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April 27, 2013
Nassau Friday shooting incident, Police confiscate 2 guns in police involved shooting, DEU make drug arrest at LPIA EIA

Police seek suspect in shooting incident - An 18 year old male is detained in hospital after being shot to the leg on Friday 26th
April, 2013.

Preliminary police reports indicate that around 10:20 am the victim was in the area of
West Street and Dorsett Alley when he was approached and subsequently shot by a
masked male

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Police involved shooting....two handguns confiscated A 23 year old male of Pinewood Gardens is in hospital after being shot by police.

The incident reportedly occurred around 3:10 am on Saturday 27th April, 2013 in the
South Beach area

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Drug Enforcement Officers make drug arrest - Three (3) people, two (2) females and a 31 year old male of Mayfield Park Grand
Bahama are in police custody after being found in possession of an estimated two (2)
kilos of suspected Cocaine.

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March 07, 2011
Govt anxious to get back 50M LPIA investment

While he is “blown away” by the new U.S. departures terminal, Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham said the government "anxiously awaits" the return on the $50 million it put into the project.
“I’m overwhelmed by it,” he said on Saturday in the press room of the new facility. “I’m unable to find any aspect that I find more outstanding than the other. It is a wonderful job, we are very pleased the [Vancouver Airport Services] YVRAS was able to produce this terminal for us and the way it was done it appears to be very efficient, very user friendly. It places us where we want to be, at the head of the line in the ...

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March 06, 2011
Surprising behavior at LPIA opening

Dear Editor,
There seemed to be some confusion at the opening night of the new US Terminal at the Lynden Pindling International Airport.
In particular, the section for special guests and dignitaries was not well organized by the NAD company.
This resulted in some unfortunate situations. When these types of situations come up, it is best that they are resolved appropriately.
Unfortunately, I witnessed some rudeness that shocked me. Some individuals from Ranger Construction were extremely rude and disrespectful to various Bahamian dignitaries as well as a foreign diplomat.
Helping to sponsor an event does not entitle anyone to act in a nasty manner towards senior government officials and foreign guests. ...

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August 24, 2011
LPIA to close as Irene approaches

Lynden Pindling International Airport is expected to close this afternoon and remain closed until Hurricane Irene has passed, the Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) said yesterday.
NAD noted in a statement that the airfield closes when winds surpass 40 knots.
The storm is projected to hit New Providence by this evening.
Yesterday, Senior Deputy Director of the Civil Aviation Department (CAD) Eugene Butler said between 500 and 600 flights are expected to be cancelled.
The majority of the 69 airports in The Bahamas will close at some point as a result of Hurricane Irene, Butler told The Nassau Guardian.
"We want to minimize, as much as possible, the inconveniences to the public and especially our visitors," Butler said.  "The primary concern is the safety of all."
He pointed out that repairs to any damaged radar would be costly and could delay the re-opening of airports.
Butler said the department is focused on properly securing air traffic equipment.
Meanwhile, Bahamasair announced yesterday that it will operate two flights to Freeport from Nassau today (6 a.m. and 8:30 a.m.)
It will also fly from Freeport to Nassau (7:15 a.m. and 9:45 a.m.)
A flight into Marsh Harbour from Nassau was scheduled for 6:30 a.m. and a flight from Marsh Harbour to Nassau at 7:25 a.m.
All other domestic flights have been cancelled.
Bahamas planned to operate several flights into Florida this morning.
The airline is expected to resume operations on Friday.
As Hurricane Irene made its approach yesterday some pilots from different charter companies flew their planes into other territories like Cuba for safety.

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New LPIA security measures after foiled US airline terrorist attack
December 29, 2009
New LPIA security measures after foiled US airline terrorist attack

New security regulations are in place at Lynden Pindling International Airport following a failed terrorist attack on Northwest Flight 253 from Amsterdam to Detroit on Christmas Day, officials announced.

The interim security plan is a direct result of new safety regulations implemented on Saturday by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), a division of the United States Homeland Security, according to Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD).

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March 12, 2013
More Colombians Arrested at LPIA after Drug Find

Two Colombian men were arrested at Lynden Pindling International Airport after they were found in possession of liquid cocaine on Sunday, police said.
Their arrests came several days after seven Colombians were arrested at the airport for allegedly possessing the drug.

