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Officer who helped detain triple murder suspect testifies

A JURY heard testimony yesterday from a police officer who was a part of a special operation instrumental in the arrest of a suspect wanted for questioning in a triple murder.

Three men, one woman arrested over string of robberies

POLICE arrested three men and one woman Wednesday night who they suspect of being responsible for a string of recent robberies in the capital.

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Small crowd for NHI meeting at short notice

THE first of a series of National Health Insurance town meetings in Grand Bahama was held in Freeport on Wednesday evening, however the lack of sufficient public notice resulted in a small turnout of residents at the Bahamas Union of Teachers Hall.

Heart Association to hold Freeport fundraiser

WITH heart disease one of the leading causes of death in The Bahamas and worldwide, The Grand Bahama Heart Association is raising awareness by hosting a major fundraising event in Freeport this month.

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Farewell to a senator - and a dear friend

Dion Foulkes pays tribute to his late friend and former senator, Edwin ‘Wykee’ Brown, whose state recognised funeral takes place today at Bethel Baptist Church, Meeting Street, at 11am.


Bahamas Press Club. - President of the Bahamas Press Club 2014, Anthony A Newbold, addressed the Rotary Club of South East Nassau weekly luncheon meeting on the role of the Press.

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Music emergency? call the Jambulance

THERE’S a new sound about to hit the streets of the capital complete with EMS personnel - here comes the siren and flashing lights of the ‘Jambulance’ and its Emergency Musical Services.

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20 arrested as hunt for escaped murderer goes on

POLICE arrested nearly 20 people between Wednesday and Thursday for “assisting and providing shelter” for convicted murderer Ormand Leon, according to Senior Assistant Commissioner of Police Leon Bethel.

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Police still in the dark on NHI

DESPITE assurances from the government, the Police Staff Association continues to be concerned about the future of the health insurance scheme for police officers, fearing that it will be diminished as National Health Insurance comes on stream.

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‘What are you going to do with the grenades?’

FREE National Movement Deputy Leader Peter Turnquest accused the Christie administration of “preparing for something” as he called on Bahamians to be “vigilant” and “concerned” over the People’s Republic of China’s recent gift to the country of military equipment and musical instruments worth $1.2m.

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Approval is given to new manager of BEC

DEPUTY Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis yesterday announced that PowerSecure has received approval from the government to officially assume management control of Bahamas Power and Light, which now operates as the Bahamas Electrical Corporation.

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Seven years in jail for rape and armed robbery

A MAN who made a plea deal with Crown prosecutors in separate rape and armed robbery cases was sentenced to seven years in prison yesterday.

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Murdered man’s body found in Bimini

THE partially decomposed body of a man was discovered in bushes in Bimini early yesterday morning.

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Auditor warns of ‘breeding ground of improprieties’

THE Auditor General has warned of an “alarming amount of alleged theft” at the Post Office, with at least one of its practices branded “a breeding ground for improprieties”.

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No final decision yet on penalty for not signing up to NHI

CHIEF Medical Officer Dr Glen Beneby yesterday said no “final” decision has been made on whether the government will penalise those who do not to enrol for National Health Insurance, but stressed that officials are discussing ways by which to “encourage persons to comply” instead of creating a penalty.