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Grand Bahama residents left without water

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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'I'm still owed $70,000 by organisers' claims contractor

GODFREY Gray Sr, an Exuma contractor, told

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UPDATED: Police kill boy after Seagrape pharmacy armed robbery

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.

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Security guard steps in to shoot knife attacker 

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.

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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.

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Working with community to fight crime on govt agenda

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.

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Referendum planned on term limits, recall system

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.

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Anti-corruption pledge by FNM

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.

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Plans to reduce, not repeal VAT on common goods

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.

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Woman dies and man wounded after Nassau Village shooting

A WOMAN has died and a man is seriously injured in hospital after a shooting incident in Nassau Village early on Thursday.

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Moultrie, Saunders named to speaker roles and committee posts appointed

DURING the official opening of the new Parliament session yesterday, several members of Parliament were appointed to seven committees.

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'Ministry of Tourism led on Fyre Festival approval'

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.

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The Speech from the Throne in full

The new government's policies were outlined by Governor General Dame Marguerite Pindling in the Speech from the Throne on Wednesday.

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Former AG regrets only communications over Baha Mar

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.

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Investigator ‘found blood inside car’ in Marco Archer case

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.