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Alleged Child Abductor Remanded

A psychiatric evaluation has found that alleged child abductor De’Edra Gibson is fit to enter a plea in the case of such charges.  The 29-year-old hair stylist  pleaded not guilty on four counts of abduction  when she appeared before Magistrate Samuel Mckinney  yesterday morning. The charges included abducting  an unmarried person under the age of 16 – the youngest […]

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17 GROUPS CONTRIBUTED TO GDP GROWTH

Last fiscal year, the International Monetary Fund projected for the Bahamas  a2.25 per cent increase in real GDP growth 2019 compared to its previous projection of 2.5 percent for 2018.  These new figures  represent an increase of 2.3 per cent in nominal growth and real growth of 1.6 per cent.  National Accounts Director in the Department of […]

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McQueen Charged With Murder

A 42-year old man was arraigned yesterday before Chief Magistrate Joy Ann Ferguson-Pratt on one charge of murder.  Cheron McQueen was charged with the May 3rdHospital Lane murder of Antoine Barron Roberts. He was also charged with possession of an unlicensed firearm and 15 live rounds of ammunition, to which he pleaded not guilty. He remanded […]

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Contract Signed For Grand Lucayan VSEPS

After months of  negotiations  the Bahamas Hotel Managerial Union and the government have finally reached a decision on Voluntary Separation Packages for 91 managers of the Grand Lucayan Resort. The package totaled  $4.3 million. According to Tourism Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar, $3.7 million of that will come from the government and the remainder from an annuity fund that the workers […]

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COOPER: “MINISTER’S SPIN DIZZYING”

Shadow Minister of Finance, Chester Cooper yesterday  described the spin by the Minister of Finance on the growth of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP)   as “dizzying”. He  referred to what he called   the Government’s softer than expected GDP growth.  The Deputy Leader of the Opposition said, “It is interesting that this Administration repeatedly touted it projection of over 2 percent […]

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OPPOSITION WILL OPPOSE IMMIGRATION BILL IN SENATE

Progressive Liberal Party Chairman Fred Mitchell indicated that his party remains fundamentally opposed to the government’s bill to amend the Immigration Act set to be debated in the Senate today. He said the bill will “loosen the controls that we presently have to protect the integrity of our borders and our workforce.”  Deputy Prime Minister […]

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BISHOP HALL CALLS FOR THIRTY DAYS WITH NO MURDER

Bishop Simeon Hall, Senior Pastor Emeritus  of New Covenant Baptist Church pleaded with the people of The Bahamas yesterday to stop the violence that is claiming so many lives of young Bahamian males.  Bishop Hall said, “we make the clarion call on all Bahamians and residents alike to pray and trouble God’s throne for divine intervention to […]

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DNA Salutes Mothers Who Made Sacrifices

The Leader of the Democratic National Alliance (DNA) Arinthia Komolafe yesterday paid tribute to Bahamian mothers who have made sacrifices for the success of the nation. In a press statement she  gave a special message to all mothers of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas. “It’s that time of the year when we pay homage to our […]

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BCC HEAD SUPPORTS PASTOR

Former Christian Council President, Dr. Ranford Patterson has at least one person standing in his corner following criticisms from the Opposition Chairman that he allowed the Prime Minister to spew lies about the PLP from his pulpit. Current  Council head Apostle Delton Fernander is of the view that his colleague would not have known what the […]

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INTER- AMERICAN COMMISSION TO VISIT DETENTION CENTER

The government this past Friday invited commissioners from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to tour the detention center and other facilities. This followed local activist group Rights Bahamas’ application for a hearing earlier this year.  The group sat in sessions in Kingston, Jamaica with the goal of raising international awareness on the treatment of […]

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