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June 27, 2013
Turnquest 'amazed' on crime admission

Former Minister of National Security Tommy Turnquest said yesterday he found it "amazing" that Deputy Prime Minister Philip Brave Davis would say that no one in the country is safe from crime after his aide was shot on Monday.

Turnquest said this is the same Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) that blamed him every time a crime happened.
"This is the same person who put up all those billboards," T...

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June 24, 2013
Statistics needed on court cases

Dear Editor,

In recent weeks, government and police officials have made what may well be unjustified criticisms of the court system in The Bahamas. The question that arises in my mind is: Which end of the court system are they talking about?

I had the privilege to serve as a magistrate from January 2005 to November 2006 principally working the Family Island circuit in 17 districts, hearing...

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Defence force officers to assist in crime fight
June 19, 2013
Defence force officers to assist in crime fight

Minister of National Security Dr. Bernard Nottage announced yesterday that he has directed the commodore of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) to deploy up to 150 officers to assist the police force in fighting crime.
"Mr. Speaker, we are not going to take it any more," said Nottage, while contributing to debate on the 2013/2014 budget.
Nottage said the Defence Force officers can assist with...

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The rise of the Haitian population
June 17, 2013
The rise of the Haitian population

The issue of Haitians in The Bahamas has long been a contentious one. On one side of the divide are those who believe The Bahamas should be welcoming toward Haitians. The other side is filled with those who believe our national identity is being threatened and normally blame Haitians for a host of social ills.
It wasn't always this way.
While there were many years in the middle of the 20th Centu...

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Argentina pulls away late to beat The Bahamas
June 12, 2013
Argentina pulls away late to beat The Bahamas

The country's junior men's national basketball program has certainly come a long way since a 40-point massacre to the Argentines seven years ago in San Antonio.
This time, The Bahamas was right in the game, until faltering late to drop their first game of the FIBA Americas Under-16 Championships, 74-53, to Argentina. The tournament, also known as the Tournament of the Americas, is being contested...

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2010/2011 Budget Debate Contribution - Minister Larry Cartwright
June 10, 2010
2010/2011 Budget Debate Contribution - Minister Larry Cartwright

Mr. Speaker, it is a great honour once again for me to make a presentation to this Honourable House relative to the national budget.

The book of Ecclesiastes records that "there is a time for everything and a season for every activity under heaven".

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Atlantis Beach Tower To Close September and October
August 20, 2008
Atlantis Beach Tower To Close September and October

Kerzner will move to close its 423-room Beach Tower hotel for September through to the end of October, sparking work schedules cuts for employees and suggesting the destination's titan is no more immune to economic slowdown than those lower on the totem pole.

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February 07, 2013
Bahamas Living Conditions Survey Begins Monday

Department of Statistics Director Kelsie Dorsett yesterday said the department will spend the next two months on the ground conducting the 2013 Bahamas Living Conditions Survey (BLCS), which will reveal the national poverty rate.

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October 06, 2011
When you can't shake off the enemy's claws

No sin is unredeemable -- not even suicide.  We've all heard it before that individuals who take their lives are damning themselves for all eternity.  And most people have been raised with the understanding that killing oneself is one of the unforgivable sins.  But a number of ministers of religion say this is not true.  They say suicide, much like any sin, is forgivable, because no sin is greater...

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January 16, 2013
U.S. Embassy Warns On Armed Robberies

The United States Embassy in Nassau has warned Americans living in and traveling to New Providence to be aware of recent reports of an increase in reported armed robberies.

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