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Crimes against the person increased by 23 percent last year

POLICE Commissioner Clayton Fernander revealed on Friday that crimes against the person increased by 23 percent last year when compared to the same period in 2021, including murders, armed robberies and sex crimes that also trended upwards.

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'Insufficient evidence' to proceed with investigation into claims against JoBeth Coleby-Davis

POLICE Commissioner Clayton Fernander said there is “insufficient evidence” to proceed with investigations into claims made against Housing and Transport Minister JoBeth Coleby-Davis.

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Situation in Inagua 'stable' – no more migrants apprehended

ASSISTANT Director of Immigration Peter Joseph reported on Friday that the situation in Inagua is “stable” and officials have not apprehended any more migrants in the area.

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YOUR WEEKEND SECTION IS NOW ONLINE

Friday, 27th January, 2023.

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01272023 EDITION

Friday, 27th January, 2023.

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Blood bank still low as call made for donations

OFFICIALS from Princess Margaret Hospital’s blood bank are appealing to the public to donate blood as supplies remain low.

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UPDATED: All seven Bahamian diplomats airlifted out of Haiti

FRIDAY UPDATE: Seven Bahamian diplomats have been airlifted out of Haiti by helicopter and are now safely in the Dominican Republic.

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DIANE PHILLIPS: Saying goodbye to little Loki

EVERYONE tells you they’re old, they’ve lived a good life, it’s time. They use the word time as if there were a place on the clock that says time to be born and time to die.

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Azerbaijani man fined over $2k for overstaying and two counts of fraud

AN Azerbaijani man was fined in court yesterday after he admitted to defrauding two stores in Atlantis of a collective $340.95 and to overstaying in the country.

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Grand Bahama Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority celebrate 115 years with a week of events

PI Upsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc in Grand Bahama marked the sorority’s Founders’ Day with a week of activities celebrating 115 years of sisterhood and service.

MOE to address teacher morale as many feel unappreciated

THE Ministry of Education plans to implement recommendations aimed at improving teacher morale based on findings from a survey of some 755 public school educators and literature research.

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Teacher seeks counselling while parent is expected to be charged

THE parent involved in the recent incident at Central Eleuthera High School where a teacher was allegedly almost attacked has been arrested and will “hopefully” be charged, said Belinda Wilson, president of the Bahamas Union of Teachers (BUT) yesterday.

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Search continues for Haitian migrants who landed on Andros on Wednesday

ROYAL Bahamas Defence Force Commodore Raymond King said search efforts remain underway for some 60 Haitian migrants who were on board a vessel that illegally landed in South Andros on Tuesday.

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Bell resists UN call to suspend deportations to Haiti as situation spirals out of control

DESPITE calls from United Nations officials to suspend deportations to Haiti, Immigration Minister Keith Bell said The Bahamas has “a job to do” to ensure that officials protect the country for Bahamians.

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No new work permits for Haitian migrants until revised protocols introduced

THE Department of Immigration has announced that no new work permits will be processed for Haitians until revised protocols are introduced to ensure the authenticity of documents produced by Haiti’s government.

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Hayward backs bid to ‘reimagine’ GBPA

A Hayward family member yesterday pledged “an ambitious masterplan for change” to create “thousand of jobs” in Freeport as he backed efforts “to reimagine and revolutionise” the Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA).

Gov’t warns US airlines: ‘You won’t bully Bahamas’

THE Government Wednesday warned the US airline industry that it will “not bully The Bahamas into surrendering its sovereignty” over assertions that this nation’s air navigation fees are excessive and unjust.

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Five-year verdict delay an ‘embarrassment to justice’

The Appeal Court’s president yesterday slammed the five-year delay in issuing a verdict on a $115,489 pension theft dispute as “an embarrassment to the administration of justice in this country”.

Appeal justice backs Condo Act reform call

An Appeal Court justice this week backed calls by a Supreme Court counterpart for reforms to the Condominium Act that will remove potential obstacles to the resale of units in such complexes.

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Three separate shootings leave four wounded and one dead

POLICE are investigating three separate shootings that left one man dead and four others in hospital.

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