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Gov’t Distances Bahamas From Minnis’ “Lost” Comments—Sends Note to Malaysian Gov’t

In light of recent comments made by Opposition Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis comparing the Malaysian Air flight 370 to the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP), calling them both “lost,” Foreign Affairs Minister Fred Mitchell said the government was forced to send a message to that country reinforcing The Bahamas’ sensitivity to the situation. Recently it was [...]

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$1.5M Long Island Drug Bust —Two In Custody

$1.5M Long Island Drug Bust —Two In Custody

Two men ages 20 and 24 were arrested yesterday morning in connection with a $1.5 million marijuana bust in waters off Long Island. According to Superintendent of Police and Commander of the Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) Samuel Butler the suspects were pursued and arrested on board a go-fast vessel. “In the very early hours of [...]

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Critical Care Block Hand Over Next Week

Critical Care Block Hand Over Next Week

After repeated delays the multi-million dollar Critical Care Block at the Princess Margaret Hospital will be handed over to the government next week. Health Minister Dr. Perry Gomez yesterday announced that the handover will take place on May 3, seven months after this was last slated to take place. Dr. Gomez has however made it [...]

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Orphanage Forced To Shutdown

Orphanage Forced To Shutdown

Once bustling with playful children, a local orphanage is now a ghost town. Eight children along with the staff members of the Bilney Lane Home for Children had to be relocated to another care facility after the children’s home was closed down. The Bahama Journal spoke with Minister of Social Services Melanie Griffin who said [...]

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BEC Transformer Causes Fire At Police Station

Fire Services Director Superintendent Walter Evans yesterday clarified that a fire that occurred on the grounds of the Southern Police Station on Quakoo and Market Streets Tuesday evening was from a transformer owned by the Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC) and at no time was the station impacted. There were reports that the station was on [...]

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Bahamas Most Dangerous Cruise Destination

The Bahamas has been named the most dangerous cruise destination in the world. According to a list compiled by United States maritime attorney Jim Walker and released earlier this week, The Bahamas tops the list of 10 countries deemed to be the most dangerous countries for cruise ship passengers. On his www.cruiselawnews.com website, Mr. Walker [...]

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Medical Act To Be Repealed

The government has decided to put an end to more than 10 years of talk and retool the 40-year-old Medical Act; a move that is necessary if The Bahamas is truly serious about better regulating the medical practice, upgrading medical practitioners and ultimately safeguarding the public. It is in this vein that the proposed legislation [...]

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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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