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Celebrations to mark 50 years of high school

OLD scholars of the former Freeport High School, now The Bishop Michael Eldon High School, have planned a number of events to celebrate the institution’s 50th anniversary of education in Grand Bahama.

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Man wanted in connection with attempted murder

POLICE have issued a wanted alert for Duran Johnson, aka Devon Johnson, in connection with attempted murder.

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No bail granted so far this year for any murder-related case

ATTORNEY General Allyson Maynard Gibson said yesterday that no bail has been granted for the year in any murder or murder-related case.

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PM: Carnival to bring in $30m

THE Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival is expected to generate $30m for the Bahamas’ economy, Prime Minister Perry Christie said yesterday.

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Report due on death in custody two years ago

A FULL report, including recommendations, from Department of Public Prosecutions officials regarding the unlawful killing of Aaron Rolle two years ago is expected by the end of the week, Attorney General Allyson Maynard Gibson said yesterday.

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Legislation for immigration policy tabled in Parliament

LEGISLATION to regularise the government’s new immigration policy and establish a legal framework for the Carmichael Road Detention Centre were tabled yesterday.

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Arrest over woman’s death in blaze with cord round neck

POLICE have a 21-year-old woman in custody in connection with the “suspicious death” of Ariel Lowe, who was discovered by firefighters with a “black cord” tied around her neck in her home on Carmichael Road on Monday morning.

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MONEY UP IN SMOKE: BAMSI contractor had no insurance

WORKS Minister Philip “Brave” Davis yesterday admitted that the dormitory destroyed by fire at the Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute (BAMSI) in Andros last month was not insured at the time of the incident due to negligence on the part of the contractor.

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CARICOM leaders start talks in Nassau today

CARIBBEAN leaders begin talks today in Nassau over key regional issues as the regional body moves to strengthen unity among its members as a voting bloc.

Agriculture ministers tour BAMSI development

THE Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Sciences Institute (BAMSI) is “well on its way” to sustaining the food demands of the country according to a delegation of agricultural ministers from CARICOM states.

Bahamasair sickout cost airline $820,000

THE Christmas industrial action by Bahamasair pilots over failed contract negotiations with the government cost the airline over $820,000 as of January 20, Deputy Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis confirmed yesterday.

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Davis slams Baha Mar amid ongoing road costs dispute

DEPUTY Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis yesterday criticised Baha Mar executives saying they have not been co-operative in the continuing dispute over more than $19m for the construction of the West Bay Street diversion and Corridor-7 road projects.

12 years taken off sentence for killer of 16-year-old girl

THE Court of Appeal yesterday shaved 12 years off a former death row inmate’s sentence for the murder of a 16-year-old girl after determining the re-sentencing judge did not consider the Privy Council’s declaration of the case to be the “worst of the worst”.

Video of child’s beating investigated

A “disturbing” video of the parental beating of a Grand Bahama teen is under investigation by police and social workers.

Woman accused of jury tampering awaits bail decision

A WOMAN accused of jury tampering will learn today whether she will be granted bail ahead of trial.