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Straw Vendors Say Cruise Lines Hurting Business

Straw Vendors Say Cruise Lines Hurting Business

Sales in straw products are currently at an all time low, according to some local straw vendors who are blaming cruise line advisories for scaring off potential customers. Some vendors in the Nassau Straw Market said some cruise lines are allegedly are telling guests aboard cruise ships not to purchase straw products due to insect [...]

Jailhouse Groom Rearrested

Jailhouse Groom Rearrested

The 35-year-old drug suspect who made headlines earlier this year, not for his alleged crimes, but because he was allowed to get married while in custody, found himself back in court yesterday on more drug charges. Police said Hospital Lane resident Kendrick Tinker was picked up in connection with an outstanding warrant that subsequently led [...]

Prison Youth Programme Raises Concerns

08 July 2014

President of the Bahamas Prison Officers Association (BPOA) Gregory Archer said he is staunchly opposed to Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) hosting its summer youth camp on the prison grounds. Mr. Archer said even though the programme is a wholesome idea, the thought of school kids frolicking on the prison grounds raises security issues for members [...]

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PM Puzzled Over Island Wide Blackout

08 July 2014

Prime Minister Perry Christie yesterday said he is still puzzled as to why there was an island-wide blackout last Thursday that essentially brought New Providence to a standstill and promised to get to the bottom of what went wrong at The Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC). “I’m still puzzled as to how you could have an [...]

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PM Defends Dame Marguerite’s GG Appointment

08 July 2014

Dame Marguerite Pindling’s appointment as governor general will be a “great unifying symbol” for The Bahamas, said Prime Minister Perry Christie as he tried to silence critics who oppose her appointment to the high office. Dame Marguerite, the widow of the first Bahamian Prime Minister the late Sir Lynden Pindling, will be sworn in during [...]

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Teen Arrested In Weekend Murder —Police Hunt Others

08 July 2014

Homicide detectives have arrested one person and identified another in connection with the stabbing death of an Eleuthera teen this past weekend as the hunt continues for others believed to be behind the crime. According to police, 18-year-old Haywood Thompson’s lifeless body was found in an unfinished building on TW Alley and Culmer Street, North [...]

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MOH Officials Move To Fight Chikungunya Virus

08 July 2014

In light of the country’s first reported case of the Chikungunya virus, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has teamed up with the Department of Environmental Health in an attempt to combat the further spread of the disease. Director at the Department of Public Health Dr. Pearl McMillan told the Bahama Journal Monday that both the [...]

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Defence Force Officer Charged With Rape

08 July 2014

A 23-year-old Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) Officer was on Monday formally arraigned in a Magistrate’s Court on one count of rape of an elderly woman. Kennedy Francis appeared before Chief Magistrate Joyanne Pratt Ferguson to answer to the charge. It is alleged that the officer raped a 78-year-old woman on Thursday July 3, 2014. [...]

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34 Immigrants Apprehended

08 July 2014

Police and immigration officials in Abaco arrested 34 illegal immigrants said to have been Haitian migrants shortly after noon Sunday. Officials say that on July 6 shortly before 12:00 p.m. police officials received tips that a white sailboat vessel was seen in the area of Browns Bay, Dundas Town with suspected Haitians on board. The [...]

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Ministers Laud Junkanoo Commandos UK Tour

Ministers Laud Junkanoo Commandos UK Tour

07 July 2014

A representative group of the Junkanoo Commandos was recently lauded for representing the culture of The Bahamas. The group will be performing throughout Scotland and England until July 21 and will hold several introductory workshops on the various aspects of Junkanoo. Tourism Minister ObieWilchcombe said the group’s international performances were important and he congratulated them [...]

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Florida Author Gifts Books To GG

07 July 2014

Florida Author, Dr. Margaret Mitchell Armand recently presented to her books to outgoing Governor General Sir Arthur Foulkes and his wife Lady Foulkes at Government House. The book presentations included “Finding Erzili, a book of poetry while the other“Healing in the Homeland: Haitian Vodou Tradition” examines the socio-cultural and economic oppression stemming from the local [...]

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Credit Card Fraud Increases

Credit Card Fraud Increases

07 July 2014

The number of victims affected by credit card fraud is on the rise with nearly $100,000 being defrauded within a period of six months, according to officers, who recently warned that criminals are developing new strategies and are using the latest technologies in an effort to steal identities and store credit card information. Officers from [...]

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