s road network for a modern, smart urban center. In his third national address, Dr. Minnis also noted that this matter needs to be addressed with the least amount  of interruption for drivers and businesses.  With this in mind, […]

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BISHOP HALL SAYS MURDERERS SHOULD GET LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE

Senior Pastor Emeritus of New Covenant Baptist Church, Bishop Simeon Hall  feels that persons who commit murder and rape should be incarcerated for life, without parole. Bishop Hall said, “only when the majority of our citizens, led by our elected Parliamentarians, place more fear in the hearts of gang members and criminals will  we  see […]

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LEADERS ROW OVER POLICE OFFICERS’ POLITICS

The leaders of the two major political  parties locked  horns in the House of Assembly yesterday over the structure of the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) and  allegations of its politicization.  The issue was brought to the forefront during Opposition leader Philp Davis’ contribution to debate on a proposed amendment to the Police Staff Association […]

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SIX GROUNDS OF APPEAL IN FRANK SMITH’S CASE

The government’s appeal against former PLP Senator Frank Smith opened  in the Court of Appeal yesterday  with the Crown listing six grounds why the case should be sent back to the Magistrate’s Court and heard by another Magistrate. The Crown’s lead Attorney in the matter, Director of  Public Prosecutions, Garvin Gaskins  suggested Chief Magistrate Joyanne Ferguson-Pratt took extraneous matters […]

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DPM: “ECONOMY ON A PATH OF SUSTAINED GROWTH”

Reacting to  the report by the Department of Statistics that the Bahamian economy grew by 1.6 percent in 2018,  the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance  K. Peter Turnquest says,“this is the first time the country has had decent economic growth in over five years. When we look at where we are now compared to where we […]

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COOPER: “MINISTER’S SPIN DIZZYING”

Shadow Minister of Finance, Chester Cooper yesterday  described the spin by the Minister of Finance on the growth of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP)   as “dizzying”. He  referred to what he called   the Government’s softer than expected GDP growth.  The Deputy Leader of the Opposition said, “It is interesting that this Administration repeatedly touted it projection of over 2 percent […]

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D’Aguilar Calls For Improved Policing

Last Thursday was not a good day in Free Town,  according to area Member of Parliament Dionisio D’Aguilar who gave his condolences to the family of the victims of that double homicide in the White’s Edition area early that morning. Minister D’Aguilar sharing the same sentiments of some Kemp Road residents said that increased  police presence is […]

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Potter’s Cay Vendors Say The Area Is Safe

Business at the Potter’s Cay dock took another blow following Wednesday night’s double homicide, but vendors there are assuring the public that the dock is just as safe as anywhere else in the capital.  A few vendors expressed to The Journal that they do not want the area’s most recent murder to taint the image […]

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