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Lilith Adderley, wife of former AG, dies aged 88

LILITH Adderley, widow of former Education Minister and Attorney General Paul Adderley, died Friday morning at the age of 88.

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Man has armed robbery sentence doubled after losing appeal

THE COURT of Appeal has not only rejected the appeal of a man seeking to challenge his 10 year prison sentence for a fatal armed robbery in 2012, but has imposed a sentence twice as long as the original after the Crown cross-appealed the appellant's “unduly lenient” sentence.

Contracts of 30 temporary Inland Revenue employees won't be renewed

THE government will not renew the contracts of 30 temporary employees at the Department of Inland Revenue.

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Tributes paid as Sir Arlington Butler laid to rest

SIR Arlington Butler was remembered as a father, a politician, an ambassador, an intellectual, an advocate for sports and a patriot in a funeral service at the Christ Church Cathedral Friday.

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Elderly man found stabbed to death

AN ELDERLY man was found stabbed to death in his Ambergris Street home on Friday morning, according to police.

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Man dies after being shot by police

A man is dead after being shot by police in Fox Hill, police said.

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Crime’s down, now jobs is my priority

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday said crime and the fear of crime is down, telling reporters his administration has now turned its focus to the country’s economy.

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‘Consultation calms fears’

GOWON Bowe, president of the Bahamas Institute of Chartered Accountants, warned yesterday against xenophobic reactions to the Minnis administration’s Commercial Enterprises Bill even as he criticised the government for not consulting Bahamians more widely on it. 

Activists demand halt to migrant crackdown

RIGHTS Bahamas  yesterday urged the government to cease and desist its heightened immigration crackdown, pointing to an incident where a mother and child reportedly fell off the back of a truck and were hurt as they tried to evade authorities.

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Speaker prays Sir Arlie’s family end bitter feud

HOUSE Speaker Halson Moultrie yesterday said he prayed for peace for the family of Sir Arlington Butler, a former teacher of his, whose loving spirit he hoped would reunite relatives.

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Suspect, 22, charged with 2014 murder

A 22-year-old man was arraigned on one count of murder and six counts of armed robbery in Magistrate’s Court yesterday.

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US man held

AN American man was arrested at Freeport Harbour after he was allegedly found in possession of dangerous drugs, police reported.

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PM to make Christmas address

PRME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis is slated to make a national address for the Christmas holiday and another early in the New Year; however it’s not clear when promised quarterly press conferences will be introduced.

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Burger King armed robbery appeal dismissed

THE COURT of Appeal has dismissed the appeal of two men convicted of an armed robbery of a Burger King restaurant six years ago.

Health services ‘can help to prevent’ violence against women

HEALTH services can take specific steps to respond to violence against women and help prevent its future occurrences, if they are equipped with the tools and training they need. These are the conclusions of a new manual being issued by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) for the International Day of Elimination of Violence against Women, observed November 25.