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01202017 EDITION

Friday, 20th January 2017.

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Pastors found guilty of giving teen alcohol

TWO ministers will return to the Magistrate’s Court next week for sentencing, having been found guilty by a magistrate on Friday concerning allegations that they gave a 15-year-old boy liquor to get him drunk.

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Friday, 20th January, 2017.

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Two men shot in Freeport

TWO men were shot at a business establishment on Thursday evening in Freeport after the owner allegedly discovered them on his premises.

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Former police officer, two others jailed over cocaine seizure

A FORMER police officer and two others, including the officer's brother, were convicted on Thursday in connection with a $64,000 cocaine seizure at the Lynden Pindling International airport in 2013.

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Valley Boys taking legal action after Roots declared New Year's winner

THE Valley Boys Junkanoo group is taking legal action against the Junkanoo Corporation of New Providence (JCNP), amidst revelations that the Roots Junkanoo group have been declared the official winner of the New Year's Day Junkanoo Parade.

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BPL completes investigation into recent outages

Bahamas Power & Light (BPL) has completed its investigations into recent power outages on New Providence.

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Greenslade dismisses gang link to school stabbing

POLICE Commissioner Ellison Greenslade pushed back on Friday against claims that Thursday's stabbing incident at Government High School was linked to gang-related activity, insisting that the students involved were "wannabes".

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‘Schizophrenic’ who killed father jailed for 15 years

A JUDGE imposed a 15-year sentence yesterday on a “paranoid schizophrenic” woman who fatally stabbed her father a year ago.

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Trump takes charge: Sworn in as 45th US president

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pledging to empower America's "forgotten men and women," Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday, taking command of a deeply divided nation and ushering in an unpredictable era in Washington. His victory gives Republicans control of the White House for the first time in eight years.

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PM: Fear of crime remains high despite progress by police force

PRIME Minister Perry Christie struck a sombre tone yesterday as he acknowledged that criminality and the fear of crime significantly impacted the quality of life and decision-making of many Bahamians despite the significant progress recorded by law enforcement and the justice system.

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Baha Mar documents ‘to be unsealed before opening’

THE release of the sealed Supreme Court Baha Mar documents is “most definitely” expected before the opening of the $3.5bn West Bay Street mega resort, Attorney General Allyson Maynard-Gibson said yesterday.

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PLP ratifies 16 more candidates for election

PRIME Minister Perry Christie yesterday urged supporters to ramp up voter registration efforts as the path will be clear towards the next general elections once the party emerges from its national convention next week.

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UPDATED: Students flee in stabbing terror

A TEENAGE boy is in critical condition in hospital after he was stabbed multiple times during a brawl at Government High School yesterday morning which left two other students injured.

NHI advisers ‘look at healthcare in vacuum’

The Government’s National Health Insurance (NHI) advisers were yesterday accused of “looking at healthcare in a vacuum”, and failing to account for the numerous economic and social factors that drive high Bahamian medical costs.

Govt ‘reconsiders’ $1m residency bar following push back

A Cabinet Minister yesterday conceded that the Government had been forced to “reconsider” plans to double the permanent residency investment threshold to $1 million, due to the “considerable pushback” by realtors and developers.

Bahamian insurers in NHI ‘buy in’ via public carrier bids

Private Bahamian underwriters are involved in all three bids for the management of the National Health Insurance (NHI) public insurer, the scheme’s advisers suggesting this showed the industry had “bought in” to the scheme.

Bahamas will ‘do all it can’ to avoid EU blacklisting

The Bahamian financial services industry “will do all we can” to ensure this nation does not appear on a threatened European Union (EU) ‘blacklist’, Tribune Business was told yesterday.

MAB chief doubts NHI hospital savings forecast

The Medical Association of the Bahamas (MAB) president yesterday expressed doubts that the $100 million National Health Insurance (NHI) investment in primary care would help reduce spending on the hospitals.

PLP must stick with Christie

My sentiments are more about common sense than personalities.


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