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Hearing adjourned as Rufa continues to be denied entry to country

THE attorney for Bruno Rufa on Thursday made a request for his criminal trial to be dismissed in the Magistrate’s Court because of the continued refusal by government to allow his client entry to The Bahamas for his trial in Grand Bahama.

Condo complex shut with repairs on hold

THE Coral Beach Condominiums in Freeeport remain closed due to hurricane damage and hundreds of winter residents have not been able to come to Grand Bahama this season.

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Antique Auto Club. - Shawn Thomas was elected Assistant Secretary in the Club’s recent election. Shawn joined the Club in September, 2010, shortly after attending the Kiwanis Club’s Antique Auto Show and Cook-out, where she met some of the members of the Antique Auto Club. Since joining she has been active in all facets of the Club and very supportive when asked to assist with anything.

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Attorney admitted to the Bar in Jamaica

ATTORNEY Keith O Major Jr has become the latest of many Bahamians over the years to be admitted to the Jamaica Bar at a presentation in Kingston yesterday.

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Family of four charged with possession of dangerous drugs

A FAMILY of four were among seven people arraigned in two separate cases of possession of dangerous drugs with the intent to supply on Friday in Magistrate’s Court.

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Scott Street shooting leaves one man dead, baby girl and two others injured

A MAN is dead and a one-year-old girl and two men are in hospital after a shooting at Scott Street, off Hospital Lane, police said on Thursday night.

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UPDATED: Man dies of injuries sustained in fatal crash

A MALE driver who was involved in a traffic accident that occurred on Charles Saunders Highway on February 6 died in hospital yesterday, police said.

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Intercept bill consultation hailed as a victory

THE Grand Bahama Human Rights Association yesterday hailed the postponement of debate on the Interception of Communications Bill 2017 for public consultation as a landmark victory.

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Voter registration staff accused of demanding unnecessary paperwork

TALL Pines MP Leslie Miller condemned the voter registration process yesterday, accusing government workers at registration sites of intimidating and harassing Bahamians for unnecessary documentation despite official proclamations.

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Miller: Enforce death penalty or let the criminals take over

TALL Pines MP Leslie Miller yesterday advised lawmakers that if they did not have the “guts” to support capital punishment then they should abandon the anti-crime fight altogether and let criminals “take over” the country.

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Butler-Turner: Put country before egos or PLP wins

OFFICIAL Opposition Leader Loretta Butler-Turner yesterday forecast that it was “very likely” the Progressive Liberal Party will be returned as the government unless splintered opposition forces can put the future of the country before their own egos.

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'I forgive teacher for my son's death in car'

ROSEMANIE Louis, the mother of the three-year-old boy who died after being found unresponsive in a car in front of his nursery last week, said while there is a “big hole” in her heart caused by her only son’s death, she forgives the teacher who accidentally “forgot” her child.

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PM promises to ensure lunch vendors are paid wages

IN light of additional reports that lunch vendors on the national school lunch programme are not being paid, Prime Minister Perry Christie yesterday announced he would “see to it” that they are paid.

Clarification - Dr Andre Rollins

WE HAVE been asked to make clear that Dr Andre Rollins, MP for Fort Charlotte, did not indicate in the House of Assembly on February 17 he was prepared to swim in vomit to return to the Free National Movement, rather he said that if he had to get back into the party it was something he was prepared to do.

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Former boxer faces trial over human trafficking

CHIEF Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt will preside over the trial of a man facing allegations of human trafficking.