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Rollins’ criticisms of PM ‘not damaging’
Marco City MP Greg Moss said he does not see Fort Charlotte MP Dr. Andre Rollins’ criticisms of Prime Minister Perry Christie as anything “exceptional or damaging”. As reported on Friday, the Progressive Liberal Party’s (PLP) National Gene...
 
 
Web shop application process will be open to all Bahamians
Despite concerns that only certain web shop operators will receive formal invitations from the government to apply for gaming house operator licenses, Tourism Minister Obie Wilchcombe said yesterday the invitation will be open to all Bahamians. Acco...
 
 
UTEB head: $400,000 ‘reasonable’ for Smith
Union of Tertiary Educators of The Bahamas (UTEB) President Mark Humes said yesterday it was “outrageous and irrational” for Minister of Education Jerome Fitzgerald to announce Dr. Rodney Smith as president of the college before completing...
 
 
Man, 23, sentenced for molesting girl
A Supreme Court judge yesterday sentenced a 23-year-old man to five years and nine months in prison for sexually assaulting a young girl over a three-and-a-half year period. Senior Justice Jon Isaacs also sentenced Ovando Knowles to 15 months’ imp...
 
 
Government confirms first case of Ebola in U.S.
DALLAS (AP) — The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. was confirmed Tuesday in a patient who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas — a sign of the far-reaching impact of the out-of-control epidemic in West Africa. The unidentified patie...
 
 
Miller says BEC has paid $55 mil. due on fuel bill
The Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC) was able to pay off a $55 million fuel debt that threatened to leave the country without electricity, BEC Executive Chairman Leslie Miller said yesterday. “We are in good shape,” said Miller, when call...
 
 
Miller defends Rodney Smith
Bahamians should not condemn Dr. Rodney Smith for asking for a $400,000 annual salary as president of The College of The Bahamas, Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC) Executive Chairman Leslie Miller said yesterday. “People are only hitting out a...
 
 
Unchecked immigration ‘recipe for civil strife’
Foreign Affairs Minister Fred Mitchell said in an address to the United Nations (UN) General Assembly yesterday the control of illegal immigration is central to the survival of The Bahamas and warned that unchecked migration could be a “recipe for ...
 
 
Judge denies bail to man accused of raping tourist
A 41-year-old man who is accused of raping and strangling a 17-year-old American tourist was denied bail in the “interest of the public” by a Supreme Court judge yesterday. Prosecutors allege that Henry Sean Daron Gay, also known as Daron Gay, d...
 
 
Cop killer’s resentencing hearing put off
The sentencing hearing for a convicted cop killer whose death sentence was quashed on appeal has been adjourned. In a landmark decision, the Court of Appeal determined in the case of Mario Flowers that the murder of a policeman by itself does not ov...
 
 
Govt to borrow $16 mil. for COB
The government will borrow $16 million for The College of The Bahamas’ (COB) transition to university status, The Nassau Guardian has learned. The government intends to bring a resolution to the House of Assembly to borrow the money from the Carib...
 
 
Crown drops murder, conspiracy charges against alleged gang leader
The Crown on Monday dropped a murder charge and a conspiracy charge against an alleged gang leader days after his release on bail. Tony Smith, also known as Jamal Penn, was released from prison on $8,000 bail on Friday. Prosecutors had initially ob...
 
 
The Current becomes sponsor of Shakespeare In Paradise’s Young Artist Program
The Current, the art team at Baha Mar, has become one of the first corporate sponsors for the Young Artist Program at Shakespeare in Paradise, the annual theater festival held in Nassau. As the unifying force behind the collective art moments across...
 
 
DPM ‘understands’ why Wells signed LOI
An investigation into the controversial letter of intent (LOI) Parliamentary Secretary Renward Wells signed with Stellar Waste to Energy (Bahamas) Limited has revealed that Wells' action was “not in keeping with good governance”, Deputy Prime Min...
 
 
MPs may vote on constitution bills this week
The vote on the constitutional amendment bills will likely take place in the House of Assembly this week, Deputy Prime Minister Philip Brave Davis said yesterday. The bills were placed in a committee of the House last month to allow the Constitution...
 
 
BAMSI starts with 35 students
Orientation for fewer than 40 students of the Bahamas Agricultural and Marine Science Institute (BAMSI) began yesterday on North Andros, despite there being no memorandum of understanding (MOU) in place with The College of The Bahamas. Amid claims e...
 
 
Men charged in connection with drug bust
Three men charged in connection with a $570,000 drug bust have been remanded to prison. Scott Hepburn, 28, of Carmichael Road west; Antonio Jerome King, 51, of Cowpen Road and Crispond Basden, 30, of Yellow Elder Gardens, face a charge of drug posse...
 
 
V. Alfred Gray: PLP too strong to be derailed by LOI affair
The government is “too strong” to allow the controversial letter of intent (LOI) matter involving Renward Wells, parliamentary secretary in the Ministry of Works, to “derail” it from its agenda, Agriculture Minister V. Alfred Gray said yester...
 
 
Bethel says DPM owes pastors apology
Deputy Prime Minister Philip Brave Davis should apologize to the church community for suggesting that church leaders accept money from web shop bosses, Pastor Lyall Bethel said. “I think the deputy prime minister needs to do himself a big favor an...
 
 
Gray: Repairs to North Andros roads to begin next month
Minister of Agriculture, Marine Resources and Local Government V. Alfred Gray said yesterday that repairs to roads in North Andros should begin early next month. Gray made the announcement following the orientation for the first group of Bahamas Agr...
 
 
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