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House passes Gaming Bill
Following several days of heated debate, the controversial Gaming Bill was passed in the House of Assembly yesterday with 25 yes votes and seven no votes. Fort Charlotte MP Dr. Andre Rollins was the only Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) MP who vote...
 
 
Island Luck CEO praises govt
Island Luck CEO Sebas Bastian yesterday praised the government after Parliament passed legislation to tax and regulate the web shop industry in The Bahamas. “I never thought I would see this day in my lifetime and I’m forever grateful to be a pa...
 
 
Referendum delayed to 2015
The referendum on gender equality has been delayed until sometime next year, National Security Minister Dr. Bernard Nottage announced yesterday. Nottage, who was speaking in the House of Assembly, said the government made the decision to put off the...
 
 
Bostwick’s trial pushed to Dec. 15
A magistrate yesterday adjourned the ammunition possession trial of former Free National Movement (FNM) Senator John Bostwick Jr. to December 15. Magistrate Andrew Forbes granted the adjournment at the request of Deputy Director of Public Prosecut...
 
 
Man shot while sitting on porch
A man was shot dead on Sunday night as he sat outside a residence on Old Cedar Street, Yellow Elder Gardens, police said. The victim, 25, a resident of Romer Street, Fox Hill, was sitting on the porch around 11:30 p.m. when a man with a handgun appr...
 
 
Pastors: PM has lost moral authority to govern
Two prominent pastors said yesterday the “inappropriate” comments about religious leaders made by Prime Minister Perry Christie and Deputy Prime Minister Philip Brave Davis underscore their lack of “moral authority to continue to govern this na...
 
 
PM ‘disappointed’ in Rollins
Prime Minister Perry Christie said yesterday he is disappointed in Fort Charlotte MP Dr. Andre Rollins, who has criticized the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) over the last few weeks. Christie said whenever a member of his party disagrees with any g...
 
 
Nottage apologizes for ignoring referendum results
National Security Minister Dr. Bernard Nottage yesterday apologized to the Bahamian people for going against the results of the January 28, 2013 gambling referendum. But he also took issue with pastors who charged that the government is “killing d...
 
 
Rollins and Fitzgerald spar in House debate
During a back-and-forth with Marathon MP Jerome Fitzgerald in the House of Assembly yesterday, Fort Charlotte MP Dr. Andre Rollins said that the Gaming Bill will return the country back to the days of the United Bahamian Party (UBP). Rollins was res...
 
 
PM: God expects him to act on gaming regulation
Prime Minister Perry Christie said his critics can "talk until thy kingdom come" about the government's decision to go against the results of the gambling referendum, adding that "God expects him to act". "We could talk until thy kingdom come about ...
 
 
BEC looking to purchase six new generators
Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC) Executive Chairman Leslie Miller said the corporation is preparing to purchase six new generators. He said a team from BEC will travel to Florida today to begin the process. Miller did not say how much the gene...
 
 
Miller denies BEC played role in oil spill
Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC) Executive Chairman Leslie Miller yesterday denied the corporation is responsible for the recent oil spill on Adelaide beach. A significant amount of oil washed ashore on that beach last week. “It is suspected...
 
 
Teen pleads guilty to manslaughter
An 18-year-old man yesterday pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of manslaughter before he went to trial for murder. Donavan Burrell shot Gregory Rolle Jr. in the stomach outside a bar in March 2012. Rolle died two weeks after the shooting. But bef...
 
 
Man admits to killing Enrico Major
The man accused of the murder of Enrico Major, the teenage son of jailed drug trafficker Dwight Major, claims he is guilty of the crime. However, Justice Bernard Turner did not accept the guilty plea of Dwayne Peter Lockhart because it was equivocal...
 
 
Expecting mother lands grand prize in ‘I Love KFC’ promotion
Brittany Porter drove away in a shiny 2014 Kia Sportage after opening the winning box at KFC’s grand prize event that wrapped up its red hot “I Love KFC” summer promotion on Saturday. The expecting mother was speechless when she realized she h...
 
 
Wells to skip gaming vote
When members of Parliament vote on the controversial Gaming Bill before the House of Assembly, Bamboo Town MP Renward Wells intends to be absent, he confirmed yesterday. Wells, who was contacted by The Nassau Guardian for clarification on his positi...
 
 
PMH maternity ward closed due to mold
An infestation of mold has resulted in the temporary closure of the Labor and Maternity Ward at Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH), Health Minister Dr. Perry Gomez confirmed yesterday. Gomez told The Nassau Guardian that he was made aware of the situa...
 
 
Ministry investigating Adelaide oil spill
A significant amount of oil washed ashore on Adelaide beach last week, the Ministry of Transport and Aviation reported yesterday. In a statement, the ministry said officials were alerted on Saturday about the spill and acted immediately to establish...
 
 
PM renews commitment to crime solutions at Mackey’s funeral
As Prime Minister Perry Christie reflected on the contributions his murdered press secretary, Latore Mackey, made to the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP), he reiterated on Saturday that the government will do more to fight crime. Christie said he owe...
 
 
Minnis accuses PM, DPM of disrespecting pastors
Prime Minister Perry Christie’s and Deputy Prime Minister Philip Brave Davis’ attacks on the religious community over the gaming issue prove that the government has “lost its moral authority”, according to Opposition Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis,...
 
 
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