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Portraits draw the crowds to ‘Sports Legends Walk’

ONE of the highlights of last week’s naming ceremony of Mychal Thompson Boulevard was the unveiling of 28 specially commissioned portraits by Jamaal Rolle of Bahamian sporting stars adorning the “Sports Legends Walk” at the Queen Elizabeth Sports Centre.

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Tributes are paid to Alfred Bismark Coakley

ALFRED Bismark Coakley, who made a huge contribution in corporate and charitable circles in the Bahamas over many years, died on Sunday in Doctor’s Hospital following a brief illness. He was 73.

BEC takes centre stage at flagship electrical services conference

THE 2015 Caribbean Association of Electric Utilities’ (CARILEC) Engineering and Occupational Health and Safety Conference aims to enhance the electrical services experienced by member countries, said association chairman Hugo Hodge Jr.

How the Internet has changed the way we buy property

The worldwide web may have dramatically transformed the property hunting process but, Mario Carey says, the dependence on a trusted professional with local knowledge has only increased.

Bahamas moves up to top tier in human trafficking report

THE Bahamas has been listed as a tier one country in the United States’ 2015 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report, an improvement on its tier two ranking in 2014.

Man loses job over wanted poster ‘mistake’

AFTER being arrested, questioned and later released by police after four days in custody, Jovan Nixon has lost his job and is still facing difficulty finding employment elsewhere because of a wanted poster that was issued for his arrest.

Teens charged with restaurant robbery

TWO teenagers were arraigned in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday in connection with an armed robbery at the Mahogany House restaurant a week ago. 

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Man charged with endangering the lives of police officers claims he was beaten in custody

An 18-year-old man charged with endangering the lives of police officers yesterday claimed he was beaten by police while in custody. 

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$500,000 donation for College of the Bahamas

OFFICIALS still aim to effect the transition of the College of the Bahamas into a university by the end of the year, College President Dr Rodney Smith said yesterday. 

$24m owed by Baha Mar ‘will affect BEC profit margins

BAHAMAS Electricity Corporation General Manager Kevin Basden yesterday clarified that the $24m owed to the financially strapped energy provider by Baha Mar would “certainly” affect profit margins.

Minister praises ‘Fishing for a Future Project’

AGRICULTURE and Marine Resources Minister V Alfred Gray yesterday cheered steps taken by the “Fishing For a Future Project” to develop disadvantaged youth into capable seamen.

Man shot by police at Arawak cay dies in hospital

POLICE have issued an appeal for witnesses after a man shot by an officer at Arawak Cay died in hospital.

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Miller: I’m glad to get the hell out of BEC

TALL Pines MP Leslie Miller said he is “glad to get the hell out” of the Bahamas Electricity Corporation as its executive chairman amid speculation that a new BEC board is to be installed by the end of the week.

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No answers for grieving mother one year after her son’s death

A MOTHER yesterday lamented the stalled pace of investigations into the death of her son nearly one year after he was murdered just a few feet away from his home.

Police identify Fox Hill murder victim

THE COUNTRY’S latest murder victim, who was shot and killed on Sunday night in Fox Hill, has been identified as Alfred Delancey aka “Donkey”.