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Roberts: Ex-cop ‘has offered nothing new’

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party (PLP) Chairman Bradley Roberts yesterday claimed that former Deputy Commissioner of Police Marvin Dames has offered nothing new to the Bahamian public since becoming the Free National Movement’s (FNM) “in-house crime expert”.

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Union chief rules out national strike protest

NATIONAL Congress of Trade Unions Bahamas (NCTUB) President Bernard Evans said yesterday the union would not participate in any “national strike” initiated by organisers of ‘We March Bahamas’.

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Lowest turnout for election is predicted

POLITICAL analyst Dr Ian Strachan believes the country may experience its lowest voter turnout in history for the upcoming general election due to lack of faith in the current political system and “weak” alternatives to the current administration.

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Butler-Turner suspicious of Baha Mar jobs timing

FREE National Movement (FNM) Shadow Minister of Labour Loretta Butler-Turner yesterday said she found it “highly suspect” that Prime Minister Perry Christie announced that 1,500 people will be hired to work at the stalled Baha Mar resort in the height of election season.

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Driver shot as he arrived home dies

A 37-year-old man was shot multiple times and killed early on Monday morning as he pulled into the driveway of his Mermaid Boulevard home.

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Call to force banks to allow employees to join union

NEWLY elected National Congress of Trade Unions Bahamas (NCTUB) Vice-President Paul Maynard said yesterday his first priority is “immediately to force” Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) and Scotiabank to “allow their employees to be unionised”.

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Daylight robbery at Mack Town business

GRAND Bahama police are investigating a brazen daylight armed robbery in the Mack Town area on Saturday, leaving at least three people traumatised.

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‘Civil disobedience needs to be directed’

CIVIL disobedience can be used to achieve greater fairness, accountability and performance from government if it is organised and clearly directed, a university lecturer has advised.

Port’s ultimatum to Freeport web shops

The Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) has issued an ultimatum to Freeport-based web shops, after the Government allegedly “hijacked” and “ambushed” the trial to determine who is the industry’s primary regulator in that city.