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Man denies series of Paradise Island thefts

A MAN was charged in Magistrate’s Court yesterday in connection with a series of thefts on Paradise Island that included over $5,000 worth of smart TVs and almost $200 worth of alcohol.

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‘Excellent’ results in crime fight

A HIGH-powered rifle capable of firing 200 rounds of ammunition, more than $35,000 and nearly 85 lbs of marijuana were some of the substantive discoveries of the Royal Bahamas Police Force’s Operation Ceasefire.

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‘COVID SURGE HAS HIT THE BAHAMAS’: Death toll hits 800 - and 200 new cases so far this month

HEALTH officials yesterday confirmed that the country is in another surge of COVID-19 infections after more than 200 cases were confirmed so far this month.

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Coaches Hall of Fame: Greene to be inducted

There’s a saying that it’s better late than never. For Bahamian Rolando “Lonnie” Greene, it couldn’t be any better as he looks forward to his induction into the Drake Relays Coaches Hall of Fame.

EDITORIAL: Seizing the weapons - but we need to stop the flow

ACTING Commissioner of Police Clayton Fernander is eager to show the successes police are securing on the street.

Gov’t committed over liveable wage pledge

A Cabinet minister yesterday said the Government remains committed to “eliminating” the minimum wage and replacing it via a so-called “livable wage”, with legislation to give effect to this due to be released later this year.

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Union chief: UoB liveable wage ‘can’t be brought in now’

The $2,625-$3,550 livable wage suggested by a University of the Bahamas study “cannot be implemented at this time”, a trade union leader argued yesterday, adding: “We’ve got to keep the hen that lays the eggs.”

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Man accused of rape and attempted robbery

A MAN was charged in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday with several offences, including rape and armed robbery.

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Single-A: BJ Murray earns player of the game honours

BJ Murray had his breakout game thus far in his first season at the Single-A level with the Myrtle Beach Pelicans.

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Joint working space for crypto-curious

Crypto Isle has opened a co-working space, and launched a masterclass series for those curious about crypto as well as seasoned professionals.

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Agreement for $100m sale of Grand Lucayan Resort

ELECTRA America Hospitality Group has made a $100M purchase offer for the Grand Lucayan Resort at Grand Bahama.

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Sprinter Strachan 2nd in 100m

SPRINTER Anthonique Strachan had to settle for a second-place finish in the women’s 100 metres at the JAAA/SDF Jubilee Series 2.1 inside the National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica.

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Calvin Smyre picked for US Ambassador nomination

CALVIN Smyre has been named by United States President Joseph Biden as nominee for ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.

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Tyler Pinder commits to Redlands Community College Cougars

JUNIOR national basketball team standout Tyler Pinder will begin his athletic and academic collegiate career with the Redlands Community College Cougars.

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$1,300 fine over marijuana

A MAN was fined $1,300 yesterday after he pleaded guilty to possession of dangerous drugs with intent to supply.

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‘Jazz’ Chisholm Jr hits solo home run

But Alfaro mashes pinch-hit 3-run HR in 9th for 3-2 Padres win

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jorge Alfaro hit a pinch-hit three-run home run with two outs in the ninth to give the San Diego Padres a 3-2 win yesterday against his former team, the Miami Marlins.

EDITORIAL: CARIFTA bid sounds good - but thin on details

IT has been a successful sporting weekend for The Bahamas, with the country’s CARIFTA team bringing home four gold medals in its 17-medal haul from the event in Jamaica.

EDITORIAL: The COVID problem - and the solution

TWO news stories on our front page today represent a collision of problem, and solution.

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Bahamas to host CARIFTA next year

WITH The Bahamas set to host the 2023 CARIFTA Games, Youths, Sports and Culture Minister Mario Bowleg says he is hoping the event will bring needed exposure to Bahamian athletes and a further boost to the local economy.

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BNT ‘monitoring’ Disney work at Lighthouse Point

BAHAMAS National Trust director Eric Carey said the BNT continues to monitor Disney’s construction works at Lighthouse Point to ensure environmental safety.