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Davis against term limits for prime minister post

OPPOSITION Leader Phillip “Brave” Davis yesterday said instituting term limits for the Office of the Prime Minister may cause the public to be deprived of who it desires to be its representative.Mr Davis added he has “no issue” with fixed election d

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OUT OF ORDER: Gibson’s lawyers attack prosecution’s ‘tainted’ evidence

LAWYERS for former Cabinet minister Shane Gibson yesterday accused the Crown of engaging in “wholly improper conduct” for allegedly conducting meetings with two key prosecution witnesses and their lawyers to discuss how the evidence they would eventually give against Gibson should be “edited” or “amended”.

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Protection plan targets 43 sites

THE Bahamas Protected Group yesterday presented a three-year plan to expand marine protected areas to preserve future employment, protect the environment and help secure the country’s food sources. 


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‘I’ll shut down island’ threat - over one manager

THE union representing Bahamas Power and Light employees threatened to “shut the island down” yesterday, angered by workers being treated like “dogs” at the power provider’s Mall at Marathon branch.

Bleeding, handcuffed, begging for help

A VIRAL video showing a bloodied man in handcuffs crying for help as a police officer knelt on his chest sparked outrage from social media users yesterday.

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Crime stats down - and it’s ‘not by accident’

MAJOR crime categories continue to trend downward and it’s not by “happenstance”, National Security Minister Marvin Dames said yesterday.

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US man held after failure to declare nearly $40k

AN American man was arrested when he failed to declare $39,905 in cash at the Lynden Pindling International Airport.Police said the man presented himself to a US Border Control Officer shortly after 7pm, but failed to declare the true amount of curre

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Ministry to investigate abandoned Abaco buildings

HEALTH minister Dr Duane Sands said yesterday his ministry will investigate the state of two abandoned buildings in Abaco to determine if they can be salvaged.His comments follow suggestions by residents that at least six abandoned buildings in the M

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Social Services staff grieve for colleague found hanged

THE Department of Social Services closed its offices in Grand Bahama yesterday following the suspected suicide of a colleague over the weekend. The body of chief welfare officer Patrice Mack was discovered hanging at her home in Malibu Reef shortly a

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War on crime 'needs more than just words'

BISHOP Simeon Hall yesterday said the government, particularly Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis, must set the pace if the country is truly expected to stand united against criminality.Responding to Dr Minnis’ recent plea for unity, Bishop Hall contend

Bahamas Carnival Experience highlights

Highlights from the weekend's Bahamas Carnival Experience – which featured top international acts like DJ ...

DPM a victim of robbery

Pictures show the scene after the Deputy Prime Minister was a victim of robbery.

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