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FNM Deputy: Festival commission ‘gambled’ with taxpayer dollars for Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival

FREE National Movement deputy leader Peter Turnquest yesterday said the government’s failure to secure a return on the $11.3m spent to hold Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival is a “sad indictment” which proves that the Festival Commission “gambled” with taxpayer dollars.

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Sarkis: I feel personally attacked by Prime Minister

BAHA Mar CEO Sarkis Izmirlian said yesterday he felt personally attacked by Perry Christie and the government of the Bahamas, adding that if the Prime Minister applied the same pressure on the China Import Export Bank and China Construction America as they did the resort, “there would already be a deal”.

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Man charged with restaurant murder

A MAN was yesterday arraigned in Magistrate’s Court accused of murdering another man after a late-night argument three weeks ago. 

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Attorney says Police Staff Association prepared to act on ruling

ATTORNEY Wayne Munroe yesterday said the Police Staff Association was prepared to act on its Supreme Court ruling mandating police officers be compensated for overtime pay, adding that he was “puzzled” by the lack of official response.

PM: Freeport container port expansion could bring 600 jobs

THE $300 million expansion of Freeport Container Port could result in as many as 600 jobs in Grand Bahama, Prime Minister Perry Christie has revealed.

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Last of Great Abaco’s wild horses dies . . . but Nunki may be cloned

THE LAST of the wild horses on Great Abaco has died, prompting caretakers to collect tissue for possible cloning and hopefully bring back a viable population.

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Proceedings into Crown’s appeal against Donna Vasyli bail postponed

COURT of Appeal judges yesterday postponed proceedings into the Crown’s appeal against a judge’s decision to grant bail to Donna Vasyli, who is accused of her husband’s murder. 

Agreement of co-operation signed between BAMSI and Ocean University of China

ADVANCING the Memorandum of Understanding signed in January, officials from the Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Sciences Institute and the Ocean University of China yesterday formally signed an agreement of co-operation that will foster the academic links and the development of the north Andros institution.

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Four held after police hail 'major' marijuana seizure

POLICE have arrested three men and a woman for possession of a large quantity of marijuana, saying they have "dealt a major blow to the drug traffickers in the Bahamas".

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Baby in serious condition after five are shot by armed man

POLICE have arrested a man and a woman following a shooting incident on Wednesday that has left five people detained in hospital, including an infant in "serious" condition.