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Sparks fly at PLP meeting

TENSIONS ran high last night in the newly renamed Freetown constituency, as supporters for the candidacy of Public Hospitals Authority Chairman Frank Smith clashed with supporters of attorney Wayne Munroe over who should be selected as the Progressive Liberal Party’s standard bearer for the area.

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Praying for The Grove to overcome effects of crime

A LOCAL prayer network yesterday held the second of a series of prayer drives geared toward “bettering our communities and saving lives”, with organisers stressing that the connection between crime and inner-city communities has more to do with the failure of the Church and respective homes, rather than the shortcomings of the government.

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$35,000 awarded in lawsuit over policeman assault

A LAWYER who refused to submit to measures at the Magistrate’s Court complex requiring body searches for contraband was yesterday awarded $35,000 in a civil suit against Commissioner of Police Ellison Greenslade and the Office of the Attorney General, concerning an assault on him by a senior policeman at the facility five years ago.

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Legal discussions continue in banker murder trial

THURSDAY marked a second day that the jury hearing evidence in the trial concerning the murder of a banker was excused from the proceedings for another 24 hours.

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Waiting game to see if rebels are serious about working with FNM

FREE National Movement Chairman Sidney Collie said yesterday he will “wait and see” if Long Island MP Loretta Butler-Turner or Fort Charlotte MP Dr Andre Rollins are “serious” about wanting to work with the FNM to ensure the Progressive Liberal Party does not win the next election before he comments on their “public utterances”.

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Christie highlights role of environment in education

PRIME Minister Perry Christie met an unemployed 34-year-old woman with eight children two weeks ago, he told teachers yesterday, pondering whether the country’s education system is equipped to help children who grow up with significant disadvantages.

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Drive-by shooting victim in hospital

A MAN is in hospital after he was shot during a drive-by shooting on Wednesday morning, police said.

Attorney General thanks civic groups after intercept bill delay

ATTORNEY General Allyson Maynard-Gibson said she is happy that the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Federation, the Organisation for Responsible Government and other civil society organisations have recognised the government’s commitment to public consultation on the controversial Interception of Communications Bill.

Canadian’s anger over poor treatment at Rand Memorial

A CANADIAN visitor is claiming that the bad patient experience and inadequacies at the Rand Memorial Hospital in Freeport has changed her perception about retiring to Grand Bahama.

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Hearing adjourned as Rufa continues to be denied entry to country

THE attorney for Bruno Rufa on Thursday made a request for his criminal trial to be dismissed in the Magistrate’s Court because of the continued refusal by government to allow his client entry to The Bahamas for his trial in Grand Bahama.

Condo complex shut with repairs on hold

THE Coral Beach Condominiums in Freeeport remain closed due to hurricane damage and hundreds of winter residents have not been able to come to Grand Bahama this season.

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Antique Auto Club. - Shawn Thomas was elected Assistant Secretary in the Club’s recent election. Shawn joined the Club in September, 2010, shortly after attending the Kiwanis Club’s Antique Auto Show and Cook-out, where she met some of the members of the Antique Auto Club. Since joining she has been active in all facets of the Club and very supportive when asked to assist with anything.

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Attorney admitted to the Bar in Jamaica

ATTORNEY Keith O Major Jr has become the latest of many Bahamians over the years to be admitted to the Jamaica Bar at a presentation in Kingston yesterday.

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Family of four charged with possession of dangerous drugs

A FAMILY of four were among seven people arraigned in two separate cases of possession of dangerous drugs with the intent to supply on Friday in Magistrate’s Court.

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Scott Street shooting leaves one man dead, baby girl and two others injured

A MAN is dead and a one-year-old girl and two men are in hospital after a shooting at Scott Street, off Hospital Lane, police said on Thursday night.