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Rollins resigns as govt whip
Expressing “strong reservations” about the second and fourth constitutional amendment bills, Fort Charlotte MP Dr. Andre Rollins yesterday resigned as government whip.The role of the whip is to make sure that the votes are there in support of t...
 
 
PM: Referendum back on track
After fears that the constitutional amendment bills would not receive the required support in Parliament because of Free National Movement Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis’ apparent about-face and internal dissent on the governing side, Prime Minister P...
 
 
Four killed in plane crash
Four people traveling from Florida were killed when the small plane they were in crashed in waters about five miles off Grand Bahama yesterday, authorities said. The plane left Ormond Beach Municipal Airport en route to Grand Bahama, according to ...
 
 
Rollins accuses Fitzgerald of intellectual dishonesty
Fort Charlotte MP Dr. Andre Rollins yesterday accused Marathon MP Jerome Fitzgerald of intellectual dishonesty and suggested that he is not fit to represent the people. “I take it as a personal attack when any member in this House could say that...
 
 
Harold Munnings dies at 90
Harold Munnings, veteran civil servant, died at his home in Danottage Estates on Friday. He was 90. Munnings was born on October 1, 1923 in The Bluff, Eleuthera. Munnings, an engineer by profession, was multi-dimensional. He served in numerous posit...
 
 
DPM seeks to allay fears of gay marriage ‘mischief makers’
Deputy Prime Minister Philip Brave Davis yesterday challenged Marco City MP Greg Moss over his opposition to the fourth constitutional amendment bill, suggesting he and several other members of Parliament are being “mischief makers”.   Th...
 
 
Lightbourn says referendum bills being ‘rushed’
Montagu MP Richard Lightbourn yesterday suggested that the government "rushed" the constitutional referendum bills to Parliament last month to divert attention from the growing controversy surrounding the letter of intent (LOI) that Parliamentary ...
 
 
Man charged with murder asks for protective custody
A murder suspect yesterday asked a magistrate for protection and claimed he had previously been attacked in prison. Shaquille Bodie, 19, of Dunmore Street, is charged with the August 2 murder of 16-year-old Carlos Taylor. Bodie was not required to en...
 
 
Man charged with murdering woman on Baillou Hill Road
A 25-year-old man has been charged with the murder of a woman who was shot in the head and rolled over by a car during an armed robbery. Shakatoure Thompson, of Yellow Elder Gardens, appeared before Magistrate Samuel McKinney yesterday to face char...
 
 
52-year-old man accused of sex with 13-year-old
A married 52-year-old man appeared before a magistrate yesterday on a charge of having sex with a minor. Livingston Miller, of Davis Street, was not required to enter a plea to the charge of unlawful sexual intercourse during his arraignment before ...
 
 
Man acquitted of murder
A judge yesterday directed the acquittal of a man accused of killing his stepfather. Prosecutors alleged that 27-year-old John Deieur killed his 65-year-old stepfather, Alice Saintilma, in 2011. He denied the murder charge. Saintilma was last seen...
 
 
Questions revised
The government has revised the controversial constitutional referendum questions and is set to table them in Parliament, The Nassau Guardian has confirmed.The questions no longer reference specific articles of the constitution.The most notable chan...
 
 
Fitzgerald: COB president decision could come this week
A decision on whether former embattled College of The Bahamas (COB) President Dr. Rodney Smith will be reappointed to head the college could be made as early as this week, Education Minister Jerome Fitzgerald said yesterday. Fitzgerald told The Na...
 
 
McWeeney doubts bill will fail in House
Constitutional Commission Chairman Sean McWeeney suggested yesterday that the controversial fourth constitutional amendment bill would likely pass in the House of Assembly despite the passionate objections of several parliamentarians. “I don’t...
 
 
Wilchcombe says Rollins won’t be victimized
While suggesting recent comments made by Fort Charlotte MP Dr. Andre Rollins were inappropriate, West Grand Bahama and Bimini MP and Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe said Rollins will not be victimized by the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP). D...
 
 
Sears: Referendum must be saved
Former Attorney General Alfred Sears said the time has come for “influence leaders” to join forces to save the constitutional referendum effort, which appears now to be in danger. “I think the referendum not only can be saved, but must be sav...
 
 
Fitzgerald: Nearly $8 mil. spent on school repairs
The government spent nearly $8 million on school repairs this summer and will begin building new schools within the next two years, Education Minister Jerome Fitzgerald said. Fitzgerald said this year’s allocation brings the total spent on school...
 
 
Murders up 12 percent
Murders increased by 12 percent between January 1 and August 15, 2014, compared to the same period in 2013, according to The Nassau Guardian’s records.   There were 68 murders recorded during this period last year compared to the 76 murders ...
 
 
Cash defends FNM leader
The message Free National Movement (FNM) Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis sent to Prime Minister Perry Christie on Wednesday was to take a step back and get the constitutional referendum process right, according to FNM Chairman Darron Cash, who said in a ...
 
 
Roberts says Minnis does not support gender equality
Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Chairman Bradley Roberts said the decision by Free National Movement (FNM) Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis to change course on the constitutional referendum issue proves once again “that he is unstable in his ways, does ...
 
 
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