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October 18, 2012
LPIA A Lasting Tribute To Sir Lynden

Nassau, The Bahamas -- Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie has touted the modernisation of the Lynden Pindling International Airport as a lasting tribute to the legacy of the 'Father of the nation', during opening ceremony on
Tuesday, October 16, 2012.

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December 27, 2010
Concern over malfunctioning radar at LPIA

At least six people were robbed three days before Christmas by gunmen who stole cash and other personal items.
Police informed the media yesterday of five robberies that took place on Wednesday between the hours of 11 a.m. and 10 p.m.
The most recent robbery took place around 9:45 p.m. at Freetown Lane, off Shirley Street. A gunman robbed a man as he arrived home.
Sergeant Chrislyn Skippings, police press liaison officer, said the gunman stole jewelry and a cell phone before fleeing the area on foot in an unknown direction.
About two hours before that robbery, a 30-year-old Lincoln Boulevard man was at Wulff Road when he was robbed and assaulted.
Skippings said that around 7:35 p.m. a group of men wea ...

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More than 80 evacuated after JetBlue fire at LPIA
September 04, 2009
More than 80 evacuated after JetBlue fire at LPIA

fire near the engine of a JetBlue aircraft that landed at Lynden Pindling International Airport yesterday forced the evacuation of more than 80 people.
A JetBlue report issued to the Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) said flight 1781 traveled from Orlando to New Providence after it took off from the Orlando International Airport.

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June 16, 2012
Govt targets airlift increase as LPIA project progresses

The multimillion-dollar Lynden Pindling International Airport redevelopment project is a key factor in the government's effort to reclaim the country's spot as one of the premier tourism destinations, Prime Minister Perry Christie said yesterday.
Cabinet ministers toured phase two of the project yesterday morning.
"This is just a part of an overall vision to complete the tourism product on the island of New Providence," said Christie at the end of the 30-minute tour.
Pointing to the number of anchor projects his administration left in place before the Progressive Liberal Party's election loss in 2007, Christie said efforts will again be made to increase airlift to the country.
"The idea was that we'd have the bodies by the millions," the prime minister said.
"We have come back in to ensure that there is full recovery in the tourism industry, that Bahamians are integrated meaningfully into the progress that is being made and that we will see that at the airport in the music that is played in the precincts of the airport, and in the art that is displayed in the precincts of the airport."
While still incomplete, phase two of the project bears little resemblance to the previous structure.
Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) President and CEO Stewart Steeves said about 25 percent of the work is still left to complete.
Phase two includes the conversion of the existing U.S. terminal into a new international arrivals terminal.
Only the steel beams and the foundation of the old structure remain.
The new terminal will also house the Department of Immigration and the Department of Customs.
Steeves said there are 201 people working on the project 70 percent of whom are Bahamian.
But Christie said he is looking to improve on the ratio of Bahamian workers.
"We know that there is room for improvement even over the 70 percent, by ensuring that we have more dynamic training programs where even more workers if not by the second phase, then by the third phase, will be able to become actively involved in the site," he said.
Tourism Minister Obie Wilchcombe said with the Baha Mar project coming on stream, The Bahamas has to be able to increase its airlift.
Wilchcombe said he is pleased with the development so far.
"I believe that The Bahamas is reclaiming its position as a premier warm weather destination," he said. "We lost our post and now we're going after it. We are going to ensure that we will sustain it for a long period of time."
Aviation Minister Glenys Hanna-Martin revealed that when the airport is completed the government will erect a physical embodiment of the late former Prime Minister Sir Lynden Pindling, after whom the airport is named.
"The renaming of this airport was a significant step," she said. "It was not just a renaming. It was symbolic of what this airport represents. What you see unfolding is symbolic of what he set out to do."
Hanna-Martin said the airport redevelopment is a major component of the government's overall effort to redevelop the country.
The entire project, including phase two and phase three (international and domestic departures and domestic arrivals), is scheduled to be completed by November 2013.
Once the entire airport redevelopment is completed, there will be a 21 percent increase in terminal size, a 50 percent increase in capacity to over five million passengers annually and a 100 percent increase in security capacity, according to Steeves.
It will cover 571,000 square feet with an additional one million square feet of aircraft operating space.
In total, one-third of the $409.5 million airport redevelopment will be carried out by Bahamians, which amounts to about $81 million in contracts, according to officials.

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