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Fitzgerald touts ‘success’ of education system
Education Minister Jerome Fitzgerald yesterday continued to tout the “success” of efforts to improve education in The Bahamas. “Since the introduction of the Bahamas High School Diploma (BHSD) in 2014 which set a new and more rigorous standard...
 
 
Nolle in Latore Mackey death case
The attorney general has stopped the prosecution of two men accused of the murder of the prime minister’s press aide, Latore Mackey. Prosecutors presented a nolle prosequi to Justice Bernard Turner on Wednesday directing that the charge against De...
 
 
Man cleared of sex with minor charge
A jury on Wednesday unanimously cleared a man of having sex with a minor. A nine-member jury did not believe that Reuben Bain, 41, had unlawful sexual intercourse with a 14-year-old from April to September of 2011. The virtual complainant, now 20, ...
 
 
Lauren Higgs named Lady Sassoon Golden Heart Award winner
The 53rd Annual Heart Ball was held this past weekend at the Melia Nassau Beach Resort. It was a glittering evening for all who attended. But it was a very special evening for one of those present. A highlight of the evening was the presentation of ...
 
 
‘Chase the PLP out of town’
The Bahamian people “ought to chase the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) out of town” for failing miserably on its promise to bring crime in the country under control and its general management, or lack thereof, of the country’s affairs, former ...
 
 
Three charged over major ammo seizure
Police yesterday charged three people who they believe are part of an ammunition smuggling ring. Jawaddi Woodside, 24, of Miami, Florida; Kendrick Woodside, 29, of Milky Way, and Shequella Williams, 22, of Nassau Village, appeared before Chief Magis...
 
 
Christie: Crime still far too high
Prime Minister Perry Christie said there is a “burning need to do more” regarding the issue of crime amid nationwide concern about the rapidly escalating crime rate. Christie also acknowledged his adminstration’s efforts to deal with crime but...
 
 
Minnis: PM dismissive of crime
Free National Movement (FNM) Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis said yesterday Prime Minister Perry Christie’s comments that New Providence is reminiscent of the “Wild West” shows “an appalling lack of leadership” as the country struggles to cope wit...
 
 
AG urges responsible citizenship
Attorney General Allyson Maynard-Gibson yesterday called for responsible citizenship in the fight against crime. “I want our citizens to realize very importantly, that justice begins and ends with citizens; it is the citizen who sees a crime bei...
 
 
ICS boss defends electronic monitoring
Had the government properly utilized the electronic monitoring system, it would have seen better results in the fight against crime, according to the head of the firm formerly in charge of the ankle bracelet system for monitoring accused people on ba...
 
 
Man accused of attempted murder of police officers
A man was charged in court yesterday with attempted murder in the shooting of two police officers over the weekend. David Cornish, 30, of Hero Street, Eastwood Estates, appeared before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt charged with the attempte...
 
 
Gibson: Allow Bahamians to carry handguns
Free National Movement (FNM) candidate for Long Island Adrian Gibson yesterday called for the implementation of legislation to allow Bahamian citizens to carry handguns amidst “out of control” crime. “Our society is being gripped by ghoulish...
 
 
American man lost at sea
There is still no sign of 24-year-old Kevin Wellons, who fell overboard a Carnival cruise ship approximately 14 nautical miles northeast of Great Harbour Cay early Monday morning. According to reports, Wellons, who is from Warner Robins, Georgia, fe...
 
 
Griffin urges voters to reject weak, divided FNM
Yamacraw MP Melanie Griffin referred to the Free National Movement (FNM) as “weak and divided” as she urged Bahamians to entrust the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) and Prime Minister Perry Christie with another five years of governance. “At t...
 
 
Customs officers’ payment to be delayed
Minister of Labour Shane Gibson said yesterday payment would be delayed for the 90 percent of customs officers who opted to sign a petition seeking the payment of the sums agreed upon by the government and the Bahamas Customs and Immigration Allied W...
 
 
Christie says much more work to be done by Public Service
Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Perry Christie told those attending the 17th Annual National Public Service Week Awards Luncheon on February 12, 2017 at Atlantis that the event's theme, “The Public Service: In Pursuit of Productivity and Acc...
 
 
‘The Wild West’
Prime Minister Perry Christie yesterday likened the recent spate of murders in New Providence to the “Wild West”, insisting that it has to do with “gangs and retaliation” and emphasized the need for increased police presence. There were seve...
 
 
COP: We are not in crisis
In the face of a rising murder count, Commissioner of Police Ellison Greenslade declared yesterday that it is “nonsense” to state that The Bahamas is in crisis. Speaking about the high rate of violent crime, Greenslade said “people are getting...
 
 
Another murder, others in hospital
A man was shot shortly after 2 a.m. yesterday on West Bay Street and died in hospital, police reported. Police said the man was shot during an altercation. Another man was seriously injured in a stabbing incident shortly after 1 p.m. during an alte...
 
 
Toddler found in car dies
Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a three-year-old boy. Reports are that around 2 p.m. yesterday the boy was found unresponsive in a vehicle parked at a pre-school on Coleman Lane off Jerome Avenue. The child was t...
 
 
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