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University labs could study medical marijuana

MEDICAL marijuana could be among the list of natural resources set to come under the microscope at the University of The Bahamas’ research labs, according to its president Dr Rodney Smith, who said several groups are vying to partner with the institu

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Ministry to investigate abandoned Abaco buildings

HEALTH minister Dr Duane Sands said yesterday his ministry will investigate the state of two abandoned buildings in Abaco to determine if they can be salvaged.His comments follow suggestions by residents that at least six abandoned buildings in the M

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Social Services staff grieve for colleague found hanged

THE Department of Social Services closed its offices in Grand Bahama yesterday following the suspected suicide of a colleague over the weekend. The body of chief welfare officer Patrice Mack was discovered hanging at her home in Malibu Reef shortly a

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War on crime 'needs more than just words'

BISHOP Simeon Hall yesterday said the government, particularly Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis, must set the pace if the country is truly expected to stand united against criminality.Responding to Dr Minnis’ recent plea for unity, Bishop Hall contend

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Suspect faces court over police officer’s murder

A 48-year-old man was arraigned in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday and charged with the murder of Inspector Carlis Blatch, the former aide-de-camp to Governor General Dame Marguerite Pindling.

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‘Help me find my son’

A WORRIED mother has asked for help to find her son - who she says went missing six weeks ago – a day before a woman allegedly claimed to having him killed.

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‘Enough - too many foreign workers’: Minnis warns labour permits must decrease

Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis said yesterday more must be done to decrease the “thousands” of work permits approved annually in the country.

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Motoring misery for four weeks

WORKS Minister Desmond Bannister yesterday defended the decision to start a resurfacing exercise for Bernard Road tomorrow that will last for 21 working days.

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Officers’ promotions ‘don’t add up’

THE Correctional Officers Staff Association has taken issue with the Department of Corrections’ decision to promote just over 60 officers despite a lack of the minimum educational qualification.

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John Bull raid suspect granted bail by court

ONE of two men accused of stealing over $900,000 worth of merchandise from a John Bull store in Grand Bahama while disguised as women, was granted $20,000 bail by a Supreme Court judge.Justice Bernard Turner granted Corradon Cockburn bail yesterday b

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Police investigate after two bodies discovered

POLICE are investigating two suspicious deaths in separate incidents on Sunday.In the first death, police found human skeletal remains in a bushy area off the Eastwest Highway shortly after 9am.Investigators will await an autopsy report to determine

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20-year sentence for shooting quashed

THE Court of Appeal has quashed the conviction and 20-year sentence of a man previously found guilty of attempting to murder another man as he and his friends sat in a car outside his residence five years ago.Appellate Justices Jon Isaacs, Roy Jones

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Governor General pays her respects to officer's family

GOVERNOR General Dame Marguerite Pindling paid respects to the family of late Aide-de-Camp to the Governor General, Police Inspector Carlis Blatch at their home in Yellow Elder on Sunday. The widely-respected aide-de-camp was shot in front of his da

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Two face court after $30,000 cocaine find at airport

AN American man and a Bahamian man were both arraigned in Magistrate’s Court yesterday over allegations they were found with $30,000 worth of cocaine at the Lynden Pindling International Airport last week.Tony Dexter Pickett, 30, of Port Charlotte, F

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Two hurt in drive-by shooting

TWO men are in hospital following a drive-by shooting in the Fox Hill area on Sunday. According to police, occupants in a silver Toyota Paso opened fire on a group of men sitting in a vacant lot at the junction of Blueberry Hill Road and Armbrister S