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Bridge Toll Doubled JCN Honours Outstanding Bahamians
 

Bridge Toll Doubled

Tolls for the Sir Sidney Poitier Bridge are expected to increase by one hundred per cent for private vehicles effective March 1. The $1 bridge toll will increase to $2 as announced by Chairman of the Bridge Authority of the Bahamas Rory Higgs as he spoke to the bridge refurbishment contract signing on Monday morning. […]

JCN Honours Outstanding Bahamians

On Friday, Jones Communications Network honoured outstanding Bahamian members of society during its Civil Society and Person of the Year Award, at Melia Beach Resort. Six individuals were recognized as outstanding contributing citizens at the formal awards luncheon on Friday. Prime Minister Perry Christie won the top award, being named the Person of the Year […]

Police Shoot Suspect

27 January 2016

A man who attempted to knock down a police officer with a vehicle is detained in hospital after he was shot on Tuesday, police have said. Reports are that shortly before 1:00p.m., a police officer was on duty at Paradise Island, when a man driving a vehicle aroused his suspicion. The officer then signaled to […]

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NHI Aims to Make The Bahamas Healthiest Country in the Region

27 January 2016

The implementation of Universal Health Coverage through the establishment of the National Health Insurance Programme will help the Government of The Bahamas to further meet its commitment of building a healthcare system that is modern, affordable and accessible as it aims to make The Bahamas “the healthiest country in the region” by the year 2040. […]

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Man Found Hanging from a Tree

27 January 2016

A horrifying scene of an apparent suicide sent shockwaves throughout the Mayaguana community on Monday. According to Area Member of Parliament, V. Alfred Gray, while in Crooked Island, he received a call on Monday informing him of reports of a man found hanging from a tree. Minister Gray identified the victim as Sinclair Mitchell, and […]

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Griffin Refutes Claims of Negligence

27 January 2016

Social Services Minister, Melanie Griffin, yesterday refuted claims that her ministry neglected to assist dozens of displaced residents after a major property demolition which took place in the Prince Charles Drive area on Thursday. The demolition exercise, which occurred on Pine Barren Road, destroyed buildings which housed a local outreach organization, Ambassador Corral International Association […]

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Former Senator Fined $15k

27 January 2016

Former Free National Movement Senator John Bostwick II could spend 15 months in prison if he cannot pay the $15,000 fine that was handed down to him by 11:00 a.m. today. It was quite a turnout at the South Street Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday afternoon as many descended on the grounds, most of them there […]

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Prime Minister Gives Tribute to Outstanding Grand Bahama Businessman Laid to Rest

26 January 2016

One of the most successful black Bahamian businessmen and a key figure in the development of Grand Bahama Island, Edgar J. Outten Jr. was laid to rest this past Saturday. The celebration marking the life of the late Mr. Outten was held at the Community at Heart Tabernacle Church of God of Prophecy on Coral […]

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Nottage Explains FBI Involvement

26 January 2016

Minister of National Security Dr. Bernard Nottage said difficulties in tackling local crime issues lead to his ministry seeking to adapt crime fighting strategies from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Earlier this month, Dr Nottage met with US officials at the FBI headquarters in Washington, DC, to discuss concerns surrounding the crime problem in […]

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NHI Bahamas Marks Significant Milestones

26 January 2016

The Government of The Bahamas highlighted several significant milestones in the implementation of NHI Bahamas and the improvement of the health care system overall. Peter Deveaux-Isaacs, the Permanent Secretary for National Health Insurance and Dr. Delon Brennen, NHI’s Programme Director made several announcements today, the launch of www.nhibahamas.gov.bs, a public information website, the NHI Bahamas […]

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Education Minister Says Academic Standards Will Be Raised

26 January 2016

Hundreds of high school students from around the country yesterday received accolades for outstanding performances in national examinations for 2015. During the awards ceremony, at Church of God Convention Centre on Joe Farrington Road, Education Minister Jerome Fitzgerald in bringing remarks, noted that over the past few years, there has been a steady increase in […]

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Trio Charged With Drug Possession

26 January 2016

Three men allegedly behind two major drug busts in the capital were arraigned before Acting Deputy Chief Magistrate Andrew Forbes yesterday. The arraignment follows an incident that occurred last Thursday, after DEU officers found three boxes containing 57 pounds of marijuana on a mail boat moored at the Potter’s Cay Dock. The suspect charged in […]

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