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Fire Kills Man in Chippingham Accused Drug Traffickers Jailed
 
Fire Kills Man in Chippingham

Fire Kills Man in Chippingham

A 59-year-old man died in a house fire that occurred Friday night, police confirmed Saturday. The Bahama Journal spoke with the brother of the deceased who was identified by the name “Kevin.” “When I came home I saw the place was on fire but I didn’t know he was inside the house,” Kevin’s brother Herbert [...]

Accused Drug Traffickers Jailed

Accused Drug Traffickers Jailed

Two Bahamian pilots and one Canadian man were arraigned in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday in connection with that huge drug seizure that occurred on Monday at the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA). Murillo Sullivan, 48, of Turtle Drive, Bel Air Estates, 37-year-old Darryl Bartlett of No. 4 Pink Coral Drive and 23-year-old Michael Webster of [...]

Abuse After-Effects Can Be ‘Dire’–National Hotline Helps Save Lives

14 April 2014

A failure to curb the scourge of child abuse in The Bahamas could have dire consequences for abused persons and the Bahamian society as a whole over the short, medium and long term, Minister of Social Services and Community Development, Melanie S. Griffin said. Mrs. Griffin said a key component of ending or reducing child [...]

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$7.5M GB Marijuana Field Found

14 April 2014

Another multi-million dollar marijuana field was discovered in Grand Bahama last week, according to police. Intelligence led Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) Officers along with their U.S. counterparts to a two and half mile undeveloped area in east Grand Bahama where they found a number of marijuana plants ranging between one foot to five feet tall, [...]

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RBC To Slash As Many As 200 Jobs

RBC To Slash As Many As 200 Jobs

14 April 2014

There will be layoffs at the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), according to RBC’s Managing Director, Nathaniel Beneby Jr. While he could not confirm exactly how many jobs have been made redundant as the bank’s “holistic” review of costs continues, Mr Beneby said he was confident that net reductions would be “favourable”. The Bahama Journal [...]

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CHEC Americas Engages Bahamian Engineering Firm On Abaco Port Project

14 April 2014

Chinese Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) has engaged the expertise of local engineering firm Caribbean Coastal Services Ltd. (CCS), as the $39 million North Abaco Port project moves one step closer to breaking ground. The Bahamian Engineering firm will review, comment, stamp and seal CHEC’s designs for the Abaco port to make sure all the drawings [...]

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Cat Island Residents Complete NEMA Building Course

Cat Island Residents Complete NEMA Building Course

11 April 2014

OLD BIGHT, Cat Island – About 30 residents graduated from a Safer Building Code Course held in Cat Island where most of the homes were severely damaged during the passage of Hurricane Sandy in 2012. The three-week course was held by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in conjunction with the Caribbean Disaster Management Agency [...]

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Family Seeking Justice in 2013 Police Shooting Death

Family Seeking Justice in 2013 Police Shooting Death

11 April 2014

It took Police Commissioner Ellison Greenslade less than a month to investigate and recommend that charges be brought against an assistant superintendent of police for the role he played in allowing a man in custody for drug possession to be married behind bars and now a Grand Bahama family is asking why they have had [...]

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Man Charged with Manslaughter in Weekend Stabbing

Man Charged with Manslaughter in Weekend Stabbing

11 April 2014

A 26-year-old Yellow Elder man was arraigned in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday afternoon for the April 5 stabbing death of a 31-year-old man. Police believe Don Wallace is responsible for stabbing Mario Allen, who was previously identified as Mario Coakley, to death Saturday night through Eneas Street. Wallace was arraigned on one count of manslaughter [...]

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Jamaican Women Caught With Drugs

11 April 2014

Two Jamaican women could soon have their day in court after being picked up by authorities on two separate drug matters. According to police, the first arrest took place around 1:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA). Acting on intelligence, officers searched the 30-year-old suspect, who had reportedly just arrived on a [...]

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Drug Treatment Officials Receive OAS Training

Drug Treatment Officials Receive OAS Training

11 April 2014

Bahamian officials over the past two days received specialised training in processing drug treatment patients. Members from the Organisation of American States (OAS) facilitated the two-day seminar which included participants from Haiti, Jamaica, Belize and other Caribbean countries. Bahamas Co-ordinator David Ramsey said the seminar allowed all the participants to be more efficient when it [...]

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Three Arrested In Bimini Drug Find

11 April 2014

Two women, along with a man were arrested in Bimini yesterday after they were found in possession of dangerous drugs. According to police around 5:00 a.m. a team of officers from the Bimini Police Division went to a residence in Bailey Town, armed with a search warrant and discovered 19 pounds of suspected marijuana. The [...]

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