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Mark Humes calls his fellow FNM Rollins a ‘rabid animal’

FREE National Movement newcomer Mark Humes issued a scathing rebuke against Fort Charlotte MP Dr Andre Rollins yesterday, likening the outspoken MP to a “rabid animal”.

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Govt optimistic despite downgrade by Moody’s

STATE Finance Minister Michael Halkitis yesterday insisted that the government remains optimistic about the Bahamas’ economic future, despite Moody’s Investor Service downgrading this country’s sovereign credit rating one notch, from Baa2 to Baa3.

College to stay open despite problems with accreditation

SOJOURNER-Douglass College officials yesterday said its Bahamas campus will “stay open” despite its accreditation woes, with the college’s president saying officials hope to remedy the problem within the next year.

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Murder trial for killing of student to resume Thursday

A JUDGE presiding over the trial concerning the murder of a Doris Johnson Senior High School student assured a jury that proceedings will continue on Thursday after announcing that their presence would not be needed for another 48 hours.

Security company opens new Freeport offices

CANDID Security Limited opened its newly constructed corporate offices in Freeport demonstrating its success and growth over the past 19 years in Grand Bahama.

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Walk for the Cure confirmed to return in October

THE regional CIBC FirstCaribbean cancer fundraiser that brought over 10,000 participants together in 17 countries last year returns to The Bahamas in October, it was announced yesterday.

RE Cooper award winners are announced

THE names of the first R E Cooper Sr National Meritorious Award winners - people who have quietly enriched and helped the community in The Bahamas - have been announced.

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Church abuse is the focus of new book by author and educator

LOCAL educator Melony Thompson is celebrating the launch of her book, Odessa and the Professor, which tells the story of church abuse through the use of scripture.

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Four students named as scholarship recipients

THE Tara Xavier Hepburn Foundation has named four scholarship recipients for 2016 - Presley Godet, of A F Adderley Junior High School, Ashley Treco, of L W Young Junior High School, Vashanti Storr, of S C McPherson Junior High School, and D’angelo Smith, of St John’s College.

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Bishop accuses Sandals of ‘gross injustice’ over jobs

BISHOP Walter Hanchell yesterday slammed Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort for recently making more than 600 employees redundant, accusing the resort of committing a “gross injustice” by using the workers as “pawns” in its feud with the Bahamas Hotel Maintenance and Allied Workers Union.

Baha Mar ‘will add 2,200 badly needed rooms’

Baha Mar, when opened, will add 2,200 “badly needed” hotel rooms according to Tourism Minister Obie Wilchcombe, noting that the development will provide a ‘tremendous spark’ in the tourism  and travel industry.

BPL says power cuts suspended after 48 hours of "challenges"

BAHAMAS Power and Light Company Limited (BPL) said on Tuesday evening that it has suspended outage rotations in New Providence following two days of "challenges".

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NEMA: Get ready for 'peak season for storms'

THE National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has cautioned the public to "remain in a state of readiness" heading into the peak of this year's Atlantic hurricane season, with international weather agencies warning that this could be the "most active" season in almost five years.

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‘Wells was sacrificed in letter of intent row’

FORT Charlotte MP Dr Andre Rollins went back on the offensive yesterday accusing the Christie administration of sacrificing Bamboo Town MP Renward Wells in the letter of intent controversy in a bid to protect senior party members who orchestrated the signing.

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Sandals workers line up to reapply for old jobs

DESPITE being some of the 600 plus employees made redundant at the Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort last week, several former workers yesterday expressed no bitterness in having to reapply for their old jobs.