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PRIME Minister Perry Christie hinted at the imminent possibility of layoffs at a local “major” bank during a speech to College of the Bahamas journalism students yesterday.

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Fear of international repercussions over Gray allegations

THERE are far reaching international repercussions to be considered if justice is not done in the alleged judicial interference case involving MICAL MP V Alfred Gray, Bahamas Bar Association President Elsworth Johnson said yesterday.

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PRIME Minister Perry Christie yesterday said he was “stupefied” by the “arrogance” of some journalists who “presume” to make decisions for people, adding that those in the media who criticise his leadership capability can go “to hell”.

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Power disruptions 'hopefully fixed on Friday'

RESIDENTS across New Providence suffered through disruptions in power supply Thursday as the Bahamas Electricity Corporation continued load shedding.

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Police ‘have weapon used in Old Fort Bay murder’

POLICE yesterday confirmed that they have located what they believe is the weapon used in the murder of the wealthy Australian podiatrist Phillip Vasyli at one of his Old Fort Bay luxury homes.

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Munroe says administrator must be removed from his role

ATTORNEY Wayne Munroe yesterday called for the removal of Mayaguana administrator Zephania Newbold because he publicly revealed what allegedly took place regarding the release of a man he had earlier convicted.

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Man accused of robbing Deputy Prime Minister is denied bail

A MAN accused of playing a role in the armed robbery of Deputy Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis was denied bail yesterday.

Eight armed robberies in a single night

POLICE are on the hunt for 15 men they believe to be responsible for eight separate armed robberies throughout the capital on Tuesday night.

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Brewery opens new retail store

COMMONWEALTH Brewery has continued its move to modernise its retail business with the opening of a new store on Shirley Street.

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Deputy PM: BEC will remain fully owned by Bahamians

MINISTER of Works Philip “Brave” Davis yesterday said the Bahamas Electricity Corporation will remain fully owned by the Bahamian people when the government concludes a deal to restructure the electricity provider.

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Miller warns BEC troubles will bring a long hot summer

CHAIRMAN Leslie Miller said Bahamians are in for a “long, hot, rough” summer as the Bahamas Electricity Corporation continues to experience challenges with generators at its two power plants.

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Bus donated to help disability group’s work

THE Bahamas Association for the Physically Disabled (BAPD) yesterday celebrated the arrival of a new bus, which will enable children to be taken to and from the organisation’s Dolphin Drive centre daily.

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Guests vent frustration at delayed opening of Baha Mar

GUESTS eagerly anticipating the grand opening of Baha Mar yesterday expressed frustration that it has been delayed by more than a month and blamed the resort for waiting until the last minute to inform them of its plans.

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Mother ‘reached out’ to MP for help

THE mother of the teenaged accused at the centre of the V Alfred Gray judicial interference allegations has revealed that she reached out to the embattled MICAL MP for assistance because her son was denied medical attention for an injury he allegedly received at the hands of police.

Convictions upheld for man guilty of robbery and threats

THE Court of Appeal has upheld the armed robbery and death threats convictions of a man found guilty at trial despite his gunpoint-carjacking victim’s change of heart mid-testimony.