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September 11, 2013
IDB to assist govt in crime fight

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) plans to assist the government in its fight against crime by funding a targeted social intervention program, and urban and development projects in The Bahamas amid a "marked increase in the threat of crime"...

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August 30, 2013
Bahamas falls in Centrobasket tournament's opener

The under-17 girls' basketball team got off to a rough start at the Centrobasket tournament currently going on in San Salvador, El Salvador.

Playing in their first game of the tournament, against the host country, The Bahamas fell 64-86 on Wednesday evening...

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August 16, 2013
Employment and productivity study set for early 2014 wrap-up

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is progressing towards completing a first-of-its-kind study which will highlight the "critical issues" of unemployment, skills mismatches and productivity in The Bahamas, according to a senior official at the bank...

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Mother of three home-schools her children
August 14, 2013
Mother of three home-schools her children

In the United States, home-schooling has grown from nearly extinct in the 1970s to approximately 2 million school-age students, according to reports -- as parents dissatisfied with the public school system turned to the appeal of schooling their children themselves at home. In The Bahamas the lure of home-schooling children has also taken hold...

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August 09, 2013

When Bahamian hip hop artist Barz Noble released his Music of Life single from his upcoming Symphonic Sounds album, he had no idea how many people were watching in the wings...

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July 22, 2013
Imports rise by seven percent

The Bahamas imported seven percent more goods in 2012 than in the previous year, with imports of $3.6 billion amounting to 45 percent of gross domestic product (GDP), according to the Department of Statistics. This nation's exports also rose, with exporters selling $828.7 million worth of items abroad - an increase of over $100 million, or 14 percent.

As is usually the case, three commodities, ...

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July 18, 2013
Rate of minor crimes 'continues to rise'

COMMISSIONER of Police Ellison Greenslade admitted yesterday that the rate of minor crimes continues to escalate despite a decrease in major crime across the Bahamas.

According to the latest statistics released by the Mr Greenslade, major crime in the Bahamas is down three per cent compared to the same period last year – January 1 to July 16...

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December 20, 2011
Report: Rising Crime 'End Result' Of Poor Economy

The sharp rise in crime is the end product of a vicious cycle as consumer confidence falls along with the country's GDP, according to a leading professor of Economics & Finance at the College of The Bahamas (COB).

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Crack down on hiring illegal immigrants
July 30, 2008
Crack down on hiring illegal immigrants

Employers hiring illegal immigrants could soon face more public penalties as the government works to reign in the number of illegal immigrants that flock to Bahamian shores every year.

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Number of 'minor' crimes 'staggering'
July 19, 2013
Number of 'minor' crimes 'staggering'

Commissioner of Police Ellison Greenslade said yesterday statistics on "minor" crimes such as aggravated assault and causing harm are "staggering".

Greenslade acknowledged that all crimes that are committed in The Bahamas are not included in the crime statistics that are provided from time to time...

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