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Today's Speech from the Throne in full

The new government's policies were outlined by Governor General Dame Marguerite Pindling in the Speech from the Throne on Wednesday.

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Former AG regrets only communications over Baha Mar

FORMER Attorney General Allyson Maynard-Gibson said if she were to have any regrets over the previous Government’s handling of Baha Mar, it is that there was not “stronger” or “more regular” communication regarding the process.

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Investigator ‘found blood inside car’ in Marco Archer case

A ROYAL Bahamas Police Force crime scene investigator yesterday testified to having taken swabs of suspected blood samples from multiple parts of the interior of a vehicle allegedly belonging to Kofhe Goodman, the man accused of 11-year-old Marco Archer’s murder five and a half years ago.

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Davis has no fears over Urban Renewal review

WHILE insisting he has no concerns over anything that may come to light concerning Urban Renewal, Official Opposition Leader Philip “Brave” Davis threatened to “make a story” over the way the government does business, should the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) be impugned unfairly.

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Henfield ‘deceptive’ in pursuit of selfish interests - Roberts

BRADLEY Roberts labelled We March organiser Ranard Henfield “deceptive” yesterday following the activist’s appointment to the Senate by Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis on Monday.

Water supply disruption on Grand Bahama forces schools to close early

AN island-wide interruption in water supply left residents and businesses without running water and forced the early dismissal of some schools in Grand Bahama on Wednesday.

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Guyanese woman caught with cocaine in her hair weave at airport

A WOMAN from Guyana has been arrested at the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) for attempting to smuggle cocaine into the Bahamas concealed in her hair weave.

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UPDATED: Police kill boy as he steals cigarettes

A BRAZEN daytime robbery yesterday ended with police shooting one teenage suspect dead and apprehending two more after the trio, along with another armed man, allegedly tied up an employee, held customers at gunpoint and robbed the QVS Pharmacy in the Seagrape Shopping Plaza.

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‘Hell to pay’ if managers untouched in BPL theft probe

PRESIDENT of the Bahamas Electrical Workers Union Paul Maynard said yesterday “there will be hell to pay,” if his union members remain on suspension during an investigation into missing funds at Bahamas Power and Light, while managers at the power company “go unscathed”.

Tourism told Exuma: ‘Make Fyre happen’

Exuma’s business and local government executives were urged by Ministry of Tourism officials “to work together” and ensure the ill-fated Fyre Festival’s success just one month before its collapse, Tribune Business was told yesterday.

Matthew blows Summit off ‘five-year peak’ track

A Bahamian insurer yesterday said it was “on track to have our best year for five years” until Hurricane Matthew intervened, dropping total comprehensive income by 61.7 per cent year-over-year.

Insurer: 40% of market at price ‘tipping point’

UP to 40 per cent of Bahamian policyholders are opting to either drop hurricane coverage or take on higher deductibles, with property and casualty premiums yesterday said to have reached “a tipping point” for many.

Bahamas ‘supertanker’ won’t change overnight

The Bahamas will not achieve “the radical change” it needs overnight, a governance reform campaigner likening the required effort to the time it takes to “turn a supertanker”

Regulator focuses on credit unions’ political clients

The Central Bank yesterday unveiled changes to its anti-money laundering guidelines to reflect its takeover of credit union regulation, with particular emphasis on politically exposed persons (PEPs).

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PLP senators will be vigilant, says Davis

OFFICIAL Opposition Leader Philip “Brave” Davis said yesterday he is confident that the four newly-appointed Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) senators will be vigilant and correct misinformation when they begin work in the Upper Chamber.

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Woman wanted in drugs probe

GRAND Bahama police want to speak to a Freeport woman in connection with an investigation into possession of dangerous drugs with intent to supply.

EDITORIAL: How social ties make us resilient to trauma

THE suicide bombing at a concert in Manchester, England, on Monday night has claimed at least 22 lives.

Civil behaviour

Allow me to congratulate my fellow Bahamians for once again conducting themselves in a civilized and peaceful manner during the recently held General Election.


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