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Man sentenced for attempted sexual assault
A 33-year-old man who attacked a woman in a downtown law office in 2014 was yesterday sentenced to five years’ imprisonment. However, with credit for time spent on remand Davardo Knowles only has two years and nine months remaining on the sentence...
 
 
Smith: Gibson playing politics with customs pay
Bahamas Customs Immigration and Allied Workers Union (BCIAWU) President Sloane Smith this week said he believes Labour Minister Shane Gibson is playing politics with his announcement that the government has set aside funds for certain customs officer...
 
 
Murder accused get bail
A judge on Friday set bail at $30,000 for a man accused of a murder that occurred in 2014. Anthon Meadows is accused of the December 1, 2014 shooting of Teran Greenslade. Greenslade, 23, was shot dead outside the High Roller’s Nightclub in Coral ...
 
 
McCartney hits back
Democratic National Alliance (DNA) Leader Branville McCartney said yesterday Opposition Leader Loretta Butler-Turner should ask for his resignation as leader of opposition business in the Senate if she feels that he “threw her under the bus”, as ...
 
 
Montagu cuts appear to favor PLP
Hundreds of people currently residing in the Montagu constituency will be voting in St. Anne’s when the general election is held. The Constituencies Commission has cut out chunks of FNM strongholds in Montagu and folded them into what will be a ...
 
 
Christie: Time running out to register
With the Constituencies Commission report completed, Prime Minister Perry Christie yesterday intensified his call for Bahamians to register to vote, as they will be unable to do so once the election is called. “I’m anticipating that there will b...
 
 
Three get more than 30 years each for murder
Three men convicted in a retaliatory drive-by shooting that ended in murder were yesterday sentenced to more than three decades in prison. Deangelo Adderley and Lynden Prosper, along with Denard Davis, who served as the driver to the assailants, wer...
 
 
Butler-Turner blasts boundary changes
Official Opposition Leader in the House of Assembly Loretta Butler-Turner yesterday called the final report of the Constituencies Commission, and what she perceives as widespread gerrymandering, a “desperate” attempt by the Progressive Liberal Pa...
 
 
Baha Mar will accept reservations ahead of opening
Contrary to previously released information, Baha Mar will be accepting reservations in the lead-up to its April 21 opening. Baha Mar Senior Vice President of Administration and External Affairs Robert Sands clarified yesterday that the Cable Beach ...
 
 
Spoil the ballot campaign sparks debate
A campaign called “spoil the ballot” was met with widespread rebuke on social media yesterday, but also support from some people. Dr. Nicolette Bethel and Dr. Ian Strachan, prominent scholars of the University of The Bahamas, as well as advocate...
 
 
PLP ratification delayed after boundary changes
The Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) has pushed back its ratification planned for last night to next week Thursday to include a candidate for St. Barnabas, the new constituency to be created by the Constituencies Commission, according to PLP Chairman ...
 
 
Two admit attempted murder of woman
Two men yesterday acknowledged shooting a woman multiple times at a basketball court in the inner city. Delano Taylor and Vilner Desir pleaded guilty to the attempted murder of Shanteria Smith at Joe Billy Park, Fowler Street, on May 2, 2012 at thei...
 
 
Regional education ministers urged to provide resources for educating, changing, even saving lives of students
Jerome Fitzgerald, minister of education, science and technology, called on education ministers attending the opening ceremony of the 9th Inter-American Meeting of Ministers of Education (9IAMME) to ensure that their nations’ schools are as...
 
 
More than half of Grand Bahama’s population registered to vote
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama – Reno Smith, assistant parliamentary commissioner in the Parliamentary Registration Department, said that more than half of the eligible voters in Grand Bahama have registered for the upcoming general election and he’s exp...
 
 
The Bahamas, OAS sign memorandum of understanding for scholarships and training
The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology and the General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS) yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding that will provide scholarships and training programs for Bahamian students. Min...
 
 
St. Barnabas seat added
Thirty-nine seats in the House of Assembly will be contested in the next general election, with one new constituency created - St. Barnabas - and Montagu renamed as “Free Town”. The Bahamas is currently made up of 38 constituencies, the constitu...
 
 
Minnis: FNM govt would expose more on Chinese fishing proposal
Free National Movement (FNM) Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis pledged yesterday that his administration would “expose everything” about a $2.1 billion China-Bahamas agrifisheries project that had been proposed for Andros. The government cancelled plans ...
 
 
Halkitis defends VAT explanation
Minister of State for Finance Michael Halkitis yesterday continued to defend his “break down” of how value-added tax (VAT) revenue is being spent by the government amid heavy criticisms of his speech at the 52nd Progressive Liberal Party’s (PLP...
 
 
Armed robber shot dead by police
One of four armed robbers was shot dead by police during an armed robbery attempt early yesterday morning. According to police reports, shortly after 5 a.m. a police officer was jogging on Bamboo Boulevard when four males armed with handguns in a si...
 
 
Gibson: Customs officers’ money ready
Labour Minister Shane Gibson yesterday said the government has set aside funds for serving uniformed officers of the Customs Department, following his receipt of a petition signed by over 100 customs officers requesting they be paid money agreed to b...
 
 
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