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Nottage hopes for parole legislation before end of year

NATIONAL Security Minister Dr Bernard Nottage hopes the government can produce draft legislation before the end of the year that would ultimately make hundreds of incarcerated people eligible for parole.

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Equality referendum is ‘likely’ before July

IT IS likely that the government will hold its severely stalled equality referendum within the first half of this year, according to National Security Minister Dr Bernard Nottage yesterday, as he stressed that the vote “is still very much on the books”.

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Nottage ‘a coward’ for blaming others

BAR Association President Elsworth Johnson said yesterday that Minister of National Security Dr Bernard Nottage should “stick to gynecology” since he obviously lacks the “innovation and the intellectual aptitude” to solve the nation’s crippling crime problem.

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INSIGHT: Nottage too silent on crime

LAST week, Minister of National Security Dr Bernard Nottage walked past a group of protestors in Rawson Square who are fed up with the rising murder count and the almost daily bloodletting that occurs on the streets of New Providence.

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Nottage refuses to answer on equality referendum

DESPITE the nation’s leader previously stating that the proposed constitutional referendum on gender equality may take place this month, National Security Minister Dr Bernard Nottage yesterday refused to answer when asked for an update on the proposed referendum’s timeline.

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Nottage seeks to clarify comments on murder rate

BAINS and Grants Town MP Dr Bernard Nottage yesterday sought to clarify earlier comments he made in the House of Assembly over the country’s crime situation.

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Nottage insists all crime better than in 2011

THE country’s crime situation under this Christie administration is worse when compared to the Free National Movement’s last term in office, according to Montagu MP Richard Lightbourn yesterday.

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No discussion on delay for referendum

NATIONAL Security Minister Dr Bernard Nottage said yesterday that the government had not discussed the possibility of delaying the proposed constitutional referendum that is slated for June this year.

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UPDATED: Doctor 'signs sick notes for 69 prison staff in one day'

NATIONAL Security Minister Dr Bernard Nottage has claimed that one doctor allegedly provided 69 prison officers with sick notes in one day and that the doctor in question was not in office on the day the notes were written.

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Nottage doubts Miller will quit - but agrees on export ban

NATIONAL Security Minister Dr Bernard Nottage said yesterday that he had “difficulty believing” Tall Pines MP Leslie Miller would threaten to leave the Progressive Liberal Party over the government’s failure to ban copper exports.

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YOUNG MAN'S VIEW: Grading the Cabinet

Bernard Nottage Dr Nottage has failed dismally in his role as Minister of National Security. He has the toughest portfolio and, unfortunately, this crime situation is a social issue (parenting, poverty, etc). No amount of police could fix this; the crime dynamic is bigger than police.

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Police ‘failed’, says Nottage

LAW enforcement has “failed” in attempts to lower the country’s murder count, National Security Minister Dr Bernard Nottage admitted yesterday.

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Nottage: Jailhouse wedding discipline not down to me

NATIONAL Security Minister Dr Bernard Nottage yesterday distanced himself from recent comments made by Police Commissioner Ellison Greenslade as to how “distressed” he was about a “jailhouse wedding” that took place last year.

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Nottage blames crime levels on failed justice system

NATIONAL Security Minister Dr Bernard Nottage yesterday skirted around questions regarding the government’s failure to control the scourge of crime in the country as it had heavily campaigned to do during the 2012 general election.

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Nottage: We are still assessing over crime

NEARLY three weeks after the National Security Council met to discuss new crime fighting initiatives, Royal Bahamas Police Force executives and the government are still in a “state of reassessment” over crime, said Bain and Grants Town MP Dr Bernard Nottage.

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FNM blamed for new delay in referendum

NATIONAL Security Minister Dr Bernard Nottage blamed the opposition for the failure of the four Constitutional Bills to move through the House of Assembly, causing another delay to passing the landmark changes in the lower chamber yesterday.

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No new date for equality bills to be tabled in Parliament

NATIONAL Security Minister Dr Bernard Nottage yesterday said he could not forecast when the constitutional bills for a referendum on gender equality will be passed in the House of Assembly.

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Minister: No students wearing ankle bracelets in schools

NATIONAL Security Minister Dr Bernard Nottage yesterday confirmed that there are no students wearing ankle bracelets in schools in The Bahamas.

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Government considering 'lock down' proposals

NATIONAL Security Minister Dr Bernard Nottage yesterday said the government is giving “consideration” to a “lock down” of notorious crime areas in the capital, but only “to the extent that the law permits it”.

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Commission considers delay for referendum

THE Constitutional Commission is considering a possible delay of the proposed referendum, National Security Minister Dr Bernard Nottage told the House of Assembly yesterday.

