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Accused ‘said he killed man over sexual advances’

A JURY heard yesterday that a man allegedly confessed to his relatives that he fatally stabbed a banker who hired him to do maintenance work at his apartment for an upcoming holiday gathering when the victim allegedly made a sexual advance at him.

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Bazard and Smith vie for PLP seat in St Barnabas

TWO Progressive Liberal Party lawyers are vying for the newly created St Barnabas seat: former Senator Cheryl Bazard and former Mount Moriah MP Keod Smith.

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New computers to help school hit by burglars

NEARLY five months after a burglary left the Sandilands Primary School without computers, Mission: Educate Bahamas in conjunction with Aetos Holdings Limited, yesterday commissioned a brand new, state-of-the-art library and technology centre at the school’s Fox Hill campus.

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Fitzgerald ‘disappointed’ at Chipman complaint over boundaries report

MARATHON MP Jerome Fitzgerald said he is “disappointed” in St Anne’s MP Hubert Chipman’s claims that the boundaries report he signed as the Official Opposition’s representative on the Constituencies Commission was different from the one Prime Minister Perry Christie presented to Parliament.

Baha Mar ‘fumes’: Govt eyes local landfill solution

The Government was last night leaning towards a Bahamian consortium as its best hope for resolving the New Providence landfill’s woes, amid growing pressure from Baha Mar’s new owner to deal with the fumes and associated health hazards.

Mobile number transfer in further month’s delay

Regulators yesterday announced a further month’s delay in launching mobile number portability, pushing the start date back to April 25, 2017, as they slammed both the Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) and Aliv.

BTC deal approval wait now 9 months

Liberty Global’s acquisition of the controlling equity stake in the Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) has yet to be approved by the Christie government nine months after the deal closed.

Consumer chief urges more banking licenses

The Consumer Protection Commission’s (CPC) chairman yesterday queried whether new banking licenses were required to boost competition, after a majority of Bahamians blasted the industry’s fee-related practices.

CIBC’s corporate unit in 40% bad loan shrink

CIBC FirstCaribbean’s Bahamian corporate and investment banking unit saw non-performing loans shrink by almost 40 per cent in its 2016 financial year, as the bank continued its “solid” recovery from past credit provisioning.