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Dames Maintains Crime Is Down

Authorities are trying not to increase  the fear index in the wake  of  four  murders this  past weekend. Now there are  repeated reassurances  that these incidents are all isolated and that those involved may have been feuding. Minister of National Security Marvin Dames says,“the  shootings last Friday would have all been cleared, persons would have […]

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Scabies outbreak under control

All those with symptoms of the highly contagious scabies at the Sybil Strachan Primary school have been treated. All the affected teachers were counselled and offered the opportunity to be treated as well, according to Health Minister, Dr. Duane Sands. who updated the media yesterday.  Updating the Media yesterday, the Minister said, “now, we have […]

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Schools are safe, says Lloyd

Education Minister, Jeffery Lloyd, yesterday asserted that school campuses are safe. This after a 17-year old high school student was taken into custody in connection with Monday’s school stabbing  at C.C.Sweeting Senior High School  that left another in hospital. According to police, the incident unfolded around 11:00am when the teens got into an altercation on […]

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Three In Custody For GB Shooting

Police in Grand Bahama holding three men in custody for a shooting incident in Hanna Hill, Eight Mile Rock which left two men with injuries. Assistant Superintendent of Police, Terecita Pinder reported that on Sunday, shortly after 4:00pm, police were called to Hanna Hill, where it was reported that an argument erupted with a group […]

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Reveal “Murderous Pirates”, Says Bishop Hall 

Leading Baptist Bishop Simeon Hall is making a clarion call to the Haitian community to reveal the names of individuals who continually exploit Haitian nationals attempting to flee poverty stricken island nation. Speaking with this Journal  yesterday, following a mass turnout at one of the largest funeral services on Sunday, Bishop Hall called the captain […]

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FNM Says Davis Should Apologize For GB Neglect

 The Free National Movement (FNM) has called on Opposition Leader Philip Davis to apologize for the neglect of Grand Bahama  under the administration of the Progressive Liberal Party. In a statement issued yesterday the FNM  accused Mr. Davis for  undeservedly taking credit for the new port development in Grand Bahama. The statement said, “the old […]

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Parents Concerned About Health Issues

Despite assurances that the schools are safe for classes to resume, parents of students of CW Sawyer and Sybil Strachan Primary have lingering concerns over a number of issues. There was an early pickup for CW Sawyer students, who returned to classes yesterday  following a two-day break over mould, rat and structural concerns. Adding to […]

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PLP WANTS GRADUAL APPROACH FOR NHI

After a meeting between the National Health Insurance Authority and  the Parliamentary Team of The  Progressive Liberal Party, the Opposition  is proposing  that the government consider a more gradual approach for National Health Insurance  that would focus heavily on primary healthcare and selective catastrophic care to meet the demands in our public hospitals. In a […]

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Three Murder Accused Arraigned

Three young men accused of murder were yesterday arraigned before the Magistrate’s Court. In the first matter, standing before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt, was 25-year-old, Shaquille Culmer of West Street/Fleming Street. Culmer is accused of the February 2nd murder of Randolph Anderson aka Deon Brice. He was not required to enter a plea  and bail […]

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WSC CHAIRMAN URGES UNION PRESIDENT TO RETURN TO WORK

The board and management of The Water And Sewage Corporation (WSC)  are “taken aback” by comments made by Bahamas Utilities Services And Allied Workers Union President (BUSAWU) Dwayne Woods last week.  Mr.Woods  has accused the Corporation  of rolling back benefits agreed in the Industrial Agreement.  WSC Board Chairman Adrian Gibson  said that after consultation with […]

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