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Mitchell defends handling of threat
Foreign Affairs Minister Fred Mitchell yesterday defended the government’s handling of the matter involving a Bahamian man of Haitian descent who made “perceived threats against the state”. Mitchell also said the relevant authorities determin...
 
 
Nurses union still awaiting Ebola plan
While Prime Minister Perry Christie said he is satisfied with the plan in place to protect the country from the deadly Ebola virus, Bahamas Nurses Union President Jannah Khalfani said the union had not received the preparedness plan as of yesterday. ...
 
 
Cash hits out over mixed messages on rape stats
Free National Movement (FNM) Chairman Darron Cash said yesterday the contradictory statements made by Commissioner of Police Ellison Greenslade and Minister of State for National Security Keith Bell on rapes in The Bahamas ultimately reflect poorly...
 
 
Pintard considering running for FNM deputy post
Free National Movement (FNM) Senator Michael Pintard said he is strongly considering running for deputy leader of the party during its convention on November 21. Pintard said he has received strong support from FNM delegates to pursue that position,...
 
 
Jurors unable to visit scene of pastor’s death
A scheduled visit to the scene of Pastor Kendal Stubbs’ death by a coroner’s jury did not occur yesterday due to unknown reasons. Stubbs, who was the pastor of Remnant Tabernacle of Praise, was taking part in the church’s walk-a-thon when he d...
 
 
Judge directs acquittal in car theft case
A judge yesterday directed an acquittal in the case of a man accused of taking a car in an armed robbery. When the Crown opened its case on Tuesday, prosecutors said that Sheron Thompson robbed Dwight Dean of a 2006 Honda Accord on October 28, 2012 ...
 
 
EMS personnel receive Ebola training
As a part of the Ministry of Health’s Ebola preparedness plan, the Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) organized a workshop for emergency medical services (EMS) employees and hospital staff on how to safely deal with Ebola patients. The Ministry of H...
 
 
Kiwanis Club of Over The Hill announces new president
The Kiwanis Club of Over The Hill will be celebrating its 40th year in existence next year. The club was founded on the basic premise of providing service to the downtrodden and disenfranchised, particularly children and the elderly. Throughout the c...
 
 
WSC rewards customers for being technologically savvy
In our fast flying world of technology, getting your news, updates and bills faster is the key! The Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC) teamed up with Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) for July, August and September to reward customers who jo...
 
 
COP contradicts Bell on rape ‘alarm’
Commissioner of Police Ellison Greenslade said yesterday he is “disturbed and surprised” that alarm has been sounded over rape incidents in The Bahamas, noting that cases of rape are down over the last year. On Monday, Minister of State for Nati...
 
 
Man apologizes for shantytown threat
A shantytown resident who threatened violence against Bahamians last week apologized yesterday, saying his emotions were high during the demolition of his illegal residence. Anson Aly, 30, a Bahamian national of Haitian heritage, spoke to reporters ...
 
 
PM satisfied with plans to fight Ebola
While noting the “major challenges” associated with policing the country’s vast borders, Prime Minister Perry Christie said yesterday the government has “taken all reasonable steps to protect the country” from the deadly Ebola virus. Chris...
 
 
Police Staff Association sues for overtime pay
The Police Staff Association (PSA) has taken legal action against the government over unpaid overtime that police officers worked during 12-hour shifts that lasted for months. PSA Executive Chairman Inspector Dwight Smith, Sergeant Dwayne Rolle, Cor...
 
 
Mother watched son shot dead
The mother of a man who was shot dead on Hospital Lane on Monday night said yesterday she watched her son take his last breath outside their home. Police said Eric Martin, 21, was walking to his house around 8 p.m. when someone in a red sport utilit...
 
 
Mother watched son shot dead
The mother of a man who was shot dead on Hospital Lane on Monday night said yesterday she watched her son take his last breath outside their home. Police said Eric Martin, 21, was walking to his house around 8 p.m. when someone in a red sport utilit...
 
 
Commissioner identifies man who died in police custody
A man who died in custody at the Wulff Road Police Station more than three weeks ago has been identified as Oral Pinder, 55, of St. Margaret Road, off Kemp Road, Commissioner of Police Ellison Greenslade said yesterday. Police were awaiting Pinder...
 
 
PAHO warns against Ebola travel ban
Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Representative Dr. Gerry Eijkemans said the fear of a local outbreak of the Ebola virus is “not necessary”, adding that PAHO and the World Health Organization (WHO) have warned against a travel ban. Last w...
 
 
Men deny charges in $1 mil. bust
Two men denied drug charges on Wednesday that were filed in connection with Monday’s drug bust. Police intercepted a 32-foot boat one mile off New Providence and discovered $1 million worth of marijuana on October 20. Cousins Brian Hanna, 36, and...
 
 
Child rape sentencing delayed
The sentencing hearing for a man convicted of sexually abusing a girl of nine more than a decade ago has been pushed back by a week. Justice Carolita Bethell will now sentence Christopher Butler on October 29. He was convicted of unlawful sexual in...
 
 
Haitian Embassy condemns threat
The Haitian Embassy yesterday condemned the threat made last week by a shantytown resident, who signaled there could be violence against Bahamians. “The Embassy of Haiti has learned with dismay the inflammatory comments made by a Bahamian national...
 
 
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