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Minister announces construction of multi-purpose Junkanoo facilities

Construction will begin in 2018 on multi-purpose Junkanoo facilities in The Bahamas, Minister of Youth Sports and Culture Michael Pintard said, having already received commitments of over $700,000 towards the project from private corporate citizens.

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Amnesty calls for action over Jean Rony Jean-Charles

INTERNATIONAL human rights group Amnesty International issued an "urged action" yesterday on behalf of Jean Rony Jean-Charles, a client of attorney Fred Smith whose disappearance has become a subject of concern and attention this week.

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Two more men petition courts over lawfulness of detention

TWO more men are petitioning the courts over the lawfulness of their detention at the Carmichael Road Detention Centre.

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Defence claims it 'produced more evidence than Crown' in teacher's murder trial

THE DEFENCE has produced more evidence to prove its client's innocence than the Crown has to prove that individual's guilt, jurors for former Queen's College elementary teacher Joyelle McIntosh's murder trial heard on Friday.

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Court round-up: Man charged with attempting to murder five people in one day

A MAN was arraigned in a Magistrate's Court on Friday over allegations he attempted to murder five people in one day earlier this month.

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Minnis blueprint for Over-The-Hill

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis and his team unveiled a sweeping programme to revitalise Over-the-Hill communities last night, a plan that ranged from eliminating the use of outside toilets by 2025 to offering tax concessions to businesses and residents by the beginning of the next fiscal year.

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Immigration set deadline on detainee

THE government must produce detainee Jean Rony Jean-Charles and bring evidence to justify his detention on December 19 or be held in contempt of court, according to a ruling in the Supreme Court yesterday.

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‘Office of the spouse’

Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis’ wife Patricia is pushing for the establishment of her own office in a bid to raise the profile of women leadership in the country.

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Crown’s case ‘a movie script’

THE attorney for one of three men accused of the 2015 murder of former Queen’s College elementary teacher Joyelle McIntosh yesterday likened the Crown’s case against his client to a “movie” in which he was given a “script” by police to say untrue things about his involvement in the crime.

Bahamas links with Tajikistan

ON December 5, the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and the Republic of Tajikistan formalised diplomatic relations through the execution of a joint communique on the establishment of diplomatic relations. The joint communique was signed on behalf of the

Senate passes amendments for financial services

THE Senate yesterday passed a package of amendments designed to strengthen the financial services industry. However, during the Senate session, the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) voiced displeasure with Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis’ earlier crit

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Culmer: PLP on attack as it has nothing to offer

FREE National Movement (FNM) Chairman Carl Culmer yesterday accused the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) of “attacking the FNM” because the party has “nothing to offer” and refuses to admit its members failed while in office. In a statement, Mr Culme

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Nutrition policy to stop people 'dropping like flies'

THE government yesterday launched a national food and nutrition security policy (FNSP) and plan of action.The initiative seeks to combat the nutritional challenges facing the country. These include undernourishment, micronutrient deficiencies and hig

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Sentence delayed by a week in fatal shooting case

A MAN previously convicted of murder concerning the fatal shooting of another man through Gibbs Corner in 2014 must wait a week before he learns his fate. Justice Bernard Turner said yesterday Jason Simmons will receive his sentence in connection wi

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10,000 marijuana plants uprooted in police operation

MORE than 10,000 marijuana plants were uprooted by police in Andros over a two-day period, after a joint operation with American law enforcement officers uncovered two marijuana fields.According to police, around 1pm Wednesday, Drug Enforcement Unit