URBAN Renewal Co-chair Cynthia “Mother” Pratt said yesterday that the government needs to pass “draconian laws” in order to effectively combat the incidents of violent crime and murder that plague the country.
A 29-year-old man who was shot multiple times during a drive-by shooting on Saturday died in hospital early yesterday morning.
RESIDENTS of a neighbourhood in Elizabeth Estates were in shock yesterday following the death of an infant who was found burnt beyond recognition in a house gutted by fire on Tuesday night.
FOUR days of pride celebrations will kick off this weekend in a bid to strengthen existing support systems for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered community.
TESTIMONY continued yesterday in a murder trial in which two men, sharing the same surname but not related, are accused of a fatal shooting in Masons Addition.
TWO families in need of school preparation relief received free notebooks, textbooks, and even uniforms yesterday from the Urban Renewal Commission’s Back to School Programme yesterday.
THE advocacy group Save The Bays has gained another partner.
COLLEGE Council Chairman Alfred Sears has challenged The College of The Bahamas community to envision the opportunities that exist for the institution to leverage the skills of its constituents in order to achieve financial sustainability for the proposed University of The Bahamas.
A JUDGE has given the Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre four more weeks to produce a psychiatric evaluation on a reportedly “schizophrenic” man accused of raping a 17-year-old American girl in San Salvador.
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FOREIGN Affairs Minister Fred Mitchell said that, while dissenting opinions are valuable to organisations, those who have lost faith in the party should “look elsewhere”.
EDUCATION Minister Jerome Fitzgerald inspected several schools on Grand Bahama to get a status update on repairs that were done during the summer break.
NEWS of Dr Rodney Smith’s appointment to the top spot at the College of the Bahamas was met with approval from his student body at an American university.
FNM Leader Dr Hubert Minnis said Prime Minister Perry Christie has “failed” the nation on crime and obviously misled the public before the 2012 general election with suggestions that the PLP had answers to the problem.
FNM Deputy Leader Loretta Butler-Turner warned yesterday that the government may have to postpone its scheduled November 6 constitutional referendum because the process of enshrining equal rights for men and women in the Constitution is being compromised by repeated delays in passing the four Bills in Parliament.