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PM hails effect of new airport radar

PRIME Minister Perry Christie yesterday touted the government’s acquisition of a new radar for the Lynden Pindling International Airport’s Air Traffic Control division as a “dramatic improvement” of the aviation sector in the country.

Missing man

AN Abaco man has been reported missing, police said.

Lawyer appointed at public expense for killer's appeal

A MAN contesting his conviction for the murder of a friend he claimed introduced him to an HIV-positive woman will now have a lawyer appointed to present his appeal at the public’s expense.

Painting the town orange

THE colour orange will adopt new meaning as the Zonta Club of New Providence moves to “Paint the Town Orange” in its new campaign to end violence against women and girls.

9th annual Dr Martin Luther King Jr Essay contest

THE United States Embassy in Nassau has launched its 9th annual Dr Martin Luther King Jr Essay contest.

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COB warns students of VAT on tuition

WITH the implementation of value added tax only six weeks away, the College of The Bahamas is advising students of how the 7.5 per cent tariff will affect their bills in the next semester and beyond.

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Loretta committed to the FNM

AFTER her landslide loss in the leadership contest at Friday’s Free National Movement convention Long Island MP Loretta Butler-Turner said she will continue her “fight” and remains committed to her party.

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BEC union 'will strike' if Miller fails to honour deal

BAHAMAS Electrical Workers Union President Paul Maynard said the unions representing workers at the Bahamas Electricity Corporation will “go on strike” if Executive Chairman Leslie Miller refuses to honour an industrial contract the union has “already negotiated with the government”.

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Nine-year-old boy helping police after cousin, 11, killed as shotgun goes off

A NINE-year-old boy is assisting police with their investigation into the shooting death of an 11-year-old boy, believed to be his cousin, in Andros early on Saturday morning.

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Minnis pledges 'tax-free zones'

NEWLY re-elected Free National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis said if elected in 2017, his party will create inner city “tax free zones” and develop a new plan, more efficient than the current government’s policies, to “stomp out crime.”

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Historic moment for Grand Bahama

NEWLY-elected Free National Movement Deputy Leader Peter Turnquest and Chairman Michael Pintard pushed a message of unity as they spoke with reporters at the party’s headquarters in Grand Bahama.

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Moncur: Opposition must unite for sake of country

A FORMER Democratic National Alliance candidate believes that opposition political parties must put aside their egos for the greater good of the country if they wish to defeat the governing PLP in the next general election.

Students clock to BTVI fair

SCORES of Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institution students flocked to the recent college fair to gain information on further education and scholarship opportunities.

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Crowds brave weather for Jollification

THE crowds turned out in force over the weekend despite the inclement weather – particularly on Saturday – for the Christmas Jollification at the Bahamas National Trust Retreat, Village Road, enjoying some of the country’s finest arts and crafts, a variety of food and a tasting of holiday spirits.