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Moncur threat to Guardian editor in radio rant

FREE National Movement Senator Rodney Moncur levelled another attack at female media professionals yesterday, this time taking aim at The Nassau Guardian’s Managing Editor Candia Dames.

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BREAKING NEWS: Student stabbed at Government High School

ANGRY and concerned parents have gathered outside Government High School on Thursday afternoon after a stabbing incident in which a student was taken to hospital in critical condition and two others were injured.

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‘Surrender or become a target’

POLICE Commissioner Ellison Greenslade yesterday called the country’s murder count so far this month a “disgrace”, but stressed that many of the country’s recent killings stem from feuds over drugs and relationships.

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‘Send home staff who turn voters away over attire’

STAFF of the Parliamentary Registration Department who deny people the ability to register to vote because of their dress must be sent home, National Security Minister Dr Bernard Nottage said in the House of Assembly yesterday.

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16-year-old boy shot dead ‘as he went to commit crime’

A 16-year-old boy was shot multiple times and killed early yesterday morning, minutes before police suspect the teenager was about to commit a crime.

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Boundary report delayed amid slow registration

THE Constituencies Commission has stalled the release of its boundaries report in the hope that the sluggish voter registration will pick up considerably over the next few weeks.

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Butler-Turner hints PAC to probe Baha Mar concessions

DESPITE facing considerable time constraints with an election date pending, Official Opposition Leader Loretta Butler-Turner revealed that the Public Accounts Committee plans to probe several matters of national interest, including Value-Added Tax (VAT) collected and the concessions agreed to restart the Baha Mar development.

Concern for Nottage during House adjournment

BAIN and Grants Town MP Dr Bernard Nottage came under heightened scrutiny from his parliamentary colleagues yesterday after he appeared to become momentarily disoriented while addressing House Speaker Dr Kendal Major.

US woman sues Atlantis over claim of ‘bed bugs’

AN AMERICAN woman is suing the Atlantis Paradise Island Resort after she was allegedly bitten by a “colony of bed bugs” living in the mattress of a hotel bed.

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Minnis slams Bahamas Power and Light over blackouts

FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday said the continued failures of Bahamas Power and Light cannot be forgiven or overlooked, stressing that scores of Bahamians are being forced to endure the company’s “terrible job” performance.

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Repatriation of Cubans rises by 80 per cent

REPATRIATIONS of Cuban nationals skyrocketed last year, according to statistics from the Department of Immigration, which indicated that total repatriations increased by some 80 per cent over 2015.

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Rollins claims lack of oversight over $150m hurricane repair loan

FORT Charlotte MP Dr Andre Rollins yesterday suggested there is no proper oversight on the $150m the Christie administration borrowed last year to defray the cost of the country’s recovery and reconstruction efforts needed in the aftermath of Hurricanes Matthew and Joaquin.

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Milo Butler gives $10,000 of supplies to hurricane relief

BAHAMIANS still impacted by the effects of Hurricane Matthew last October on will benefit from a donation by Milo Butler Distributors, the wholesale grocer, which has partnered with the Bahamas Red Cross and the HeadKnowles Hurricane Relief Group to give food supplies worth $10,000 to assist with continued relief efforts.

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Best friend of Anne Frank to share Holocaust memories

A BAHAMIAN audience is promised an incomparable and emotionally moving evening next month when Holocaust survivor Eva Schloss, best friend and stepsister of Anne Frank, will talk about her experiences, the personal memories of a journey that took her beyond the anguish of Auschwitz to a life dedicated to humanitarianism.

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Minnis: Govt breaking law over boundaries report

ONE day after urging the Christie administration to table the delayed Constituencies Commission report and moments after having concerns on the matter dismissed by House Speaker Kendal Major in Parliament, Free National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday accused the government of “breaking the law”.