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The Fox Is Guarding The Hen House

The Clifton Review The Clifton Review is a bi-weekly column that examines the question of the Clifton project along with the evolution of the war between two billionaires, the links to unsavory characters, the use of the courts for personal agendas, the involvement of a political party, and the attacks on the Government of The […]

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Former ACP Says Question FNM MPs

Former Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Paul Thompson suggested that two Free National Movement members of parliament should be investigated on corruption charges. The 90-year-old former ACP made the suggestion on Love 97’s daily talk show Issues of the Day, where he appeared as yesterday’s guest. Mr. Thompson said North Eleuthera MP Rickey Mackey should […]

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Ambassadors Sent Home

Minister of Foreign Affairs Darren Henfield announced on Thursday that seven to nine ambassadors and counsel generals of the Bahamas embassy offices aboard have been recalled to Nassau. At a press conference in the Anatol Rodgers Senior High School gymnasium, Henfield reaffirmed the government’s probe “to identify any superfluous staffing.” “The Bahamas is going under […]

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Survey Reveals High Alcohol Use among Men

More than 20 years later and the results of the second Bahamas National Household Drug Prevalence Survey are out and researchers have found that alcohol, tobacco and marijuana are the leading drugs of choice among people living in The Bahamas between the ages 12 and 65 years. The results were revealed at a dissemination meeting […]

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20-Year-Old Charged With Murder

Another young man is behind bars following his murder arraignment yesterday in the Magistrate’s Court. Appearing before Chief Magistrate Joyanne Ferguson-Pratt, 20-year-old Diano Nixon, stood in court, charged with the recent killing of Khalif Adderley, who was walking along on Third Street, Coconut Grove, when he was allegedly shot by the accused. The Ridgeland Park […]

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Slow Passport Collection Upsets Henfield

Minister of Foreign Affairs Darren Henfield is not too pleased with the rate in which Bahamians are collecting their e-passports from the Passport Office, and although he acknowledged that the location may not be as ideal, he encouraged persons to collect their documents. “I am very happy with the progress of my staff with this […]

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Govt Wants Increased Employment Opportunities and Entrepreneurship  

Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Finance the Hon. Peter Turnquest said the government has a fundamental mandate to improve the lives of citizens and those who live in The Bahamas. “We want to create decent employment opportunities for them.  We want to ensure that they have the opportunity to become owners in their […]

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Abuse of State Power

If the political “witch hunts” continue, Progressive Liberal Party Chairman Bradley Roberts wants all PLP supporters to take a stand against this corruption and “abuse of State power.” During the PLP’s National General Council meeting yesterday, Roberts made it clear that he is deeply saddened and extremely concerned about the current political “witch hunts” which […]

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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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