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Roberts: DNA leader ‘should humble himself’

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party (PLP) Chairman Bradley Roberts yesterday issued a strong rebuke of Democratic National Alliance (DNA) Leader Branville McCartney, telling the former MP to humble himself and stop trying to hustle his way back into the Free National Movement (FNM).

Lloyd calls for Bahamians to take initiative

RESPECTED attorney and radio personality Jeff Lloyd yesterday urged Bahamians to take the initiative in rescuing the country instead of waiting on politicians and government to save it.

Port authority aims to help students find work

WITH thousands of high school students preparing to graduate this summer, the Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) has partnered with Island Outsourcers to prepare them for employment and future careers.

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Bahamas team passes taste test ahead of contest

The Bahamas National Culinary Team sharpened their competitive skills in readiness to defend their prestigious Taste of the Caribbean title last week by serving up a six-course dining extravaganza to delighted guests at the fundraising Gala Demonstration dinner at Atlantis, Paradise Island.

Loretta locked up - but all in the name of helping Rotaract

LORETTA Butler-Turner found herself put in the stocks and jailed for a good cause at the weekend as part of the Rotaract Club of East Nassau’s popular 'jail and bail' fundraiser Captured.

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Primary school awards honour the students of the year

The Primary School Student of the Year awards were held over the weekend at Golden Gates World Outreach Ministries.

Avast me hearties, pirates theme park to open on monday

THE first phase of the Pirates Cove Water Theme Park and Zipline in Grand Bahama is complete and the operators are expected to open to the public on Monday.

Study aims to improve Rand Hospital services

A TRIPARTITE observational study is being undertaken by the Ministry of Health, Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) and the Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) aimed at improving health care services at the Rand Memorial Hospital/Grand Bahama Health Services.


Accuweather has extended a severe weather alert for Nassau for 2.25 to 6pm on Monday as a heavy thunderstorm rolls in from off the coast of New Providence.

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Nottage ‘not satisfied’ with murder rate decrease

NATIONAL Security Minister Dr Bernard Nottage said on Friday he is not satisfied by the decrease in the murder rate in 2016 compared to the last two years, vowing to work to ensure all Bahamians feel safe.

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Pastor Cedric Moss ‘ignoring facts, inventing conspirarcy theories’ over referendum

THE ‘YES Bahamas’ campaign said yesterday that Pastor Cedric Moss has shown a “wilful determination to ignore facts in favour of inventing conspiracy theories” when it comes to the constitutional referendum on gender equality.

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‘Yes Bahamas’ marchers take to the streets in Freeport

MOTHERS, fathers and children participated in a “Yes Bahamas” march in Freeport on Saturday morning in support of the four Constitutional Amendment Bills on gender equality which will be voted on in the June 7 referendum.

NIB employee fired for misappropriating funds

NATIONAL Insurance Board Director Rowena Bethel yesterday confirmed that an employee has been fired from the organisation for misappropriating funds.

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Loretta doubts ‘yes’ vote win

LONG ISLAND MP Loretta Butler Turner yesterday admitted that she was “not confident” the proposed gender equality referendum will pass.

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FNM coalition with DNA ‘not a good idea’

LONG ISLAND MP Loretta Butler Turner yesterday rejected talks of a coalition between the FNM and the DNA as “not a good idea” given the third party’s fledgling status.