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Auditor says hospital is trying to discredit him

ACCOUNTANT John Bain yesterday dismissed the Public Hospital Authority and Bahamas National Drug Agency’s attempts to “discredit” his firm’s forensic audit of PHA’s supply of pharmaceutical drugs and medical supplies, accusing officials of raising a red herring and “attacking the messenger.”

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Bell: Repeat offenders may be to blame for rise in rapes

STATE Minister of National Security Keith Bell yesterday said investigations into recent rapes reveal there is “a very strong possibility” that repeat sexual offenders are to blame for the spate of rapes in New Providence.

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COB STUDY: 58% of boys believe men should discipline their female partners

FIFTY-eight per cent of high school boys and 37 per cent of high school girls participating in a recent academic survey believe men should discipline their female partners, according to a new College of the Bahamas study.

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Prime Minister meets Ebola taskforce

A TASK force on the deadly Ebola virus, comprised of several government ministers and key personnel from various government departments, met yesterday at the Office of the Prime Minister, the government said.

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Two murders in six hours

TWO men were killed in separate shootings yesterday which occurred less than six hours apart.

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Time to celebrate our first Olympic heroes

THIS week the country will officially commemorate the greatest achievement in Bahamian sports – the historic winning of the first Olympic gold medal.

Man dies while snorkelling

POLICE are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a European man while on a snorkelling trip to Rose Island yesterday.

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FNM Chairman says response to Ebola threat is too 'laid back'

FREE National Chairman Darron Cash yesterday criticised the government’s response to the potential threat of an Ebola case as “laid back” given the enormous risk the disease poses for the country’s tourism-driven economy.

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Neymour slams BEC management for oil spills

MANAGEMENT at the Bahamas Electricity Corporation’s Clifton plant continue to allow waste oil to spill out of containers and drain directly into the sea, according to former State Minister for Environment Phenton Neymour.

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Minister urges Bahamians not to give in to hysteria

POLICE and Immigration officials are investigating inflammatory remarks made by a shanty town resident during a demolition which were broadcast on ZNS last week, Foreign Affairs and Immigration Minister Fred Mitchell said yesterday.

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Health concerns of residents still unanswered

MARATHON residents continue to live in fear for their health nearly two years after a reported 30,000-gallon gasoline leak at a nearby fuel station.

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$2m flagship Wendy's restaurant opens its doors

WENDY’S Bahamas has completed construction of its new $2m flagship restaurant on Pioneer’s Way, adding significant commercial value to the downtown area of Freeport.

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19 Cubans arrested by Defence Force

NINETEEN Cubans were arrested by Royal Bahamas Defence Force officers over the weekend, Immigration Minister Fred Mitchell said yesterday.

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'No interviews' rule marks a change for the Governor General

GOVERNMENT House has announced that the Governor General “does not give interviews”, nor can members of the media interview anyone else inside Government House or on its premises during official functions.

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Five armed robberies in 24 hours

POLICE are appealing for public assistance in finding the culprits behind five armed robberies that occurred in New Providence in under 24 hours over the weekend.