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LEADERS   ROW OVER  POLICE OFFICERS’ POLITICS SIX  GROUNDS OF APPEAL IN FRANK SMITH’S CASE
 
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LEADERS ROW OVER POLICE OFFICERS’ POLITICS

The leaders of the two major political  parties locked  horns in the House of Assembly yesterday over the structure of the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) and  allegations of its politicization.  The issue was brought to the forefront during Opposition leader Philp Davis’ contribution to debate on a proposed amendment to the Police Staff Association […]

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SIX GROUNDS OF APPEAL IN FRANK SMITH’S CASE

The government’s appeal against former PLP Senator Frank Smith opened  in the Court of Appeal yesterday  with the Crown listing six grounds why the case should be sent back to the Magistrate’s Court and heard by another Magistrate. The Crown’s lead Attorney in the matter, Director of  Public Prosecutions, Garvin Gaskins  suggested Chief Magistrate Joyanne Ferguson-Pratt took extraneous matters […]

McQueen Charged With Murder

14 May 2019

A 42-year old man was arraigned yesterday before Chief Magistrate Joy Ann Ferguson-Pratt on one charge of murder.  Cheron McQueen was charged with the May 3rdHospital Lane murder of Antoine Barron Roberts. He was also charged with possession of an unlicensed firearm and 15 live rounds of ammunition, to which he pleaded not guilty. He remanded […]

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Contract Signed For Grand Lucayan VSEPS

14 May 2019

After months of  negotiations  the Bahamas Hotel Managerial Union and the government have finally reached a decision on Voluntary Separation Packages for 91 managers of the Grand Lucayan Resort. The package totaled  $4.3 million. According to Tourism Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar, $3.7 million of that will come from the government and the remainder from an annuity fund that the workers […]

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COOPER: “MINISTER’S SPIN DIZZYING”

14 May 2019

Shadow Minister of Finance, Chester Cooper yesterday  described the spin by the Minister of Finance on the growth of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP)   as “dizzying”. He  referred to what he called   the Government’s softer than expected GDP growth.  The Deputy Leader of the Opposition said, “It is interesting that this Administration repeatedly touted it projection of over 2 percent […]

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OPPOSITION WILL OPPOSE IMMIGRATION BILL IN SENATE

13 May 2019

Progressive Liberal Party Chairman Fred Mitchell indicated that his party remains fundamentally opposed to the government’s bill to amend the Immigration Act set to be debated in the Senate today. He said the bill will “loosen the controls that we presently have to protect the integrity of our borders and our workforce.”  Deputy Prime Minister […]

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BISHOP HALL CALLS FOR THIRTY DAYS WITH NO MURDER

13 May 2019

Bishop Simeon Hall, Senior Pastor Emeritus  of New Covenant Baptist Church pleaded with the people of The Bahamas yesterday to stop the violence that is claiming so many lives of young Bahamian males.  Bishop Hall said, “we make the clarion call on all Bahamians and residents alike to pray and trouble God’s throne for divine intervention to […]

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DNA Salutes Mothers Who Made Sacrifices

13 May 2019

The Leader of the Democratic National Alliance (DNA) Arinthia Komolafe yesterday paid tribute to Bahamian mothers who have made sacrifices for the success of the nation. In a press statement she  gave a special message to all mothers of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas. “It’s that time of the year when we pay homage to our […]

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BCC HEAD SUPPORTS PASTOR

13 May 2019

Former Christian Council President, Dr. Ranford Patterson has at least one person standing in his corner following criticisms from the Opposition Chairman that he allowed the Prime Minister to spew lies about the PLP from his pulpit. Current  Council head Apostle Delton Fernander is of the view that his colleague would not have known what the […]

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INTER- AMERICAN COMMISSION TO VISIT DETENTION CENTER

13 May 2019

The government this past Friday invited commissioners from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to tour the detention center and other facilities. This followed local activist group Rights Bahamas’ application for a hearing earlier this year.  The group sat in sessions in Kingston, Jamaica with the goal of raising international awareness on the treatment of […]

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D’Aguilar Calls For Improved Policing

13 May 2019

Last Thursday was not a good day in Free Town,  according to area Member of Parliament Dionisio D’Aguilar who gave his condolences to the family of the victims of that double homicide in the White’s Edition area early that morning. Minister D’Aguilar sharing the same sentiments of some Kemp Road residents said that increased  police presence is […]

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FOUR RBDF HEROES REMEMBERED

13 May 2019

Governor General, Dame Marguerite Pindling said the ultimate sacrifice of the four marines and the ongoing dangers encountered by crew and marines today are reminders that members of the RBDF and other security forces protect the nation by placing their lives in harm’s way. “For this they deserve a grateful nation, said the Governor General. […]

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