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$20m contract signed for four new radars

THE government yesterday signed a contract for nearly $20m with a Finnish company for the acquisition of four new Doppler radars, something local meteorologists said will give the Department of Meteorology “no excuse” for not being more accurate with weather forecasts and tracking weather systems.

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Ratification delayed as PM suffers illness

PRIME Minister Perry Christie fell ill with a “stomach virus” prompting the Progressive Liberal Party to postpone the ratification of businessman Chester Cooper last night as its standard bearer for the Exuma and Ragged Island constituency, party Chairman Bradley Roberts confirmed.

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Former Senator Lanisha Rolle and businessman D’Aguilar ratified by FNM

THE Free National Movement ratified six candidates for the next general election during a Central Council meeting last night, including businessman Dionisio d’Aguilar and former Senator Lanisha Rolle.

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Minister rejects FNM claims over Road Traffic

TRANSPORT Minister Glenys Hanna-Martin yesterday dismissed claims from the Official Opposition over the rollout of the Road Traffic Department’s automated system as misinformation.

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Unified bus system pilot ‘by the end of the year’

THE government is “hoping” to roll out a “prototype” for a unified busing system by the end of the year, a Cabinet minister said yesterday, adding that this is the furthest the government has got in its decade-long quest for jitney industry reform.

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Man detained over gun and drugs find

A Freeport man was arrested on Thursday for possession of firearms, ammunition and dangerous drugs, police reported.

Baha Mar ‘purchaser’ leaves Sarkis in cold

China’s ‘freezing out’ of Sarkis Izmirlian was confirmed last night, after Baha Mar’s prospective purchaser was identified as a multi-billion dollar Hong Kong conglomerate with extremely close ties to the Beijing government.

Roberts ‘in over his head’ on Baha Mar

A key Sarkis Izmirlian ally yesterday blasted PLP chairman, Bradley Roberts, as “in over his head”, adding that Baha Mar’s original developer is “happy to show he has the money” to reacquire the development.