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Women Asking For Bail In McCartney Murder

The two women accused in the murder of businessman Kurt McCartney appeared in the Supreme Court asking for bail on Friday. However, their bail hearing has been adjourned until April 22 before Senior Justice Jon Isaacs. According to court sources, there were issues that arose with the affidavits of Plantol Street residents Lyndera Curry and [...]

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Two Women Sentenced For Drugs

Two Jamaican women pleaded guilty to drug charges Friday and were each sentenced to four years in prison. Ionie Heron, 51, and 29-year-old Kerone Dawkins, both of White Hall West Moreland, Jamaica were charged with two counts each of importation of dangerous drugs and possession of dangerous drug with intent to supply. The women were [...]

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Two Arrested For PI Rolex Thefts

Two suspects were taken into custody in connection with an armed robbery of a small hotel property on Paradise Island Saturday, Head of the Central Detective Unit (CDU) Superintendent Paul Rolle told the Journal yesterday. According to Mr. Rolle, a group of men entered the establishment around 8:00p.m., Saturday where they robbed persons of watches [...]

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Traffic Fatality Victim Identified

The traffic fatality victim who died early Friday morning has been identified as 36-year-old Quincy Deon Darling. According to police a 58-year-old male driver of a 2002 Chevy S-10 pickup truck was traveling west on Cowpen Road shortly after midnight when he collided with a black and orange Keeway EN200 TX motorcycle -driven by Darling. [...]

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Tourism Programme Between Bahamas and China

Extensive consultation has been undertaken with the tourism industry and across government and industry in both China and the Bahamas to guide the development of a Two Center Tourism Program with the Chinese tourist traveling to both the United States and Canada. According to a release from the Ministry of Tourism, it noted that The [...]

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Sunday Swim Ends In Tragedy

Police have confirmed that a 19-year-old man drowned yesterday while swimming in waters near Sife Cove. Sife Cove is a canal located just off Hanna Road. The man was swimming along with a group of people around 3:15 Sunday afternoon when he went under water and resurfaced. When his group realised that he never returned [...]

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Minister “Disappointed” In Marine Pilots Dispute –Row Could Have Negative Effects

Minister “Disappointed” In Marine Pilots Dispute –Row Could Have Negative Effects

The Ministry of Transport and Aviation last week weighed in on the ongoing drama between the Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) and the Bahamas Marine Pilots Association (BMPA) who are fighting for safer working conditions, and said the lengthy row could have negative effects on the country’s maritime industry. The drama first unfolded when the [...]

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Inquest Into Pastor’s Death Adjourned

The Coroner’s Inquest into the death of Rev. Dr. Kendall Stubbs was adjourned last week to July. The matter was expected to continue on April 8 and 9. When the matter continues it is expected that a scenes of crime officer and the pathologist will testify. Stubbs’ wife, Carolyn has already testified in the matter. [...]

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Fire Kills Man in Chippingham

Fire Kills Man in Chippingham

A 59-year-old man died in a house fire that occurred Friday night, police confirmed Saturday. The Bahama Journal spoke with the brother of the deceased who was identified by the name “Kevin.” “When I came home I saw the place was on fire but I didn’t know he was inside the house,” Kevin’s brother Herbert [...]

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Female Nude Body Found

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a woman whose partially decomposed body was found in bushes in the Dignity Gardens area yesterday morning, said CDU chief Paul Rolle. Superintendent Rolle said a young girl walking in the area noticed a strong stench emanating from nearby bushes. The girl checked the area and [...]

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