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Murder Sentencing Delayed

Lathario Miller, 29, stood nonchalantly before Justice Ian Winder on Wednesday afternoon as he waited to be sentenced for the brutal murder of a man in 2010. Miller, a former bus driver of Ryanell Drive, Bamboo Town, was convicted in June of this year for the murder of Marco Smith in September of 2010. According [...]

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Mitchell says government has not forsaken grand Bahama

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration Fred Mitchell during his contribution to the debate in the House of Assembly yesterday made it clear that the government is not only working to improve employment in the country’s second city but in general has the best interest of Grand Bahama on its agenda. Addressing issues of employment [...]

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Gov’t Refuses to Pay Baha Mar’s Non-Bahamian Employees

Today, Baha Mar’s non-Bahamian employees will not receive the salaries owed to them because the government is refusing to pay. Baha Mar informed its employees yesterday that the government has refused to pay the salaries owed to the resort’s non-Bahamian employees, which is disappointing following the attorney general’s statement that the government would cover Baha [...]

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Cost of Baha Mar Rises

It is urgent that a deal be made for Baha Mar, according to CEO Sarkis Izmirlian, because without a deal the cost of the resort’s completion will continue to rise. The cost of completing Baha Mar has already increased from $300 million to $400 million and it will continue to rise if a solution is [...]

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36 New Homes for Grand Bahama’s ‘Bahamia West Replat’

While in Grand Bahama for a historic Cabinet meeting on Tuesday, Minister of the Environment and Housing Kenred Dorsett made the announcement that the Government Housing Project would be advanced on the island. His announcement came during a press conference held at the Grand Lucayan on Tuesday. Minister Dorsett stated that he was proud to [...]

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Bahamas Carnival “Undoubtedly A Success”

Officials of the Bahamas National Festival Commission say Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival was “undoubtedly a success” and they are already preparing a marketing strategy to lure thousands of tourists for the spring cultural extravaganza. During a press conference at the Office of the Prime Minister, Chairman of the Bahamas National Festival Commission Paul Major reported that [...]

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Bahamas Receives Top Ranking in Human Trafficking Report

Minister of National Security Dr. Bernard Nottage in the House of Assembly on Wednesday announced that The Bahamas is officially the first and only country in the region to obtain a tier one ranking in the 2015 U.S. annual trafficking in persons report. According to Dr. Nottage, the U.S. Department of State released the report [...]

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Cuban Migrants Apprehended

Acting on intelligence seven Cuban males aboard a makeshift vessel were intercepted by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force Patrol craft P-128 approximately one mile west of West End, Grand Bahama shortly after 9 a.m. on Wednesday. Around 8 a.m., the Royal Bahamas Defence Force Base was alerted on a sighting of suspected migrants aboard a [...]

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PM Reopens Eight Mile Rock Fire Station

Prime Minister Perry Christie accompanied by National Security Minister Dr. Bernard Nottage officially reopened the Eight Mile Rock Fire Sub-Station on Tuesday. The opening took place just prior to the historic Cabinet meeting in Grand Bahama. Addressing the gathering attending the opening Mr. Christie said, “Grand Bahama and the people of this area who would [...]

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NEMA Teaches Survival Skills in Pinewood Gardens Community

In keeping with its goal to build disaster resilient communities thoughout the country, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) held a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) programme in the Pinewood Gardens area. CERT was held on July 20 to 24, 2015 and invovled about 31 participants who were taught basic survival skills in the event [...]

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