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Pointe: We don't need locals - yet

INVESTIGATORS from the Department of Labour have discovered a disproportionate number of foreign labourers to Bahamian workers at The Pointe development in downtown Nassau, The Tribune was told yesterday.

Greater power to protect witnesses

THE government passed the Criminal Evidence Witness Anonymity Amendment Bill yesterday to allow for witness identities in criminal proceedings to be shielded and only revealed in screening by a magistrate, magistrate panel or judge in a bid to clamp down on acts of witness tampering.

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Judge bails prisoner held without charge

AFTER nearly four years in prison without charge, a 42-year-old schizophrenic man saw his habeas corpus application dismissed after he was granted a conditional release on $15,000 bail yesterday.

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'Miss Florida' denies drug den role

A SENIOR police officer yesterday testified how the boyfriend of internet sensation Handerea “Miss Florida” Rolle tried to flush a quantity of marijuana down a toilet the day police raided a home they were in two months ago.

Woman killed in crash as she loses control of car

A traffic accident in Eleuthera on Tuesday evenging has left an adult woman dead.

Man injured in drive-by shooting

A GRAND Bahama man was seriously injured following a drive-by shooting on the Mall Drive in Freeport this week.

Lawyers criticise photo evidence in WSC theft case

ATTORNEYS for three Water and Sewerage Corporation employees yesterday challenged the claims that another employee’s cellphone pictures of a fire hydrant in a property off Carmichael Road were the ones used to incriminate their clients for allegedly stealing the item.

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Archer accused of resisting arrest

SELF-styled activist Omar Archer Sr was arraigned in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday over allegations he resisted arrest during an incident that took place in the downtown New Providence area two weekends ago.

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Lloyd: Concerns over travel are nonsense

EDUCATION Minister Jeffrey Lloyd defended the government’s travel history yesterday as Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis and a delegation continue a trip at the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in London.

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Man accused of raiding five fast food restaurants

A 34-year-old man was arraigned in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday over allegations he robbed five fast food restaurants of over $5,000 and attempted to rob a woman between February and April of this year.

Anti-corruption team visits Bahamas

BEFORE writing its anti-corruption report on The Bahamas, representatives of the Organization of American States Anti-Corruption Mechanism are in The Bahamas this week assessing the government’s efforts to comply with the Inter-American Convention Against Corruption.

Govt 'will not allow' Oban plan to harm GB environment

PRESS Secretary Anthony Newbold said a committee is looking at the $5.5 billion Oban Energies proposal for Grand Bahama, saying while the project is continuing as planned the government will not allow any environmental damage in Grand Bahama.

Three accused in separate murder cases

THREE men between the ages of 26 and 32 were arraigned in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday in connection with two separate murders that took place earlier this month.

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I can forgive my son’s killer

THE mother of a man who was murdered in their Blair Estates home nearly four years ago says she forgives her son’s killer.

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New board planned to oversee contracts

PUBLIC procurement processes in the Bahamas, long derided by the US State Department as “opaque,” will be standardised through the Public Procurement Bill 2018, a draft version of which has been submitted to the Organization of American States who released the document.