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Stadium ‘baseball ready’

Although there is still some more cosmetic work to be done, architect and project manager Michael Foster said the newly constructed Andre Rodgers National Baseball Stadium will be “baseball ready” for the fourth Caribbean Baseball Cup.

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Man accused over series of robberies in New Providence

A MAN was remanded to prison yesterday in connection with a string of robberies in the nation’s capital.

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$1,000 fine for stealing parts

A MAN was fined $1,000 in court yesterday after admitting to stealing car parts from a vehicle he said was on a vacant lot.

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Sears apologises for Eleuthera water problems

WORKS and Utilities Minister Alfred Sears yesterday apologised to residents in Eleuthera for the continued disruption of water supply on the island, saying the matter is one of “deep concern” that officials are aggressively addressing.

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Junkanoo tickets selling fast

TICKETS for prime Junkanoo seating in Rawson Square are selling fast as anticipation builds for the return of the country’s premier cultural expression.

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Surveys begin over shanty towns issue

THE GOVERNMENT’S shanty town committee has started surveying several irregular communities in the country as it seeks to crack down on the growing problem, according to Works and Utilities Minister Alfred Sears.

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FNM vice-chairman sues party leaders

FREE National Movement vice-chairman Richard Johnson has taken legal action against party leaders Michael Pintard and Dr Duane Sands after being banned from attending future council meetings, which he claimed violated the party’s constitution.

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Robbery and attempted murder charges heard

FOUR young men were arraigned in the Supreme Court on Friday facing various charges, including two counts of armed robbery and two counts of attempted murder during the summer.

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Bus driver shooting suspect remanded

A MAN was remanded to prison on Friday in connection with the shooting death of a bus driver who had been on bail for murder in early October.

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Two deny separate rape attacks in Eleuthera

TWO men denied rape allegations in the Supreme Court on Friday for two separate sexual assault incidents in Eleuthera. One of the incidents was connected to a home invasion in late February.

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Attempted murder case dropped

THE prosecution dropped its case against a man who was accused of attempted murder after the complainant withdrew the charges.

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Boy, 9, dies after collision while out riding his bike

THE family of a nine-year-old boy who was killed in a tragic traffic accident on Tuesday are devastated and struggling to come to terms with his untimely death.

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‘How many taxi plates have been issued?’

FORMER Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis has urged Transport and Housing Minister JoBeth Coleby-Davis to disclose the number of taxi plates that have been issued, amid accusations that the law has not been followed regarding the issuing process.

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Woman accused of stealing $8k from store

A WOMAN was granted $5,000 bail yesterday after being accused of stealing almost $8,000 from the grocery store where she was formerly employed.

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Robbers pose as police

TWO men heading to the airport were robbed by armed men posing as police officers on Saturday.

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Valley Boys excited for Bay Street return

THE Valley Boys have not come to play this Junkanoo season, with one official declaring, “when you are a Valley Boy you represent greatness.”

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FNM Chairman urges minister to address water challenges, potholes

FREE National Movement chairman Dr Duane Sands has urged Public Works Minister Alfred Sears, KC, to help the “long suffering” people of San Salvador and Eleuthera with water challenges.

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Cruise port grand opening in may, says chief executive

A GRAND opening for the new Nassau Cruise Port will be held in the last week in May following the multi-million-dollar project’s completion, its chief executive officer revealed yesterday.

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Drumeco Archer returned as BAAA president

AFTER an intense campaign, Drumeco Archer was returned on Saturday as president of the Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations for the next four years, a term that will include the hosting of the 50th CARIFTA Games and the return of the World Athletics Relays in 2024.

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Countdown to Junkanoo begins as new season is launched

YOUTH, Sports, and Culture Minister Mario Bowleg officially launched the start of the 2022/23 Junkanoo season after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.