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Trump takes charge: Sworn in as 45th US president

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pledging to empower America's "forgotten men and women," Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday, taking command of a deeply divided nation and ushering in an unpredictable era in Washington. His victory gives Republicans control of the White House for the first time in eight years.

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PM: Fear of crime remains high despite progress by police force

PRIME Minister Perry Christie struck a sombre tone yesterday as he acknowledged that criminality and the fear of crime significantly impacted the quality of life and decision-making of many Bahamians despite the significant progress recorded by law enforcement and the justice system.

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Baha Mar documents ‘to be unsealed before opening’

THE release of the sealed Supreme Court Baha Mar documents is “most definitely” expected before the opening of the $3.5bn West Bay Street mega resort, Attorney General Allyson Maynard-Gibson said yesterday.

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PLP ratifies 16 more candidates for election

PRIME Minister Perry Christie yesterday urged supporters to ramp up voter registration efforts as the path will be clear towards the next general elections once the party emerges from its national convention next week.

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UPDATED: Students flee in stabbing terror

A TEENAGE boy is in critical condition in hospital after he was stabbed multiple times during a brawl at Government High School yesterday morning which left two other students injured.

Dames: Police keeping us from brink of crisis

FORMER Deputy Commissioner of Police Marvin Dames yesterday spoke out in support of Police Commissioner Ellison Greenslade and the Royal Bahamas Police Force after a spate of murders in New Providence.

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Commissioner: No issue with ankle monitoring

POLICE Commissioner Ellison Greenslade said there is no “issue” in The Bahamas with electronic monitoring systems.

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‘Bitch and complain tirade shows Christie needs to go’

FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis has said the brash tone of Prime Minister Perry Christie’s now infamous “bitch and complain” tirade last Sunday demonstrates that the veteran politician needs to reconsider his bid for re-election.

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Minnis: Boundary delay a hindrance to the FNM

FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday admitted that the stalled Constituencies Commission report has not only been a hindrance to his party, but has presented challenges for the FNM ahead of the 2017 general election.

Moss joins condemnation of Archdeacon’s comments

PASTOR of Mount Olive Baptist Church Rev C B Moss has spoken out against the “extremely offensive” address given by Anglican Archeacon James Palacious last week when he told a crowd gathered to celebrate Majority Rule Day that “black people breed too much”.

Automated licence system to be introduced in Grand Bahama

THE Road Traffic Department will introduce its new automated vehicle and driver’s licence system on February 6 in Grand Bahama.

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Points system suggested for traffic offences

ROAD Traffic officials are in discussions about the introduction of a points system against traffic violators, according to a Road Traffic Controller Ross Smith.

Humane Society holds sale at Rand Nature Centre

THE tranquil setting of the Rand Nature Centre was the perfect backdrop for the Humane Society of Grand Bahama’s “We Are All God’s Creatures” Arts & Crafts Show and Sale on Saturday.

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Family Islanders to march in solidarity against Trump

WOMEN from two Family Islands yesterday declared their support of the international Women’s March on Washington in hopes that their support will send a “strong and clear message” that the rights, health and safety of women and others throughout the world are respected.

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Exploring the blue holes of Abaco

RESEARCHERS from National Geographic, Bahamian scientists and local students have been mapping and exploring Abaco’s mysterious and beautiful blue holes.