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FNM leader keeps pledge to join in Eleuthera junior junkanoo

FNM Leader Dr Hubert Minnis participated in the Eleuthera Junior Junkanoo Parade held in Governor’s Harbour over the weekend.

Cubans rescured from Cay Verdi

THE United States Coast Guard rescued seven Cubans who were stranded on Cay Verdi yesterday, just east of Ragged Island, confirmed Bahamas Air Sea Rescue Association (BASRA) officials.

Phones ‘confiscated by police’ at crash scene

POLICE are investigating a traffic accident that has left a female tourist in serious condition in hospital.

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Meet the newborns of 2015

DOCTORS Hospital’s Maternity Department was thrilled to welcome the first baby of 2015 early in the evening of January 1.

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Senior officer confirms retirement

DEPUTY Commissioner of Police Quinn McCartney confirmed his retirement from the Royal Bahamas Police Force to take up a post at the Baha Mar resort, saying that after serving the RBPF for more than three decades it was time to make a contribution to other sectors of society.

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No one yet charged as probe into BAMSI blaze continues

POLICE are still investigating the arson attack that left a dorm at the Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Sciences Institute gutted, despite reports last week that a disgruntled employee admitted being the culprit.

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Pintard issues challenge over bank claim

FNM Chairman Michael Pintard yesterday called on Prime Minister Perry Christie to reveal publicly whose interest the FNM is reportedly working on behalf of with its continued chiding of the government regarding the handling and operations of the Bank of the Bahamas.

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Second cop faces charges after sex tapes leak

A policeman arraigned in Magistrates Court yesterday denied defaming a female acquaintance by posting a nude image of her on Facebook.

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PM gets US Gov’t ‘guarantee’ on BEC bidders’ integrity

WASHINGTON DC - PRIME Minister Perry Christie yesterday confirmed he wanted to “absolutely guarantee” that the Obama administration could vouch for the integrity of the US firms it was backing in the Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC) reform process.

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Christian Council denounces Carnival: 'Immodest costumes will lead to sins of the flesh'

THE government’s inaugural Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival has drawn more controversy, with the Bahamas Christian Council denouncing the “immodest” costumes for the planned event, saying the scant attire could lead to “fornication, promiscuity, rape incest” and other “sins of the flesh.”

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Prison association meets minister to discuss issues

OFFICIALS from the Bahamas Prison Officers Association yesterday said that they are “hopeful” a resolution will soon be reached between staff members of the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services and the government.

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Man accused of attempted murder remanded to jail

A MAN was remanded to prison yesterday after being arraigned in connection with a near-fatal incident that happened last November.

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Man suspected of firing on police officers is arrested

GRAND Bahama Police arrested a man who reportedly fired on officers in the Coral Gardens area over the weekend.

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$200,000 goal for treatment to save life of little Tarique

THE FAMILY of six-year-old Tarique Miller has renewed a plea for financial assistance to help cover the cost of potential “life saving” treatment for the child.

Former commissioner calls on parties to act together to deal with crime

FORMER Assistant Commissioner of Police Paul Thompson yesterday called for the political parties in the country to “get together” and formulate a “wholesale approach” to dealing with crime in the country.