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Dames: No stats to support US crime claims

NATIONAL Security Minister Marvin Dames said yesterday he didn’t have any statistics to back claims from a recently released United States report that crimes against its citizens in this country had increased.

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RBPF promotion board was ‘illegally constituted’

A RECENT Royal Bahamas Police Force promotion board that overlooked a police constable from advancement to corporal was illegally constituted, with former Police Commissioner Ellison Greenslade found to have had no business chairing the committee in question, a Supreme Court judge has ruled.

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20-year-old on murder charge

A 20-year-old man is the one responsible for murdering a 37-year-old father of three in the Bain Town area late last month, police have alleged.

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PLP calls for action after teenager attacked by US police

WITH the fallout surrounding a video showing a Florida teen of Bahamian heritage being punched and pepper-sprayed by police in that state last week now intensifying, the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) called for the government to officially address the ordeal.

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Wendy’s owner wins over staff’s tax ‘miss’

Wendy’s owner has overturned a $27,000 wrongful dismissal verdict in favour of two ex-staff who allegedly failed to pay due taxes on personal goods imported via the company’s containers.

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GIVE US ANSWERS: Carnival facing grilling on shock ocean dumping

GOVERNMENT officials launched an investigation and started direct talks with Carnival Corporation yesterday after reports that the cruise giant’s ships unlawfully dumped sewage and food waste in Bahamian waters.

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Govt accused of exploiting ruling

THE traditionally powerful Public Accounts Committee has been stalled, thwarted and handicapped in its ability to carry out its constitutional mandate, according to an interim report.

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Crunch time for NIB on payouts

CRITICAL decisions will have to be made regarding the National Insurance Board and the administration of contributions it collects to ensure there remains longevity of the social security net’s benefits, according to a Cabinet minister yesterday.

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Montagu Beach: We want police on site

VENDORS are calling for increased police patrols in the Montagu Beach area as they expressed their frustration and fears about the rise in crime.

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We have the skills to operate radar

NATIONAL Security Minister Marvin Dames has dismissed claims that Royal Bahamas Defence Force officers tasked with operating a newly installed long-range radar do not have the necessary skills for the job.

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innovative surgery to revolutionise treatments

STARTING today, Bahamian urologist Dr Greggory Pinto will be performing a series of innovative surgeries that will revolutionise the treatment of urological disorders in the Bahamas.

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Carnival’s catalogue of ocean dumpings

CARNIVAL Corporation, the multi-billion-dollar company set to construct a mega port in East Grand Bahama’s eco-sensitive zone, has broken international environmental laws many times in Bahamian waters, according to a newly-released court mandated report.

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Two die in holiday killings

TWO men are dead, including a father of one, following two separate shooting incidents over the Easter holidays.

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Five shot by automatic weapon

FIVE people were shot from an automatic weapon in the Montagu Beach area last night. Eight shots rang out at 9.30pm as residents enjoyed the final hours of their Easter holiday break.

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Boat found in hunt for fisherman

Rescuers searching for a missing elderly Abaconian fisherman have recovered his boat adrift at sea. The Sandy Point community in Abaco has been rocked by the disappearance of 73-year-old fisherman James Green.

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