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September 25, 2008
Murder Accused Had Drugs

The Crown is expected on Monday to wrap up its case in the trial of two brothers accused of murdering Mario Miller.

Mario Miller was found brutally stabbed to death in bushes near Super Value in Winton on June 22, 2002. According to reports, Miller was stabbed 18 times about the body.

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BMC Bldg 7M Over Budget
October 01, 2008
BMC Bldg $7M Over Budget

The new Bahamas Mortgage Corporation building that is under construction on John F. Kennedy Drive has a cost overrun of more that $7 million, according to Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham.

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Bahamian economy will feel the impact
October 03, 2008
Bahamian economy will feel the impact

The Bahamian economy will likely feel the impact in the coming months from a 'crisis of confidence' gripping U.S. consumers, according to business experts who participated in a special economic forum last night. But they said the right action by authorities could ensure a softer landing.

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John McCain struggles to derail Barack Obama
October 08, 2008
John McCain struggles to derail Barack Obama

John McCain came here Tuesday hoping the second presidential debate would help him jar loose a campaign that for the past three weeks has been about the economy, the economy and the economy.

He didn't get his wish.

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Junkanoo groups welcome corporate support
December 04, 2008
Junkanoo groups welcome corporate support

The leaders of 14 Junkanoo groups accepted cheque donations from a noted corporate sponsor to assist with preparations for the upcoming Boxing and New Year’s Day parades – donations lauded by the Minister with responsibility for Junkanoo.

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DPM tells Oxford Business Group Bahamas economy stable
December 05, 2008
DPM tells Oxford Business Group Bahamas economy stable

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs the Hon. Brent Symonette met with Oxford Business Group representatives for ‘The Report: Bahamas 2009’ to give an insight into the Bahamian economy in the face of a global recession.

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McKinney, Bancroft and Hughes partner with Oxford Business Group for The Report: The Bahamas 2009
December 11, 2008
McKinney, Bancroft and Hughes partner with Oxford Business Group for The Report: The Bahamas 2009

McKinney, Bancroft and Hughes, the leading international Bahamian law firm, has signed an agreement with Oxford Business Group (OBG), the highly acclaimed global publishing, research and consultancy firm, to act, as official legal research partner for The Report: The Bahamas 2009.

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Resolution passed for LPIA redevelopment
December 12, 2008
Resolution passed for LPIA redevelopment

Contribution to Debate on a Resolution to Assume $50 million of the Debt of the Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) for the Redevelopment of the Lynden Pindling International Airport

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Ministry of Agriculture considering several initiatives to strengthen food security in the country
January 13, 2009
Ministry of Agriculture considering several initiatives to strengthen food security in the country

The Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources is considering a direct intervention in the management of commercial food stocks to foster the maintenance of minimum levels of certain critical items for up to 12 weeks to ensure availability in the event of a disruption of supplies.

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Bahamas working to cut food import bill
March 01, 2009
Bahamas working to cut food import bill

Recognising the extensive import food bill and the shortages experienced after each hurricane, The Bahamas has embarked on a mission to grow as much of its food as possible, Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources the Hon. Lawrence Cartwright said at the opening of the 2nd Annual Agricultural, Marine Resources and Agribusiness Expo.

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Abaco real estate couple buck realty trends
March 03, 2009
Abaco real estate couple buck realty trends

At a time when real estate agents in the US are bailing, looking for jobs in any industry that has a better shot at steady income than theirs, one Abaco couple is digging their heels in, and moving up not out.

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Legislation imminent for unemployment benefit programme
March 03, 2009
Legislation imminent for unemployment benefit programme

Legislation for the implementation of an unemployment benefit programme is expected to be brought to Parliament this month, with plans by the Government also underway to launch prescription drug programmes to assist the elderly, indigent and sufferers of chronic non-communicable diseases, Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham told Parliament Monday.

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Government to provide even greater access to healthcare
April 08, 2009
Government to provide even greater access to healthcare

The Government of The Bahamas is in the midst of an ambitious drive to provide even greater access to healthcare and health institutions for all Bahamians, Health Minister Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis said in his address to the monthly meeting of the Nurses Association of The Bahamas Monday.

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Hands For Hunger teams up with local chefs for 'Paradise Plates'
April 10, 2009
Hands For Hunger teams up with local chefs for 'Paradise Plates'

Hands For Hunger, the non-profit, humanitarian organization committed to the elimination of hunger and the reduction of food waste in The Bahamas is teaming up with local chefs for its first annual fundraiser entitled “Paradise Plates.”

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Abaco Markets Chairman and Vice-Chairman set to retire - nominating a new generation of leaders to move company ahead
April 30, 2009
Abaco Markets Chairman and Vice-Chairman set to retire - nominating a new generation of leaders to move company ahead

NASSAU, Bahamas -- Abaco Markets Limited Chairman R. Craig Symonette and Vice-Chairman Frank Crothers are set to retire from their respective positions after 20 years – recently indicating that they will not offer themselves for those positions at the Company’s next Annual General Meeting.

