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Woman in car shot and arrested after attempting to knock down officers

Police shot and arrested a 43-year-old woman after she attempted to knock down police officers in the area of Independence Highway and Baillou Hill Road this morning.

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Bail granted to man accused of breaking into a New Providence home on New Year’s Eve

A MAN was granted bail yesterday after he was accused of breaking into a home on New Providence on New Year’s Eve.

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FRONT PORCH: Signs of failure and dysfunction still plague us

Last year there were 103 homicides in Greater London, with a population of approximately 8.9 million. The Bahamas, with approximately 400,000 people, had 110 murders, the majority of them on New Providence, with a population of approximately 300,000. Stabbing accounted for 65.05 percent of the homicides in London. The greater majority of homicides in The Bahamas are caused by guns.

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Ministers refute concerns on PharmaChem chemicals

CABINET ministers have refuted an Opposition MP’s concerns over the storage of hazardous chemicals and materials at the PharmaChem plant following its mid-January closure.

Teams advance in baiss sudden death playoffs

FOUR teams advanced to the championship round of the Bahamas Association of Independent Secondary Schools (BAISS) playoffs last night while their potential opponents square off today at the Kendal GL Isaacs Gymnasium.

Fisheries warning on Royal Caribbean's Xanadu deal

Bonefish conservationists last night voiced concerns about potential negative impacts for a key fisheries spawning ground if Royal Caribbean's proposed Xanadu Beach Hotel acquisition proceeds.

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GSSSA Basketball finals start Monday

THE Government Secondary Schools Sports Association (GSSSA) basketball championships are all set for next Monday at the Kendal GL Isaacs Gymnasium.

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Giants junior boys win basketball title

Game two was all the St John’s College Giants junior boys and Charles W Saunders senior boys needed last night to sweep their opponents in the Bahamas Association of Independent Secondary Schools (BAISS) best-of-three championship series.

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70-room beach club next in Sebas’s $510m expansion

A 73-room beach club located at Love Beach likely marks the next stage in the $510m real estate expansion being pursued by Sebas Bastian’s Brickell Management Group (BMG).

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Queen’s Staircase set to receive a $200k facelift

The Nassau Paradise Island Promotion Board (NPIPB) has adopted The Queen’s Staircase to restore the popular tourist attraction to its former glory.

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Witness in Gibson trial claims she ‘cried out’ over abuse while at WSC

A WITNESS in Adrian Gibson’s criminal trial claimed she suffered abuse when she headed the health and safety department at the Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC), prompting her to ask the former chairman to relieve her of the post.

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Wynn's 300 building jobs to 'far outweigh' environment impacts

A $100m, 14-storey Goodman's Bay penthouse complex will create 300 construction jobs and generate benefits "that far outweigh" the touted limited environmental impact, it has been pledged.

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Parking, access and occupancy among concerns over project

NEIGHBOURS of a proposed western condo development raised concerns at Department of Physical Planning public hearing last night.

Queen’s Staircase set for $200k restoration

THE Nassau Paradise Island Promotion Board (NPIPB) has launched a $200,000 restoration project that aims to upgrade and preserve The Queen’s Staircase for future generations.

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COOPER: WE’LL FIGHT BACK ON CRIME FEAR – Two campaigns are launched to counter international reports

TOURISM Minister Chester Cooper yesterday announced the launch of two campaigns geared towards re-shaping the narrative about The Bahamas following negative global reports about crime in the country.

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Billie Jean King Cup: Bahamas girls pull off second straight victory in Dominican Republic

THE Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association’s three-member team pulled off their second consecutive victory at the Billie Jean King Cup junior girls under- 16 tennis tournament in the Dominican Republic.

Western condo development targets 150 construction jobs

A west New Providence condo project is aiming to create up to 150 construction jobs through its developer's first up to $20m foray into the real estate development market.

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$250m resort requires ‘meaningful’ Bahamian participation to succeed

THE developer behind Grand Bahama’s $250m Six Senses resort project says it will struggle to succeed without “really meaningful” participation by Bahamians in all aspects of its build-out.

Over 180 feet of clogged pipes are excavated at Arawak Cay

MORE than 180 feet of clogged pipes have been excavated to-date as part of sewerage upgrades at Arawak Cay, it was revealed yesterday.

Project’s 15,000 acres for sale over ‘failure to pay’ property tax

A major Long Island investment project’s near-15,000 acres has been advertised for sale via auction by the Government authorities to clear an allegedly unpaid real property tax debt.