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VIDEO: Amazing basketball trick shot from Atlantis bridge

COLLIN Sexton, one of the hottest young basketball prospects in the United States, pulled off an amazing trick shot in the Bahamas recently by hitting a basket 220 feet below from the Royal Towers bridge at Atlantis, Paradise Island.

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Pinder tells of seeing son dead in driveway

UNION leader John Pinder said yesterday the memory of seeing his son dead in the driveway of their Hillside Park home will haunt him forever.

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Govt ‘not considering aragonite applications’

ENVIRONMENT Minister Kenred Dorsett said yesterday that his ministry is not considering any applications for aragonite mining in Andros at this time.

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Sands ends bid to win Bain and Grants Town

MORE than a month after he announced that he was suspending his election campaign in the Bain and Grants Town constituency, Free National Movement member Leonard Sands announced that he has officially ended his candidacy.

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Roker blasts leadership as ‘tainted’

FORMER Cabinet minister Loftus Roker yesterday characterised the country’s political leaders as a “tainted bag of apples,” contending that the nation was now paying the price for years of unchecked corrupt practices by elected officials.

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Fitzgerald surprised at Baha Mar concerns

EDUCATION Minister Jerome Fitzgerald said yesterday he is surprised by the “level of unhappiness” some Bahamians have expressed at news that the government has struck a deal with the Export-Import Bank of China (CEXIM) to pay creditors and employees of Baha Mar and to restart work on the resort.

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Four more Zika cases confirmed in New Providence

THE number of confirmed Zika cases in New Providence has doubled to eight, with Health Minister Perry Gomez reporting four new cases throughout the capital yesterday.

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Canon John Clarke remembered

THE funeral service was held yesterday for Canon John Colin Clarke, who died on Saturday, August 20, at Doctors Hospital.

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Mitchell launches bid to secure Fox Hill victory in 2017 election

FOX Hill MP Fred Mitchell last night launched his re-election campaign, pledging to spend the majority of his time, if victorious in the 2017 general elections, combating social ills in the constituency.

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Massachusetts officer claimed pay while on Bahamas holiday

A VETERAN Massachusetts police officer is facing federal charges for what authorities are calling a double-dipping scheme that defrauded the city of Quincy out of more than $10,000.

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‘Baha Mar committee is a sign of ad hoc governance’

LONG Island MP Loretta Butler-Turner yesterday criticised the formation of a committee to oversee payments to Baha Mar creditors, insisting that this was evidence the Christie administration lacked the ability to plan well, instead relying on “ad hoc” governance.

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FNM chairman hits out at ‘delusional’ Roberts

FREE National Movement Chairman Sidney Collie yesterday criticised his adversary Bradley Roberts for the latter’s defense of the “secret” Baha Mar deal.

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Ministry concern over spate of early retirement applications

THE Ministry Education, Science and Technology is concerned over the “unexpected” applications for early retirement from over 100 public school teachers this year, Education Minister Jerome Fitzgerald said yesterday.

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Exuma and Andros suggested for extra MP seats

PRIME Minister Perry Christie suggested that Exuma and Andros are two islands for which the establishment of additional House of Assembly seats should be considered.

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Teen killing suspect may give his defence

A TEEN accused of murder may be called on today to give a defence to allegations that he had direct involvement in the fatal stabbing of schoolmate Adonai Wilson.

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