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BUT president receives political approach for 2017 election

BAHAMAS Union of Teachers President Belinda Wilson said today she has been approached by a political party to run in the next election and despite making "no commitments" she can "never say never".

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Medical concerns delay Gardiner's sentencing

CHIEF Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt said she would not sentence a man convicted of possessing an illegal firearm and ammunition until his medical concerns have been addressed.

More residents complain about Chesapeake waste water plant

MORE residents in Chesapeake have come forward and expressed concerns about the Grand Bahama Utility Company waste water treatment plant off Midshipman Road. Although company officials insist that a nearby pond is the source of the foul odour, the residents claim that the problem did not exist until after the plant began operating in the area.

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Govt in talks for 'United Research Department' for Bahamas-based studies

PRIME Minister Perry Christie yesterday announced that the government was in discussions over the creation of a “United Research Department” that would “crisscross” the various institutions in the country and grant Bahamians access to Bahamas-based studies performed by international organisations.

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Scrap metal scavengers may have started landfill fire, Dorsett says

ENVIRONMENT Minister Kenred Dorsett yesterday said the fire that occurred at the New Providence landfill two weeks may have been caused by people “wanting to find a bit of scrap metal” at the site and that he had been authorised by the Prime Minister to increase security.

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Government gives $10m to clearing up oil spills off Clifton

THE government has allocated $10m towards the removal of oil from waters off Clifton Pier, Prime Minister Perry Christie announced on Friday.

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Woman could face death penalty over Long Island murder

A WOMAN arraigned on Friday in connection with the murder and robbery of a web shop employee in Long Island could be facing the death penalty if convicted at trial.

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Man charged with nightclub murder and causing public terror

EMMANUEL Rolle, 25, formerly a wanted suspect, was charged on Friday in connection with the January 25 fatal shooting of Defence Force marine Angelo Dorsette at the G-Spot nightclub at Faith Avenue north.

THE FINISH LINE: Look for Carmeisha and Devynne to have an exceptional sophomore year

IT’S not how you start, nor how you get there, but more importantly, it’s how you finish.