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Decision over future of school principal next week

EDUCATION Minister Jerome Fitzgerald will announce what will happen to North Andros High School principal Stephen Sands, who was convicted of manslaughter in the death of his former girlfriend more than 30 years ago, before a cabinet meeting next week.

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Low turnout for protest against power costs in Grand Bahama

The Coalition for Concerned Citizens (CCC) is determined to continue its fight in lowering the cost of power on Grand Bahama, despite a low turnout of supporters at Tuesday’s demonstration.

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Govt sends diplomatic note over Minnis airline comments

THE Government of the Bahamas yesterday issued a diplomatic note to the Governments of Malaysia, China, and the United States to distance itself from remarks made by Opposition leader Dr Hubert Minnis who remarked that the Christie administration “is more lost than the Malaysian Airline the world is looking for”.

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MARCO'S LAW: No date for legislation to come into effect

DESPITE the passing of Marco’s Law last year, legislators have yet to formulate regulations for the Bill which is expected to see the implementation of the Marco alert system and a sexual offender’s registry, according to a senior Cabinet Minister.

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Tourism minister speaks out over assault on U.S. girl

TOURISM Minister Obie Wilchcombe said yesterday he is “very concerned” about the sexual assault of a 17-year-old American girl who was strangled to near unconsciousness and forced to perform a sexual act on a middle-aged man on San Salvador.

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Deputy PM admits Abaco airport opening will be delayed again

DEPUTY Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis says the opening of the multi-million airport at Abaco is expected to suffer yet another delay, this time to next month.

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Three men killed in shootings

TWO Pinewood Gardens men were gunned down in separate incidents hours apart and a 41-year-old was shot dead taking the country’s murder count this year to 34.

Concerns raised over 'vague' bill for medical industry

A TOP natural medicine practitioner criticised the government yesterday for “not seeking input” from alternative medicine practitioners before drafting and debating in Parliament a “vague” Bill to amend the Medical Council Act.

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Verdict due in Pratt case

A SUPREME Court jury is expected to pass judgment today on 27-year-old Douglas Pratt, who is standing trial in connection with the fatal stabbing of his girlfriend on Adelaide Beach.