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Much of our crime, including murder, is done by repeat offenders, quite a number of who are out on bail. Incidents of crime and murder would be fewer, and the rate of crime would be lower had we addressed earlier how to deal with this class of criminals.
Several years ago, the Privy Council in London made a judgement on how long someone can be held on remand before being allowed bail. After that, the clock started ticking on a potential surge in crime from known criminals who were now going to be free to walk the streets and commit new crimes.
There are things the FNM government could have done better on the crimeÂfront. But for the PLP to continually and conveniently lay ...
EDITOR, The Tribune.
Little Johnny has a mind of his own, at age 15, he was arrested and placed in The Boy's Industrial Home for numerous criminal offences i.e. drugs and housebreaking. The system says incarcerate this young man for three years until he learns to behave.
Johnny dropped out of school at age 12, his mother works shifts at the hotel and his father has been gone from the time he was born. He has the responsibility of helping his mother with the rest of his siblings because he is the oldest child. How do we save Johnny from going down this road of death and destruction?
Susan has a 15-year-old daughter named Shamika, at age 12 Shamika sees her mother every other month with a ...
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By INDERIA SAUNDERS
Guardian Business Reporter
The increasing number of accidents, natural disasters or a levelling off in the recession appears not to have convinced the public to stick with their insurance payments.
Head of the Bahamas General Insurance Association confirmed yesterday that premium collections are still down. And the recent tax hikes in the 2010/2011 Budget did not help the matter any, said BGIAâ President Timothy Ingraham.
He said that most insurers in the industry would describe business as"fairly flat"as Bahamians continue to grapple with tough economic pressures.
"A few things are happening right now,"he toldGuardian Business." ...
Nassau, The Bahamas
- Vacationers longing for a thrill need look no further than the
Nassau Beach Resort and its new Adventure Package*,
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or more now through November 11, 2010. With rates from $229 per night,
the Adventure Package offers guests their choice of two complimentary,
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Adventure -take a high-speed powerboat ride to Exuma, in the
Islands of The Bahamas, where they
can enjoy lunch on the beach, snorkel, get up close and personal
stingrays, feed the sharks and more;
- interact with friendly dolphins and watch them perform tricks
a waist-deep platform in the warm waters of Nassau;
Catamaran - spend a half-day sailing on a 57-foot catamaran,
take some time to snorkel and explore the beautiful Bahamian
By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
FREEPORT - The new trucking policy implemented on Monday by Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) may have been "misunderstood" by some truckers who feared the company was attempting to impose a monopoly.
Last week, several independent truckers and members of the opposition expressed concern over a notice sent by MSC to merchants, shipping agents and brokers in Freeport. PLP MPs Fred Mitchell and Alfred Sears claimed that the notice issued by MSC sought to control the movement of containers at the port, and increase delivery charges from $120 to $295.
They believed it was an attempt by the company to monopolise ...
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The FNM has accused the PLP of seeking to "score political brownie points" by opposing government plans to allow 200 Chinese workers come to New Providence to help build a new highway.
Carl Bethel, FNM chairman, suggested that in opposing in parliament a resolution seeking approval to get almost $60 million in funding from China for the "airport gateway project" and the 200 Chinese workers that would come with it, the PLP is engaged in "political pandering, with a clear eye to the next general election."
"The PLP are not worried about the high level of debt or the Chinese loan, they are worried about one thing alone: putting themselves in best position to fight the nex ...
By CANDIA DAMES
Guardian News Editor
With the government pushing a plan to borrow$58 million from a Chinese bank to build a new highway on New Providence, Progressive Liberalâ Party(PLP)MPs intend to use today's debate on the loan resolution to raise the alarm over the growing national debt amid ongoing economic uncertainties.
The most recent Central Bank report placed the national debt at just under$4 billion. Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham has said previously that before the end of the current economic downturn, government debt-to-GDP will likely exceed 50 percent.
The Ingraham administration intends to enter into aconcessional loan agreement with the Export-Import ...