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Carnival bands to ‘boycott’ Road Fever
Carnival bands are “boycotting” this year’s Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival Road Fever event, according to Bahamas Carnival Band Owners Association President Dario Tirelli. But Bahamas Festival Commission (BNFC) Chairman Paul Major said last night t...
 
 
More backlash over Roberts’ statement on dump protest
The backlash continues over comments made by Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Chairman Bradley Roberts, accusing politicians who participated in a city dump protest on Sunday of being unpatriotic. Hundreds of people protested outside Baha Mar on the ...
 
 
Govt has NHI contingency plans
The United Healthcare Reform Alliance’s (UHRA) rejection of the current version of National Health Insurance (NHI) will not stop the implementation of the scheme, according to NHI Secretariat Legal Consultant Damara Dillett. “With everything we ...
 
 
Second eyewitness to murder says he recanted out of fear
A second witness to a murder yesterday told a jury that his recantation was prompted by fear. The witness was testifying via videolink in the murder trial of Jamal Morley. Morley is accused of the fatal shooting of Elroy Wilson on March 5, 2013 at ...
 
 
Man sentenced to 15 months in prison for ammunition possession
A 39-year-old man was yesterday sentenced to 15 months’ imprisonment on a charge of ammunition possession with intent to supply. Magistrate Andrew Forbes convicted Ozzie Greene of having 100 rounds of 9mm ammunition with the intention to distribut...
 
 
Police shoot cutlass-wielding man
Police officers yesterday shot a cutlass-wielding man who reportedly tried to attack them. Police said that shortly before 7 a.m. they received a report of a suspicious man lurking in the bushes in Ferguson Estates off Carmichael Road. “Police re...
 
 
COB World Water Day Lecture Series opens minds to ‘water and jobs’
“Green jobs are the way of the future,” proclaimed Cyprian Gibson, senior engineer at the Water & Sewerage Corporation, regarding the use of renewable sources for electricity production. “There are a number of countries who have realized th...
 
 
NHI model rejected
More than 2,000 healthcare and insurance professionals who strongly oppose National Health Insurance (NHI) in its current form, have formed the United Healthcare Reform Alliance (UHRA). During a press conference at the Medical Association of The Bah...
 
 
Poll: Vast majority of Bahamians want NHI
Eighty percent of Bahamians believe that the country needs National Health Insurance (NHI), according to the results of recent surveys from polling and marketing research firm Public Domain. The news comes shortly after the government delayed the la...
 
 
Govt to up FOIA consultations
Minister of Education Jerome Fitzgerald said yesterday he hopes the Freedom of Information Bill will be tabled in the House of Assembly before the end of the year. “I am hoping that it probably will be tabled once the House reconvenes after the su...
 
 
Man shot dead while riding in car
A passenger was shot dead yesterday evening while riding in a car on Robinson Road along with another man, police said. Police reported that a dark colored vehicle drove up to the vehicle the men were in and someone inside fired shots. Both men wer...
 
 
McCartney: PLP chairman has revealed govt’s backward thinking
Democratic National Alliance (DNA) Leader Branville McCartney said yesterday Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Chairman Bradley Roberts has shown how “backwards the thinking of the Christie administration truly is” with his recent comments regardin...
 
 
D’Aguilar: Baha Mar critical to country and Christie
Former Baha Mar director Dionisio D’Aguilar yesterday said resort developer Sarkis Izmirlian deserves to get his “baby” back but asserted whoever assumes control of the $3.5 billion project will have a much harder time selling the resort. “Y...
 
 
Murder witness recanted for fear of losing life
A witness to a murder said yesterday that fear of retaliation prompted him to swear an affidavit recanting his statement to police. The witness was testifying in the murder trial of Jamal Morley via videolink. Morley is on trial before Justice Vera ...
 
 
Big Picture Paint & Sip Studio opens in Sandyport
Local residents and tourists alike now have a new outlet to express themselves with the opening of the Big Picture Paint & Sip Studio. Located in the busy community of Olde Towne Mall at Sandyport, the company offers a variety of art-inspired pro...
 
 
Christie backs Izmirlian
Prime Minister Perry Christie said he believes that Baha Mar developer Sarkis Izmirlian’s bid to resume control of Baha Mar is “deserving” of consideration. Christie also revealed that he wrote the Export-Import (CEXIM) Bank of China asking of...
 
 
Galanis ‘would consider’ another run
Former Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) MP Philip Galanis said yesterday the party has become “disconnected” from the majority of Bahamians, and indicated that he would consider running for office once again. “I’ll consider running,” said G...
 
 
Politicians ‘unpatriotic’ for protesting
Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Chairman Bradley Roberts yesterday claimed the actions of the political leaders involved in a demonstration against dump fires on Sunday were “unpatriotic and a demonstration of poor judgment”. Hundreds of people ...
 
 
PM defends carnival spending
Prime Minister Perry Christie dismissed the criticism over capital spending on Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival and insisted that the festival will have a “significant impact” on the economy. Christie told The Nassau Guardian that carnival has also crea...
 
 
Turnquest: FNM not in crisis
Despite criticism regarding the Free National Movement (FNM) two-man race for chairman, FNM Deputy Leader Peter Turnquest said yesterday that there is no reason for anyone to be “discouraged”. “I believe that both candidates have something to ...
 
 
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