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PLP chairman hints Ingraham behind campaign against Minnis

PLP CHAIRMAN Bradley Roberts has questioned whether former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham “orchestrated” the coup against Free National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis in a bid to return to front line politics.

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Eleuthera delegate backing for Minnis over Butler-Turner

A Free National Movement insider said he recently polled Eleuthera’s delegates and found that all seven said they would support Killarney MP Dr Hubert Minnis over Long Island MP Loretta Butler-Turner in a leadership battle.

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Police summer camp an opportunity for youngsters

THE Royal Bahamas Police Force yesterday launched its 23rd annual Youth Summer Camp under the theme: “Children are gifts from God, so let’s guard our heritage.”

Probe into Grand Bahama shooting

GRAND Bahama police are continuing their investigations into an incident that resulted in a man being shot and hospitalised over the weekend.

UPDATED: Ramon Selva escapes from custody to spark police hunt

AN island-wide manhunt was underway on Monday in New Providence for a 20-year-old suspect who escaped from lawful custody on Sunday.

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Bimini shooting leaves man in hospital with leg wound

POLICE in Bimini are investigating a shooting incident that has left a man in hospital.

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Symonette urges 'Don't block Gang of Six'

FORMER Deputy Prime Minister Brent Symonette said yesterday that it would be a mistake for FNM Leader Dr Hubert Minnis to block the nomination of the “gang of six” MPs if he successfully defends his post at next month’s convention.

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Sands amazed by delay in appointment to Senate post

FREE National Movement (FNM) Senator Dr Duane Sands said the delay to appoint him to the upper chamber, despite countless calls by “respected persons” within the party, shows that the organisation’s current leadership is not focused on putting the “best effort forward”.

Mayaguana councillor found dead during visit to Nassau

POLICE are awaiting the results of an autopsy to determine the cause of death of a local government official from Mayaguana who was found dead in a home in eastern New Providence on Saturday.

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BNT warn not to harm shark but fate remains unknown

THERE is still no clarity on whether a large Great Hammerhead shark spotted over the weekend has been speared, harmed or even killed in an effort to drive it away from the eastern New Providence coastline.

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Police seize $1.4m drugs haul

POLICE have taken two men into custody in connection with the seizure of $1.4m worth of marijuana following an early morning operation in the quiet community of Pikkano Properties, off Tonique Williams Highway.

Father of two shot dead outside nightclub

POLICE have taken seven people into custody in connection with the apparent shooting death of a father of two outside a nightclub on Elizabeth Avenue early on Saturday morning.

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A Bahamian abroad shines at MTSU

WHEN he graduated from Highbury High School (now R M Bailey Senior High) in Nassau in 1973, Sidney McPhee had a deep love for music and his career goal at the time was to be a high school band instructor.

DNA leader seeks unity after killers of brother jailed

DEMOCRATIC National Alliance (DNA) Leader Branville McCartney issued an emotional appeal yesterday for a collective effort to break the cycle of violence following the sentencing of his brother Kurt’s killers.

FNM chairman: Nottage doesn't care how people feel about crime

FREE National Movement (FNM) Chairman Sidney Collie has accused Minister of National Security Dr Bernard Nottage of not caring how unsafe Bahamians feel, noting that five people were killed since the Bain and Grants Town MP proclaimed overall crime had dropped by 29 per cent.