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Bahamians give mixed reaction to US same-sex marriage ruling

June 26, 2015

THE landmark US Supreme Court decision to legalise same-sex marriage nationwide was met with mixed reactions by Bahamians yesterday.

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Rigby slams 'amateurish' end to Budget debate
Rigby slams 'amateurish' end to Budget debate

June 26, 2015

FORMER Progressive Liberal Party Chairman Raynard Rigby yesterday termed last week's dramatic conclusion to the 2015/2016 budget debate in the House of Assembly "amateurish" and "short-sighted" on the part of the government...

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Davis the man to beat for PLP leadership, says Watson
Davis the man to beat for PLP leadership, says Watson

June 26, 2015

FORMER Deputy Prime Minister Frank Watson said yesterday that Works Minister Philip "Brave" Davis is the "fellow to beat" if Prime Minister Perry Christie steps aside as leader of the PLP, but added that this depends on whether or not Mr Christie "endorses" Tourism Minister Obie Wilchcombe for the party's leadership...

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Police abuse and justice system flaws again highlighted by human rights report

June 26, 2015

FOR the fourth consecutive year, police abuse and an inefficient judicial system were highlighted as the most serious human rights problems in the Bahamas by American authorities...

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FNM blasts claim of PLP winning against crime
FNM blasts claim of PLP winning against crime

June 26, 2015

THE Free National Movement yesterday blasted the Christie administration for claiming it is "winning" the fight against crime at a time when Bahamians continue to fear for their lives amid "increased bloodshed..."

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Flowers to challenge banks over web money

June 26, 2015

FRESH off a major Court of Appeal victory, FML Group of Companies CEO Craig Flowers may now be turning his sights to a new, bigger legal challenge: fighting Canadian banks operating in the Bahamas over their refusal to conduct business with the legalised web shop sector...

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'First round of redundancies next week'
'First round of redundancies next week'

June 26, 2015

AROUND 140 people at the Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) will be made redundant next week, when the corporation begins their "callous," "first round" of downsizing, according to Bahamas Communications and Public Officers Union (BCPOU) Secretary General Dino Rolle...

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs responds to report

June 26, 2015

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs last night issued a response to the 2014 United States Human Rights Report.

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Investigations continue into foul odour at BAF

June 26, 2015

OFFICIALS at the Department of Environmental Health Services are still investigating and trying to determine what could have caused the foul odour that made several employees ill at the BAF Building on Queens Highway in Freeport earlier this week.

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Former NBA player to host basketball camp

June 26, 2015

RETIRED NBA player Kenny Anderson is excited to be in Grand Bahama to share not only his talent but his life experiences with young people at a basketball camp/clinic set for this weekend on the island.

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PM stresses importance of education to conference

June 26, 2015

PRIME Minister Perry Christie highlighted the importance of education, telling the 19th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers (19CCEM) that the overall level of education in a country directly impacts its social elements such as crime, earning power and wealth distribution.

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Nolle prosequi issued in murder case

June 26, 2015

LESS than a year after a 31-year-old man was charged with murder, prosecutors yesterday produced a written directive mid-trial from the Office of the Attorney General requesting that proceedings against him be discontinued.

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Concern over hiring process at prison

June 26, 2015

BAHAMAS Prison Officers Association President Gregory Archer said politicians are unduly interfering in the hiring processes at the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services (BDCS), sometimes causing qualified applicants to lose out on jobs.

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Stronger Bahamas under fire

June 26, 2015

FORMER Free National Movement Senator Dr Duane Sands said he is now "absolutely convinced" that the Christie administration's Stronger Bahamas initiative is nothing more than an attempt to mislead the Bahamian public.

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June 26, 2015

Caribbean BBQ Association. - More than 65 interested and eager chefs attended the Nassau Smoking Hot BBQ Training Camp on Wednesday at the College of the Bahamas.

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Man gets 23 years for hacking death of former girlfriend, attack on man

June 25, 2015

A MAN yesterday accepted a plea agreement that landed him in prison for 23 years for the hacking death of his former girlfriend and the subsequent attack on her male friend.

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Independence anniversary events have 1.1m budget

June 25, 2015

ORGANISERS of the 42nd independence anniversary are hoping that this year's celebration not only "captures the best of our culture," but unites citizens around the world in a "truly Bahamian experience."

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Wilchcombe: I will make people happy

June 25, 2015

A day after saying he would not contest the leadership post of the PLP if Prime Minister Perry Christie sought a re-election bid, Tourism Minister Obie Wilchcombe suggested that if he were to become the nation's leader he would work to restore the "gross national happiness" of Bahamians.

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Minnis demands address by PM on crime situation

June 25, 2015

FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday demanded that Prime Minister Perry Christie address the nation after Bahamians were "robbed" of their right to be informed of the government's proposed plans to tackle the country's crime challenges and other issues.

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Rubis probe as fuel found in trench

June 25, 2015

RUBIS Bahamas yesterday confirmed remediation work is underway at Porky's service station after a product that appeared to be fuel was found in a trench dug by the Water and Sewerage Corporation.

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