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Law enforcement and health officials in victim identification workshop

OVER two dozen local law enforcement and health officials were trained in victim identification techniques during a three-day training workshop led by the United Kingdom’s Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) Unit Specialists.

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Teens charged with robbing 90-year-old

TWO Bahamian teenagers were remanded to prison Friday after they were arraigned in a Magistrate’s Court for allegedly robbing a 90-year-old man of $500.

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Straw vendors criticise Bannister over closure for repairs

VENDORS Friday criticised Works Minister Desmond Bannister and the Straw Market Authority (SMA) for their decision to close the Bay Street Straw Market for repairs during one of their busiest sale seasons.

Coral reefs around Grand Bahama and Abaco quick to recover

MARINE scientists say most of the coral reefs around Grand Bahama and Abaco could rapidly recover to support fisheries and tourism sectors for those islands, with new research showing only 30 percent of reefs surveyed suffered severe damage.Researche

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Final chance for woman to appeal murder conviction

A WOMAN who was convicted of conspiring to have her friend killed has been granted one last chance to overturn her 35-year sentence for the crime. The Court of Appeal granted Caryn Moss leave to petition the London-based Privy Council in a bid to ha

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PM defends increase in travel budget

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday defended the government’s decision to increase its travel benefits for Cabinet ministers and their spouses.He insisted that records would show that officials’ spouses have not been taking advantage of the ben

Agreement close on border protection

THE government is expected to sign a memorandum of understanding on border protection with Turks and Caicos “very soon”, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis revealed yesterday. The issue of border control, according to Dr Minnis, was among the many topi

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1,400 have signed up for repairs plan, says Clarke

DISASTER Reconstruction Authority chairman John Michael Clarke announced that, as of Tuesday, more than 1,400 people have signed up to the Small Homes Repairs Programme.The chairman gave the update yesterday while explaining the authority’s role and

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Minnis: Lawsuit won’t affect flow of money

DAYS after HeadKnowles Foundation sued its co-founder Lia Head-Rigby, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis said he is not concerned about the lawsuit affecting future donations to the country.

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GoThankYou: Online platform pays $200k to cover ‘lost’ Dorian donations

CROWDFUNDING giant GoFundMe will donate more than $200,000 to the HeadKnowles Foundation, signalling its support for Gina Knowles as she tries to recover funds from charity co-founder Lia Head-Rigby.

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‘That’s not your job, Mr Speaker’

AS AN “impartial arbiter,” House Speaker Halson Moultrie should not be calling for action or legislation on any matter regardless of his convictions, attorney Wayne Munroe insisted yesterday.


MECHANICAL problems at its Clifton Power Station forced Bahamas Power and Light to load shed yesterday morning. A notice posted to BPL’s Facebook page said the load shedding began at 9.10am, affecting portions of New Providence. BPL later said an eng

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I saw blood oozing from man's ear, says woman whose two brothers were killed

A WOMAN yesterday described how she had to seek professional help to get over seeing blood oozing out of a man’s ears “like water” moments after his body was sprayed with bullets during the 2013 Fox Hill mass shooting.Euphemia Davis said she had to u

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Haitian man facing year in jail for passport fraud

A HAITIAN man was sentenced to a year in prison yesterday for trying to fraudulently obtain Bahamian citizenship by using a fake Haitian passport. Senior Magistrate Carolyn Vogt-Evans sentenced 29-year-old Jamesly Fils-Aime, who had assumed the iden

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Second man charged with $200,000 armed raid on photo studio

A SECOND man was remanded to prison yesterday charged with holding up at gunpoint the proprietor of a photo studio on Carmichael Road and robbing him of over $200,000 last week. Andino Cunningham, 44, of Pinewood Gardens was charged before Chief Mag