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Man sentenced for over two years on gun charges

A MAN was sentenced to two and a half years in prison after he was found guilty of a firearm offence.

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43 nurses with mental health training to join system this month

AS attempted suicides increased, Health and Wellness Minister Dr Michael Darville said 43 mental health nurses will join the system this month.

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ALICIA WALLACE: Our human rights record on review

Today, The Bahamas is under review at the 43 Session of Universal Periodic Review (UPR) at the United Nations in Geneva. The UPR, now in its fourth cycle, was established by the Human Rights Council and is designed as a peer review. States report on what they have done since the previous review to improve human rights conditions and fulfill their obligations to the people.

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Police investigate alleged sexual assault on cruise ship

POLICE are investigating allegations that a nurse sexually assaulted a 43-year-old American woman on a cruise ship.

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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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Passion shrunk at Love Beach

Love Beach residents last night hailed the planning authorities for “hearing our voices” after they imposed restrictions that cut three storeys off a prominent Bahamian developer’s project.

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DIANE PHILLIPS: The Lessons My Father Taught Me

Today is December 14. You’d think I would be used to it by now. But I am not. Every year, the date catches me and twists my insides around like a pretzel with a stomachache. It is the anniversary of my father’s death, December 14, 1966, 67 years ago.

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Andros Chickcharnies take home gold in golf

Grand Bahama Lucayans secure silver, NP Buccaneers win bronze

THE Chickcharnies will carry the sixth Bahamas Games team gold medal home to Andros.

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Man gets over two years jail for attempted robbery

A MAN was sentenced to 28 months in prison after admitting to breaking into a woman’s home and attempting to steal a safe last week.

Man pleads not guilty on drug charges granted bail

A MAN was granted $9,900 bail after he was accused of having illicit drugs last week.

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Abaco waste management sites would cost over $10m to restore

MYLES Laroda, State Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister, said it would cost more than $10m to restore two waste management sites in Abaco that have become health hazards.

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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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Man found with 8 ounces of marijuana fined $1,000

A MAN was fined $1,000 after admitting to having more than eight ounces of marijuana in his Bain Town home last week.

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Man fined $800 after admitting drug possession

A man was fined $800 on Friday after admitting to having an estimated $130 worth of marijuana on his person last week.

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Two die in Andros traffic accident

Police are investigating a fatal crash on Andros that claimed the lives of two men early on Saturday.

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Abaco dump site challenges lead to noticeable eyesore

A DUMP site in Treasure Cay, Abaco, is so congested with garbage that people are littering the road leading to the area, to the annoyance of residents.

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GB $15m solar project in end-April commissioning

THE contractor charged with building and operating a $15m utility-scale solar project on Grand Bahama yesterday said the site will be commissioned at end-April 2024.

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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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Bahamas suffers 5-4 loss to Mexico

After two successful matches against Guatemala and Belize to open the Confederation of North, Central America, and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) Beach Soccer Championships, The Bahamas came up short against Mexico, losing 5-4 last night.

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Accused ‘confessed to being part of fatal armed robbery’

A POLICE INSPECTOR testified yesterday that a man confessed to being part of the armed robbery of a bus on East Street in 2014 that left a 43-year-old male passenger dead.