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Wilchcombe: Lighthouse Point must be preserved

FORMER Tourism Minister Obie Wilchcombe yesterday called for Lighthouse Point to be protected from cruise ship development and “preserved” for the people of The Bahamas.Describing the 700-acre peninsula located at the southern tip of Eleuthera as “th

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Three face court on murder charges

THREE men were arraigned yesterday in Magistrate’s Court accused of two separate murders.In the first matter, Jameine Bethel, 22, stood before Deputy Chief Magistrate Subsola Swain faced with one count of murder concerning a Saturday, August 4, incid

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GIBSON TRIAL: Witnesses’ testimony ‘coached’ by police

LAWYERS for former Cabinet minister Shane Gibson filed documents in the Supreme Court yesterday alleging the statements of two key prosecution witnesses have been “tainted” and are not reliable, painting a picture of “unprecedented levels of witness coaching and evidence alteration” at the hands of lawyers and the Anti-Corruption Unit.

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Ingraham and Christie decline national honours

FORMER Prime Ministers Hubert Ingraham and Perry Christie have declined the government’s national honour awards, according to three sources familiar with their action.

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Teenager accused of sex attack on ten-year-old

A 19-year-old boy was arraigned in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday charged with the indecent assault of a ten-year-old girl at her residence and the early morning burglary of the home.Peter Estamble, of Watkins Street, stood before Magistrate Samuel M

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Nygard told to pay up $2.2m in legal costs

CANADIAN fashion mogul Peter Nygard has been ordered by the Supreme Court to pay non-profit environmental advocacy group Save The Bays a combined total of $2.2 million in legal costs.The costs were ordered in four separate certificates of taxation, o

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Man dies in suspected drowning at Potter's Cay

Police are investigating the suspected drowning of a man on Thursday.

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It's time to clean up our eyesores

THERE isn’t a resident of New Providence or cruise ship tourist who doesn’t shake their head every time they travel downtown and see the rundown state of the nation’s capital.A million words have been written on what needs to be done to put things ri

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Central Bank to be catalyst for area

THE new Central Bank facility will be an “iconic structure” and a “one-of-a-kind building” Central Bank Administration Department Manager Ian Fernander said yesterday. Mr Fernander also expressed his wish that the new premises, to be located in the R

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Another escapee from Simpson Penn caught

ANOTHER escaped inmate of the Simpson Penn Centre for Boys was captured by police.

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BPL - I had to pull the plug: Bannister says board was in total collapse

WORKS Minister Desmond Bannister conceded yesterday Bahamas Power and Light needed new leadership after its board of directors in recent times remained “locked” in dispute on every critical issue at great cost to the company.

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Davis: Meltdown shows lack of plan

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party Leader Philip “Brave” Davis said he was surprised by the dissolution of the entire board of Bahamas Power and Light on Tuesday.

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Police up patrols in wake of robberies

POLICE are investigating three separate incidents of armed robbery, home invasion, and break-ins that took place in the western district of New Providence on Tuesday. 

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Crash hacker pilot’s licence had expired

AN unqualified pilot carrying four passengers in a plane that was not airworthy crashed off the Berry Islands in January, days before a fatal plane crash off South Andros that killed six people, according to a new report from the Air Accident Investigation Department.

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Drugs case delayed by lack of translator

A SENIOR magistrate yesterday had to adjourn the drug case against five foreign nationals involved in the discovery and seizure of 100 pounds of suspected marijuana after her court was unable to secure a Spanish translator for the duration of the hea

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