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Doctors call a halt and do deal

SENIOR public doctors ended their industrial action yesterday after signing an agreement-in-principle that boosts their terms of employment.

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Four deny owning drugs with intent to supply

THREE women and one man pleaded not guilty to possession of a quantity of Indian hemp with intent to supply yesterday.

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RBDF too slow to help distressed vessel, says boater

A CONCERNED boater has criticised the Royal Bahamas Defence Force’s response time following an incident at sea where a smoking boat was left in distress for hours.

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Bahamian living in Atlanta flees during trial

A BAHAMIAN man living in Atlanta has been declared a fugitive in the United States, going missing days before a jury found him guilty of rape, aggravated sexual battery, child molestation and cruelty to children in the first degree.

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Little progress on citizenship laws, says Minnis

DESPITE announcing more than a year ago his administration’s intention to amend the Immigration Act to allow Bahamian women the right to automatically transfer citizenship to their children regardless of birthplace, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis suggested yesterday there has been little movement on the issue.

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Govt in move to allow people solar power

AS he declared the cost of electricity will eventually go down, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis said the government intends to move forward with legislation that allows homeowners to have some degree of solar power.

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Move to raise VAT exemption celling a ‘hoodoo’ response

SENATOR Michael Darville yesterday called the government’s bid to raise the value added tax (VAT) exemption ceiling for electricity bills from $200 to $300 a “hoodoo” political response to mounting public pressure.

US Embassy presents equipment to RBPF

THE Royal Bahamas Police Force received $430,000 worth of equipment and gear from the US Embassy yesterday.

Grand Bahama is winning the war on drugs, says ACP Butler

ASSISTANT Commissioner of Police Samuel Butler said yesterday the force has had a “major impact” on the war on drugs in Grand Bahama.

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Student arrested in Florida for death threat to professor

A Florida Atlantic University student raised in the Bahamas was arrested last week for allegedly threatening to kill his professor for scheduling a 7am exam.

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Dodge taxes and you’ll end up in court

TAX dodgers will be subject to criminal charges before the court under the government’s proposed amendment to the Penal Code.

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Two accused of killing

AN adult male and a teenager were yesterday arraigned on murder and attempted murder charges.

Murder toll falls by a quarter

THERE have been 86 murders for the year thus far, police press liaison officer Superintendent Shanta Knowles revealed yesterday.

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‘Carry on, doctors’ - but end in sight

DOCTORS had a productive meeting with finance officials yesterday, pulling them closer to full service after more than a week of industrial action.

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‘We need to know source of the money’

FINANCE Minister K Peter Turnquest defended government’s intention to legislate non-profit organisations insisting yesterday the Minnis administration is simply seeking to ensure transparency while safeguarding the country against international risks.