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PM asks BPL to speed up
As frustration grows among New Providence residents who remain without electricity in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, Prime Minister Perry Christie said he has asked officials at Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) to accelerate restoration efforts, and adm...
 
 
Christie wants low cost loans for govt workers
Prime Minister Perry Christie yesterday indicated that government is seeking to provide low cost loans to government employees who were adversely impacted by Hurricane Matthew. Christie, who appeared as a guest on Guardian Radio 96.9 FM talk show ...
 
 
Man accused of sex with teen boy
Police say that a 38-year-old man had sex with an underage boy on two occasions this month. Kevin Pennerman, of Pinewood gardens, appeared before Magistrate Constance Delancy charged with two counts of unlawful sexual intercourse with a person of th...
 
 
Man found murdered through Bain Street
Police discovered the body of a young man through Bain Street off Meadow Street early Friday morning. According to Assistant Commissioner of Police Stephen Dean, the man was shot multiple times. “What police can tell you is that we are actively i...
 
 
China donates $50K for Matthew relief
The Chinese Embassy donated $50,000 to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) yesterday to assist with relief efforts following Hurricane Matthew. After noting that the country has suffered great loss from the category four storm that devas...
 
 
Bus driver’s death was accident, jury rules
The death of bus driver Alpheus Bevans was an accident not a murder, a jury ruled yesterday. Prosecutors alleged that Ricardo Culmer had intentionally and unlawfully used his 1995 Chevrolet Sierra truck as a lethal weapon when he reversed into the d...
 
 
‘We don’t have anything to eat’
LOWE SOUND, Andros — Ednie Grant, a local resident who lost much of his possessions in Hurricane Matthew, hung his head as he spoke about being unable to feed his family. “We don’t have anything to eat,” Grant said. He tried to speak softly...
 
 
Collie defends Minnis
Free National Movement (FNM) Chairman Sidney Collie yesterday defended Opposition Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis over his criticisms of the government’s response to Hurricane Matthew, insisting that Minnis has been a “leader on the forefront” of the ...
 
 
Govt hopes to raise $150m in post hurricane bonds
Prime Minister Perry Christie has revealed that the government will undertake raising up to $150 million through a bond issue to help cover the cost of relief efforts related to Hurricane Matthew. Christie, who indicated that he believes damage caus...
 
 
BPL: 76% of NP restored
As many residents throughout New Providence continue to struggle without power, Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) CEO Pamela Hill said yesterday complete power restoration can be executed “within a few weeks” with the addition of resources from Power...
 
 
The hit after the storm
Some small and medium-sized businesses in New Providence have been hit hard by Hurricane Matthew, and the lack of power supply in the days since the storm. “I have lost on my farm alone about $75,000 worth of animals,” said Phillip Ferguson, own...
 
 
Some Junkanoo groups suffer major losses in storm
Hurricane Matthew has created a problem for some Junkanoo groups, whose shacks and costumes were damaged or destroyed in the storm. “We had damage to all three of our major shacks,” said Keith Mason Jr., leader of the Music Makers Junkanoo group...
 
 
In shambles
Over 50 years ago, Juliette Smith played in her home in West End, Grand Bahama, across the street from what she believed was one of the most beautiful sites in the world — the ocean. Last week, Hurricane Matthew destroyed the home. On Wednesday, ...
 
 
Foreign affairs ministry says employee made inaccurate social media post
Following a Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ statement on Wednesday advising citizens in the United States about making tax-exempt contributions towards relief efforts in The Bahamas in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, a ministry employee posted an ...
 
 
Closing addresses in truck death case
A prosecutor told jurors that a man who crushed another man with his truck should be held criminally responsible for his death, but not convicted of murder. Ricardo Culmer, of Gilbert Street, Kennedy Subdivision, is on trial for the 2015 murder of b...
 
 
Trial of men accused of killing PM’s press secretary could start Monday
Two men accused of the murder of Prime Minister Perry Christie’s press secretary, Latore Mackey, could be tried next Monday. Kelvin Deveaux and Dereck Neily are accused of fatally shooting Mackey, off Market Street, on August 25, 2014. Prosecuto...
 
 
PM says Minnis’ criticisms idiotic
Prime Minister Perry Christie said yesterday criticisms made by Opposition Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis about the government’s response to Hurricane Matthew were “idiotic”. While touring Lowe Sound, Andros, with Dominican Prime Minister Roosevelt ...
 
 
Minnis criticizes BPL on pace of power restoration
Opposition Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis has asserted that Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) is moving slowly to restore power to certain areas of New Providence post-Hurricane Matthew because it cares more about its bottom line rather than its customers, and...
 
 
Fire at BPL plant
Firefighters responded to a blaze at Bahamas Power and Light’s (BPL) Blue Hills Power Station last night, sparking fears that the power company’s restoration efforts would be further hampered as residents brace for several more days without ele...
 
 
Dominica donates US$100K to Bahamas relief efforts
Prime Minister of Dominica Roosevelt Skerrit said yesterday that his government has donated US$100,000 to The Bahamas to assist with relief, restoration and rebuilding efforts following the devastation of Hurricane Matthew. After touring the destruc...
 
 
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