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Woman jewellery thief fails to overturn her two-year sentence
Woman jewellery thief fails to overturn her two-year sentence

August 14, 2019

A WOMAN has failed in trying to get the appellate court to overturn her two-year sentence for stealing over $100,000 worth of watches from her employer, a high-end jewellery store on Paradise Island.

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Code to the future
Code to the future

August 14, 2019

FIFTEEN Harbour Island children built and programmed their own robots as part of a summer 'hackathon' that seeks to inspire Bahamians to code their future. The two-week camp run by BYTES (Bahamian Young Technology Enthusiasts) Bahamas focused on cod

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One fatality, two injured in shooting
One fatality, two injured in shooting

August 13, 2019

THREE people were shot, one fatally, on Amos Ferguson Street off Palmetto Avenue Tuesday...

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BCAA tells Sky Bahamas it is not being singled out
BCAA tells Sky Bahamas it is not being singled out

August 13, 2019

ADMIST the ongoing standoff between the Bahamas Civil Aviation Authority and Sky Bahamas, BCAA Director General Charles Beneby yesterday insisted the airline is not being "singled out"...

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Outages have not led to increase in generator sales
Outages have not led to increase in generator sales

August 13, 2019

FREQUENT power cuts in New Providence have not sparked an uptick in generator sales, according to one supplier of generators. Nor have the power cuts led to an increase in requests to the government to import solar panel systems...

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DJ Big O dies at 35
DJ Big O dies at 35

August 13, 2019

POPULAR radio personality Santonio "Big O" Smith, 35, was remembered yesterday by his mother Carolyn Gray as a humble man who will be dearly missed. Smith, a disc jockey at 100 JAMZ, died last Thursday after having a heart attack...

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Jury rules knifeman's death lawful
Jury rules knifeman's death lawful

August 13, 2019

A POLICE officer was justified in shooting and killing a 22-year-old man who charged at him with a knife almost ten years ago, a jury found yesterday...

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BPL staff working to get 60-year-old turbine online
BPL staff working to get 60-year-old turbine online

August 13, 2019

These photos and videos show the scene at the Blue Hill Road Power Plant last night as Bahamas Power and Light staff worked hard to get GT-10...

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Davis: Why secrecy on BPL deals
Davis: Why secrecy on BPL deals

August 13, 2019

A REVELATION that Bahamas Power and Light is effectively sworn to secrecy over certain portions of agreements it has entered into with Shell North America and Wärtsilä is “concerning”, according to Official Opposition leader Philip Brave Davis yesterday...

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Jean Rony fight to put life on track
Jean Rony fight to put life on track

August 13, 2019

MORE than a year since a landmark Supreme Court ruling brought him back to the country, Bahamas-born deportee Jean Rony Jean-Charles has not yet applied for citizenship...

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Why film a dying girl and not help
Why film a dying girl and not help

August 13, 2019

HEALTH Minister Dr Duane Sands yesterday bemoaned the recording of a video that captured the distress of a bloodied woman who later died...

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Haiti diplomats ordered home - Three recalled after visa scam corruption probe
Haiti diplomats ordered home - Three recalled after visa scam corruption probe

August 13, 2019

THE Haitian government has recalled three diplomats from its Nassau embassy, including Chargé d’Affaires François Michel...

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Police threatened and beat us, claim suspects
Police threatened and beat us, claim suspects

August 13, 2019

TWO men charged with armed robbery yesterday in the Freeport Magistrates Court claim they were beaten and threatened by police officers while in custody at a police station in Grand Bahama...

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Third man charged over electricity theft
Third man charged over electricity theft

August 13, 2019

A 42-year old man was charged yesterday in Freeport Magistrates Court in connection with electricity theft and causing damage to Grand Bahama Power Company property in March of this year...

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23-year-old in court over shooting incident in GB
23-year-old in court over shooting incident in GB

August 13, 2019

A 23-year-old Freeport man was charged yesterday with negligently causing grievous harm in connection with a shooting incident on Grand Bahama. Deshawn Anthony Rolle, 23, appeared before Magistrate Charlton Smith...

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No retrial is ordered after armed robbery conviction overturned
No retrial is ordered after armed robbery conviction overturned

August 13, 2019

THE Court of Appeal has overturned a man's armed robbery conviction, though reluctantly did not order a retrial because it would not be in the "interests of justice" to keep him in custody just to be retried and quite possibly acquitted...

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Talks are moving along speedily, says union chief
Talks are moving along speedily, says union chief

August 13, 2019

THE president of the Bahamas Unified Bus Drivers Union yesterday said his group is satisfied with the government's progress on issues of concern for the sector...

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PLP unimpressed by Bannister in dispute between Archer and Roach
PLP unimpressed by Bannister in dispute between Archer and Roach

August 12, 2019

"NOT acceptable" is how Progressive Liberal Party Chairman Fred Mitchell has described Works Minister Desmond Bannister's response to a dispute between Registrar of Contractors Omar Archer and Works Director Melanie Roach...

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At 9.5, jobless total at lowest level for 10 years, says Turnquest
At 9.5%, jobless total at lowest level for 10 years, says Turnquest

August 12, 2019

FINANCE Minister Peter Turnquest said while the government is pleased the national unemployment rate has dropped to 9.5 percent, its goal is to drive numbers even lower by securing stronger and more broad based growth for the economy...

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'Recent fire had no direct effect on load shedding'
'Recent fire had no direct effect on load shedding'

August 12, 2019

A RECENT fire at Bahamas Power and Light's Clifton Pier Plant has had no bearing on ongoing load shedding in New Providence...

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