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Suspect accused of killing Tribune worker ten years ago to seek stay
Suspect accused of killing Tribune worker ten years ago to seek stay

September 22, 2016

A MAN who has been awaiting trial on a murder charge for the past decade intends to seek a stay in his case from the Supreme Court.

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Collie warns Butler-Turner must win over constituents

September 22, 2016

FREE National Movement Chairman Sidney Collie said yesterday that despite the party throwing its full support behind Loretta Butler-Turner, the Long Island MP has "a lot of work to do" to win over her constituents before the next election.

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Judge rules site visit needed to Nygard home
Judge rules site visit needed to Nygard home

September 22, 2016

A JUDGE declared yesterday that a site visit to Lyford Cay was necessary to determine whether one of its residents, Peter Nygard, had illegally increased the size of his property.

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PLP chairman backs AG for ending case against resort

September 22, 2016

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party Chairman Bradley Roberts has defended the Attorney General's decision not to issue a no prosecution direction to the court, effectively stopping criminal proceedings brought by union officials against Sandals Royal Bahamian and two of its senior executives.

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URCA slammed for probe of Rodney Moncur radio show

September 22, 2016

A PROMINENT attorney has criticised the Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority for demanding recordings of his client's radio show for investigative purposes, calling it and the organisation's general crackdown on broadcasters an "admission" by the regulator that it hasn't been "doing its job."

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On Da Hook

September 22, 2016

THE Wahoo season is swinging into action with plenty of catches around the northern Bahamas this week.

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1.3m files leak in Bahamas Papers

September 22, 2016

FIVE months after the country's financial services sector was dragged into the spotlight as a top tax haven in the infamous "Panama Papers", international watchdogs yesterday unveiled a free online database created from 1.3 million leaked files from the Bahamas' corporate registry.

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Nolle prosequi for Sandals is 'an abomination to justice'

September 22, 2016

ATTORNEY General Allyson Maynard-Gibson's issuance of a nolle prosequi to discontinue court proceedings against the Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort and two of its senior executives was an "abomination" to justice, said Long Island MP Loretta Butler-Turner as she questioned whether the government conspired with the hotel when it terminated hundreds of workers.

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Residents want update on probe into BORCO chemical spill

September 22, 2016

MORE than two weeks after a chemical spill at BORCO, concerned residents in the nearby Pinder's Point community wanted to know whether investigations or inquiries into the incident had been made by the relevant environmental agencies in Grand Bahama.

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Open house for education centre

September 22, 2016

THE Centre for Continuing Education and Extension Services (CEES) at the College of the Bahamas' Northern campus held an open house in Freeport last Friday evening to promote the certificate and professional development programmes being offered for adults.

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Utility company office hit by mould growth

September 22, 2016

THE Grand Bahama Utility Company's (GBUC) main office building has been closed down due to a reported severe mould infestation.

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Police probe two drowning incidents involving American women

September 21, 2016

POLICE in Bimini are investigating the apparent drowning of an elderly American woman who was diving on Wednesday morning three miles off North Rock. She is a 60-year-old resident of New York.

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Major tells theft trial: I don't recall signing suspect cheques
Major tells theft trial: I don't recall signing suspect cheques

September 21, 2016

PAUL Major, chairman of the Bahamas National Festival Commission, testified yesterday that he could not recall signing cheques purportedly used to facilitate theft of $31,000 from the commission.

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Recall order for cookies

September 21, 2016

THE Ministry of Health has advised the public about the recall of undeclared hazelnut in orange and milk chocolate cookies widely distributed by the brand Waitrose Company, bearing the label best before date of March 30, 2017.

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Call for lawyers to resist probe by Parliament into court ruling
Call for lawyers to resist probe by Parliament into court ruling

September 21, 2016

BAHAMAS Bar Association President Elsworth Johnson yesterday issued a call to arms to the country's legal community as he condemned the upcoming parliamentary investigation into Supreme Court Justice Indra Charles' ruling on the Save The Bays email leak.

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Saunders blasts the 'poor visibility' of PLP rival Gray

September 21, 2016

WALT Saunders, Free National Movement candidate for MICAL, said yesterday he is "more than confident" he will win in that constituency, claiming that current MP V. Alfred Gray's poor visibility in the area and "unfulfilled promises" have hurt his chances at securing that seat in the next general election.

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DNA candidate bids to improve homes in Bain and Grants Town

September 21, 2016

A TEAM of volunteers from the Democratic National Alliance's Bain and Grants Town constituency office and the DNA Men's Alliance recently spearheaded a minor home repair project that left a number of residents with a smile on their face, expressing gratitude for the kind gesture.

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Smith defends committee over lack of contact with Baha Mar employees

September 21, 2016

FORMER State Finance Minister James Smith, chairman of the committee overseeing Baha Mar payouts, yesterday defended the work of the committee amid criticism that former resort employees have yet to be contacted regarding money they are owed.

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Gray defends Potter's Cay $9m project

September 21, 2016

AGRICULTURE Minister V. Alfred Gray yesterday continued his defence of the Potter's Cay redevelopment plans, contending that the $9m proposed for the scope of works to be carried out by his ministry will guarantee Bahamians "the very best at the absolute lowest cost".

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Firearms trafficking suspect faces court over 30 charges

September 21, 2016

A MAN accused of being the mastermind behind a firearms trafficking ring pleaded not guilty to 30 firearm offences levied against him in Magistrate's Court yesterday afternoon.

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