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Bishop Simeon Hall

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Murder count overtakes 2016

WITH less than three months left in the year, the Bahamas has surpassed last year’s murder count of 111, according to The Tribune’s records.

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Pastor backs police call for suspects to turn themselves in

A PROMINENT pastor has endorsed the recent call by senior police officers for wanted criminals to turn themselves into police custody, charging that he would be willing to personally "escort" those persons to police before things get "bloody" between both sides. 

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Bishop wants level-headed election campaign

DESPITE calls for “peace and calm” during this election season by Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Chairman Bradley Roberts last week, the verbal jousting between parties continued over the weekend, prompting one prominent religious leader to renew calls for “level-headed political behaviour”.

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Bishop Hall calls for stricter enforcement to stop crime

BISHOP Simeon Hall yesterday said the country is in a crime “crisis,” as he called for a stricter enforcement of the country’s crime laws and for the removal of “some people from civilised society” if the death penalty cannot be enforced in the country.

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Bishop Hall steps back from CLICO campaign

AFTER eight years of championing the cause, Bishop Simeon Hall yesterday announced he is “throwing in the towel” on agitating for Government to resolve the CLICO debacle.

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Bishop optimistic over ‘light at the end’ of CLICO saga

A prominent CLICO (Bahamas) policyholder yesterday said he is “very optimistic” over a potential resolution to the eight year debacle, saying that the “light at the end of the tunnel” could come within the next two weeks.

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Bishop: Govt failing to tackle crime

PROMINENT religious leader Bishop Simeon Hall said yesterday that Bahamians’ humanity is receding as the government continues to sidestep policies capable of impeding the current surge in crime.

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‘Prosecute for thefts from govt departments’

BISHOP Simeon Hall has called for both Transport and Aviation Minister Glenys Hanna Martin and Social Services Minister Melanie Griffin to “identify and seek the prosecution” of the culprits allegedly responsible for theft from departments they oversee.

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Bishop calls for yes vote, slams Dame Joan Sawyer

BISHOP Simeon Hall yesterday said he was “disappointed” by former Court of Appeal President Dame Joan Sawyer’s recent comments branding the impending referendum “a waste of time”, as he urged support of the four Constitutional Amendment Bills.

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Religious leaders hail passing of Bills as ‘historic success’

RELIGIOUS leaders yesterday praised the passage of the four Constitutional (Amendment) Bills on gender equality in the House of Assembly, calling the action a “great, historic success”.

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Bishop says govt should not wait on insurers

BISHOP Simeon Hall yesterday said while the Christie administration should “at least listen to credible critics” of National Health Insurance, it should not “wait on insurance companies to lead the fight” in providing universal healthcare for Bahamians.

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Bishop calls for ‘Swift Justice’ in BEC bribery investigation

BISHOP Simeon Hall yesterday called for Attorney General Allyson Maynard-Gibson to “apply her concept of Swift Justice” in pressing criminal charges against the Bahamian official named in a US plea deal who allegedly received bribes to secure contracts with the Bahamas Electricity Corporation.

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Bishop supports force after recent shootings

BISHOP Simeon Hall yesterday said he has no issue with the recent string of fatal police shootings, adding that the Royal Bahamas Police Force should “take out” suspects “with all the intensity of how people are tired of these criminals.”

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Bishop calls for smaller developments amid wrangling over Baha Mar

RELIGIOUS leader Bishop Simeon Hall has urged the country’s leaders not to approve other developments on the scale of mega-resort Baha Mar and instead focus on a smaller hotel model.

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Bishop backs salary payment

BISHOP Simeon Hall yesterday said he supported the government’s decision to pay the salaries of more than 2,000 Baha Mar employees despite not yet honouring its promise to assist the thousands of people who lost millions of dollars when CLICO (Bahamas) collapsed.

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CLICO policyholders to march on Parliament

HUNDREDS of CLICO (Bahamas) policyholders are expected to march to Parliament this morning to protest the government’s “lack of action” in assisting thousands of people who lost millions of dollars when the company collapsed.

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Bishop calls for govt to honour CLICO promises

A well-known Bahamian pastor has urged the government not to forget its promises to assist the thousands of Bahamian policy holders who lost millions of dollars when CLICO (Bahamas) collapsed.

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Bishop: Jail all illegal immigrants who re-enter country

PROMINENT Bahamian pastor Bishop Simeon Hall has called for all illegal immigrants to face prison sentences if they re-enter the country after deportation.

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Political parties called on to unite for 10-year plan on crime

BISHOP Simeon Hall and other Bahamian religious leaders yesterday called on the “three political parties” in the country to “sheath their swords” and produce a “bipartisan ten-year crime plan for the nation”.

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Bishop's plea to gangs: Turn in your guns

BISHOP Simeon Hall, pastor emeritus of New Covenant Baptist Church, yesterday urged gang members and criminals to turn in their illegal firearms, as a way of reducing gun crime in the country.

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