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Pastors' plea to US on gay rights

SEVERAL local pastors have petitioned United States President Donald Trump to revoke any US executive orders and policies that enable the promotion of same-sex marriages in the Caribbean region as part of its foreign policy.

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Contracts signed to renovate clinics

FORMAL contracts for the renovation of community clinics in Harbour Island and Spanish Wells, Eleuthera have been signed.

St Barnabas candidate says robbery highlights crime issue

THE Free National Movement’s candidate for the St Barnabas constituency lamented the recent robbery of three women employees of the Parliamentary Registration Department, saying it highlights the country’s ongoing fight against crime.

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Bridge simulator to help train RBDF personnel

A simulator which will allow Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) personnel to train for difficult and dangerous real-life situations will be the latest equipment to be delivered as part of the force’s $232m Sandy Bottom Project.

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Eight years in jail for armed robbery

A MAN was sentenced by the Supreme Court to eight years in prison for the gunpoint robbery of an elderly man at his workplace three years ago.

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Man accused of killing teenager is denied bail at court hearing

A MAN was remanded to prison yesterday after he was arraigned in connection with a fatal shooting that occurred five months ago.

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Pair accused over major drugs find on Bimini

TWO Bimini men were charged in a New Providence court on Wednesday in connection with a major drug seizure on that island last Sunday.

Tourism officials wary of airfare costs in GB

AIRFARE costs on Grand Bahama remain a concern for tourism officials here on the island, which has the highest turnaround cost in the Caribbean despite its proximity to the United States.

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Putting the Constitution in layman’s terms

BAHAMIAN political scientist, Keisha Lynne Ellis, seeks to help every person in the country understand the Bahamian Constitution with her book, “The People’s Constitution: A Layman’s Interpretation of the Constitution of The Bahamas”.

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Antique Auto Club of The Bahamas. - The Antique Auto Club of The Bahamas has, for the past 15-16 years, held an art competition for children in three different age groups ranging from age five to 15.

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Miss Teen Bahamas

ON Sunday, at the newly refurbished SuperClubs Breezes Resort, the Miss Teen Bahamas Pageant Organisation will present the 22 young women vying for the Miss Teen Bahamas 2017 crown.

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Police absent as parliament registration staff robbed

NATIONAL Security Minister Dr Bernard Nottage yesterday expressed “regret” over the “traumatising” armed robbery of several Parliamentary Registration Department officials who were wrapping up voter registration activities at the St Barnabas Church Activity Centre on Tuesday night.

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House to be dissolved in ‘weeks, if not days’

BAIN and Grants Town MP Dr Bernard Nottage said yesterday that in a matter of “weeks, if not days” the House of Assembly is likely to dissolve, implying that an election date is soon to be announced.

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Curry defends missing 102 out of 220 assembly sessions

NORTH Abaco MP Renardo Curry yesterday said his shoddy attendance at House of Assembly proceedings to date was due to him being “challenged” by the conflicting nature of his jobs as both MP and parliamentary secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister in Abaco.

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Deal to take country closer to collecting overflight fees

THE government yesterday hailed as “fundamental progress” its signing of an agreement with the United States Federal Aviation Administration, which brings the country one step closer to collecting its own overflight fees from aircraft transiting Bahamian airspace.