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COI hosts first national convention

COI hosts first national convention

Sat, Apr 13th 2024, 08:46 PM

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — While hosting their first national convention on Saturday, The Coalition of Independents officially ratified their constitution.

During the one day event, Lincoln Bain was voted in as the official leader of the party. The party also voted in various other positions while appointing their shadow ministers for education and finance.

COI Leader Lincoln Bain asserted that the support his party has received is a testament that the Bahamian people want to see a change in the country; he said that the COI is ready to deliver that.

The party contested the 2021 election, capturing some 6% of the vote and no seats.

Bain most recently contested the West Grand Bahama and Bimini bye-election under the COI banner, and garnered 307 votes.

Gunman Evades Police, Firearm Recovered
Gunman Evades Police, Firearm Recovered

Sat, Apr 13th 2024, 09:44 AM

GB Crash Landing, No Casualties Reported
GB Crash Landing, No Casualties Reported

Sat, Apr 13th 2024, 09:26 AM

GB Traffic Fatality Under Investigation
GB Traffic Fatality Under Investigation

Sat, Apr 13th 2024, 09:12 AM

MURDER 40, Police Investigate Fatal Shooting In Abaco

MURDER 40, Police Investigate Fatal Shooting In Abaco

Sat, Apr 13th 2024, 09:03 AM

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Police have confirmed to Eyewitness News that an adult male was shot and killed on the island of Abaco overnight.

An investigation is underway into an early morning shooting incident on the island of Abaco that claimed the life of a 37-year-old male, according to authorities.

The incident reportedly occurred shortly after 1:00 a.m. on Saturday April 13, 2024, near a
business establishment situated in Dundas Town, Abaco.

According to preliminary reports, responding officers proceeded to a local nightspot following
reports of gunshots. Upon their arrival, they discovered a male inside a blue GMC Sierra truck suffering from apparent gunshot injuries.

It is reported that the victim, along with two (2) passengers, were attempting to leave the
establishment when a lone gunman emerged from nearby bushes, approached the driver's side of the truck, and opened fire, resulting in the victim being shot multiple times, police said.

Emergency medical technicians responded to the scene, examined the victim, and determined that
he showed no signs of life, according to authorities.

Police are appealing to members of the public who may have any additional information that can help solve this matter to contact 919/911, the Criminal Investigation Department at 502-9991/2, Crime Stoppers at 328-TIPS (8477) or the Marsh Police Station at 367-2560.

This shooting incident has pushed the country's murder count to 40 for 2024.

Police Commissioner Clayton Fernander recently revealed that year over year statistics indicate that the murder rate in country has surpassed 2023 records; he contends that police have crime under control.

Laroda: 'Uptick In Child Abuse Cases'

Laroda: 'Uptick In Child Abuse Cases'

Fri, Apr 12th 2024, 03:03 PM

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Minister of Social Services, Information, and Broadcasting Myles Laroda disclosed alarming statistics from the Department of Social Services on Friday which indicate a significant rise in child abuse cases over the past three years, particularly following the COVID-19 pandemic.

The minister made the revelation on Friday during a Child Protection Month press conference held on Friday.

LaRoda said his ministry is working hard toward finding suitable foster and adoptive parents for children in protective care, as part of efforts to better address child abuse in country.

Former PM: 'Public Row Between Davis & GBPA Is Immature Governance'

Fri, Apr 12th 2024, 02:13 PM

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Former Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis has decried the public row which continues to unfold between Prime Minister Philip Davis and the Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA); he summed up the discourse as "immature governance."

Davis has called on the GBPA to pay government $357 million for the reported failure to boost economic activity in Freeport and reimbursements allegedly owed to government.

The escalating battle between the Davis administration and the GBPA has made media headlines in recent days, with Davis recently dismissing concerns that their "tit-for-tat" could ruin investor confidence.

Despite Davis' assertion, Dr. Minnis maintained that Davis is scaring away potential investors.

While Dr. Minnis' criticisms were geared mostly towards the country's chief, he also argued that both parties should cease from fighting in the public sphere, and should take a more "mature" approach and discuss matters to bolster economic development in the country's second city.