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Martelly says invest in Hait
Haitian President Michel Martelly yesterday suggested that a portion of the substantial sums of money the Bahamas government spends on fighting illegal immigration should be invested in Haiti to address the problem from that end. “The other day, I...
 
 
Chipman: FNM govt would tackle citizenship issue
Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs Hubert Chipman said yesterday when the Free National Movement (FNM) is returned to power, it would address the citizenship issue relating to people who are born in The Bahamas to Haitian parents and other foreign n...
 
 
Bahamas, Haiti sign trade, migrant agreements
The Bahamas government yesterday signed three agreements with the Haitian government intended to further trade development between both countries and lead to a decrease in illegal migration. Prime Minister Perry Christie said yesterday was an histor...
 
 
Haitian man admits unlawful intercourse with girl, 8
As part of a plea agreement, a Haitian man yesterday admitted to unlawful sexual intercourse with an eight-year-old girl. William Paul is accused of having unlawful sex with the child in a New Providence Haitian village shortly after his arrival in ...
 
 
Multiple challenges triggered BEC outages
Two separate incidents led to Monday’s meltdown of Bahamas Electricity Corporation’s (BEC) systems in New Providence, The Nassau Guardian understands. Officials believe one involved a 33,000-volt cable between the Blue Hills Power station and Bi...
 
 
Cuban detainee contradicts previous abuse accounts
A former Cuban detainee yesterday contradicted an earlier testimony by another Cuban who said at a special hearing last December that he was beaten at the Carmichael Road Detention Centre last year, according to attorney Wayne Munroe, who represents ...
 
 
Chikungunya concerns lead to clearing around shantytown
Authorities recently cleared the bushes around a shantytown off Sir Milo Butler Highway as part of their efforts to stop the spread of chikungunya fever, Minister of the Environment and Housing Kenred Dorsett said yesterday. Dorsett told The Nassau ...
 
 
Murderer’s resentencing put off
A judge yesterday postponed the resentencing of a murder convict whose sentence was invalidated by a landmark Privy Council decision that struck down the mandatory death penalty. Labra Green was sentenced to death for the March 28, 1989 murder of Wi...
 
 
Baha Mar presents ‘Buildings are People Too’
The Current at Baha Mar is excited to present Buildings Are People Too, an exhibition by their first two artists-in-residence at The Current art studio, emerging artists Piaget Moss and Veronica Dorsett. Buildings Are People Too is an art exhibit th...
 
 
BEC meltdown
Less than one month after an island-wide blackout on New Providence angered many residents, the Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC) yesterday experienced another meltdown with significant portions of the island without electricity for most of the d...
 
 
Serial rapist gets 15 years
A teenager who terrorized six women during a seven-month long crime spree in 2013 that included rape, attempted rape, armed robbery and house breaking has been jailed for 15 years. The campaign of terror began on February 4 and ended on September 27...
 
 
Haitian sloop lands off southern New Prov.
Immigration officers yesterday apprehended 55 Haitian migrants in the Marshall Road area. Kirkland Neely, the officer-in-charge of enforcement, said he got the call around 4:30 a.m. from the Royal Bahamas Defence Force that a Haitian sloop had lande...
 
 
Judge sentences former lovers convicted of murder
A judge yesterday afternoon sentenced two former lovers convicted of the 2011 love triangle murder of Elex Tina McKenzie. Prosecutors did not seek the death penalty for Benjamin McPhee, 46, and Shanice Rolle, 26. Justice Bernard Turner sentenced Mc...
 
 
Exposed shantytown fuels anger among Bahamians
The exposure of a major shantytown in southwestern New Providence yesterday sparked outrage among some Bahamians, who described it as a “major eyesore”. The tall bushes that once lined parts of Sir Milo Highway were recently cut down, revealing ...
 
 
Murder cases struck off list
The Office of the Attorney General has officially dismissed charges against defendants who were murdered before they got their day in court. The office has issued nolle prosequis against David Cunningham, Romeo Lynes and Shorn Lightfoot. Cunningham...
 
 
Death penalty a diminishing option
Almost three years after Parliament legislated which murders warrant the death penalty, the ultimate punishment has only been handed down twice, The Nassau Guardian can reveal. According to Guardian records, the courts ruled in favor of life impriso...
 
 
Cash accuses DPM of ‘throwing PM under bus’
Free National Movement (FNM) Chairman Darron Cash said he believes Deputy Prime Minister Philip Brave Davis threw Prime Minister Perry Christie under the bus when he suggested that the Department of Statistics’ recent unemployment figures do not ac...
 
 
Murderer released after 27 years
A former policeman sentenced to death for the murder of 18-year-old Sherise Small was released from prison yesterday during a resentencing hearing. Senior Justice Jon Isaacs balanced the scales of justice when he sentenced Dwight Henfield to time se...
 
 
Govt to meet with Haitian, TCI heads on Haitian migration
With an estimated 20,000 to 50,000 undocumented Haitians living in The Bahamas, Deputy Prime Minister Philip Brave Davis said yesterday that the government will hold trilateral talks with Haitian President Michel Martelly and Turks and Caicos Islands...
 
 
American Airlines adds route to Haiti north coast
MIAMI (AP) — American Airlines is adding flights from Miami to a second city in Haiti. The airline based in Fort Worth, Texas, announced Monday that daily service between Miami International Airport and Cap-Haitien, Haiti, would begin Oct. 2. The ...
 
 
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