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Man dies in suspected drowning at Potter's Cay

Police are investigating the suspected drowning of a man on Thursday.

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It's time to clean up our eyesores

THERE isn’t a resident of New Providence or cruise ship tourist who doesn’t shake their head every time they travel downtown and see the rundown state of the nation’s capital.A million words have been written on what needs to be done to put things ri

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Central Bank to be catalyst for area

THE new Central Bank facility will be an “iconic structure” and a “one-of-a-kind building” Central Bank Administration Department Manager Ian Fernander said yesterday. Mr Fernander also expressed his wish that the new premises, to be located in the R

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Another escapee from Simpson Penn caught

ANOTHER escaped inmate of the Simpson Penn Centre for Boys was captured by police.

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BPL - I had to pull the plug: Bannister says board was in total collapse

WORKS Minister Desmond Bannister conceded yesterday Bahamas Power and Light needed new leadership after its board of directors in recent times remained “locked” in dispute on every critical issue at great cost to the company.

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Davis: Meltdown shows lack of plan

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party Leader Philip “Brave” Davis said he was surprised by the dissolution of the entire board of Bahamas Power and Light on Tuesday.

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Police up patrols in wake of robberies

POLICE are investigating three separate incidents of armed robbery, home invasion, and break-ins that took place in the western district of New Providence on Tuesday. 

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Crash hacker pilot’s licence had expired

AN unqualified pilot carrying four passengers in a plane that was not airworthy crashed off the Berry Islands in January, days before a fatal plane crash off South Andros that killed six people, according to a new report from the Air Accident Investigation Department.

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Drugs case delayed by lack of translator

A SENIOR magistrate yesterday had to adjourn the drug case against five foreign nationals involved in the discovery and seizure of 100 pounds of suspected marijuana after her court was unable to secure a Spanish translator for the duration of the hea

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Oncology unit needed 'desperately'

AN oncology unit is desperately needed in Grand Bahama and cancer patients and advocates are hoping one is established soon so patients won’t have to travel to New Providence for chemotherapy treatment.In July 2017, Health Minister Dr Duane Sands pro

Scholarships for study in UK

APPLICATIONS for Chevening Scholarships to study in the UK are open until November 6, with applications to be submitted via www.chevening.org/apply.Chevening Scholarships are awarded to individuals with demonstrable leadership potential who also have

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'Liberalise cannabis now - and lead rest of world'

LEADING Jamaican scientist Dr Henry Lowe is urging Bahamian officials - and those in the Caribbean - to liberalise cannabis for medical and scientific use to cement the region’s stake in the industry.Dr Lowe projected cannabis-based products will be

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Two arrests over marijuana find

TWO men were arrested after police seized marijuana from them in two separate incidents.In the first incident, shortly before 6pm on Tuesday, Mobile Division officers, acting on information went to Potter’s Cay Dock, where they saw a man standing in

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UB students to join hall of fame

UNIVERSITY of the Bahamas (UB) alumni, who are making vast contributions to the development of the public and private sector, embody the scholarly, social and innovative vitality of the academy.In November, UB will honour former students who have dis

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Three of the best are honoured by Queen

GOVERNOR General Dame Marguerite Pindling conferred awards on three distinguished Bahamian citizens during a Queen’s Honours Investiture ceremony at Government House yesterday. The exercise marked completion of the recognition of those honoured in th