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NO EASY BAIL FOR MURDER ARRAIGNED

Persons arraigned on serious charges like murder and firearms possession can expect a more difficult time getting bail, as more stringent measures have been put in place in the courts, according to Minister of State for Legal Affairs, Damien Gomez. There are significant steps being made on the legislative level to tighten the noose on [...]

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Recycling Facility to Provide 130 Jobs

President and CEO of Renew Bahamas Gehard Beukes said the forthcoming Materials Recycling Facility will create jobs for at least 130 residents. Mr. Beukes made the announcement about the multi-faceted 125,000 square foot facility back in February of this year, where he stated that the facility would process up to 80 tons of waste per [...]

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NPA Provide Opportunities for Students to Study in Canada

A former high school coach is making the dreams of many Bahamians seeking tertiary education in Canada a reality through opportunities at his school, Noble Prepatory Academy (NPA). What began as a high school athletic coach’s burning desire for the young people he was molding to achieve academic success in college and beyond, turned into [...]

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IAAF Expected to be “Bahamazing”

IAAF Expected to be “Bahamazing”

The “Bahamazing” IAAF/BTC World Relays 2015 will be used to showcase Bahamian culture to the world audience according to the event’s committee. With only three days left before the international sports event transpires here in The Bahamas, event coordinator Fred Ferguson said the IAAF/BTC World Relays opening and closing ceremonies, will be filled with native [...]

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Firearm Ring Charged

Firearm Ring Charged

Seven men, involved in a firearm trafficking ring, were arraigned yesterday at the Magistrate’s Court on Nassau Street in connection with the seizure of high powered weapons and ammunition. The seven men, including an American, were arraigned on two counts of firearm possession, two counts of possession of a prohibited high powered weapon, two counts [...]

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AG: Amendment to Juries Act Proven Successful

Attorney-General Allyson Maynard-Gibson said since the 2014 amendment to the Juries Act, there has already been success in the court system. During her contribution to the Senate debate on the Juries Amendment Act and the Parliamentary Elections Bill last week, the attorney general said amendments are set to enable the court to notify potential jurors [...]

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The Bahamas and U.S. Seeks to Combat Human Trafficking

Minister of Foreign Affairs Fred Mitchell said The Bahamas and the United States are working to exchange diplomatic notes in an effort to combat human trafficking. During the signing of the Seventh Amendment Letter of Agreement on Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs yesterday, Mr. Mitchell stated that the diplomatic [...]

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GB Police Officer Charged with Unlawful Sexual Intercourse

GB Police Officer Charged with Unlawful Sexual Intercourse

Police Corporal Alexander Beneby, 41, of 194 Scott Avenue, was arraigned yesterday before Magistrate Rengin Johnson in Magistrate Court number three in Freeport, Grand Bahama. He was arraigned on two counts of unlawful sexual intercourse with a dependent. Beneby pleaded not guilty to the charge and elected a summary trial. He was represented by attorney [...]

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French Politician with Hidden Money in The Bahamas Faces Scrutiny

The founder of a major French political party is facing serious scrutiny after reports allege that he has gold bars and a lot of cash hidden at a Swiss Bank in The Bahamas. Jean-Marie Le Pen, founder of the French far right Front National political party is alleged to have hid nearly $2.4 million in [...]

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$2.7 Million Border Protection Agreement Signed

$2.7 Million Border Protection Agreement Signed

Minister of Foreign Affairs Fred Mitchell participated in the signing of an amended agreement yesterday that constitutes a donation of $2.7 million from the United States to assist in protecting Bahamian borders. Mr. Mitchell was joined by U.S. Embassy Chargé D’Affaires Lisa Johnson at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to demonstrate both countries shared commitment [...]

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