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Minnis: Senate appointments more gender diverse

The Free National Movement’s (FNM) representation in the Upper Chamber will be an even make up of men and women, according to Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis. In a recent interview with The Nassau Guardian, Minnis said he was awaiting the appointment of the leader of the opposition so that they may discuss Senate appointments. Interim Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) ...

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Suspect injured in shootout with police

A police chase and shootout in the Farrington Road area Thursday night led to a suspected armed robber nursing a gunshot wound in hospital, police reported. The events unfolded around 10 p.m. in the Boyd Road area, according to police, where residents reported men in a Nissan vehicle were shooting guns in the vicinity. Officers responded and tried to get ...

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Two charged as accessories in car wash murder

Although police have not charged anyone with the May 4 murder of businessman Leo Rahming, two men were charged yesterday as accessories after the fact in connection with the incident. Rahming, 33, was shot in the head while at his business Easy Shine Car Wash on Marathon Road. Renaldo Georges, 20, of Jerome Avenue, and Terrance Meuze, 26, of Strachan’s ...

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American tourist fined for assault

An American tourist was yesterday fined for the assault of a hospital worker and police officers. Antuone Thompson, 26, of New York, admitted to behaving in a disorderly manner at the Accident and Emergency section of Princess Margaret Hospital on May 18. Thompson came to the hospital with his sister, who was having an asthma attack. Thompson told EMT technician ...

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Man charged with murder in absence

The suspect in the drive-by shooting of a teenager was charged in his absence after the chief magistrate ordered his removal from court for repeated outbursts. Jadre Evans, 21, of Datura Avenue, South Beach, struggled with officers as they brought in him to court and he kept accusing them of “messing up” his life. Once seated inside, Evans continued grumbling ...

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Brave Davis receives instruments of appointment

In his maiden speech as opposition leader, former Deputy Prime Minister Philip Brave Davis discussed the Progressive Liberal Party’s (PLP) new role. He said while the party will rebuild, its primary function as the official opposition is to hold the government to account. “As citizens and devoted patriots, we sincerely wish the new government well,” Davis said during a ceremony ...

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Former MP in custody

Former Nassau Village MP Dion Smith was taken into police custody yesterday for questioning in connection to an ongoing alleged theft investigation at the Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation (BAIC), police said. Smith was the corporation’s executive chairman prior to the change in government last week. He was also deputy speaker of the House of Assembly. Senior Assistant Commissioner Stephen ...

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Davis compares RBPF action to Nazi police

Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Interim Leader Philip Brave Davis yesterday compared the Royal Bahamas Police Force’s handling and arrest of a group of Bahamas Agriculture and Industrial Corporation (BAIC) employees for questioning on Tuesday over an alleged theft, to the secret state police of Nazi Germany. In a statement, Davis said the PLP is concerned about the manner and treatment ...

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Gibson ‘disappointed’ he isn’t in Cabinet

Long Island MP elect Adrian Gibson yesterday expressed disappointment in not being appointed to Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis’ 19-member Cabinet. “I’m disappointed. I know that the people of Long Island have communicated their disappointment,” said Gibson in an interview with The Nassau Guardian. “I feel somewhat disappointed, but the selection of the Cabinet is within the purview of the ...

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Miller: PM remarks taken out of context

Former Tall Pines MP Leslie Miller maintained yesterday that he is still concerned about former Prime Minister Perry Christie’s health following the former Centreville MP’s devastating loss at the polls last week Wednesday, and said despite the comment being taken out of context by those who sought to put their spin on it, he made the statement out of genuine ...

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