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Two men wanted in connection with murders held by police

Two men wanted for questioning in connection with murders were taken into custody on Friday.

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PM to open Family Island offices for monthly visits

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis plans to open temporary offices in other Family Islands, including Exuma, Eleuthera, and Central Andros to begin monthly visits there.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission praises Nassau War Cemetery

THE Commonwealth War Graves Commission on Friday, toured and commended the state of the much-improved Nassau War Cemetery following a multi-year restoration effort at the site.

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$500,000 spent on evacuation, repatriation this hurricane season

HALF-a-million dollars have been spent on evacuation and repatriation exercises so far this hurricane season, National Emergency Management Agency head Captain Stephen Russell said Friday.

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Immigration policy's impact on public services a 'serious threat' to national security

POINTING to a "decided drop" in school enrolment over the last three years, Education Minister Jeff Lloyd yesterday stressed that the impact of the country's immigration policy on public services had the potential of creating "fatal" consequences, and a serious threat to the country's national security.

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PowerSecure business plan shows depth of BPL struggles

A STRUGGLING and financially burdensome Bahamas Power & Light has been a nuisance for Bahamians for many years, and PowerSecure’s business plan, finally released Wednesday, details in depth the extent of the challenges that plague the company.

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No gun at police chief's head

NATIONAL Security Minister Marvin Dames yesterday denied assertions that Commissioner of Police Ellison Greenslade is being forced into early retirement, saying “no gun is being held” to anyone’s head pushing them to leave the police force.

Weather warning for Freeport 2.29pm-3.30pm


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What’s all the fuss about? Davis defends BPL gifting contracts to PLP faithful

OFFICIAL Opposition Leader Philip “Brave” Davis said he sees nothing wrong with awarding contracts to party supporters or the justified circumvention of the tender process a day after it was revealed companies owned by Progressive Liberal Party supporters received lucrative Bahamas Power and Light contracts under the Christie administration.

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Fitzgerald insists his hands are clean

FORMER Education Minister Jerome Fitzgerald yesterday accused Works Minister Desmond Bannister of making “defamatory” statements, while insisting he did not benefit from a Bahamas Power and Light Company Ltd brokerage contract awarded to Bahamas Courier & Logistics (BCL), a company owned by his father.

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‘Board sets exec salaries, not govt’

BAHAMAS Power and Light’s former board of directors determined the remuneration packages of PowerSecure’s senior BPL executives, Official Opposition Leader Philip “Brave” Davis said yesterday. 

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Man cleared in Blair raid case

A SUPREME Court jury yesterday acquitted one of two men accused of the October 2014 shooting death of Blair Estates resident Andre Cartwright after finding insufficient evidence to convict him for the role prosecutors alleged he played in the crime.

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Today’s soldiers clean up World War Two cemetery

THE military police section of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF), in a joint effort with the US Embassy Marine Corps, Bahamas Branch, spent this past Saturday sprucing up the country’s World War Two Cemetery, which they recently adopted.

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Fix the streets

AN Eastern Road resident said he and his neighbours are fed up with holes which have been left open on the busy road for more than week.

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South islands brace for Hurricane Maria

A HURRICANE warning remains in effect for the southeast Bahamas, including the islands of Mayaguana, Crooked Island, Acklins, Inagua, Long Cay and Samana Cay, according to the Department of Meteorology in an advisory yesterday.