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Jamaican man on run after struggle with police

A JAMAICAN man is on the run after a short struggle with police at the Carmichael Road police station on Thursday.

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Five separate armed robberies investigated

INVESTIGATORS are seeking the public’s help to solve five separate armed robberies that took place on Thursday.

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Two men in hospital after shooting

TWO men are in critical condition and fighting for their lives in hospital after a shooting incident on Thursday night.

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Bell concerned by rapes spike

STATE National Security Minister Keith Bell yesterday stood by his earlier comments that there has been a recent spike in rapes, but insisted that Police Commissioner Ellison Greenslade was correct when he told reporters that the overall reported cases of the crime are down.

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Three-month grace period over immigration changes

HAITIAN nationals with a claim to Bahamian citizenship will have a three-month grace period to allow for processing delays for documents once new immigration policies come into effect next month, Immigration Minister Fred Mitchell said yesterday.

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Training under way on Ebola protective equipment

EMERGENCY Medical Services professionals in New Providence got a chance yesterday to try on the personal protective gear they will be required to wear if they have to deal with an Ebola patient.

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PM congratulates Sir Durward on Olympic medal anniversary

PRIME Minister Perry Christie yesterday put aside “political differences” as he congratulated veteran sailor Sir Durward Knowles on the 50th anniversary of his winning the Bahamas first Olympic gold medal.

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Straw Market turns pink

THE Straw Market turned pink yesterday as vendors and market organisers worked to bring awareness of breast cancer by decorating the market to reflect the “true colour of awareness”.

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Through the rain to bring help to those in need

TWO dozen employee volunteers of the British Colonial Hilton weathered rainy conditions yesterday as they hit the road for an extensive food and clothing distribution exercise.

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STAR SAILORS HONOURED

IT was 50 years ago that Sir Durward ‘Sea Wolf’ Knowles and Cecil Cooke brought international glory to the Bahamas with their gold medal performance at the 1964 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. Yesterday, the memory was relived in the recognition by the Bahamas Government and the Bahamas Olympic Committee in a “Golden Anniversary” luncheon.