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Nassau St roadworks

NASSAU Street will be closed to undergo road works starting today. The scheduled milling and paving will take place from 6pm to 2am today and tomorrow and will resume on Saturday and Sunday from 7am to 7.30pm. The work will take place on the roadway

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Defendant thanks jury after he's found not guilty of murder

CARLOS Brown is now a free man after a Supreme Court jury yesterday found him not guilty of murdering Renaldo Bullard in 2018. Mr Brown was accused of shooting and killing the man, before burying his body in a shallow grave on a piece of property hi

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Emergency powers are still in effect - Bethel

ATTORNEY General Carl Bethel said the emergency powers and the state of emergency declaration are still in full effect and accused anyone saying the contrary of exposing Bahamians to harm. “I wish to advise the Bahamian people that there is absolute

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BPL Skyguard Severe Weather Alert 7th July: Nassau

STARTS: 07/07/2020 11:08 PM EDT EXPIRES: 07/08/2020 12:36 AM EDT

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COVID scare closes BPL

BAHAMAS Power and Light temporarily closed its Peter I Bethel Building to customers yesterday for cleaning after an unsubstantiated COVID-19 scare. According to a source, a customer was in a casual conversation with another person at the BPL buildin

'Church of England should join reparation talks'

A representative from the CARICOM Reparations Commission said it is time for the Church of England to join the discussion on reparations. The group is also calling for a “reparations summit” as phase two of the exit of colonialism for Caribbean coun

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'Brother had row before his death'

THE sister of a man whose body was found in a graveyard last week said he had an argument with a neighbour recently, which may have led to his death. Charlotte Williams, 38, said her her sibling Fred Williams, 45, had a disagreement with a person con

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NO DOCUMENTS? DON’T HIRE THEM: Bannister challenges employers over using no-work visa ‘migrants’

WORKS Minister Desmond Bannister said yesterday Bahamians should reflect on hiring undocumented immigrants this independence season as he discussed the threat of a shanty town on Abaco.

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RBDF launches investigation into damaged boat

THE Royal Bahamas Defence Force has launched an investigation after one of its vessels was damaged on its way to Marsh Harbour, Abaco on Friday morning. This comes after a local tabloid reported that HMBS Nassau allegedly hit “a sandbank in low tide

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Linking up with Harry and Meghan to try and inspire action for change

Last week, I was one of four young people in conversation with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex who serve as the President and Vice President of the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust (QCT). We were invited to speak with the Sussexes about equal rights and ju

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Cannabis reform - ‘get on with it’

MEMBERS of the Rastafarian community say they want the government to stop “dragging their feet” on marijuana law reform, noting the drug, if legalised, could help aid the country’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis.

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Speaker backs down in blocking Glenys

HOUSE Speaker Halson Moultrie had another tense clash with opposition members in the House of Assembly yesterday after he backpedalled on his order not to allow Englerston MP Glenys Hanna Martin into Parliament.

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Jamaican 'hitman' is captured in Grand Bahama hotel

A REPUTED Jamaican “hit man” was captured and arrested at a hotel in Lucaya, Grand Bahama on Wednesday. The man, according to Bahamian authorities, is a notorious fugitive with ties to a known gang in Jamaica known as No Dollars No Cents and is a kn

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Witness heard shots and says he saw the accused with a gun

A JURY yesterday listened to the closing arguments from Crown and defence counsel on whether an accused man shot and killed another man who was found in a shallow grave on an undeveloped plot of land in 2018. The panel is expected to decide the fate

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GBPA welcomes govt help for small business

THE Grand Bahama Port Authority’s small business recovery grant programme will receive matching grant funding of $100,000 from the government’s Small Business Development Centre to assist small businesses. GBPA President Ian Rolle “welcomed” the par