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POLICE PROBE ANOTHER HOMICIDE

Police in New Providence are investigating a shooting incident, last Saturday which left an adult male dead. According to reports, shortly before 2:00am a male was asleep in a bedroom in a home on Sister Marie Rahming Drive, Millennium Gardens, when an armed man stood outside the window and opened fire into the bedroom, hitting […]

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LPIA GETTING RUNWAY FACE LIFT

The Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) yesterday announced that major rehabilitation work will begin on runway 09/27, which is soon to be runway 10/28; and taxiway India at the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA). In a release, the company added that it has joined forces with local firm Bahamas Hot Mix to complete the capital […]

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The Man That Makes It Happen

Nygard’s Golden Jubilee Review It’s not an everyday occurrence to discover an individual who has pulled himself up by his bootstraps to achieve phenomenal success with a business that’s still breaking barriers, still achieving firsts, and still innovating fifty years later. What does it take? How did he achieve it all? And how can we […]

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NYGARD SEEKS CONSENSUS

Supreme Court Justice Cheryl Grant-Thompson  agreed yesterday for a consensus agreement to vacate  a warrant of arrest for Fashion Mogul Peter Nygard and to allow him to return to the Bahamas to pursue his legal rights.  After listening to an address from Nygard’s lawyer, Algernon  Allen, the Judge allowed both sides in the matter to […]

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OPERATION RESTORATION LAUNCHED

Gravely concerned about the rate of crime, murder, suicide, domestic violence and abuse in the country, the Bahamas Christian Council yesterday  announced the launch of Operation Restoration. President of the Council, Bishop Delton Fernander speaking at the press conference at the William Thompson Auditorium  said, “the peace and stability of our country is being threatened. […]

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NEW SCHOOL PLANNED FOR INAGUA

Matthew Town, Inagua is set to get a new school in the upcoming year and plans are on the drawing board for the construction of new schools in Gregory Town, Eleuthera, and George Town, Exuma. Minister of Education, Jeffrey Lloyd in his contribution to the ongoing  udget Debate on Wednesday  made the announcements as he […]

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MINISTRY TO HIGHLIGHT MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES

Health Minister Dr. Duane Sands yesterday announced his ministry’s intention to bring mental health issues to the forefront in the country.  He said that this issue has been “a stepchild” when it comes to national considerations and the Ministry of Health will begin its attempts to right this wrong.  He said that his ministry’s allocation […]

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WILSON CONFIDENT IN BUT ELECTIONS

Some 3,800 teachers across the country voted in The Bahamas Union of Teachers elections yesterday.  Thirteen positions are up for grabs on the executive board which 38 persons are vying for.  Union President Belinda Wilson is again running for the union’s top position and despite the many challenges she has faced during her tenure in […]

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MINISTER DECLARES WAR ON NCD’S

Health Minister Dr. Duane Sands yesterday revealed some sobering statistics surrounding non communicable diseases in The Bahamas, and it all boils down to obesity. Leading off debate in parliament on the 2019/2020 budget, he said that four out of five Bahamians are overweight and 49. 2 per cent are obese.  “For sake of comparison 39 […]

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PM staying out of BPL probe

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis has  assured that a company has been chosen to investigate the circumstances surrounding the removal of the former Bahamas Power and Light board led by former Chairwoman Darnell Osborne. According to Dr. Minnis , he and his office are staying out of the investigation. “I know that the company has […]

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