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Davis rejects estate concerns

DEPUTY Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis yesterday said concerns raised in The Miami Herald about a $10m estate of his former client, German expatriate Franz Kohlrautz who resided in the Bahamas, were “utter nonsense” and stressed that he acted “properly and ethically” as executor of the estate.

Cuban detainee willing to testify

A FORMER Cuban detainee at the Carmichael Road Detention Centre has told a Florida talk show host that he suffers from psychological problems and chronic spinal pain more than a year after he was allegedly beaten by Royal Bahamas Defence Force marines.

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Nottage ‘taken aback’ by referendum debate delay

ORGANISER of the government’s Constitutional reform education campaign, retired Justice Ruby Nottage, said yesterday that she was “taken aback” by the announcement that parliamentary debate of the highly anticipated equality Bills would be delayed.

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Two Haitians fined and one deported for insulting the Bahamian flag

THREE people of Haitian descent - two men and one woman - were charged in the Magistrate’s Court in Abaco yesterday with insulting the Bahamian flag.

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Wells says he will not resign post

PARLIAMENTARY Secretary Renward Wells yesterday said he will not resign from his post in the Ministry of Works.

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Miller urges people to pay BEC - but admits he is behind on bill

BAHAMAS Electricity Corporation (BEC) Executive Chairman Leslie Miller yesterday said Monday’s blackout is not evidence that the company is unable to meet the demand for electricity in New Providence.

17 cases of chikungunya now confirmed

THE number of confirmed cases of the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus in the Bahamas has risen to 17, Chief Medical Officer Dr Delon Brennen said yesterday.

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Mathieu, Smith look to qualify for 200 final

GLASGOW, Scotland — Michael Mathieu won his heat and Teray Smith got second as they both advanced out of the preliminaries of the men’s 200 metres at the 20th Commonwealth Games on Wednesday.

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Gibson rejects concerns over pay from security forces

LABOUR Minister Shane Gibson yesterday dismissed concerns by the security forces that they were “excluded” from the latest industrial agreement between the government and the Bahamas Public Service Union.

Government investigating ownership of land occupied by shanty town

ENVIRONMENT Minister Kenred Dorsett says the government is investigating whether a shanty town off of the Sir Milo Butler Highway in New Providence is built on privately-owned land or land belonging to the government.