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Mitchell: Those who have lost faith should look elsewhere

FOREIGN Affairs Minister Fred Mitchell said that, while dissenting opinions are valuable to organisations, those who have lost faith in the party should “look elsewhere”.

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Minister inspects schools ahead of the new term

EDUCATION Minister Jerome Fitzgerald inspected several schools on Grand Bahama to get a status update on repairs that were done during the summer break.

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Smith's appointment to COB welcomed by student leader at former college

NEWS of Dr Rodney Smith’s appointment to the top spot at the College of the Bahamas was met with approval from his student body at an American university.

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Minnis: PM has failed the nation over crime

FNM Leader Dr Hubert Minnis said Prime Minister Perry Christie has “failed” the nation on crime and obviously misled the public before the 2012 general election with suggestions that the PLP had answers to the problem.

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FNM Deputy says referendum may have to be postponed

FNM Deputy Leader Loretta Butler-Turner warned yesterday that the government may have to postpone its scheduled November 6 constitutional referendum because the process of enshrining equal rights for men and women in the Constitution is being compromised by repeated delays in passing the four Bills in Parliament.

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Infant dies in house fire

Police are investigating a house fire that left an infant dead on Tuesday night.

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BEC union: Miller has gone too far

BAHAMAS Electrical Workers Union President Paul Maynard said yesterday that Bahamas Electricity Corporation Executive Chairman Leslie Miller will “regret the day he opened his mouth” if he reveals any employee’s personal information to the public.

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Four held after PM's press aide murder

POLICE have four men in custody in connection with the shooting death of Latore Mackey, press secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister and deputy director of Bahamas Information Services.

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After five-year wait, cleared man says: 'It's good to be free'

MOMENTS after he was acquitted of the murder and armed robbery of a Grand Bahama businessman, defendant Corderold Wallace declared it “is good to finally be free.”

Gaming Board staff protest over unpaid overtime and holiday pay

EMPLOYEES of the Gaming Board protested outside the organisation yesterday and demanded unpaid overtime and holiday pay.

NEMA confirms islands spared the worst of Cristobal

THE National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has confirmed that the islands in the projected path of Tropical Storm Cristobal fared well during the passage of the fourth named storm of the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season.

Govt banned from starting new Nygard consultation

GOVERNMENT was forbidden by the Supreme Court from undertaking a new consultation process on applications by Lyford Cay resident Peter Nygard for building permits and Crown land until a judicial review has been completed.

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Woman accused of defrauding bank of more than $70,000

A WOMAN appeared in Magistrate’s Court yesterday accused of defrauding a bank of more than $70,000 over a six-month period.

$35,000 seized from American man

A MAGISTRATE seized more than $35,000 from an American man who lied to authorities about the amount of money in his possession before his scheduled return to the United States.

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LATORE Mackey, Deputy Director of Bahamas Information Services and Press Secretary to the Prime Minister, was shot in the neck and killed early yesterday morning.