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Convicted murderer in bid to rehear case

A MURDER convict who notoriously escaped from a police bus and prompted an island-wide manhunt three years ago is seeking to have the very same court that dismissed his appeal rehear the matter.Ormand Leon, through his attorney Geoffrey Farquharson,

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Rolle confident NIB has enough resources to meet commitments

DESPITE mounting pressure on the National Insurance Fund brought on by the passing of Hurricane Dorian, Public Service and National Insurance Minister Brensil Rolle said the National Insurance Board has sufficient resources to meet its commitments.

Recovering businesses can get $500,000 loan

RECOVERING businesses on Grand Bahama can access up to $500,000 in credit from commercial banks through a government guarantee programme, according to Davina Blair, executive director of Small Business Development Centre.Ms Blair said the government

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Pilots will need to show valid badges as govt clamps down on hackers

PILOTS seeking access to restricted areas of airports will have to display a valid identification badge to gain entry, Tourism and Aviation Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar said yesterday in the House of Assembly.

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It's beginning to look a little like Christmas

AMID heavy criticism over the national Christmas tree decorations, Youth, Sports and Culture Minister Lanisha Rolle is urging the Bahamian public to hold off on their conclusions of the tree until all decorations have been completed.

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Atlantis hosts launch of ocean pollution prevention initiative

ATLANTIS resort yesterday celebrated the launch of the first Seabin installed in The Bahamas, which aims to reduce ocean pollution.

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Davis presses button on ‘no confidence’ motion

OPPOSITION leader Philip “Brave” Davis gave notice in the House of Assembly yesterday of a resolution of no confidence that he intends to move against Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis at the next sitting of the House.

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Fire-death mother: She needs care, not prison

AN attorney is trying to persuade a judge to sentence a schizophrenic woman to just half a decade in the country’s mental health institution for killing her two-year-old daughter by dousing her with gasoline and setting her on fire.

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Air safety? People can’t afford to ride the bus

GOLDEN Isles MP Vaughn Miller attacked the Minnis administration’s legislative agenda yesterday evening, saying in the House of Assembly that many of the bills the administration has passed have no relevance to the major issues facing the country.

Food fever as Paradise Plates heats up again

HANDS for Hunger is putting the finishing touches on preparations for the 2019 Paradise Plates. The organisation’s signature fundraiser has quickly become known as one of the island’s most anticipated charity events of the year, for both foodies and

Grand Bahama health officials delighted to receive two new ambulances

GRAND Bahama health officials are grateful for the donation of two ambulances after the significant loss of emergency vehicles on the island during Hurricane Dorian. Hospital administrator Sharon Williams said all the ambulances at Grand Bahama’s em

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Muslim takes police fight to Privy Council

A FORMER police constable has vowed to fight the government all the way to the Privy Council to get justice for being fired from the Royal Bahamas Police Force because of his unwillingness to compromise a key component of his Muslim faith.Bertram Bai

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Davis: I'd establish commission of inquiry to examine court cases

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party leader Philip “Brave” Davis says he will establish a commission of inquiry as soon as he gets into office to examine matters relating to the investigations into PLP politicians acquitted this year of bribery.“The state is a

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Man found not guilty on two murder counts

RENALDO Hudson walked out of the Supreme Court a free man yesterday and pledged to lead a “productive life” after a jury found him not guilty of two counts of murder, attempted murder and armed robbery. “First of all, I got to say God is good,” said

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Tensions rise as NIB workers continue to take industrial action

TENSIONS continue to flare between the National Insurance Board and its employees, who held another demonstration yesterday over failed negotiations for workers’ new industrial agreement.