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Unemployment benefit payments to begin May 4
May 01, 2009
Unemployment benefit payments to begin May 4

Resolution to Amend the National Insurance Benefit and Assistance Regulations (Unemployment Benefit Scheme) by Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham

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National Security Minister urges Bahamians to become knowledgeable with new communications regime
May 06, 2009
National Security Minister urges Bahamians to become knowledgeable with new communications regime

CONTRIBUTION ON A BILL FOR AN ACT TO PROVIDE COMMUNICATION SERVICES
HON. TOMMY TURNQUEST, MP
May 6, 2009

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Grand Bahama businesses help sponsor soccer camp
May 27, 2009
Grand Bahama businesses help sponsor soccer camp

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- Big-hearted Freeport businessmen may be finding the economy tough but are still ready to help out those less fortunate than themselves.

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Prime Minister outlines protection of policyholders and annuitants of Clico
May 27, 2009
Prime Minister outlines protection of policyholders and annuitants of Clico

Communication to Parliament on Clico (Bahamas) Ltd. by Rt. Hon. Hubert A. Ingraham, Prime Minister

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GBPA President kicks off youth soccer camp
June 23, 2009
GBPA President kicks off youth soccer camp

Port Authority president Ian Rolle had a fun start to his work week this week.

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Arawak Cay cultural mecca plans 'on course'
July 01, 2009
Arawak Cay cultural mecca plans 'on course'

Operations Manager Sonny Russell is overseeing the upgrade of the Arawak Cay Cultural and Heritage Centre. (BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson). NASSAU, Bahamas -- The Government’s pledge to upgrade the Arawak Cay Cultural and Heritage Centre into "a cultural mecca in the region" remains on course

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Prime Minister explains mitigating measures to counter economic crisis
July 20, 2009
Prime Minister explains mitigating measures to counter economic crisis

NASSAU, Bahamas -- The Bahamas has employed a number of mitigating measures to alleviate the short-term negative shock to highly vulnerable sectors of the society occasioned by the global economic crisis, Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham said.

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Toastmasters Int’l helps persons develop better
August 25, 2009

Under the theme, “Communicate… Lead… Succeed!” toastmasters in The Bahamas hopes to emphasize a renewed concentration on the basic aim of their founder Dr. Ralph C. Smedley’s dream. Dr. Smedley’s dream was simply to help men and women develop the skills of, “Better Speaking, Listening & Thinking” - Vital skills that promote self actualization, enhance leadership,

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Modern diagnostic equipment at new Grand Cay clinic
August 31, 2009
Modern diagnostic equipment at new Grand Cay clinic

Health outcomes are expected to dramatically improve in this remote fishing and diving community following opening of the new Community Health Centre here, Friday.

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Protection for CLICO investment
September 09, 2009
Protection for CLICO investment

The liquidator for CLICO Bahamas Limited walked out of the Supreme Court yesterday empowered to secure a major asset necessary to ensure payouts to creditors of the failed insurance firm.

Attorney Sidney Cambridge, who represents liquidator Craig 'Tony' Gomez, had stressed repeatedly that the liquidator ran the risk of failing to get under his control investments CLICO Bahamas made in another ...

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Infrastructural Projects to Boost Grand Bahama and Abaco Economies
September 11, 2009
Infrastructural Projects to Boost Grand Bahama and Abaco Economies

Furthering its commitment to modernize and expand the nation’s infrastructure while providing crucial employment during this period, the Government in conjunction with the National Insurance Board (NIB) has initiated the pre-qualification process for construction of government complexes on Grand Bahama and Abaco.

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Mangrove Cay Clinic gets facelift
September 22, 2009
Mangrove Cay Clinic gets facelift

The re-launching of primary healthcare services at the Mangrove Cay Community Clinic will allow for the “adequate and timely delivery of high-quality healthcare” to the residents of Mangrove Cay, Minister of Health Dr. the Hon. Hubert A, Minnis said.

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NIB sees surplus of 54 million
September 26, 2009
NIB sees surplus of $54 million

Head of the National Insurance Board (NIB) Algernon Cargill yesterday asserted the fund saw a surplus of $54 million in 2008 — the board now considering regular raises to its contribution ceiling.

The latter is just one in a long list of pending policy changes to the fund that will be undertaken to ensure NIB's viability. The fund's chief executive officer was quick to note that the surplus re...

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Drug Plan Address House Of Assembly
October 01, 2009
Drug Plan Address House Of Assembly

Mr. Speaker,
It is the fundamental right for each and every Bahamian to have access to healthcare regardless of their religion, creed, race or financial status. It is the role of Government to ensure the basic rights of individuals are met, it is the goal of my Government to ensure that the Bahamian people have full access to quality and affordable healthcare.

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October 01, 2009
Ministry of Works committed to protection of environment

In the implementation of its various development projects, the Ministry of Public Works “is committed” to the protection of the nation’s natural resources including ponds, beaches, shrubs, trees and the wellbeing of Bahamians, Parliament was told.

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