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Bahamians arrested for human smuggling

THREE Bahamian men are in the custody of United States authorities after they were alledgedly caught attempting to smuggle six Haitians to Florida last week.

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Sex attack case against four-year-old discontinued

PROCEEDINGS have been discontinued against a man awaiting trial concerning the alleged sexual assault against a four-year-old child.

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Collie: FNM sought replacement only after Key said he was retiring

THE Free National Movement only began seeking a new candidate for the Central and South Abaco constituency after area MP Edison Key informed the organisation that he would not be seeking another nomination because he was retiring from front line politics, party Chairman Sidney Collie said yesterday.

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Watson: No party has advantage ahead of election

THE 2017 general election will be a measure of pitch-perfect campaigns rather than base support or popularity, according to former Deputy Prime Minister Frank Watson, who yesterday projected that no political party held any “real” advantage going into the polls.

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BREAKING NEWS: Hubert Minnis faces removal as Leader of Opposition in Parliament

DR HUBERT Minnis, leader of the Free National Movement (FNM), faces removal as leader of the Official Opposition in Parliament after a vote of no confidence by seven of his party's 10 MPs on Wednesday morning.

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'Repair BPL hurricane damage' or union strikes

PRESIDENT of the Bahamas Electrical Workers Union Paul Maynard yesterday threatened industrial action if the government does not immediately repair the damage to Bahamas Power and Light’s Clifton Pier Plant caused by the passage of Hurricane Matthew in October.

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UPDATED - Sacked: 61 jobs go at Ocean Club

MORE than 60 employees, including management and line staff, have been fired from the One&Only Ocean Club for “performance based” reasons, with the hotel’s reported dissatisfaction over unsavoury guest reviews about its staff serving as the primary reason for conducting pre-Christmas layoffs.

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Too little, too late, warns DNA leader over probe into BPL

DESPITE Prime Minister Perry Christie’s recent pronouncements that he plans to launch a probe into Bahamas Power and Light’s inability to provide uninterrupted electricity supply to consumers, Democratic National Alliance Leader Branville McCartney has issued a staunch rebuke of the move, calling it “too little, too late”.

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‘What’s the BPL business plan?’ demands FNM Deputy Leader

FREE National Movement Deputy Leader Peter Turnquest urged the government to fully disclose its agreement with American company PowerSecure and to publicly detail the $900,000 business plan it drafted amid fierce criticism sparked by Bahamas Power and Light’s failure to provide steady electricity supply.

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Recommendations on crime in National Development Plan

THE National Development Plan makes a number of recommendations for fighting crime and increasing respect for the rule of law.

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Kennedy Jr hits out at govt over civil rights

THE protracted and bitter dispute between environmental action group Save The Bays and the government has one high-profile American environmentalist questioning whether civil rights and the rule of law are under attack.

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Island Luck boss denies PLP has asked him to run in North Andros

ISLAND Luck CEO Sebas Bastian yesterday said it is “100 per cent false” that he has requested Prime Minister Perry Christie to nominate him as the Progressive Liberal Party’s candidate for North Andros, maintaining that he can be a “greater benefit” to the Bahamas by “remaining in the private sector”.

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‘Disappointment’ behind Key criticism of FNM leader

THE Central and South Abaco Free National Movement Constituency Association yesterday attributed area MP Edison Key’s criticism of FNM Leader Dr Hubert Minnis to “disappointment” that he will not be the party’s candidate for the 2017 general election.

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BPL chief asks for ‘patience’

BAHAMAS Power and Light CEO Pamela Hill yesterday asked the public for “patience” as the utility provider begins “much needed” upgrades and “investments” in its system.

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Case is dropped against man accused of sex attack on child

A CASE was discontinued yesterday against a man accused of sexually assaulting a minor nearly five years ago.

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