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The Pointe breaks ground on phase two
Five hundred jobs are expected to be created when the second phase of The Pointe opens in late 2018, Deputy Prime Minister Philip Brave Davis said at the groundbreaking for the Downtown Nassau development on Saturday. “In addition to the 277 emp...
 
 
Man shot in Bimini, dies
A 21-year-old man died after he was shot during what police believe was a domestic incident at a home on South Bimini around noon on Saturday. It was the first murder in Bimini for the year and the second in The Bahamas for the weekend. Police repo...
 
 
Residents in dark on air quality a week after fire
An official could not say yesterday whether the quality of air in Jubilee Gardens is safe, one week after a massive blaze at the New Providence Landfill caused an evacuation of the nearby community. Anthony Ryan, a public analyst at the Department o...
 
 
Christie: Making Baha Mar deal public a matter for court
Exactly two months after saying Attorney General Allyson Maynard-Gibson has been instructed to make public at “the earliest opportunity” documents related to the deal signed in August to complete Baha Mar, Prime Minister Perry Christie is backing...
 
 
No all-clear yet, but fear of crime keeps residents home
In many Jubilee Gardens homes the pungent scent from the dump fire that erupted a week ago seeps from the walls, the furniture and just about everything else under the roofs. Residents have no guarantee that the air they are breathing is safe, but t...
 
 
Registration nearing 80%
With nearly 80 percent of eligible voters registered to vote in the next general election, registration on the Family Islands is on par with that of New Providence, pointing to spurred registration numbers on those islands, according to data provided...
 
 
Foulkes, Griffin spar over gymnasium housing concerns
Former Minister of Labour and Social Development Dion Foulkes cried shame on the government for housing people impacted by the recent fire at the New Providence Landfill in the Kendal Isaacs National Gymnasium rather than in hotels. However, Minister...
 
 
Sawyer calls for monitoring of Jubilee Gardens residents
The aftermath of a fire can be just as damaging as the fire itself, plaguing those who experience smoke inhalation with long-term health issues, Dr. Madlene Sawyer said yesterday. Sawyer’s remarks came in response to last weekend’s inferno at th...
 
 
Stockroom worker admits Gucci theft
The family of a stockroom worker who stole $34,515 in merchandise from a Gucci store is willing to make restitution to spare him a jail term, a lawyer said yesterday. Jameco Russell, 20, of St. Vincent Close, pleaded guilty to a charge of stealing b...
 
 
Man remanded on gun charge
A 27-year-old man on Friday pleaded guilty to having a loaded gun. Police arrested Allan Ezekiel Emmanuel Jr., of Coral Drive, on March 9 after they found him with a silver and black 9mm pistol. Police also seized 17 rounds of 9mm ammunition. Emma...
 
 
Web shop moratorium
It will be another decade before the government even considers expanding the web shop industry beyond a maximum of eight operators, as the Gaming Board has implemented a 10-year moratorium. In a statement yesterday, Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcom...
 
 
Many Jubilee Gardens residents still transient
After 13 years as a resident of Jubilee Gardens, Idamae Bain, 57, now suffers from pulmonary fibrosis disease. Pulmonary fibrosis is a respiratory disease in which scars are formed in the lung tissue, leading to serious breathing problems. Idamae s...
 
 
Davis responds to Hubert Minnis on Baha Mar
Amid ongoing concerns over the future of Baha Mar, its completion and its opening day, Deputy Prime Minister Philip Brave Davis yesterday defended the stalled resort and hit out at Free National Movement (FNM) Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis for recent comm...
 
 
Former wanted suspect charged in three killings
A man wanted for three separate alleged murders, in three different incidents, within three months, is now behind bars. In addition to facing multiple counts of murder, Mark McKenzie, 25, of Warrick Avenue, Blue Hill Estates, is charged with gun a...
 
 
Teen dies in Long Island traffic incident
Officers from the serious accidents and destruction team of the Traffic Division of the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) were expected to travel to Long Island this morning to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of a boy who was kill...
 
 
Nottage: Crime strategies paying dividends
Minister of National Security Dr. Bernard Nottage said yesterday the government has begun to see dividends in the fight against crime as a result of the new partnership on the ground between the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) and the Royal Baham...
 
 
Armed robbery sentencing adjourned
Sentencing for an armed robbery convict has been pushed back a week because his lawyer had to attend to an emergency. Jarvis Fernander of St. James Road was charged in the March 28, 2014 armed robbery of Dudley Martinborough, at the Bahamas Maritime...
 
 
Health experts warn dump fires are life-threatening
Health experts and environmentalists contend that recurring fires over decades at the New Providence Landfill pose a severe threat to the lives of many Bahamians, especially those residing near the dump site. While a major concern is the possible da...
 
 
Gibson hopeful customs payments will happen this month
Minister of Labour Shane Gibson said it is unfortunate that customs officers were not yet paid, after he assured them payments would be issued at the end of February. Gibson informed that back pay on uniform allowances, however, were paid by check l...
 
 
Dame Joan hits out on Baha Mar
With Bahamians still in the dark over the contents of the Baha Mar deal announced by Prime Minister Perry Christie last August, former President of the Court of Appeal Dame Joan Sawyer suggested yesterday there are no legal grounds on which it should...
 
 
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