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Gibson detective - we made mistakes

THE lead investigator in former Cabinet minister Shane Gibson’s bribery case admitted on Thursday she was wrong to have jointly interviewed a local businessman and a woman to “synchronise” their claims against the former parliamentarian.

ZNS staff in Freeport protest over 'unsafe' working conditions

ZNS employees in Freeport staged a sick-out yesterday to protest “unsafe” working conditions at the office in the Harold DeGregory Complex, which was flooded during Hurricane Dorian. Thirty-five of the public broadcasting company’s 50 employees call

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Govt to enforce law on subleasing license plates

TAXI drivers want the government to stop saying it is illegal to sublease licence plates because doing so prompts panicky plate owners to retrieve their plates from lessees. Transport Minister Renward Wells said on Tuesday that the Minnis administra

Embassy will help develop links with EU, says Minnis

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis officially opened The Bahamas Embassy and Mission to the European Union (EU) yesterday, hailing the move as a way to deepen relations with the EU and strengthen the country’s position in the global economy.The opening

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Teachers turned away as they try to return to work

ATTORNEY for the Bahamas Union of Teachers, Kahlil Parker is calling the Ministry of Education’s redeployment of several Carlton Francis Primary School teachers unlawful. While the Bahamas Union of Teachers was vindicated on Tuesday with a Supreme C

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Family give Miracle a new home

MIRACLE, the dog who was trapped for weeks under hurricane debris in Abaco, has finally found a new home with a family in Florida.

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Nygard: I’m victim of massive conspiracy

FASHION billionaire Peter Nygard has alleged a massive international conspiracy carried out by his rival Louis Bacon which involves huge criminal activities including bribing women to make false claims about his private life.

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PLP ‘nothing to hide’ on boats probe

THE Progressive Liberal Party emphasised yesterday that no one from the party has been connected to a Netherlands’ probe examining the acquisition of nine Royal Bahamas Defence Force vessels in 2014.

PHA helps out baseball kids with first aid

LOCAL juvenile baseball leagues received donations of first aid supplies from the Public Hospitals Authority. Presentations were made to the Freedom Farm Baseball League and the Junior Baseball League of Nassau (JBLN) on Saturday November 2 by PHA e

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Royal Caribbean putting $100,000 into Junkanoo's Music Makers

Royal Caribbean International has become the title sponsor for the Music Makers Junkanoo group with a donation of $100,000 recently presented to the group.Royal Caribbean President and CEO Michael Bayley delivered the news during the opening of the B

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Sorrow for Mother Pratt as son, 55, dies

BAHAMIAN icon Cynthia “Mother” Pratt and her family are mourning the death of her second son. Don Pratt, 55, died on Tuesday morning after developing the flu while on dialysis. Mother Pratt, former deputy prime minister, described him yesterday as

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Flooding problems at Fishing Hole Road

THE new bridge causeway at Fishing Hole Road in Grand Bahama was opened to motorists last weekend after flooding during spring tide brought traffic to a standstill for several hours on Saturday. Water at Hawksbill Creek overflowed on to the road pre

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100 Haitians found hiding in bushes

NEARLY 100 Haitian migrants were apprehended on Tuesday after they were found in bushes along the coastline on Inagua, the Royal Bahamas Defence Force said yesterday. Shortly after 9pm on Tuesday, an Operations Turks and Caicos (OPBAT) helicopter, w

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Dominican fishermen arrested for poaching

SEVENTEEN Dominican fishermen were apprehended yesterday by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force and the US Coast Guard for poaching violations in waters near Ragged Island. In a press statement released yesterday, RBDF officials noted that the 76-ft Dom

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Marco Archer murder appeal set for March

KOFHE Goodman, convicted of the murder of 11-year-old Marco Archer, will have his appeal against that conviction heard on March 18, 2020. The date was set during a status hearing at the Court of Appeal yesterday. Last month, the prosecution withdre