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Second Traffic Fatality In Two Weeks

Police investigating the second traffic fatality in New Providence  for the month of January after a male was ejected from his car early Sunday morning on John F Kennedy Drive.  This latest traffic fatality followed the death of a Royal Bahamas Defence Force Officer who succumbed to his injuries following a motorcycle accident two weeks […]

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GB Police Search For Wanted Suspects

Grand Bahama police need  assistance in locating two men that they consider extremely dangerous.  Police say 43 year old Tavares Demonte Beckford aka “foe” and 32 year old Tony Jamal Smith, aka Jamal Penn, aka “fool” are both wanted by the Central Detective Unit.  Beckford aka “foe” is wanted for questioning in an attempted murder […]

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DNA CONCERNED ABOUT CYBER CRIME

Democratic National Alliance (DNA) spokesperson for Information Technology Samuel Strachan has expressed  concerns surrounding recent reports of a cyber-attack on the Broadcasting Corporation Of The Bahamas (BCB).   He noted that just last week, an individual caused the encryption of the BCB’s digital library and other data and is attempting to extort funds in the […]

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“A CASE BUILT ON SAND”

“They have built their case on the sand,” that summed up the argument of  lead Defense Attorney, Keith Knight QC, who  sought to drive home a no  case  submission  last Friday in the ongoing extortion and bribery trial of former PLP MP and ex- Public Hospitals Authority Chairman, Frank Smith. Defense attorneys insisted that  there […]

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BAIC Pop up market returns

After a long Christmas break, the Bahamas Agriculture and Industrial Corporation’s (BAIC)  Pop Up Market went back at its Gladstone Road locations this past Saturday.  Confirming this was BAIC Chairman Michael Foulkes who told reporters that BAIC is looking forward to providing families with high quality fresh Bahamian grown produce.  The BAIC Chairman noted that […]

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WILLIAMS ADVISES INVESTMENT IN TECHNOLOGY TO FIGHT CRIME

Former  BTC  Chief Executive Officer  Leon Williams says the Bahamas should  better use technology to fight crime.   He expressed  his  concerns  yesterday   while appearing as a guest on the  Love 97 Radio  programme  Jones and Company.  According to Mr. Williams, the advancement of technology plays a huge role in the progression of a […]

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Union Lawyer Goes To Privy Council

Trade Union Congress President Obie Ferguson has applied for leave to appeal  to  the London-based Privy Council over a ruling made in The Court of Appeal   on December 27th concerning  over time and holiday pay  for  Atlantis workers. “We have to be the legitimate guardian for the working people of this country. If we […]

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JCN Persons of the Year Honoured January 18, 2019

Two Religious Leaders Receive JCN Person Of the Year Award

Many  government officials and  religious leaders  of the nation  were in attendance  on Friday  two witness two outstanding Clerics receiving the Jones Communications   Person of the Year award for 2018.   Accepting  the prestigious awards  this  past Friday in ceremonies  in the JCN Media Centre  after being elected to international  leadership positions were President […]

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Education Department Report Untimely

House Speaker, Halston Moultrie, yesterday  lamented the fact that  an auditor general’s report of a special investigation into the honoraria stipend within the Department of Education was not tabled in the House of Assembly in a timely fashion. Its contents did however appear in the Tribune on Tuesday. The report, which covers the period July […]

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Lawyer Points To Defects In Smith’s Bribery Case

The Crown in the bribery and extortion trial of former Public Hospitals Authority Chairman, Frank Smith, told the court yesterday that “if there is no evidence” that the former PLP Senator met with the complainant Barbara Hanna, before the cleaning contract was awarded then “the bribery charges would fail”.  Lead prosecutor Edward Jenkins, QC, told […]

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