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Pintard aims for chairman role

WITH the backing of senior party members, Senator Michael Pintard is expected to announce his candidacy for chairman of the FNM tonight in Nassau.

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$6.2m drug suspect denied bail by court

A GRAND Bahama man was denied bail yesterday after being arraigned in connection with the $6.2m drug seizure in the nation’s second city.

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The lady pirates of the Caribbean

The legendary Anne Bonny and Mary Read hold a special place in the annals of piracy in the Bahamas. Sir Christopher Ondaatje recounts their extraordinary tales of disguise and daring

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BTVI donates to Sister Sister

THE Sister Sister Breast Cancer Support Group has received a helping hand from the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) in the fight against breast cancer.

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RBC hands final funds for tuition help to BTVI students

THE third and final installment of RBC Royal Bank’s $30,000 commitment to the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) to provide tuition assistance to three promising students - Victorian Knowles, Dexter Laidley and Philip Curling - has been made.

Nursing graduates honoured in ceremony

NINE graduates of the College of the Bahamas nursing programme have been recognised at the first pinning ceremony in Grand Bahama at Pelican Bay.

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Food stores to be policed over VAT price rises

PRIME Minister Perry Christie said yesterday that the government will police food stores across the country to ensure they do not raise their prices without justification as the implementation date for value-added tax nears.

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Wells ‘will not speak about letter of intent’

BAMBOO Town MP Renward Wells has said he would not speak in the House of Assembly when it resumes on the controversial $650 million letter of intent with Stellar Waste Management insisting that “nothing else needs to be said” because he has sufficiently explained his position in the past weeks.

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Stabbed to death hours before her birthday

HOURS before she would have celebrated her 22nd birthday, Carmin Jean was stabbed to death during a domestic dispute with her boyfriend late Sunday night.

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Human rights violations concern from Amnesty

AMNESTY International yesterday expressed concern over the application of the Bahamas’ new immigration policy, fearing it has led to human rights violations.

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Pilot had tried to land prior to hitting crane

THE PILOT of the ill-fated Learjet that crashed into a junk pile nine days ago “attempted to land at least once” before smashing into a crane at the Grand Bahama Shipyard, according to an official close to the investigation.

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Man shot dead as he unloaded his car

A MAN was shot in front of his home in the Cowpen Road area last night as he unloaded items from his car, police said.

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PM: Immigration backlash alarm

PRIME Minister Perry Christie admitted yesterday that he was “worried” about the firestorm of international criticism that the government has been receiving because of its new immigration restrictions.

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Man accused of three attempted murder faces court

A MAN is facing up to life imprisonment if convicted of three attempted murder charges for which he was arraigned in Magistrate’s Court yesterday.

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Drug suspects are remanded in custody

THREE men from San Salvador were remanded to the Department of Correctional Services yesterday after being accused of conspiring to supply dangerous drugs reportedly found in their possession.