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Two Men Shot Dead in Pinewood

Police are investigating a shooting incident on Monday which left two men dead and a woman with injuries.  According to police, shortly before 11 p.m., a group of men were sitting in a yard on Maple Street, Pinewood Gardens, when they were approached by three armed men, who opened fire in their direction, injuring two […]

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MENTAL ILLNESS AS A SOCIAL PROBLEM

The desecration of Saint Cecilia’s Catholic Church in Coconut Grove  has sent shock waves throughout  the Bahamas.  Whoever is responsible for this dastardly act, in our opinion,  is either possessed with legions of demons or is extremely mentally ill.  There is another opinion held, which is that the level of deviance in the country among […]

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Compass Point Owner to Meet with Gov’t

Compass Point owner Leigh Rodney will be granted the meeting he wanted with the government, according to Minister of Tourism Dionisio D’Aguilar. Minister D’Aguilar agreed to the talk – despite long insisting he will not be bullied and that Mr. Rodney should instead speak with the licensing board. The resort owner has threatened to close […]

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Man Charged for MP’s Brother’s Murder

Twenty-two-year-old Lynden Williams was formally charged in the Magistrate’s Court for the murder of Cabrio Wells, the younger brother of Minister of Transport and Local Government Renward Wells.  The prosecution agreed to proceed with a voluntary bill of indictment and the Ridgeland Park resident was not required to enter a plea.  During the hearing, Williams’ […]

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BPSU Wants Full Payment

Bahamas Public Services Union (BPSU) President Kimsley Ferguson is demanding the full lump sum payment for public officers to assist with back-to-school expenses. During a meeting at BPSU headquarters on Monday evening, Ferguson explained that he wasn’t going to make any moves until he spoke to Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis about the matter during […]

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BTC Gifts MOE 2,500 Tablets

Technology giant BTC (Bahamas Telecommunications Company) donated 2,500 tablets to the Ministry of Education (MOE) to be used in public schools throughout the country. BTC’s CEO Garfield Sinclair said it’s an initiative that is an excellent public private partnership that will revolutionize education.  It is a donation that will continue to propel the Ministry of […]

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Gov’t Monitoring Threats of Global Recession

Deputy Prime Minister Peter Turnquest said the Ministry of Finance is monitoring the global market for the possibility of a recession, particularly in the United States.  His comments came after Bank of America and Goldman Sachs warned of a rising risk of recession.  Last Wednesday, the Down Jones Industrial Average fell by some 800 points […]

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D’Aguilar Clarifies Claims over Airline Certificate

Minister of Tourism and Aviation Dionisio D’Aguilar yesterday shot down claims that the process for SkyBahamas to apply for an air operating certificate is what has led to the airline’s demise.  The Bahamas Civil Aviation Authority contends that SkyBahamas has failed to meet the nine requirements needed to receive the certificate. It’s been downhill from […]

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St. Cecilia Break in

Church Desecrated

Shattered glass and a broken door handle led to a trail of damages as a result of an overnight break-in at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church, which left the place of worship desecrated.  The contents of drawers and cupboards were thrown across the floor. Deacon Danny Price was the first on the scene early Monday morning […]

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Americans Charged After Failing to Declare

Three American tourists were arraigned in the Magistrate’s Court after making a false declaration at U.S. Border Control, while at the Lynden Pindling International Airport on Monday.  According to police, Ganeth Keisher, Allison Mobley, and Victoria Mars allegedly lied to U.S. custom officers about carrying less than $10,000 when they had $27,136.  The trio pleaded […]

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