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Many Shipwrecked Haitians Missing

The  number  of  Haitian migrants who perished  in last  Saturday’s boating disaster has risen to 30,  according to the National Emergency Management Agency.  Officials have so far determined that in total, some 83 people – 76 males and seven females – were on board the ill- fated sloop when it set sail for the United […]

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Man Charged With killing In The Course Of Dangerous Driving

A Haitian man was arraigned yesterday afternoon before Magistrate Carolyn Vogt Evans for allegedly killing in the course of dangerous driving. The court heard how on Saturday January 26th, 2019, about 12:51 am, 38-year- old- Salvales Fleurius of Farrington Road, drove a vehicle, causing the death of Michael Noelus. Fleurius was also charged with removing […]

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Women Charged With Stealing Church Funds

Standing before Magistrate Samuel McKinney yesterday were three women accused of a litany of fraud related charges including stealing from Message of Hope Seventh Day Adventist Church. Shandera Knowles and Nikia Anderson-Sands, both 28 along with 21-year-old Shawnta Adderley, were formally charged with one count each of conspiracy to commit fraud by false pretenses, fraud […]

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Opposition Explains Walks Out

The entire Parliamentary Opposition walked out of the House of Assembly Wednesday evening during the debate on the government’s Fiscal Strategy Report 2018 on the grounds of what they said was a protest against bullying by St. Annes MP Brent Symonette.  In a statement Opposition Leader said the unparliamentarily behavior of Minister Symonette sought to […]

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Fiscal Strategy To Bring Order

The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Peter Turnquest has announced a strategy to put check and balances  in the fiscal affairs of the country.  Leading the debate for a resolution to accept the 2018 Fiscal Strategy Report – a public document that guides the creation of the annual budget  in the House of […]

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Ministry addressing school concerns

The  Ministry of Education  is  revamping the physical plant of the many schools throughout the country. This  comes on the heels of efforts to address another mold situation – this time at CW Sawyer  Primary School. “We have been working  assiduously   to address that,” says  Mr. Donovan Turnquest, the Deputy Permanent Secretary who is […]

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New program for entrepreneurs

Owners of micro, small and medium sized business now have millions of dollars in financial backing to pump into their companies. It was annoouced  during the last budget debate that  the government allocated $5.5 million for the cause, with the small business development backing it up with another $3.5 million for a total $9 million. […]

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MAN DIES IN POLICE SHOOTING

A police involved shooting yesterday claimed the life of one man off of Joe Farrington Road.  According to Assistant Commissioner of Police  Solomon Cash, sometime after 1:25 pm police launched a man hunt operation in the area to locate a wanted suspect.  The suspect was said to be wanted by the police force for  a […]

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CONFLICTING MESSAGES ON VENEZUELA

The   policy of  the Bahamas on the crisis in Venezuela is unclear to many, as  Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis  has sent a letter confirming  that the Bahamas will not interfere in the internal affairs of another country. However, recently the Bahamas  voted in a meeting of the Organization of American States to support […]

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Haitian Shipwreck Death Toll Rises

The Haitian Government and Haitian Pastors League anticipate that the 29 Haitians who lost their lives in a tragic boating accident last weekend will be buried by this weekend.  The death toll has risen to 29 after another two bodies were retrieved from waters in Abaco on Tuesday.  Officials from the Royal Bahamas Defence Force […]

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