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Two dead after shootings hours apart

Two men are dead after two separate shooting incidents hours apart.

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Woman dies after being hit by bus

A woman has died after being hit by a bus on Blue Hill Road on Saturday night.

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Man on scooter shot, police investigate armed robberies

Police are investigating after a man on a scooter was shot off Infant View Road on Thursday night.

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Robert F Kennedy, Jr to deliver 'clean water' lecture in Grand Bahama

ON Saturday night, conservationist, environmental attorney and author Robert F. Kennedy, Jr will deliver a lecture entitled: “Access to clean water, it’s a human right” at 7pm at the Regency Theatre in Grand Bahama.

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Teenager De'Andranique seeking help in ovarian cancer fight

A TEENAGER is seeking the public's help to raise funds to assist in her fight against ovarian cancer.

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Traffic delays expected due to BPL tree trimming

BAHAMAS Power and Light Company has warned that traffic delays are expected when it starts its tree trimming exercise Tuesday to prepare the route teams will take to transport engines for its new $95m power plant at Clifton Pier.

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Disney Cruise Line announces all-female scholarship arrangement with LJM Maritime Academy

DISNEY Cruise Line (DCL) has announced an all-female scholarship arrangement with the LJM Maritime Academy, permitting female cadets with leadership aspirations an opportunity to enrol in a three-year programme.

Bahamas Organisation of LGBTI Affairs formed

THE local lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex community has taken another step toward formalising a means of public sensitization and education through the formation of the Bahamas Organisation of LGBTI Affairs.

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AG: Cabinet authorised release of proposed Immigration Bill

ATTORNEY General Carl Bethel has confirmed that Cabinet had authorised Law Reform Commissioner Dame Anita Allen to release the proposed Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill 2018 for consultation.

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Bahamas' accident response times 'consistent with those across Caribbean'

IN the wake of the United States’ Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) cautioning tourists visiting the Bahamas about slow response times to traffic incidents, Superintendent Mareno Hinds said their response time is consistent with the response times across the Caribbean.

Ministers quiet on swimming pigs venture worry

AMID calls for the removal of a group of pigs from a west Grand Bahama “swimming pigs” venture over allegations of inhumane treatment toward the animals, two Cabinet ministers whose portfolios govern separate aspects of such operations have declined to address it.

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Owner defends treatment of pigs at tourist attraction

THE owner of an eco-tour company in Grand Bahama that has come under fire over concerns of how it houses its “swimming pigs” insisted yesterday that the tour operation is “above board.”

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More money planned to buy ambulances

HEALTH Minister Dr Duane Sands said yesterday there are plans to request money for more ambulances when his ministry submits its financial needs to the government for consideration in the new budget.

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Tougher fines for drivers who kill

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis said the government will increase penalties for killing in the course of dangerous driving.

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GOVT HIT WITH $11M DAMAGES CLAIM: ‘Immigration is not a Super Police, a law unto itself’

KENYAN native Douglas Ngumi is suing the government for $11m with interest for illegally detaining him for six years and seven months at the Carmichael Road Detention Centre, during which time he allegedly endured “numerous” beatings by immigration officials and contracted two diseases.