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Gibson: Contractors to face tougher rules

TOUGHER requirements are on the way for contractors seeking work from the Water and Sewerage Corporation, according to its chairman Adrian Gibson.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Let me tell you a funny tale (or 2) from the barber’s shop (Pt 2)

WHILE I’m still hobbled with my injured knee, the barbershop right around the corner from my house, has become my chill spot, from about 10.30am when I’m off air until about 2.00pm when I embark on the dreaded “school run”.

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Myron Rolle denies harassment claims

BAHAMIAN athlete turned Rhodes Scholar neurosurgeon Myron Rolle, yesterday condemned claims that he sexually harassed multiple women, including a popular actress.

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HIGH FIVE FOR CARNIVAL: Grand Parade returns to Clifford Park for fifth year

BAHAMAS Carnival will return to Clifford Park for its fifth year with organisers keenly focused on drawing international crowds to the growing parade.

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Absolute discharge for doctor who shot man in legs

CHIEF Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt gave an absolute discharge to a doctor who blasted another man in the legs with a shotgun.

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BTC ‘a gift that will keep on giving’ - unions not so sure

The Bahamas Telecommunications Company’s (BTC) owner yesterday hailed the carrier as “a gift that is going to keep on giving” through increased profitability despite its mobile struggles.

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Man's body found in well

THE body of a man was found in a well on Cat Island on Thursday night.

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Judges order new trial over suspect’s cell death

THE Court of Appeal has ordered two police officers to be retried over the death of a 20-year-old man while he was in their custody seven years ago.

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Assault rifles now weapons of choice

NATIONAL Security Minister Marvin Dames yesterday said assault rifles have now become the weapon of choice, insisting the country had seen the last of the “rock and bottle generation”.

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Marco Alert in line for mid-year rollout

NATIONAL Security Minister Marvin Dames yesterday said testing on the Marco Alert software is complete, with the rollout of the system expected to occur before mid-year.

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Ex-PMs to be offered honours - again

FORMER Prime Ministers Hubert Ingraham and Perry Christie will be invited this year to accept the government’s Order of Nation award, the same honour they rejected last year, according to Mark Humes, chairman of the advisory committee for national honours.

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Bahamas ‘yet to arrive’ despite Moody’s upgrade

Deputy Prime Minister K Peter Turnquest last night cautioned that The Bahamas’ “hasn’t arrived yet” despite Moody’s ‘outlook’ upgrade indicating the Government has regained some of its fiscal credibility.

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Sands confirms case of measles in four-year-old tourist

HEALTH Minister Dr Duane Sands confirmed the case of measles in the four-year-old tourist yesterday. He said the timeline of travel and illness onset strongly suggest the child’s exposure to measles occurred prior to his arrival in The Bahamas.

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BAMSI joins the frontline in fight against hunger

THE Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute (BAMSI) joined the frontlines in the fight against hunger with a produce donation to the Bahamas Feeding Network (BFN) last week.

‘We need right-sizing operation at WSC’

WATER and Sewerage Corporation Chairman Adrian Gibson has ordered a right sizing exercise in all departments at the organisation.

Heavy security as 112 Haitians are deported

UNDER heavy security detail, 112 Haitians will be deported to Port-au-Prince, Haiti this morning, the Department of Immigration announced yesterday.

All set for council fun day

THE NATIONAL Neighbourhood Watch Council Day will take place February 23, Senior Assistant Commissioner of Police Stephen Dean said yesterday.

EDITORIAL: Only the UN and the US can fix the failed state of Haiti

IT IS welcome news that the deportation of illegal Haitian migrants is being resumed and that our country’s embassy staff have returned to their posts in Port-au-Prince. But, even though the civil unrest there has reportedly died down - at least for now - the latest violence should be a wake-up call for us in The Bahamas.

This time it’s me, standing in the need of prayers

There’s an old so-called negro hymn which goes: “ It’s me, it’s me. it’s me oh Lord, standing in the name of prayer.....not my mother, not my father, but it’s me oh Lord....” The words of that hymn could well apply to individuals and the very nation itself.

Sorry for horses

As a Canadian who has visited Nassau multiple times, I feel I must comment on the working conditions of the horses travelling Bay Street each day.

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