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NHI delay possible
With seven weeks before the primary care services phase of National Health Insurance (NHI) is expected to be rolled out, Deputy Chief Medical Officer and National Health Insurance (NHI) Project Manager Dr. Delon Brennen yesterday admitted that a dela...
 
 
Prison guard on trial in connection with cell phone jammer damage
A prison officer is on trial for allegedly allowing three convicts to damage a cell phone jammer. Prosecutors allege that Donovan Rolle let convicts Angelo Poitier, who is serving time for murder, Kendeno Rolle, convicted of armed robbery, and Jahje...
 
 
RBDF marine jailed for gun
A magistrate on Friday sentenced Phillip Adderley, a former defense force marine convicted of illegal gun possession, to two years’ imprisonment. In passing sentence, Magistrate Samuel McKinney said that as a law enforcement officer Adderley was h...
 
 
Murders on the rise in Grand Bahama, stats show
Despite a five percent decrease in crime overall for 2015, murders in Grand Bahama rose by 70 percent over the previous year, according to crime statistics released by Police Commissioner Ellison Greenslade this week. In 2014, there were 10 murders ...
 
 
Man found dead off Shirley Street
A man was found dead yesterday in an abandoned house on Shirley Park Lane, off Shirley Street, police reported. While details were limited, police said the man had injuries on his body. An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death, ...
 
 
Pintard condemns Wells’ claim on race
Free National Movement (FNM) Chairman Michael Pintard yesterday condemned former FNM Cabinet minister Tennyson Wells’ “flippant, ill-considered, baseless and unjustified attack” on Montagu MP Richard Lightbourn. Wells told The Nassau Guardian ...
 
 
Wells: Pintard in no position to reprimand me
Former Free National Movement (FNM) MP Tennyson Wells said yesterday that FNM Chairman Michael Pintard can “write what he wants to” but he is in no position to ‘reprimand’ him. Pintard yesterday condemned Wells’ “flippant, ill-considered...
 
 
Man shot dead on West Bay Street
A man was shot to death late Wednesday night on West Bay Street near the Land Shark hotel, police reported. Chief Superintendent Paul Rolle said an off-duty police officer observed two men arguing, and when he attempted to intervene, he heard a guns...
 
 
Married couple charged in Freeport guns and ammunition seizure
A married couple suspected of dealing small arms appeared before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt yesterday. Rajiv Dames, 31, and Katina Dames, 29, the parents of a four-year-old boy, were arrested on February 6 after police found a cache of w...
 
 
Nottage hits at NHI critics
Minister of National Security Dr. Bernard Nottage said many of the people against National Health Insurance (NHI) are more interested in their “own condition” than the welfare of Bahamians. “I do not think that any right thinking Bahamians can...
 
 
Officer grilled over discovery of shotguns in triple murder case
A police officer was yesterday grilled over his handling of two shotguns that were allegedly recovered after a murder suspect hid them in bushes. Officer Antoine Saunders was testifying in the murder trial of Shawn Knowles and Timmy Saunders, who ar...
 
 
Man charged with ammunition possession
A 24-year-old man yesterday denied a charge of ammunition possession. Adrian Pratt, 24, was allegedly found with five rounds of ammunition for a .357 revolver. Pratt was arraigned before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt. The prosecutor, Assi...
 
 
Greenslade concerned about continued high demand for drugs
Drug operations across The Bahamas in 2015 resulted in the seizure of more than 17,500 pounds of marijuana and cocaine, and led to the arrests of more than 1,400 people, police confirmed. According to statistics released by Commissioner of Police El...
 
 
Handwritten passports to expire next week
All handwritten Bahamian passports will be cancelled and become null and void as of next week Friday. “All those in possession of those passports should immediately surrender them and obtain an electronic passport,” Bahamas Information Services ...
 
 
Partnering for a healthier Bahamas
February is the month that we shower our loved ones with affection. We give candy, gifts and flowers as an expression of love but rarely do we think about the intangible things we can give that mean so much more. The Bahamas is currently under a hea...
 
 
Schweppes Grapefruit gets social media love
On February 1 Caribbean Bottling Company (CBC), the local producers of Coca-Cola, introduced The Bahamas to a new beverage — Schweppes Grapefruit. To celebrate the introduction of the new drink CBC’s marketing team took to the streets and gave a...
 
 
Crime down five percent
Although murder, attempted rape, rape, unlawful sexual intercourse and armed robbery increased in 2015, crime decreased by five percent overall throughout the country, according to statistics released by Police Commissioner Ellison Greenslade yesterd...
 
 
Helicopter, UAVs part of new policing plan
While much of the 2016 policing plan encompasses the same initiatives previously outlined, the plan revealed by Commissioner of Police Ellison Greenslade yesterday calls for police to “acquire the services of a helicopter for rapid responses to ser...
 
 
Nottage: Christie govt most progressive Bahamas has seen
Minister of National Security Dr. Bernard Nottage said yesterday the Christie administration has been the most “progressive government” The Bahamas has ever seen. While Nottage would not say if he is confident the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP)...
 
 
Leslie Miller criticizes govt over foreign firm controlling BEC
Former Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC) Executive Chairman Leslie Miller said yesterday that he does not understand why the government says it “believes in Bahamians” when it is “always bringing in the foreigners”. He was responding to ...
 
 
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