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POLICE INVESTIGATE PLANE CRASH

Police are investigating a plane crash which occurred on yesterday  at Staniel Cay, Exuma. Shortly after 10:00 am, Police on Staniel Cay  received a report that a plane had crashed at the airport. Upon arrival at location, Officers discovered that a white 402 Cessna twin engine aircraft Registration CH6AAL had crashed into a chain link […]

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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 […]

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DPM: “ECONOMY ON A PATH OF SUSTAINED GROWTH”

Reacting to  the report by the Department of Statistics that the Bahamian economy grew by 1.6 percent in 2018,  the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance  K. Peter Turnquest says,“this is the first time the country has had decent economic growth in over five years. When we look at where we are now compared to where we […]

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COOPER: “MINISTER’S SPIN DIZZYING”

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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Finance Minister Explains Loans

The Minister of Finance, K. Peter Turnquest, went to great lengths yesterday to explain the reason and rationale behind the latest borrowings of the government. The Minister was able to restructure  loans and get the interest rate reduced from six and a quarter to six per cent. Addressing members of the House of Assembly, Mr. […]

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Ministry Pushes Stay In School Campaign

The Ministry of Education pushing its campaign to encourage students to stay in school in an effort to deter children from falling prey to violence and affiliating themselves with gangs. At a special assembly recently at Uriah McPhee Primary School, Chief School Attendance Office, Anzlo Strachan said that through bringing the message to the primary […]

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PM Concerned Over Nation’s Health

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis raised concerns over the state of the country’s health over the weekend, namely diseases such as diabetes and hypertension. His comments came during his address to the Former Hospitality Professionals Third Annual Awards Ceremony that was held at the Melia Cable Beach Resort Saturday evening. “As a medical doctor and as […]

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ISLAND LUCK CARES GRANTS UB ITS FIRST ENDOWMENT SCHOLARSHIP

A lucky University of the Bahamas (UB) student was the first recipient of the Island Luck/ Island Luck Cares (IL Cares) Foundation endowed scholarship yesterday, receiving $35 thousand dollars to complete her studies. Arnesha Frazer, a junior studying accounting, is the first person in her immediate family to attend a University. Expressing her gratitude Ms. […]

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PLP Headquarters To Be Transformed

MP Philip Davis said The Progressive Liberal Party will modernize their headquarters.   Davis said the PLP is charting a new course of action for change within the Progressive Liberal Party and that starts with transforming the party’s National Headquarters into a fully operational ‘Battle Station,’ to ensure it becomes modernized and retooled, making it […]

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Bishop Hall Calls For Government Intervention In Policies

Eight years since the CLICO debacle, Bishop Simeon Hall is calling on the government to step in to ensure that Bahamians are protected from eventualities like the one that led to CLICO flatling. With yesterday being the second tranche of payments in a series of three tranches during 2017, policyholders gathered at the CLICO head […]

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