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Christian Council VP wants curfew

In the face of an increase in violent crime, Bahamas Christian Council Vice President Bishop Victor Cooper said he “strongly supports” the imposition of a curfew and suggested that the government introduce a pilot program in crime prone areas before expanding it. Cooper, who said he lived in the United States for a number of years, said he saw first-hand ...

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Rolle sticks by comments

Senator Lanisha Rolle said yesterday that while some of her Free National Movement (FNM) colleagues may characterize her comments surrounding Long Island MP Loretta Butler-Turner and other sitting FNM MPs as “hurtful”, there are others who may view her statements as “helpful” to the organization. Rolle, who called in to Guardian Radio 96.9 FM talk show “The Conversation” with host ...

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Bishop says Brown put church in disrepute

Anglican Diocesan Bishop Laish Boyd said his decision to remove I. Ranfurly Brown as archdeacon was the result of Brown’s “notable infractions”, and words and actions that brought disrepute to the church. In a letter to the clergy dated January 21, 2016, Boyd said he felt it was appropriate to advise the clergy on the matter in light of his ...

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Two LPIA workers arrested over cocaine

Police reported yesterday that two Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) employees, one of them a supervisor, were arrested in connection with the discovery of four-and-a-half ounces of cocaine. Around 1 p.m. on Friday, Airport Authority security personnel found the drugs after conducting a routine search of a water truck an employee was operating near the entrance of the ramp of ...

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AG defends record in response to Pintard

Attorney General Allyson Maynard-Gibson indicated in a statement over the weekend that while the Office of the Attorney General will continue to work to move the Bahamian justice system into the future, Free National Movement (FNM) Chairman Michael Pintard “remains in the past”. In a statement last week, Pintard said it was convenient for the attorney general to recently profess ...

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Trial date postponed for extradited men

A new trial date has been set for eight Bahamian men who were extradited to Florida last month to face drug smuggling charges. Melvin Maycock Sr., Carl Benson Culmer, Torrey Montell Lockhart, Sheldon Alhelstan Moore, Lynden Leon Deal, Bryan Lionel Deal, Gordon Newbold and Wilfred Deon Ferguson will now be tried on October 16, 2016. The first trial date was ...

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Milo Butler teams up with Preemie Promise to help new parents

Parents coping with the needs of their hospitalized, premature babies have one less thing to worry about, thanks to a recent donation from Milo Butler to the Preemie Promise organization. In a move designed to lighten the load for parents dealing with the additional expenses associated with an unexpected early delivery, Milo Butler recently donated 28 cases of Bio-Baby and ...

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BNT Conchservation relay teams at Marathon Bahamas

The Bahamas National Trust’s (BNT) “Conchservation” campaign fielded three relay teams in the recently held Marathon Bahamas event (January 16-17) in an effort to build public support for a sustainable conch fishery. Marathon Bahamas, organized on New Providence by Sunshine Insurance for the past seven years, was recently named one of the best races in the world by top British ...

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PM: Foreign firm to review NHI

Prime Minister Perry Christie said yesterday that he has asked a foreign firm with Bahamian ties to examine the government’s National Health Insurance (NHI) plan. “I had a conference call today with a group from the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States, all on the conference call, and the firm here in The Bahamas,” Christie said at the Melia ...

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AG confident of referendum this year

Attorney General Allyson Maynard-Gibson said she has “every expectation” that the referendum on gender equality will take place this year but expressed hope that it doesn’t become political. “We have every expectation that the referendum will take place this year and very importantly the constitutional commission has been travelling The Bahamas,” she told The Nassau Guardian this week. Last year, ...

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