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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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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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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.

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Police officer says confession was not beaten out of suspect

A POLICE inspector denied beating a confession out of Michael Newland after Newland admitted in a police interview to being part of the armed robbery of a bus on East Street in 2014 that left a 43-year-old male passenger dead.

BTC urged: Prioritise network over 5G with tower sale funds

The proceeds from the sale and leaseback of the Bahamas Telecommunications Company’s (BTC) cell towers would be better invested in other parts of its network than 5G, a union leader argued yesterday.

BTC cell tower sale to help finance 5G

The Government wants “part of the proceeds” from the sale and leaseback of all the Bahamas Telecommunications Company’s (BTC) 345 cell tower sites to be reinvested in improving services and 5G technology.

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Man ordered to drug counselling after guilty plea to stealing from heart centre

A MAN was ordered to attend drug counselling for six months after admitting to stealing a car battery outside the Bahamas Heart Centre last week.

Unions: BTC owner ‘exporting all value’

The Bahamas Telecommunications Company’s (BTC) two trade unions yesterday voiced fears the carrier will become “a shell company” as they accused its majority owners of “exporting” all its value.

Long Island developers eye Diamond Crystal site revival

A developer aiming to transform the site of Long Island’s one-time largest employer yesterday pledged to “change the narrative” that “conservation and development are at odds” in The Bahamas.

Abaco hurricane shelter progress inspected by govt and dignitaries

SHRI R. Masakui, High Commissioner for India to Jamaica, The Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the British Virgin Island inspected a hurricane shelter under construction in Abaco.

Parking ‘satisfied’: Wynn penthouse project is go

The Town Planning Committee’s chairman yesterday confirmed it has approved Wynn Group’s 14-storey Goodman’s Bay penthouses after it “satisfied” long-standing parking concerns.

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Wendy’s PI approval ‘void’ on land use plan absence

Atlantis and other major resorts yesterday sought to overturn the approval granted to Wendy’s and Marco’s Pizza by branding it “void” due to the absence of a land use plan for Paradise Island.

Minister backs constituents on propane plant opposition

A Cabinet minister yesterday joined Baillou Hills Estates residents in voicing opposition to the development of a $1.3m “state-of-the-art” propane gas plant off Tonique Williams Highway.

Melia site set for $500m outlay on 600-room hotel

The Prime Minister yesterday revealed that Baha Mar’s owner plans to invest up to $500m in developing a new 600-room resort on the site of the old Melia Nassau Beach hotel.

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Gov’t eyes purchase of Freeport’s Bazaar

The Government is exploring the potential acquisition of Freeport’s derelict International Bazaar site as the location for its proposed African-Caribbean products marketplace.

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BTC ‘cash cow not giving whole milk’

A union president will today submit “a list of concerns” to the Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) over its cell tower sale after yesterday’s call with its top executive “left more questions than answers”.

Long Island developers hope for ‘quick’ approvals

Two developers targeting Long Island’s former Diamond Crystal plant with separate eco-tourism investments yesterday voiced optimism that the required approvals will be processed “very quickly”.

Sports Notes

THE New Providence Basketball Association continued its regular season action with a pair of games played at various gyms on Friday and Saturday night.

NPBA action: Rockets, Regulators in the win column

ON Monday night, the Leno Regulators and Discount Distributors Rockets pulled off wins in division one and two men’s basketball action for the New Providence Basketball Association (NPBA) at the CI Gibson Gymnasium.

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Kool Acres demolition begins in wake of shanty town blaze

AS the demolition crews moved into Kool Acres shanty town yesterday, resident Souvenance Similien watched, hoping to reclaim the abandoned car he calls home.