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Wilchcombe suggests PLP postpone convention
West Grand Bahama and Bimini MP Obie Wilchcombe said yesterday that his constituents have suggested to him that the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) postpone its national convention next month in light of restoration efforts following the devastation ...
 
 
Red Cross concerned some scamming system
Director General of the Bahamas Red Cross Caroline Turnquest yesterday expressed concern about the number of people seeking the organization’s assistance who seem not to need it. Many people impacted by Hurricane Matthew are seeking assistance fro...
 
 
BPL: NP 90% restored
Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) said yesterday that New Providence has reached 90 percent restoration in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. Eight thousand customers were without electricity supply yesterday — 4,000 fewer than reported on Wednesday,...
 
 
Man sentenced for killing
A man who killed a man during a fight has been sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment. However, Charles Babbs only has five years and two months remaining on the sentence as he was never granted bail. Justice Guillimina Archer-Minns handed down the ...
 
 
Murder accused refused bail
A man who allegedly shot a man to death shortly after they fought has been denied bail. Ryan Wood Jr., 22, appeared before Senior Supreme Court Justice Stephen Isaacs yesterday seeking bail for the December 19, 2015 murder of Rafik Turnquest. In hi...
 
 
‘Beyond frustrated’
Several business owners still without power two weeks after Hurricane Matthew said yesterday they are unable to pay salaries due to the decrease in business. “I can’t pay my workers’ salaries when I’m not making anything,” said Betty Bulla...
 
 
Many New Providence residents still left in darkness
Mary Butler, 75, who lives off the northern end of Baillou Hill Road, said yesterday she is forced to lie awake at night because she has no power and has to leave her door open for air. The power has been off for two weeks following Hurricane Matthe...
 
 
Percy’s Island Game donates to Trot for Tots 242
Miss World Bahamas and Marketing Assistant for Percy’s Island Game, Ashley Hamilton, presented the Trot for Tots committee with a donation from Percy’s Island Game to assist in the Trot for Tots 242 initiative. Hamilton, who represented the manag...
 
 
Govt to borrow $150M
Prime Minister Perry Christie said yesterday the estimate for the damage caused by Hurricane Matthew earlier this month is over half a billion dollars. The government yesterday brought a resolution to Parliament to borrow up to $150 million to help ...
 
 
PM: No new hurricane tax
There will be no new tax to defray the cost of the damage associated with Hurricane Matthew, which decimated the northwest islands earlier this month, Prime Minister Perry Christie said yesterday. Christie’s statement to reporters on Monday that w...
 
 
Minnis calls for committee to monitor hurricane spending
Free National Movement (FNM) Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis has called for an independent committee to oversee all funds borrowed by the government for relief efforts following Hurricane Matthew and Hurricane Joaquin. In Parliament yesterday, the governme...
 
 
Rollins: Gibson too political to lead hurricane relief efforts
Fort Charlotte MP Dr. Andre Rollins last night questioned Labour Minister Shane Gibson’s ability to lead restoration efforts following Hurricane Matthew without political bias. To help cover the cost of relief efforts related to catastrophic hurri...
 
 
Long lines for welfare vouchers
Marjorie Pinder, 62, of Third Street, Coconut Grove, found herself yesterday at the Department of Rehabilitative/Welfare Services in Oakes Field seeking assistance after she was devastated by Hurricane Matthew two weeks ago. “I have nothing,” Pi...
 
 
Men accused of DPM home robbery to be tried Dec. 5
A judge yesterday set a final case management hearing for two men accused of the home invasion armed robbery of the deputy prime minister. Tyrone Knowles and Marc McCartney are scheduled to be tried on December 5, four days before the three-year ann...
 
 
Judge reserves decision in case of drug convict
A Supreme Court Judge yesterday reserved his decision on whether a 29-year sentence imposed by a Florida judge should be reduced. Shervin Emmanuel was sentenced in 2005 after he was convicted of having a leadership role in the Austin Knowles drug or...
 
 
Disbarred lawyer gets trial date
A disbarred lawyer appeared before the Supreme Court on Tuesday for a trial date to be set over allegations of theft from clients who had bought real estate with a combined value of $1.6 million. Ralph Jan Ward is tentatively set to be tried on one ...
 
 
12,000 customers without power
As the effort to fully restore electricity supply to New Providence approaches two weeks since Hurricane Matthew passed, crippling the capital’s electrical grid, Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) yesterday admitted there are 12,000 customers who remain...
 
 
Man shot dead with five children in car
A man was shot and killed last night as he drove on Amos Ferguson Street, off East Street, with five children in the car, police said. The man died on the scene and three of the children were taken to hospital, but their condition was not immediatel...
 
 
DNA: Hurricane tax a slap in the face
The Democratic National Alliance (DNA) yesterday rejected Prime Minister Perry Christie’s suggestion of a hurricane tax to pay for the recovery effort from Hurricane Matthew. Christie told The Tribune newspaper on Monday that when Cabinet met on T...
 
 
Storm caused $740k damage to public hospitals
Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH), Rand Memorial Hospital and Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre sustained damage totaling over $700,000 during Hurricane Matthew, according to Managing Director of the Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) Herbert Brown. Bro...
 
 
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