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Brothers' spat ends with one stabbed, one arrested in Freeport

AN ALTERCATION between two brothers late on Friday night ended with one being stabbed and requiring hospital treatment and the other arrested and taken into police custody.

June hearing date for BAMSI dormitory fire case

A JUDGE has scheduled a hearing for arguments over a procedural dispute concerning the case of a man charged with setting fire to a dormitory at the Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Sciences Institute (BAMSI).

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Keod Smith given more time in contempt case

A JUDGE has stayed contempt proceedings against a lawyer who had accused her of bias pending the outcome of his application before the Court of Appeal.

Grand Bahama launches volunteer drive to help tourists

IN AN effort to improve visitors’ experience in Grand Bahama, the Ministry of Tourism (MOT) is searching for Bahamians interested in volunteering for its 'People-to-People Ambassador' programme.

"Compassionate" motorist recognised with award in Grand Bahama

ZAVIA Bastian has been recognised with a courteous driver award as part of a road safety promotion in Grand Bahama.

BIA chair: new tax required to fund $1bn cost of NHI

THE chair of the Bahamas Insurance Association (BIA) says National Health Insurance (NHI) could potentially cost almost $1 billion to implement, adding that a botched rollout of the scheme could result in “serious repercussions and consequences for the industry”.

Christie's wish for Lakers v Heat at National Stadium as AEG signs events deal

IN AN effort to bolster the country's cultural and sports tourism brand, the government signed a consultancy and management services agreement on Friday with Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG), one of the world's leading sports and entertainment presenters.

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Accused deny murders of women in separate cases

TWO high profile murder suspects denied committing murder when they appeared in Supreme Court on Friday.

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Man, 21, dies in late-night shooting on Bias Street

A MAN was shot dead while he was walking along Bias Street, off Baillou Hill Road, late on Thursday night, police have reported.

State-recognised funeral for Mizpah Tertullien

FORMER Senator Mizpah Tertullien is to be given a state-recognised funeral next week, the Cabinet Office has announced. The funeral will be held on Friday May 29 at 10am at St Francis Xavier Cathedral, West Street, Nassau.

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Freetown Fire Half Food and Heritage Festival this weekend

IN AN effort to promote more cultural festivals, the Ministry of Tourism is partnering with the residents and descendants of Old Freetown Heritage Association in hosting the second annual Freetown Fire Half Food and Heritage Festival over the holiday weekend.

Resort developer wins $4m title woe damages

The original developer of a Bahamas-based resort was this week awarded more than $4 million in damages against the insurer that cost it “millions of dollars” and threatened the project’s very “survival” by failing to spot title defects.

Developer seeks $10m in new equity finance

The developers behind Eleuthera’s French Leave Resort and Marina yesterday said they were “cautiously optimistic” about securing an additional $10 million in equity financing to fund the build-out of 20 more villas.

Freeport consultation ‘a matter of survival’

The negotiations over Freeport’s expiring tax breaks are “very much a matter of survival” for the Grand Bahama Port Authority’s (GBPA) 3,500 licensees, an outspoken QC arguing that these incentives are among the few “not completely breached” yet.

Oil explorer: New fiscal regime does not apply to us

The Bahamas Petroleum Company’s (BPC) chief executive yesterday said the Government’s increased ‘take’ from oil exploration would not apply to its activities, because its fiscal terms were already set.

Bahamas’ debt to ‘stabilise’ near 70%

The Bahamas’ debt-to-GDP ratio is expected to hover near the IMF”s 70 per cent ‘danger threshold’ in 2016, although an international credit rating agency believes it has “stabilised”.

Cotton Bay developer: ‘Open up’ work permits

Prime Minister Perry Christie yesterday said the developers behind the proposed Four Seasons resort project at Cotton Bay had asked the Government to “open up on work permits”, so the development could maintain the brand’s standards.

Eleuthera suffers ‘boom and bust’

Eleuthera’s economy is suffering from a “boom or bust” trend that makes it difficult for businesses to plan for long-term growth, the island’s Chamber of Commerce president said yesterday.

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Men deny shoot-out charges

TWO men were denied bail yesterday after being charged in connection with an early morning shoot-out with police officers in an inner-city community.

Why we cannot afford more delays

It is safe to say that all well-thinking people would agree that approving a second telecommunications company for The Bahamas, thus bringing competition and better service and lower prices, is good for all.

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