SENIOR public doctors ended their industrial action yesterday after signing an agreement-in-principle that boosts their terms of employment.
THREE women and one man pleaded not guilty to possession of a quantity of Indian hemp with intent to supply yesterday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
THE Royal Bahamas Police Force received $430,000 worth of equipment and gear from the US Embassy yesterday.
ASSISTANT Commissioner of Police Samuel Butler said yesterday the force has had a “major impact” on the war on drugs in Grand Bahama.
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.
TAX dodgers will be subject to criminal charges before the court under the government’s proposed amendment to the Penal Code.
AN adult male and a teenager were yesterday arraigned on murder and attempted murder charges.
THERE have been 86 murders for the year thus far, police press liaison officer Superintendent Shanta Knowles revealed yesterday.
DOCTORS had a productive meeting with finance officials yesterday, pulling them closer to full service after more than a week of industrial action.
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.