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COB chooses Rodney Smith as president

THE College Council of the College of the Bahamas (COB) has recommended that Dr Rodney Smith be chosen as COB’s new president, according to a statement by Council president Alfred Sears.

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FNM 'will not rest' until Wells is removed

OPPOSITION leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday declared that his party will not rest until Renward Wells, parliamentary secretary in the Ministry of Works, is removed from his post.

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Criminals may be allowed to have webshop licences

THE government has not yet determined whether persons with a criminal record will be eligible to obtain webshop licences, Tourism Minister Obie Wilchcombe confirmed yesterday.

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Three die in series of accidents on roads

THREE people have died during separate traffic accidents over the weekend in New Providence and Eleuthera.

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73-year-old woman's death in fire now classed as homicide

THE death of 73-year-old retired public servant Maud McCartney, whose body was found burnt beyond recognition inside her home last week, has been classified as a homicide, police said.

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Body found in water at Potter's Cay dock

POLICE are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a man found floating in waters at Potter's Cay Dock last night.

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ARIANNA MAKES HISTORY: 'I'm really happy'

SOME things are worth waiting for. Just ask an elated Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace as she made sporting history as the first Bahamian to win a swimming medal at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

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Three murders in bloody weekend

THREE people were killed during a bloody weekend of violence in New Providence in separate incidents while several others were stabbed or shot.

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Man shot, three stabbed in series of attacks

POLICE are seeking the public’s help in solving a shooting, three stabbing incidents and an armed robbery that happened over the weekend in New Providence.

Man dies diving off Harbour Island

POLICE in Eleuthera are investigating the death of a man who died following a fishing trip over the weekend.

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Hopes for trade deals as Haiti president visits

MINISTER of Agriculture V Alfred Gray yesterday said he was hopefully that the visit of Haitian president Michel Martelly will cement trade agreements between the two countries.

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University honours 'Mother' Pratt

CYNTHIA “Mother” Pratt has been honoured by St Augustine’s University at its National Alumni Association Conference in the Bahamas, the first time it has been held outside the United States.

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Car accident blamed for cutting off 4,000 Cable Customers

NEARLY 4,000 Cable Bahamas customers were left without service for hours on Sunday due to a downed utility pole on Prince Charles Drive.

Two arrested for drug possession

TWO men were arrested for drugs possession over the weekend in Grand Bahama after a team of officers from the Drug Enforcement Unit executed a search warrant at a residence in Coral Garden around 10am on Friday.

Marion Bethel receives CARICOM award for women

THE Prime Minister and Governor General have recognised Marion Bethel for being the 11th recipient of the prestigious CARICOM award for women.