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Peet explains decision to run independent
Former Minister of Labour and Immigration Vincent Peet claimed he decided to run as an independent in North Andros and the Berry Islands — a constituency he represented for 10 years — after hundreds of constituents signed a petition asking him to...
 
 
Groups urge govt to enact FOIA
With Parliament prorogued on Friday, the Christie administration has all but lost its window to enact important legislation like the Freedom of Information Act 2017 (FOIA) ahead of the general election, charged a coalition of 22 civil society and pri...
 
 
GBHRA: Spy bill ‘dead’
With Parliament set to be dissolved tomorrow, the Grand Bahama Human Rights Association (GBHRA) said civil society has obtained “a huge win” as the highly controversial Interception of Communications Bill is now “dead”. “The decision to sc...
 
 
Ferguson and Seymour made deputy commissioners
Commissioner of Police Ellison Greenslade has announced the appointments of Anthony Ferguson and Emrick Seymour to the rank of deputy commissioner of police. They were both senior assistant commissioners of police. Ferguson heads the Royal Bahamas ...
 
 
Prison inmates to produce license plates for RTD
The Road Traffic Department (RTD) has entered into a partnership with the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services to produce license plates. The announcement was made during a press conference held at the Department of Correctional Services on Th...
 
 
Voter register nears 170,000
Well over 160,000 people have registered to vote in the next general election, representing approximately 93 percent of the number of voters who were registered for the last general election, The Nassau Guardian can confirm. Sources close to the reg...
 
 
Murder charge withdrawn
After being locked up for almost two months, Fredrico Ramsey is now a free man as prosecutors withdrew a murder charge against him. The 22-year-old was charged with the January 18, 2017 shooting death of 16-year-old Ricardo Fawkes, who was shot dead...
 
 
Parliament prorogued
Commissioner of Police Ellison Greenslade acting in his capacity as provost marshal yesterday announced the prorogation of Parliament, bringing to a close the current session. He read two proclamations from Governor General Dame Marguerite Pindling ...
 
 
Man accused of sex with minor
A man accused of having sex with a juvenile had his case transferred to the Supreme Court yesterday. Stephen Strachan appeared before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt to receive the prosecution’s case against him. Strachan is accused of hav...
 
 
Wilson returned as BUT president
After being suspended for more than two years, Belinda Wilson has been reelected as president of the Bahamas Union of Teachers (BUT). She told The Nassau Guardian yesterday she feels vindicated from malfeasance allegations. Director of Labour Rober...
 
 
FNM concerns on voter register
Free National Movement Chairman Sidney Collie said the FNM has reached out to Parliamentary Commissioner Sherlyn Hall to advise him of the numerous errors on the current voter register and said the party has grave concerns about the registration pro...
 
 
Minnis: PM threw Halkitis under bus
Free National Movement (FNM) Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis last night accused Prime Minister Perry Christie of throwing Minister of State for Finance Michael Halkitis “under the bus” while commenting on leaders being accountable for the state of the e...
 
 
Man admits defrauding Flowers
A 45-year-old unemployed man who admitted ripping off a numbers house by gambling with counterfeit money could be spared jail if he pays a fine and repays the money he stole. Mario Kikivarakis pleaded guilty to possession of 10 forged U.S. $100 bill...
 
 
Bethel: Reform needed at registration dept.
Though he gave few details on exactly what he was referring to, former Parliamentary Commissioner Errol Bethel said yesterday there are a number of issues that need to be fixed at the Parliamentary Registration Department. His comments follow the di...
 
 
‘No unusual grants of citizenship’
A woman who was granted Bahamian citizenship on Tuesday and received her voter’s card on the same day waited “nine years after her application for citizenship” for the approval of her naturalization, which was done in “strict accordance wit...
 
 
Security forces won’t take ‘gamble’ with NHI
Members of the customs and immigration union, and police, prison and defense force yesterday pledged that they will not sign up for National Health Insurance (NHI) to be launched at the end of the month, for fear of losing some of the benefits their ...
 
 
More than a month after fire, no air quality results
It has been over a month since the New Providence Landfill fire threatened the homes of nearby Jubilee Gardens residents and officials have yet to release the preliminary report on the status of air quality in the community, with the Ministry of the ...
 
 
Roberts: Collie ‘losing it upstairs’
Free National Movement (FNM) Chairman Sidney Collie is “losing it upstairs” and his belief that the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) “pissed away billions” is outrageous and a figment of his imagination, according to PLP Chairman Bradley Rober...
 
 
Teens get bail on unlawful sex charge
A judge yesterday set bail at $3,000 each for two 17-year-old boys accused of having sex with a 15-year-old girl. The boys appeared before Senior Justice Stephen Isaacs yesterday for a bail hearing. The victim’s mother called police after she all...
 
 
Sheila Hailey dies at 89
Sheila Hailey, a long-time permanent resident of The Bahamas and the wife of best-selling author Arthur Hailey, died in her home in Lyford Cay on April 5, Wednesday. She was 89 years old, and, to her last day, embodied the spirit and grace she exhibi...
 
 
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