A significant interruption in water supply left thousands of customers on Grand Bahama without running water and forced the early dismissal of some schools on Wednesday.
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A BRAZEN daytime robbery yesterday ended with police shooting one teenage suspect dead and apprehending two more after the trio, along with another armed man, allegedly tied up an employee, held customers at gunpoint and robbed the QVS Pharmacy in the Seagrape Shopping Plaza.
A CONCERNED citizen shot and severely injured a suspect yesterday morning, moments after the man allegedly stabbed another man on a public bus. The incident took place shortly after 11am on Carmichael Road.
THE Progressive Liberal Party tried to brand much of the government’s agenda in the Speech from The Throne as a continuation of the previous administration’s plans.
THE newly elected Free National Movement government yesterday promised to “implement modern crime fighting initiatives,” collaborate with civic leaders, including the religious community and initiate neighbourhood safety programmes in an effort to “reduce the culture of violence” in The Bahamas.
THE Minnis administration will seek the consent of the electorate by way of a referendum on instituting term limits for the prime minister, a recall system for non-performing members of Parliament and an independent Constituencies Commission and Electoral Commission, the Speech from The Throne revealed yesterday.
IN keeping with its campaign promise to wipe out malfeasance in government and increase transparency, the Free National Movement administration pledged yesterday to create and enforce anti-corruption legislation for parliamentarians and public officers.
IN yesterday’s Speech from The Throne, the new government said it will reduce value added tax on breadbasket items, as the Minnis administration also outlined plans to transform Over-the-Hill communities.
A WOMAN has died and a man is seriously injured in hospital after a shooting incident in Nassau Village early on Thursday.
DURING the official opening of the new Parliament session yesterday, several members of Parliament were appointed to seven committees.
EXUMA Chief Councillor Brian Strachan yesterday denied allegations that its local government office played an integral part in the staging of Fyre Festival. Instead he pointed to the Ministry of Tourism.
The new government's policies were outlined by Governor General Dame Marguerite Pindling in the Speech from the Throne on Wednesday.
FORMER Attorney General Allyson Maynard-Gibson said if she were to have any regrets over the previous Government’s handling of Baha Mar, it is that there was not “stronger” or “more regular” communication regarding the process.
A ROYAL Bahamas Police Force crime scene investigator yesterday testified to having taken swabs of suspected blood samples from multiple parts of the interior of a vehicle allegedly belonging to Kofhe Goodman, the man accused of 11-year-old Marco Archer’s murder five and a half years ago.