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Man charged with murder granted bail after three years on remand

A MAN charged with murder was granted bail after spending three years on remand awaiting trial.

PAHO Director Emeritus Dr Carissa F. Etienne dies

The Pan American Health Organization announced on Friday that Director Emeritus Dr Carissa F. Etienne has died.

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Man awaiting murder retrial charged with firearm possession

A MAN awaiting retrial for murder was sent to prison after he was allegedly found with a loaded gun after being chased by police in the Big Pond area last week.

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Two charged over boat theft

A MAN was granted bail yesterday after he was accused of stealing a $25,000 boat in Eleuthera last month.

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Woman ordered to pay $1,000 to her former girlfriend after beating and attempting to stab her

A WOMAN was ordered to pay $1,000 as compensation to her former girlfriend after admitting to beating her and attempting to stab her with a knife at her home last week.

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Tiger Woods putts into a bunker and loses ground, Spieth and Scheffler share lead in Hero World Challenge

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Tiger Woods opened with four birdies in seven holes. The closing stretch was another struggle Friday in the Hero World Challenge, which included a putt that went off the green and into the bunker.

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Clubs & Societies December 1st, 2023

On Saturday, December 9, from 11am to 3pm, the Cancer Society’s Freedom Kids Support Group will hold its Annual Christmas Kids Party, featuring food, games, and gift giving.

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DIANE PHILLIPS: ‘Tis the season to be... WHAT?

‘TIS the season to be jolly, deck the halls with boughs of holly, fa la la la la la la la la, or so the song goes, but as a friend reminded me it’s also the season for something else – licensing firearms.

EDITORIAL: Promising action at start of COP28

THE United Nations climate conferences – of which COP28 is the latest incarnation – have perhaps too often been seen as talking shops. Lots of talking, not as much doing.

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Marijuana legislation to be tabled ‘hopefully in January’ says Pinder

ATTORNEY General Ryan Pinder said he hopes marijuana legislation will be tabled in the House of Assembly in January.

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‘Agriculture Crown land leases where shanty homes are built will be ended’

ATTORNEY General Ryan Pinder said the government would terminate agriculture-related Crown land leases if shanty towns have been built on the properties.

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Halkitis says country’s fiscal position stronger than last year

ECONOMIC Affairs Minister Michael Halkitis said the country’s fiscal position is stronger than last year.

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Munroe defends both monitoring company and police after criticism

NATIONAL Security Minister Wayne Munroe defended both the company that monitors people on bail and police who respond to notifications about bail violations after both groups were criticised.

NIB move saves drug access for thousands

The National Insurance Board (NIB) last night went manual to preserve access to essential medicines for thousands of Bahamians after the National Prescription Drug Plan’s IT system crashed.

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Project fills ‘10-year void’ for upper middle housing

A south-west New Providence development was yesterday said to be filling a “ten-year void” in the middle class housing market after clinching $13m in lot sales during its first three months.

‘Tables are turned’: BPSU chiefs in vacation pay fight

An ex-Bahamas Public Service Union (BPSU) president has enjoyed “limited success” in securing the $72,000 in accrued vacation pay he alleges is owed following a furious legal battle.

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Gov’t ‘betting on ability’ to prove the IMF wrong

The Government is “betting on our ability” to hit its fiscal targets, a Cabinet minister asserted yesterday, predicting that the Opposition and other critics will “be wrong again”.

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Bahamians ‘get better IP protections abroad’

Bahamians are better able to safeguard their intellectual property rights and innovations in foreign countries than at home due to an existing regime that is “so antiquated”, the Attorney General said yesterday.

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One person injured after three vessels catch fire at Potter’s Cay Dock

One person was injured after three vessels caught fire at Potter’s Cay Dock on Friday morning.

Vice-Chairman assaulted outside FNM headquarters

A MAN assaulted Free National Movement vice chairman Richard Johnson outside the party’s headquarters last night, disrupting the meeting that was happening inside and causing police to get involved.