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Constitutional referendum vote delayed

THE anticipated House of Assembly vote on the Christie administration’s proposed constitutional referendum Bills was postponed yesterday.

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Questions for referendum have been altered, says Nottage

QUESTIONS for the upcoming constitutional referendum have been altered as the government considers further changes to proposed amendments, according to National Security Minister Dr Bernard Nottage.

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Call for Nottage to apologise over crime statistics

FNM Deputy Chairman Dr Duane Sands said yesterday he believes National Security Minister Dr Bernard Nottage should apologise for not painting an accurate picture of the country’s crime problem when he gave crime statistics in the House of Assembly last week.

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'62 murders - but major crime down'

ALTHOUGH 62 murders have been recorded for the year so far, statistics show that most major crime categories have decreased significantly, National Security Minister Dr Bernard Nottage announced yesterday.

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Reservists will get owed pay, says Nottage

OUTSTANDING pay owed to hundreds of police reservists over several months is on the way, National Security Minister Dr Bernard Nottage confirmed yesterday in Parliament.

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Nottage hits back at Smith over criticisms

NATIONAL Security Minister Dr Bernard Nottage yesterday fired back at Deputy House Speaker Dion Smith who recently said his constituents in Nassau Village cannot feel the government.

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Legislation to be brought to House over Intelligence Agency

NATIONAL Security Minister Dr Bernard Nottage said legislation to regulate the controversial National Intelligence Agency will be brought to the House of Assembly soon after the government ends the 2014/2015 budget debate.

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Nottage says crime down - despite recent spate of murders

DESPITE a recent spate of murders and violent crime throughout the country, National Security Minister Dr Bernard Nottage said yesterday that crime is “trending downward” specifically in New Providence and within areas that have challenged authorities.

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Young men take part in first stage of 'shock treatment' programme

TWENTY TWO young men completed the first phase of the government’s “shock treatment” programme yesterday, with National Security Minister Dr Bernard Nottage branding the new initiative a success – despite the “noise in the market.”

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Marco’s Law to be in effect ‘very soon’

MARCO’S Law will include provisions “restricting” where convicted sex offenders can live and limiting their contact with children, National Security Minister Dr Bernard Nottage said yesterday.

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Government says no to police overtime

NATIONAL Security Minister Dr Bernard Nottage said the government will not pay police officers overtime for working 12-hour-shifts because they “are not owed anything”.

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Nottage backs psychological support for police officers

NATIONAL Security Minister Dr Bernard Nottage yesterday said he advised executive command of the Royal Bahamas Police Force to consider psychological support for police officers.

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Shock tactics: Pupils to spend a night in the cells

STUDENTS with disciplinary problems will have to spend a night at the Central Detective Unit and visit Her Majesty’s Prison as a part of the government’s new “shock treatment package”.

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Debate to open on marijuana?

NATIONAL Security Minister Dr Bernard Nottage says the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes is an issue that the government will soon be confronted with as authorities continue to combat the illegal production of the drug throughout the country.

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Nottage on defensive over jailhouse wedding

NATIONAL Security Minister Dr Bernard Nottage was yesterday on the defensive following demands from the FNM for answers over which government official authorised a wedding of a man being held at the Central Police station.

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Nottage: People electronically monitored ‘too dangerous for the streets’

NATIONAL Security Minister Dr Bernard Nottage yesterday said that if left up to him, people accused of committing serious crimes would not be granted bail if their trial progresses in a “suitable period of time”. He added that people whose movements are being electronically monitored are “too dangerous to be put on the streets.”

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Murder accused ‘should not get bail’

NATIONAL Security Minister Dr Bernard Nottage yesterday reiterated that persons charged with murder should not receive bail.

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Smuggled iguanas 'part of international racket'

THE two Romanian tourists who stuffed 13 iguanas into socks and smuggled them out of the Bahamas last month were a part of an international illegal racket which sells the critically endangered animals for thousands of dollars, according to Minister of National Security Dr Bernard Nottage.

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Nottage backs police over crime statistics

NATIONAL Security Minister Dr Bernard Nottage says he has no reason to doubt the veracity of the Royal Bahamas Police Force’s crime statistics.

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Maynergy 5 years, 1 month ago

con·quer ˈkäNGkər/ verb overcome and take control of (a place or people) by use of military force. "the Magyars conquered Hungary in the Middle Ages" synonyms: defeat, beat, vanquish, trounce, triumph over, be victorious over, get the better of, worst; More

The politics of Divide and Conquer is not really helpful for the Bahamian people. The politics of Inclusion is a better way to go.

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