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Education Minister Pleased With Repair Work to Grand Bahama Schools Dixon Charged With Murder
 
Education Minister Pleased With Repair Work to Grand Bahama Schools

Education Minister Pleased With Repair Work to Grand Bahama Schools

Minister of Education Jerome Fitzgerald spent two full days, last Thursday and Friday, in Grand Bahama touring all government schools to view firsthand the preparations being made for the for the 2015/2016 academic year. One of his finals stops on Friday morning was the Sweetings Cay School and Sir Jack Hayward Secondary School, where Minister [...]

Dixon Charged With Murder

Dixon Charged With Murder

Avard Dixon, 32, was charged with murder in the Magistrate’s Court on Monday. Dixon, a resident of Summers Haven, appeared before Magistrate Samuel Mckinney for the August 11 murder of Stephen Newbold. It is alleged that Newbold and Dixon got into an argument in front of the victim’s home off Bailou Hill Road last week, [...]

“No Layoffs at Atlantis,” said Fields–Atlantis Unable to Hire Baha Mar Employees

25 August 2015

Atlantis Senior Vice President Ed Fields said yesterday that there will be no layoffs at the Atlantis Resort. Two weeks into Cuba reigniting ties with the United States, some Bahamians fear that The Bahamas’ number one industry will be threatened. Fields dispelled any rumors that were brewing about employment reduction at the world renowned resort. [...]

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Captain Bethel Insists on Naming Bahamian Waters ‘The Lucayan Sea’

25 August 2015

Royal Bahamas Defence Force Acting Commodore Captain Tellis Bethel Sr. during a regular scheduled Nassau East Rotary Club Meeting last Friday presented his theory on giving the surrounding waters of The Bahamas a name, The Lucayan Sea. The project, which he said started some 20 odd years ago, has finally reached a point where he [...]

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Urban Renewal Celebrates Summer Basketball Awards and Launches ‘Back-to-School’ Outreach

24 August 2015

Hundreds of young people from communities across the island gathered at Evangelistic Temple Youth Centre, August 20, packing the hall to participate in Urban Renewal Commission’s ‘Sporting League and Street Legends Summer Basketball Grand Championship Awards Ceremony’ and ‘Back-to-School Outreach.’ Prime Minister Perry Christie beamed with pride upon discovery that young men from his constituency [...]

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DNA Leader: “PM Too Quiet” Over National Issues

24 August 2015

Prime Minister Perry Christie is “too quiet” with regards to issues of significant importance in The Bahamas, according to Leader of the Democratic National Alliance (DNA) Branville McCartney. Mr. McCartney said over the last quarter of a century, The Bahamas has decayed and experienced corruption, cronyism and conflict continuously. He pointed out that recently the [...]

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Shanty Towns to be demolished

24 August 2015

Foreign Affairs and Immigration Minister Fred Mitchell has announced that the Immigration Ministry will be collaborating with the Ministry of Environment to see to the removal of numerous shanty towns following recent riots and attacks on local law enforcement officers. Last week, Minister Mitchell said that he was gravely concerned about national security after those [...]

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Pintard Calls on Gov’t to Handle Crime

24 August 2015

Chairman of the Free National Movement (FNM) Senator Michael Pintard said he believes the biggest issue the country is currently faced with is the rampant problem of crime. As a guest on popular radio talk show Jones and Co. on Sunday, the opposition’s chairman said in addition to crime, the administration of law and order [...]

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NEMA and PAHO Train Group to Better Manage Supplies After Disasters

24 August 2015

The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, trained a core group of individuals to better manage relief supplies following a disaster. The training through computer software Logistics Support System (LSS), was sponsored and facilitated in partnership with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)/World Health Organization. The sessions were held at NEMA’s headquarters on NEMA’s Way and [...]

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Man Shot Dead in GB

24 August 2015

Police in Grand Bahama are searching for persons responsible for a shooting incident that has left a man dead. The incident occurred shortly after 10 p.m. on Saturday in the Sunken Treasure Drive area. Police received information of gunshots being heard and responded where they met the lifeless body of a male in the parking [...]

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Man Shot by Police Linked to 29 Robberies

24 August 2015

A man who was shot and killed by police shortly after committing a string of robberies last Wednesday, resulted in a number of robbery cases being solved in less than 24 hours. According to Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Stephen Dean, by last Thursday, one day after Rony Jean was killed after attempting to open [...]

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Baha Mar Lawyer Says Provisional Liquidator Unnecessary

24 August 2015

Baha Mar’s legal counsel said there is no need to bring a provisional liquidator into the Baha Mar debacle. The argument was made by Baha Mar’s attorney James Corbett, QC, last Friday, during his second day of arguments in the Supreme Court before Justice Ian Winder. He explained that the petitioners, the Bahamian government, documented [...]

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