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Parliament prorogued
Commissioner of Police Ellison Greenslade acting in his capacity as provost marshal yesterday announced the prorogation of Parliament, bringing to a close the current session. He read two proclamations from Governor General Dame Marguerite Pindling ...
 
 
Man accused of sex with minor
A man accused of having sex with a juvenile had his case transferred to the Supreme Court yesterday. Stephen Strachan appeared before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt to receive the prosecution’s case against him. Strachan is accused of hav...
 
 
Wilson returned as BUT president
After being suspended for more than two years, Belinda Wilson has been reelected as president of the Bahamas Union of Teachers (BUT). She told The Nassau Guardian yesterday she feels vindicated from malfeasance allegations. Director of Labour Rober...
 
 
FNM concerns on voter register
Free National Movement Chairman Sidney Collie said the FNM has reached out to Parliamentary Commissioner Sherlyn Hall to advise him of the numerous errors on the current voter register and said the party has grave concerns about the registration pro...
 
 
Minnis: PM threw Halkitis under bus
Free National Movement (FNM) Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis last night accused Prime Minister Perry Christie of throwing Minister of State for Finance Michael Halkitis “under the bus” while commenting on leaders being accountable for the state of the e...
 
 
Man admits defrauding Flowers
A 45-year-old unemployed man who admitted ripping off a numbers house by gambling with counterfeit money could be spared jail if he pays a fine and repays the money he stole. Mario Kikivarakis pleaded guilty to possession of 10 forged U.S. $100 bill...
 
 
Bethel: Reform needed at registration dept.
Though he gave few details on exactly what he was referring to, former Parliamentary Commissioner Errol Bethel said yesterday there are a number of issues that need to be fixed at the Parliamentary Registration Department. His comments follow the di...
 
 
‘No unusual grants of citizenship’
A woman who was granted Bahamian citizenship on Tuesday and received her voter’s card on the same day waited “nine years after her application for citizenship” for the approval of her naturalization, which was done in “strict accordance wit...
 
 
Security forces won’t take ‘gamble’ with NHI
Members of the customs and immigration union, and police, prison and defense force yesterday pledged that they will not sign up for National Health Insurance (NHI) to be launched at the end of the month, for fear of losing some of the benefits their ...
 
 
More than a month after fire, no air quality results
It has been over a month since the New Providence Landfill fire threatened the homes of nearby Jubilee Gardens residents and officials have yet to release the preliminary report on the status of air quality in the community, with the Ministry of the ...
 
 
Roberts: Collie ‘losing it upstairs’
Free National Movement (FNM) Chairman Sidney Collie is “losing it upstairs” and his belief that the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) “pissed away billions” is outrageous and a figment of his imagination, according to PLP Chairman Bradley Rober...
 
 
Teens get bail on unlawful sex charge
A judge yesterday set bail at $3,000 each for two 17-year-old boys accused of having sex with a 15-year-old girl. The boys appeared before Senior Justice Stephen Isaacs yesterday for a bail hearing. The victim’s mother called police after she all...
 
 
Sheila Hailey dies at 89
Sheila Hailey, a long-time permanent resident of The Bahamas and the wife of best-selling author Arthur Hailey, died in her home in Lyford Cay on April 5, Wednesday. She was 89 years old, and, to her last day, embodied the spirit and grace she exhibi...
 
 
Never mind
Within 48-hours of announcing the dates for Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival had been changed from May 6-8 to May 18-20 and the events planned for Grand Bahama will take place on New Providence due to “unavoidable circumstances”, the Ministry of Tourism...
 
 
Ingraham: Voters must have confidence in register
Former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham said yesterday he does not subscribe to the notion that voters whose names appear twice on the voter register have done so with malicious intent, but believes it is the result of “inexperience and incompetence ...
 
 
Collie: The PLP govt pissed away billions
Free National Movement (FNM) Chairman Sidney Collie yesterday referred to Prime Minister Perry Christie’s use of the term “piss away” money as “vulgar” and “astonishing”, before himself using the term to describe the prime minister’...
 
 
Hall: We’ll get voter register right
Hundreds of discrepancies on the current voter register “will be cleaned up” and will not jeopardize the upcoming general election, according to Parliamentary Commissioner Sherlyn Hall. On Wednesday, an article in The Nassau Guardian titled “V...
 
 
Nottage: FNM buying votes
Minister of National Security Dr. Bernard Nottage suggested that the Free National Movement (FNM) is buying votes for the upcoming election and encouraged supporters to “take the money and go for gold”. Nottage was speaking to a crowd at the Pro...
 
 
Carnival promoter ecstatic over reinstatement
The announcement that Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival has been reinstated to its original dates of May 4–6 has re-energized carnival enthusiasts, none more so than Stephan Rolle, owner and promoter of the Bahamas Carnival Cruise and Bluemonkey Bahamas, w...
 
 
Man accused of robbing officer claims he was asleep at home
A man accused of the armed robbery of a police officer yesterday claimed he was asleep at home when the crime occurred. Brandon Cooper is on trial for the February 17, 2016, armed robbery of Corporal Arnold McKenzie. Cooper testified in his defense...
 
 
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