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Girl, 8, dies in cruise horror

AN eight-year-old Bahamian girl has died after falling from an interior balcony on a Carnival cruise ship docked at the port of Miami.

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Haitians warn PM over exit deadline

BAHAMIANS of Haitian descent in Abaco sent a strong warning to Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis over the new immigration deadline: “Five years will come again”.

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Greenslade assured his full pension

ALTHOUGH he served in the police force for fewer than 40 years and as Commissioner of Police for fewer than ten years, outgoing Police Commissioner Ellison Greenslade will receive maximum pension benefits because the Minnis Administration intends to amend the Pension Act, Attorney General Carl Bethel confirmed yesterday.

US targets social media accounts

THE Department of Homeland Security will begin monitoring the social media accounts of Caribbean nationals and residents planning to visit the United States this week.

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Roberts accuses Sands of ethics code breach

DESPITE his Cabinet post, Health Minister Dr Duane Sands has been voluntarily performing surgeries at the RAND Memorial hospital in Grand Bahama to assist medical professionals there amid staff vacancies. 

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Pledge to protect whistleblowers

THE MINNIS administration is seeking to immediately implement protections for whistleblowers in the Freedom of Information Act,  despite not having a date as to when the entire legislation will be revised and fully enacted, according to Attorney General Carl Bethel.

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Tributes paid to retiring PHA Managing Director Herbert Brown

FORMER Managing Director of the Public Hospitals Authority Herbert Brown is a “visionary leader” who made health care development a “priority” during his near 50 year career in the public health care system, Health Minister Dr Duane Sands has said.Sp

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Katelyn Cambridge receives Romalia's Townhouse's first Legacy Scholarship

HIGH SCHOOLER Katelyn Cambridge is the recipient of Romalia’s Townhouse’s first annual Legacy Scholarship.Katelyn, a 11th grader at Harbour Island All Age School, was also presented with a new Dell laptop and backpack with school supplies.The 15-year

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50 gallons of fuel dumped after barge runs aground in Long Island

ABOUT 50 gallons of fuel has been dumped in waters near central Long Island following the grounding of a barge carrying hurricane relief supplies to several other Caribbean islands.Long Island MP Adrian Gibson, in a series of updates on his official

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Mitchell 'likely to be nominated for PLP Chairman on convention floor'

FORMER Foreign Affairs Minister Senator Fred Mitchell is being drafted to compete in the chairmanship race at the Progressive Liberal Party’s national convention next week, with sources in the party saying it is likely he will be nominated on the flo

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UPDATED: Son says search for missing US couple is still on

DESPITE a nightmarish past two and a half weeks, Brandon Simmons said the search for his mother and her husband – Forrest and Donna Sanco – is still alive as he encouraged fishermen and boaters at sea to keep an eye out for anything that could lead to the safe return of the American couple.

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Shootings leave two dead, four injured

A man is dead after a shooting late last night on West Street near Meadows Street.

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AG: Caribbean Court has not departed from Privy Council on death penalty

ANYONE who thinks adopting the Caribbean Court of Justice as the Bahamas' final court of appeal in order to circumvent the Privy Council's "disciplines" on the death penalty will be "sorely disappointed", according to Attorney General Carl Bethel.

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Armed robbery accused breaks down in court

A 23-year-old man broke down in court yesterday as he was arraigned on an armed robbery charge, tearfully telling Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt that he doesn't want to return to prison because it is hard.

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Trial date set for former minister Kenred Dorsett

A TRIAL date of November 10 was set on Friday in the Supreme Court for former Environment Minister Kenred Dorsett to formally face allegations that he used his former ministerial position to extort and solicit $120,000 in bribes from Jonathan Ash.