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McAlpine calls on Minnis to explain his telephone call with Symonette

PINERIDGE MP Frederick McAlpine yesterday called on Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis to account for his personal phone call with former Cabinet Minister Brent Symonette regarding the government leasing a portion of Town Centre Mall, insisting the matt

New warning issued over 'aggressive bees'

A WARNING was issued yesterday advising Freeport residents to be aware of “aggressive bees” in the area of Wellington Drive and Ponce de Leon.Police were called to the area around 9am yesterday after a beehive was disturbed by workmen at Sanitation S

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UPDATED: Body of woman found in car in Grand Bahama

Police are investigating after the body of a woman with stab wounds was found in a car in Grand Bahama.

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American leaves hospital after attack by reef shark

NEARLY a month after being bitten by a shark while in the waters off Waderick Wells Cay, 50-year-old American Salvador Ruiz has been discharged from a Florida hospital.

Bahamian musician Sly Roker ‘killed in Turks and Caicos’

BAHAMIAN musician Sly Roker was reportedly killed in the Turks and Caicos Islands on Wednesday morning.

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OUT OF ORDER: PM’s office blasts Jamaican CEO on BTC remarks

IN an extraordinary statement, the Office of the Prime Minister blasted the head of BTC’s parent company yesterday for “distasteful” and “insulting” comments mocking Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis and criticising BTC.

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FNM official stands by his foul PLP rant

WATER and Sewerage Corporation board director Bennett Minnis yesterday doubled down on his viral homophobic rant against the leadership of the Progressive Liberal Party.

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American loses arm in boating accident

THE American man who was recently injured in a boating accident in Exuma has lost his arm, Superintendent Shanta Knowles confirmed yesterday.

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Hospital sabotage in hands of police

AS Princess Margaret Hospital grapples with rescheduling more than 50 non-emergency surgeries that were cancelled over sabotage suspicions connected to the facility’s chilling system, officials plan to follow through with prosecution if recommended by police.

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Man’s remains found in fire debris

POLICE found human remains, burnt beyond recognition, in a house that was extensively damaged in a structural fire yesterday morning.

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Sixth suicide highlights mental health challenges

IN the wake of the sixth suspected suicide of the year, Health Minister Dr Duane Sands said the challenges surrounding mental health and depression is “very real”. Speaking to reporters at Cabinet, Dr Sands said Bahamians don’t take suicide seriousl

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DNA calls for vote of no confidence over post office relocation

DEMOCRATIC National Alliance leader Arinthia Komolafe has called on the Official Opposition to put forward a motion for a vote of no confidence in the government over recent revelations regarding the General Post Office’s relocation to Town Centre Ma

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Extra $15m for clinic upgrades, says Sands

NEARLY $15m has been earmarked for South Beach Health Centre and Elizabeth Estates Clinic to upgrade both facilities for emergency care, Health Minister Dr Duane Sands said yesterday. It is hoped that, once completed, the improved facilities will pl

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Judge offers to recuse herself in rape case

AN attorney said yesterday he will consider a judge’s offer to recuse herself from presiding over a Jamaican woman’s lawsuit against the government over allegations she was raped by a senior immigration officer while in his custody five years ago.The

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Man injured by police in shoot out

A MAN is in hospital after he was wounded by police during a shoot out following a car chase that ended in the Freeman Subdivision.