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Govt workers protest over hazardous pay
Scores of maintenance workers at the Ministry of Works yesterday staged an emotionally charged protest behind the building off John F. Kennedy Drive. This is the latest demonstration by the workers, who have been demanding hazardous pay they claimed...
 
 
Man killed in Winton
A man was shot and killed in the Winton area of New Providence. There was little detail up to press time, but police confirmed the man was killed on Culberts Hill off Prince Charles Drive sometime after eight o’clock.
 
 
America visitor drowns in The Abacos
A 38-year-old visitor to The Bahamas drowned in waters off Castaway Cay in The Abacos on Thursday, police reported yesterday. Assistant Commissioner of Police Stephen Dean said the man, who had not been identified, was visiting from New York on a Di...
 
 
Seven-year sentence for woman who set up robbery that led to murder
A woman who set up an armed robbery that resulted in a murder was yesterday sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment. Bethany Rigby, 21, pleaded guilty to conspiring with others to carry out an armed robbery against Hillary Cargill, 45, on February ...
 
 
Delay in trial for accused in McCartney murder
The trial of four people accused of the high-profile murder of Kurt McCartney has been pushed back until later this year. Lyndera Curry, Sumya Ingraham, both of Plantol Street, Thorne Edwards, and Okell Farrington, both of Pinewood Gardens, were sch...
 
 
AG: Grant-Bethel will bring depth of experience to the bench
Attorney General Allyson Maynard-Gibson said yesterday newly appointed acting Supreme Court Judge Cheryl Grant-Bethel brings a “depth of experience” to the judicial system. Grant-Bethel, former deputy law reform commissioner, and former a...
 
 
‘I thought BAMSI dorm was insured’
The contractor who built the male dormitory at the Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute (BAMSI) that was severely damaged by fire last month said yesterday he was under the impression the building was insured at the time of the blaze. ...
 
 
Man sentenced to 12 years for molesting girl
A man accused of beginning a sexual relationship with an 11-year-old girl and forcing her to have an abortion when she became pregnant at 17 was yesterday sentenced to 12 years imprisonment. In passing sentence, Justice Vera Watkins said, “Dwight ...
 
 
Jail, fines for fraud marriages
Immigration Director William Pratt petitioned Bahamians against "selling the country cheap" by entering into fraudulent marriages, which he said have become "a serious problem" for the Department of Immigration. Pratt was discussing the Immigration ...
 
 
Baha Mar calls on govt to live up to agreement
Baha Mar said in a statement yesterday it entered into its heads of agreement with the government in 2011 in good faith “and the terms are quite clear”. Baha Mar said the government is trying to change the agreement and it called upon the gover...
 
 
GB human rights group applauds govt on tabling bill
After months of criticizing the government’s immigration policy, Grand Bahama Human Rights Association (GBHRA) President Fred Smith yesterday commended Foreign Affairs Minister Fred Mitchell and the government for tabling the Immigration Amendment ...
 
 
Baha Men still in the dark on carnival headliner
Two weeks after he demanded that the Bahamas National Festival Commission reveal to him the name of the international artist his group will open for during Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival, Baha Men founder Isaiah Taylor said yesterday that he’s still wai...
 
 
PM calls for CARICOM plan on Cuba-U.S. ties
In an address to representatives of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member states yesterday, Prime Minister Perry Christie suggested that CARICOM take action to neutralize any adverse impact that could result from the United States’ decision to resto...
 
 
Another delay in appeal of Stubbs, others
The appeal of three men who say they were wrongly convicted of the murder of a policeman has been adjourned to May as their lawyers are still reviewing the 2,000-plus pages of transcripts. Stephen “Die” Stubbs, Andrew “Yogi” Davis and Clinto...
 
 
Another human rights group urges action to improve detention center
The Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights is encouraging CARICOM leaders who are in The Bahamas to lobby the government to comply with eight precautionary measures the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) requested to b...
 
 
Resorts World Bimini to feature truly Bahamian beer
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama – Bahamian Brewery and Beverage Company is continuing to forge relationships with hotels in The Bahamas and recently offered a tour to food and beverage executives from Resorts World Bimini as a part of its plan to have truly...
 
 
‘Up to 8,000 jobs in 2015’
Defending himself against opposition criticisms that he is delusional over his “unbridled optimism” regarding the economy, Prime Minister Perry Christie declared in the House of Assembly yesterday that between 7,500 and 8,000 new jobs will be cre...
 
 
DPM accuses Baha Mar of being uncooperative
Deputy Prime Minister Philip Brave Davis yesterday charged that the Baha Mar deal was “poorly negotiated” and accused the mega resort of being uncooperative in the negotiations to settle how much the government owes Baha Mar to cover its portion ...
 
 
BAMSI building was not insured at time of fire
Minister of Works Philip Brave Davis revealed yesterday that the male dormitory at the Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute (BAMSI) that was severely damaged by fire last month was not insured at the time of the blaze. It is unclear who ...
 
 
Mitchell tables immigration bill
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration Fred Mitchell yesterday tabled the Immigration Amendment Bill, which he said would bring about the “reform that many people have been asking for”. The bill would provide for the introduction of a resi...
 
 
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