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Government gives $10m to clearing up oil spills off Clifton

THE government has allocated $10m towards the removal of oil from waters off Clifton Pier, Prime Minister Perry Christie announced on Friday.

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Woman could face death penalty over Long Island murder

A WOMAN arraigned on Friday in connection with the murder and robbery of a web shop employee in Long Island could be facing the death penalty if convicted at trial.

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Man charged with nightclub murder and causing public terror

EMMANUEL Rolle, 25, formerly a wanted suspect, was charged on Friday in connection with the January 25 fatal shooting of Defence Force marine Angelo Dorsette at the G-Spot nightclub at Faith Avenue north.

THE FINISH LINE: Look for Carmeisha and Devynne to have an exceptional sophomore year

IT’S not how you start, nor how you get there, but more importantly, it’s how you finish.

Awards and titles

Awards and titles? Have we really gone stupid?

VAT misunderstanding

Some might say that the launch of VAT was a success but there is an enormous amount of total, I mean total, misunderstanding.

Is Urban Renewal 2.0 relevant?

The original concept of Urban Renewal 2.0 was and still remains a good one in that the primary objective is to improve, cosmetically, one community at a time. While this is a good concept, however, we must ask ourselves whether or not it is still relevant.

Condemns promotion of immodesty at carnival

ALTHOUGH the g-string clad beauties who come with the controversial Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival, did not shock PLP chairman Bradley Roberts, the remarks of the eye-brow raising president of the Bahamas Christian Council certainly did.

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Senior Justice slams 'shoddily prepared' lawyers

COURT of Appeal President Justice Anita Allen minced no words yesterday when describing the standard of representation by counsel before the court in 2014.

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Grand Bahama Humane Society faces financial crisis and risk of closure

GRAND Bahamas’ Humane Society, faced with a serious financial crisis that might force it to close, is calling on the community to assist it with its operational costs.

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Call to bring immigration legislation

ST ANNE’S MP Hubert Chipman yesterday renewed calls for legislation to be brought to parliament to support the government’s new immigration policy.

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Mitchell announces new regime for visas

IMMIGRATION Minister Fred Mitchell said yesterday the Department of Immigration is introducing “a new regime and pricing structure” beginning February 1.

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BEC announcement ‘shortly’

AN announcement on the strategic partner for the Bahamas Electricity Corporation will come “shortly,” Prime Minister Perry Christie said yesterday.

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Policeman accused over secret sex tapes given bail

A FORMER police officer facing trial in connection with the production of child pornography left the Magistrate’s Court complex yesterday flanked by relatives after being released on $5,000 bail.

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Miller blasted over Carnival

PRIME Minister Perry Christie yesterday passionately defended the inaugural Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival from detractors and hit out at the “intrusiveness” of Progressive Liberal Party MP Leslie Miller who this week called the planned festival “garbage.”

Tamiflu back in stores next week after previous stocks expired

FLU drug Tamiflu should be back in stores next week after expired stocks were discarded by wholesalers this month.

Memorial service for Sir Jack Hayward

A memorial service for Sir Jack Hayward will be held on February 23 at 4pm at the Pro-Cathedral of Christ of the King, East Atlantic Drive, Freeport, Grand Bahama.

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Blaze at city dump ‘80% extinguished’

THE fire that started two weeks ago at the New Providence landfill is “80 per cent” extinguished, a Renew Bahamas official said yesterday.

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Mitchell seeks rise in minimum wage

IMMIGRATION Minister Fred Mitchell said yesterday he is “lobbying within the government” for a “livable” increase in minimum wage.


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