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LGBT activists slam Munroe
Two lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) activists yesterday accused Bahamas Faith Ministries International President Dr. Myles Munroe of “rank hypocrisy” and said his statement about the LGBT community perpetuates discrimination again...
 
 
Two charged with Mackey murder
The two suspects accused of the shooting death of the prime minister’s press secretary, Latore Mackey, yesterday claimed they were brutally assaulted by police officers following their arrest. Kelvin Kelvano Deveaux, 18, of Market Street, and Dere...
 
 
Greg Moss : Women’s rights being used to advance gay agenda
Marco City MP Greg Moss said the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in The Bahamas is attempting to advance its agenda “under the guise” of the advancement of women’s rights. His comments were made on Facebook in response ...
 
 
Man, 30, accused of sex with girl, 12
A man accused of having a sexual relationship with a minor was yesterday remanded to prison. Osbourne Thompson, 30, of Farrington Road, appeared before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt on a charge of unlawful sexual intercourse. Prosecutors...
 
 
Constitution overhaul could take 15 years, McWeeney says
Constitutional Commission Chairman Sean McWeeney said The Bahamas will likely be considering constitutional reforms for more than a decade, adding that the current considerations on gender equality are a “good start” to the larger process. “I...
 
 
Munroe: Web shops might leave if foreigners banned
Attorney Wayne Munroe said if the government does not remove the discriminatory element of the new Gaming Bill that prevents foreigners from gambling in local web shops, the owners of those establishments may take their businesses outside of the coun...
 
 
Community activist: Gays not pushing same-sex marriage
Members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community are not pushing a gay marriage agenda, a man who works with the community said yesterday. Victor Rollins, of Vic’s Communications, who recently organized a gay pride event in F...
 
 
Storeowner allegedly killed armed robber
A man shot by a storeowner he allegedly tried to rob on Lincoln Boulevard around 12:30 p.m. yesterday died in hospital as a result of his injuries around 2 p.m., according to police. Police did not give many details about the shooting, but said the ...
 
 
Financial secretary confident of VAT education campaign’s success
Financial Secretary in the Ministry of Finance John Rolle said he expects the public to be sufficiently educated on value-added tax (VAT) by January. Rolle’s comments came after the ministry released a lengthy compendium of VAT guidelines for busi...
 
 
Diamonds International employees gain leadership training
Through a government and private sector initiative Diamonds International has launched its Rotational Leadership Program with store partners around the world. From Mexico to Alaska, the corporate reach of Diamonds International expands to more than ...
 
 
Shipyard proud to support national training program
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama – After 10 weeks of intense on-the-job training, 12 young men were exposed to work at the Grand Bahama Shipyard (GBS) through a joint program between the shipyard and the National Training Agency (NTA). Accepting the challen...
 
 
Death threats over GB gay pride event
A gay pride event that started on Friday on Grand Bahama that was supposed to continue through tomorrow, was cut short as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community abandoned it “out of fear” of repercussions from irat...
 
 
Dr. Myles Munroe slams homosexual ‘hijacking’ of civil rights movement
Bahamas Faith Ministries International President Dr. Myles Munroe said he has watched with horror over the years as people have “hijacked” and “raped” the meaning of the civil rights movement in an effort to fight for the rights of the lesbia...
 
 
Two men expected to be charged over Mackey killing
Police are expected to charge two young men with the murder of Bahamas Information Services Deputy Director Latore Mackey today. Officials say a 22-year-old man of Young Close and an 18-year-old man of Cordeaux Avenue are expected to appear in court...
 
 
Bahamas Crisis Centre asks for referendum delay
The Bahamas Crisis Centre (BCC) has called on Prime Minster Perry Christie to delay the referendum on gender equality until mid-2015, arguing that more time is needed for a proper education process, BCC official Donna Nicolls confirmed yesterday. ...
 
 
Government considering removing discrimination from Gaming Bill
Tourism Minister Obie Wilchcombe said yesterday that government is currently considering removing the discriminatory elements in the latest draft of the Gaming Bill that prevents Bahamians from gambling in casinos and foreigners from gambling in web ...
 
 
Christie says BEC decision made
Amid concerns about service at Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC), Prime Minister Perry Christie said the government has made a decision on the BEC break-up after several delays. However, Christie said before the government reveals its decision i...
 
 
Break-in suspect shot by police
A man who was allegedly attempting to break into a building on East Street on Saturday morning was shot by police, authorities said. Police did not detail the extent of the suspect’s injuries, however he was said to be in stable condition in hos...
 
 
Shantytown residents vacate as homes marked for demolition
More than half of the people living in the shantytown off Sir Milo Butler Highway have relocated after their homes were marked for demolition as part of the government’s effort to crack down on illegal communities. When The Guardian visited the co...
 
 
PM to consider Wells’ fate over weekend
Despite asking Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Works Renward Wells to resign six weeks ago over the controversial letter of intent (LOI) he signed with Stellar to Waste Energy last month, Prime Minister Perry Christie said yesterday he nee...
 
 
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