Nassau Guardian Stories

Witness freezes on stand in unlawful sex case
Witness freezes on stand in unlawful sex case

August 23, 2019

A teenager who was allegedly a victim of unlawful sexual intercourse at a police station froze during her testimony yesterday and refused to answer any questions about the incident...

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'We are not putting the public at risk'
'We are not putting the public at risk'

August 23, 2019

As junior doctors continued their second day of strike action, Bahamas Doctors Union (BDU) President Dr. Melisande Bassett yesterday insisted that the physicians will ensure that no patient is in “danger”...

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Man killed off Cowpen Road
Man killed off Cowpen Road

August 23, 2019

Police said a man was shot and killed on Wednesday night off Cowpen Road...

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Recommendations on minimum wage by year's end
Recommendations on minimum wage by year's end

August 23, 2019

The National Tripartite Council will make recommendations to the government on increasing the minimum wage before the end of the year, Director of Labour John Pinder said yesterday...

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C.R. Walker won't be ready for teachers next week
C.R. Walker won't be ready for teachers next week

August 23, 2019

Renovations remain ongoing at C.R. Walker Senior High School.A tour of C.R. Walker Senior High School revealed yesterday that the school will not be ready when teachers return to the classroom next week...

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The summer of our discontent

August 23, 2019

Shakespeare in his play "Richard III" laments the winter of discontent but announces brighter times have come as the clouds that lorded over England were deeply buried in the ocean in a glorious summer...

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Mitchell's phony outrage

August 23, 2019

Fred Mitchell is upset at the deputy prime minister (DPM) for denouncing a calculated smear attack on his own son, while failing to say anything about some offensive comments made about certain individuals by two public servants. This is nothing but phony outrage [...]

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Finally, PM says 'a crisis'

August 23, 2019

After platitudes last week by Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis in his statement, he finally called the horrendous and totally unacceptable situation at Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) a crisis...

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Now is the time for a third party

August 23, 2019

Traditionally, a third political party has not fared well in elections. Bahamians, while generally tired of the current political offerings, are reluctant to vote for a new party and prefer to use their votes against the governing party. It is this act that [...]

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Team Bahamas sees action at junior worlds
Team Bahamas sees action at junior worlds

August 23, 2019

Bahamian Lamar Taylor finished 31st overall in the junior boys 50m free at the 7th FINA World Junior Swimming Championships on Thursday, and was 41st overall in the boys 50m back...

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Payments, reports due for well-run Commonwealth Youth Games

August 23, 2019

The Bahamas Olympic Committee (BOC), with present president Romell Knowles (who was then the secretary general) as the chief executive officer, organized the finest Commonwealth Youth Games to date...

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Team Bahamas ties with TT, falls out of contention for junior worlds

August 23, 2019

It was a back and forth game between The Bahamas and Trinidad and Tobago’s 17-and-under boys teams at the 2019 Swimming Union of the Americas (UANA) Jr. Pan American Water Polo Championships on Thursday, and in the end, it finished in a 9-9 tie with Trinidad and Tobago advancing to the fifth-place game...

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Clarke, Armbrister advance to the finals in Trinidad
Clarke, Armbrister advance to the finals in Trinidad

August 23, 2019

Bahamians Sydney Clarke, left, and Donte Armbrister have advanced to the finals of the ITF Trinidad Summer Bowl in Tacarigua, Trinidad & Tobago - Clarke in both girls singles and doubles, and Armbrister in boys doubles...

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Doctors strike
Doctors strike

August 22, 2019

Junior doctors in New Providence and Grand Bahama went on strike yesterday, triggering what Minister of Health Dr. Duane Sands called "an emergency situation". Bahamas Doctors Union (BDU) President Dr. Melisande Bassett said roughly 420 doctors withdrew their services. The withdrawal of services came more [...]

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Contract signed for MARCO's Alert
Contract signed for MARCO's Alert

August 22, 2019

A day before what would have been Marco Archer’s 19th birthday, the government yesterday signed a $3.1 million contract with Multimedia Technologies for the development of MARCO’s Alert system...

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Gomez to file class action suit against BPL
Gomez to file class action suit against BPL

August 22, 2019

Former Minister of State for Legal Affairs Damian Gomez, QC, said yesterday that he intends to file a class action lawsuit against Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) over the frequent power outages that have affected residents on New Providence...

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U.S. says Bahamas failed to meet fiscal transparency requirements

August 22, 2019

The Bahamas has failed to meet the minimum requirements of fiscal transparency, a 2019 Fiscal Transparency Report stated...

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BPSU won't be 'muzzled' by PHA
BPSU won't be 'muzzled' by PHA

August 22, 2019

Kimsley Ferguson.Dozens of Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) employees demonstrated in front of the hospital yesterday, demanding that the Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) stop "stalling" the renegotiation of their industrial agreement...

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Govt suspends visas to Haitians

August 22, 2019

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said yesterday that the issuance of visas to Haitian nationals has been suspended. In a press release the ministry stated, "...Due to current technical and other challenges, the issuance of visas to Haitian nationals has been suspended until further notice. [...]

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DPP takes over human trafficking case

August 22, 2019

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions has taken over the human trafficking case of a Dominican national. Eucal Bonaby appeared on behalf of the Crown at a status hearing for Sobeyda Garcia Reyes, also known as Soybeda Scrivens, yesterday...

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