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Teenager with prior offence ordered to pay $2,000 fine for marijuana possession

A teenager, who admitted to a drug offence, was fined $2,000 yesterday.

Tourism performance has outpaced projections according to MOT report

THE Ministry of Tourism revealed yesterday that The Bahamas has had more than five million arrivals in the first seven months of this year, predicting a visitor rate of more than eight million by the end of the year.

$3m Governor’s Harbour project in 45 full-time jobs

A developer is aiming to invest $3m in constructing a 49-unit subdivision and full-service marina at Governor’s Harbour that will create 45 full-time jobs once build-out is completed.

Police investigating if any ‘criminal conduct’ is involved in construction of shelter in Abaco

PRIME Minister Philip “Brave” Davis said police have been asked to investigate issues over the construction of a hurricane shelter in Abaco.

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Man admits to possession of a loaded rifle in his home, gets two years jail

AN 18-year-old youth was sentenced to two years in prison after admitting to having a loaded rifle in his home.

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One dead, two in hospital after shooting

A man is dead and two more people are in hospital after a shooting on Thursday night.

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28 rescued as tourist boat capsizes off Rose Island

POLICE are investigating after a boat capsized just off Rose Island on Friday with 28 people on board.

Royal Caribbean 'went above and beyond' on PI questions

Royal Caribbean was yesterday said to be "comfortable" all environmental concerns surrounding its Paradise Island project have been addressed after activists pronounced themselves satisfied with its wastewater treatment solution.

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FAMILY OF EIGHT-YEAR-OLD IN SHOCK AFTER SHOOTING: Mother afraid to return home after daughter shot in leg

THE mother of an eight-year-old girl shot in the leg in Flamingo Gardens on Monday night said she is afraid to return home, is struggling to sleep and can’t stop replaying the moment when a man in all-black sprayed bullets on her and her children, endangering their lives.

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Man gets two years in jail for possession of a firearm and 32 rounds of ammunition

A MAN was sentenced to two years in prison yesterday after admitting to having a loaded gun his home, along with 32 rounds of live ammunition.

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A ‘coral catastrophe’ discovered in the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Parks

THE Perry Institute for Marine Science and The Bahamas National Trust recently discovered a “coral catastrophe” in the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Parks, with reports of the most drastic coral bleaching events in recorded history.

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Minister hoping construction on New Providence hospital will start next year

HEALTH and Wellness Minister Dr Michael Darville hopes construction on a new New Providence hospital will begin early next year, noting there are three potential candidates to finance the $290m project.

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Jonquel posts double double, Liberty top Mystics 90-75 in Game 1 of WNBA playoff series

GRAND Bahamian Jonquel Jones put up a dominant double double performance to propel the New York Liberty to a game one win over the Washington Mystics.

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Strong start on market for Windsor Lakes project

A Western New Providence gated development pegged at $50m has reserved one third of its lots in its first month on the market, with marketing expected to ramp up in the next month.

Bumper business for back-to-school

Barbers and beauty salon reported “great” business over the weekend for the back to school rush.

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BNT and Agriculture sign lease agreement for development of national park in Eleuthera

THE Bahamas National Trust yesterday signed a lease agreement with the Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources for the development of the Seahorse National Park at Sweetings Pond and Hatchet Bay Cave in Eleuthera.

US Embassy warns of risk of arrest for bringing firearms, ammunition into the country

THE US Embassy has amended its advice to travellers to The Bahamas - warning of the risk of arrest for bringing firearms and ammunition into the country.

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AML: ‘Smaller’ stores are path to the future

AML Foods has signalled it paid $1.1m to acquire the future site of its Solomon’s Carmichael store and associated shopping centre as it revealed that “smaller footprint locations” will be its future format.

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‘Happy to be rid’ of ex-Robin Hood site

Compass Point’s last owner is voicing optimism that the sale of the former Robin Hood store on Prince Charles Drive will close before year-end after the property was plagued by vandalism, vagrants and copper theft.

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Passengers unhurt in Abaco plane crash

A PLANE with five people on board crashed in Abaco yesterday - although there were mixed reports over what happened.