THE Bahamas Humane Society will host another free distemper vaccine clinic on Wednesday to assist pet owners who cannot afford to vaccinate their dogs from the deadly virus.
BAHAMAS Public Services Union President John Pinder is confident the government will provide health insurance to paramedics and other health professionals in need of it long before its national health insurance scheme comes on stream as expected in January 2016.
MONTAGU MP Richard Lightbourn wants the government to delay the November 6 gender equality referendum with a view to ensuring the “flawed” process is corrected and misconceptions among the electorate are cleared up.
FORT Charlotte MP Dr Andre Rollins defended himself outside of the House of Assembly yesterday from what he branded a “personal attack” launched against him by Education Minister Jerome Fitzgerald.
A MAN was remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison yesterday after being charged with the statutory rape of a 13-year-old girl.
RELIGIOUS Leader Dr Myles Munroe said yesterday that while he supports the upcoming referendum on gender equality, the government should have “left the date open” and “let the people decide” when they are ready to vote rather than set a fixed date.
EDUCATION Minister Jerome Fitzgerald fired back at his own party’s backbench MPs yesterday saying he wants nothing to do with their “new generation” way of thinking as expressed during the House of Assembly debate on the four Constitution Amendment Bills.
FOUR people are dead after a US registered twin-engine Cessna 340 aircraft crashed in shallow waters five miles northwest of Freeport, Grand Bahama yesterday morning. The plane was inbound from Ormond Beach, Florida, when it went down around 10am.
PRIME Minister Perry Christie yesterday announced the resignation of Fort Charlotte MP Dr Andre Rollins as party whip.
MOMENTS after Prime Minister Perry Christie stressed the need for unity on the proposed constitutional amendment bills, Fort Charlotte MP Dr Andre Rollins stood in opposition in the House of Assembly for bills two and four being moved for third reading and into the committee stage.
MINISTER of Foreign Affairs and Immigration Fred Mitchell yesterday urged 16 Bahamian students to be “ambassadors for the country” after they were all granted full scholarships by the People’s Republic of China to study or continue studies in China during the 2014-2015 school year.
A WOMAN employed at a mega-resort in Cable Beach is on $10,000 bail after being charged last week in connection with one of the two traffic fatalities that occurred on New Year’s Day.
TWO men were remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison yesterday after being charged in Magistrate’s Court concerning two separate murders that recently occurred in the capital.
A MAN accused of killing his stepfather was acquitted of murder in the Supreme Court on the judge’s direction to the jury.
DESPITE threats that private sector representatives might withdraw their support for value added tax (VAT) if a Fiscal Responsibility Act is not implemented, State Minister for Finance Michael Halkitis said yesterday that the government has no plan to introduce such legislation as part of its fiscal reform initiatives and VAT rollout plans.