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AG urges responsible citizenship
Attorney General Allyson Maynard-Gibson yesterday called for responsible citizenship in the fight against crime. “I want our citizens to realize very importantly, that justice begins and ends with citizens; it is the citizen who sees a crime bei...
 
 
ICS boss defends electronic monitoring
Had the government properly utilized the electronic monitoring system, it would have seen better results in the fight against crime, according to the head of the firm formerly in charge of the ankle bracelet system for monitoring accused people on ba...
 
 
Man accused of attempted murder of police officers
A man was charged in court yesterday with attempted murder in the shooting of two police officers over the weekend. David Cornish, 30, of Hero Street, Eastwood Estates, appeared before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt charged with the attempte...
 
 
Gibson: Allow Bahamians to carry handguns
Free National Movement (FNM) candidate for Long Island Adrian Gibson yesterday called for the implementation of legislation to allow Bahamian citizens to carry handguns amidst “out of control” crime. “Our society is being gripped by ghoulish...
 
 
American man lost at sea
There is still no sign of 24-year-old Kevin Wellons, who fell overboard a Carnival cruise ship approximately 14 nautical miles northeast of Great Harbour Cay early Monday morning. According to reports, Wellons, who is from Warner Robins, Georgia, fe...
 
 
Griffin urges voters to reject weak, divided FNM
Yamacraw MP Melanie Griffin referred to the Free National Movement (FNM) as “weak and divided” as she urged Bahamians to entrust the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) and Prime Minister Perry Christie with another five years of governance. “At t...
 
 
Customs officers’ payment to be delayed
Minister of Labour Shane Gibson said yesterday payment would be delayed for the 90 percent of customs officers who opted to sign a petition seeking the payment of the sums agreed upon by the government and the Bahamas Customs and Immigration Allied W...
 
 
Christie says much more work to be done by Public Service
Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Perry Christie told those attending the 17th Annual National Public Service Week Awards Luncheon on February 12, 2017 at Atlantis that the event's theme, “The Public Service: In Pursuit of Productivity and Acc...
 
 
‘The Wild West’
Prime Minister Perry Christie yesterday likened the recent spate of murders in New Providence to the “Wild West”, insisting that it has to do with “gangs and retaliation” and emphasized the need for increased police presence. There were seve...
 
 
COP: We are not in crisis
In the face of a rising murder count, Commissioner of Police Ellison Greenslade declared yesterday that it is “nonsense” to state that The Bahamas is in crisis. Speaking about the high rate of violent crime, Greenslade said “people are getting...
 
 
Another murder, others in hospital
A man was shot shortly after 2 a.m. yesterday on West Bay Street and died in hospital, police reported. Police said the man was shot during an altercation. Another man was seriously injured in a stabbing incident shortly after 1 p.m. during an alte...
 
 
Toddler found in car dies
Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a three-year-old boy. Reports are that around 2 p.m. yesterday the boy was found unresponsive in a vehicle parked at a pre-school on Coleman Lane off Jerome Avenue. The child was t...
 
 
AG explains need for controversial bill
Amid concerns expressed in various quarters that the recently tabled Interception of Communications Bill, 2017 (ICB) was unnecessary and would be an invasion of citizens’ privacy, Attorney General Allyson Maynard-Gibson said in a statement last nig...
 
 
Former boxer accused of human trafficking, rape
Retired boxer James “Killer” Coakley was yesterday remanded to prison after facing human trafficking and rape charges. Coakley, 46, appeared before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt accused of holding a woman against her will for the purpos...
 
 
Five charged in multiple murders
Homicide detectives yesterday charged five suspects with four murders that occurred this year. However, two of those suspects, Dwight Jones and Francisco Faubert, claimed that their electronic monitoring devices could serve as their alibis. Jones a...
 
 
One & Only Ocean Club reopens after $30 mil. in renovations
After several months, more than $30 million worth of renovations, and closure after damage sustained during the passing of Hurricane Matthew last October, the One & Only Ocean Club reopened today, engaging a total of 435 employees. Employees und...
 
 
Lloyd laments ‘desensitization’ to crime
Following a weekend marred by seven murders, Free National Movement (FNM) South Beach candidate Jeffrey Lloyd said yesterday that many Bahamians have become “desensitized” and “dehumanized” to crime. “We today watch young people in particu...
 
 
Roberts: D’Aguilar a crybaby, spoiled brat millionaire
Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Chairman Bradley Roberts yesterday characterized businessman and Free National Movement (FNM) candidate for Montagu Dionisio D’Aguilar as a “crybaby, spoiled brat millionaire with a gold spoon in his mouth” who...
 
 
Symonette: Boundary cuts might not matter
Former Deputy Prime Minister Brent Symonette yesterday suggested the cuts made to the constituency boundaries appear to be a clear effort to help the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) at the polls in the next general election, but history has shown tha...
 
 
Men accused of trying to rob police officer, companion
Two men who allegedly attempted to rob an off-duty policeman during his morning workout made claims of police brutality when they appeared in court yesterday. Dameko Nottage, of Willow Street, and Sayvon Campbell, of Moonshine Drive, appeared before...
 
 
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