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More Environmentalists against Disney’s Lighthouse Point Development

Leading environmental groups have gotten some serious backing in their continued push to persuade Disney Cruise Line Island Development from pursuing its multi-million dollar plans for Lighthouse Point in South Eleuthera. Standing shoulder to shoulder with them is New York based organization Waterkeeper Alliance, which yesterday launched a new digital campaign – the focus of […]

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Alleged Teen Suicide

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a juvenile male who was discovered in a home Sunday. According to police, shortly after 5 p.m., they were called to a home on Faith Avenue north, off Carmichael Road, where a male was discovered unconscious, hanging from a rod in a closet.  Paramedics were called […]

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Exuma Tour Boat Accident

EPolice in Exuma are investigating a boating accident that occurred on Sunday and left an American man hospitalized. According to police, shortly before 5 p.m., a tour boat was sailing in Elizabeth Harbour, George Town, when the captain felt something hit the rear of the boat.  He and others made a check of the water […]

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Simeon Hall

‘BPL, Let There Be Light’

Outspoken Bishop Simeon Hall is demanding Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) to turn on the lights, as he said the capital’s electricity service has reached “a crisis level and must be made a national priority.” Yesterday, Bishop Hall, who is also pastor emeritus at New Covenant Baptist Church, said electricity to households and businesses has […]

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Union President Dispels BTC Layoff Rumors

National Congress of Trade Unions Bahamas President Bernard Evans said there is no truth to the claim that BTC is set to lay off 50 percent of its staff. Mr. Evans told The Bahama Journal last Friday that the telecommunications company is instead preparing to offer some of its employees voluntary separation packages. He said, “For […]

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Suspected Sabotage at PMH

Sabotage is suspected in the case of an out of commission chiller at the Critical Care Block of the Princess Margret Hospital, according to the Public Hospitals Authority.   The out of commission chiller has forced hospital officials to postpone elective surgeries.  Minister of Health Dr. Duane Sands said the matter has been turned over […]

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Three Weekend Armed Robberies

Police are investigating three armed robberies that took place this past Saturday and have taken an adult male into custody in connection with one of them. In the first incident, according to reports, shortly before 6 a.m., a man was walking on Faith Avenue, south when he was approached by an armed man, who robbed […]

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13 Arrested for Drug Trafficking

Royal Bahamas Defence Force officers reportedly apprehended 13 individuals for human and drug trafficking this past Friday.  In a release, the RBDF indicated that the suspects were detained along with a quantity of suspected drugs and are in police custody.  “The apprehension was the result of a joint operation by Bahamas Immigration Department and Royal […]

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PLP Chairman Calls for WSC Director’s Resignation

Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Chairman Fred Mitchell yesterday called for the resignation of Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC) Director Bennet Minnis after an audio recording spewing defamatory comments towards members of the party made its rounds on social media.  In his statement, Mr. Mitchell identified Mr. Minnis as the speaker in the viral voice note, […]

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Alleged Burglar charged with Stealing

An alleged serial burglar limped into a courtroom this past Friday accused of stealing $12,460 worth of goods from three separate homes on West Bay Street. Twenty-six-year-old Bradley Strachan stood before Magistrate Samuel Mckinney facing six counts of burglary, one count each of stealing and receiving. It is alleged that between 10 p.m. on June […]

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