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Two Arraigned On Murder Charges Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival Officially Launched
 
Two Arraigned On Murder Charges

Two Arraigned On Murder Charges

The men who police believe are responsible for two separate murders that occurred this year were brought before the Magistrate’s Court on Thursday to face the charges levied against them. Ondol Paul, 31, aka Adrian McGene of Nassau Village was charged with murder, police believe he is responsible for the May 27 murder of Kentley [...]

Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival Officially Launched

Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival Officially Launched

In less than one year, the country will welcome another form of cultural expression when the Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival debuts in May 2015. During an official ceremony launching the event at Pompey Square on Wednesday, August 27, Prime Minister Perry Christie, expressed his optimism for the event. “I am very pleased that we will be [...]

No Problems Expected For Stephen Dillet School

No Problems Expected For Stephen Dillet School

28 August 2014

The last academic school year got off to a bumpy start for teachers and students at the Stephen Dillet Primary School following complaints about mold infested air vents, non-functioning air conditions and a poor working environment, Director of Education Lionel Sands assured yesterday that teachers and students will not experience these when the new school [...]

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Infant Killed In House Fire

Infant Killed In House Fire

28 August 2014

A five month old baby boy was killed in a house fire late Tuesday night, where, as preliminary investigations revealed, he was left alone with his six-year-old brother. Police Superintendent Stephen Dean told reporters at the scene that the baby’s charred remains were found in a small white single story home located at St. Vincent [...]

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Five Traffic Fatalites In Five Days

28 August 2014

The man who was involved in a traffic accident in Grand Bahama Monday has died, police confirmed yesterday, marking the fifth traffic fatality recorded in the country in the past five days. The incident occurred along East Atlantic Drive shortly after 8:00p.m. Monday. According to police reports the man was driving a black Yamaha motorbike [...]

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“Crime – Over Politicised”—-Says Former DPM

28 August 2014

Given the recent spate of violent acts of crime that shook the nation’s capital and bumped up the country’s murder count to 83, former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Security Cynthia ‘Mother’ Pratt yesterday urged politicians to stop politicising the issue of crime and work towards combating a problem that is now bigger [...]

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Port Development Revenue Could Increase

Port Development Revenue Could Increase

28 August 2014

Government revenue from Arawak Port Development (APD) could increase significantly if the business of shipping is managed exclusively through the Nassau Container Port (NCP). Chief Executive Officer at APD, Mike Maura made the case as he took the Minister of Tourism, Obie Wilchcombe and his team of senior officials on a tour of NCP, giving [...]

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Administrators: Teachers Will Focus on Crime

Administrators: Teachers Will Focus on Crime

28 August 2014

Two senior administrators at government schools in New Providence said they are taking steps to deal with students who will come back to school on Monday having experienced challenges in their communities, particularly with regards to crime. School officials said they are often faced with many children who have either lost parents to violent crimes [...]

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Wilchombe Optimistic About GB’s Economy

Wilchombe Optimistic About GB’s Economy

27 August 2014

More airlift and a new cruise ship will be coming to Grand Bahama “very soon,” according to Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe. Minister Wilchcombe, who spoke to the Bahama Journal before heading into Cabinet on Tuesday, said initiatives are in the pipeline which should create new jobs for residents on the island. “Truth of the [...]

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Sir Lynden Remembered

Sir Lynden Remembered

27 August 2014

It has been 14 years since the country lost Sir Lynden Pindling and yet his legacy hasn’t waned one bit. Sir Lynden, the country’s first prime minister, died on August 26, 2000 following a lengthy battle with prostate cancer. The former leader of the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) stood at the forefront of the quiet [...]

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Police Make $500K Drug Bust

27 August 2014

More than $500,000 worth of suspected marijuana was seized by police as a result of a joint law enforcement operation on Exuma. Officers from the Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) along with police in Exuma, arrested three men ages 37, 34 and 27 for possession of a large quantity of marijuana on Monday, according to police. [...]

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PM Defends VAT Vote Absence

27 August 2014

Prime Minister Perry Christie earlier this week defended his decision to miss the parliamentary vote on the Value Added Tax (VAT) Bill in the House of Assembly last week and said he had to make a judgement call on whether or not his presence was important. Mr. Christie left the country for Las Vegas, Nevada [...]

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