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FNM and ORG voice concerns over plans to rewrite Public Procurement Act

THE Free National Movement and the Organisation for Responsible Governance have questioned the Davis administration’s plan to fully rewrite the Public Procurement Act in advance of them reporting their actions.

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Police identify child believed to have drowned in Sea Breeze Canal

Police have confirmed the identity of the child who is believed to have drowned in the Sea Breeze Canal as 13-year-old Kennesly Samuel Elias of Nassau Village.

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$9,000 bail in drugs case

A MAN was granted $9,000 bail In Magistrate’s Court yesterday on charges of possessing 24lbs of Indian Hemp with a street value of $24,000.

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Man accused of threatening to kill woman, assaulting her with gun

A MAN was granted $5,000 bail in the Magistrate’s Court on Friday accused of threatening to kill a woman and assaulting her with a gun.

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Man in court on firearm, ammunition charges

A MAN was remanded in Magistrate’s Court Friday on firearm and ammunition charges.

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Two charged with Rock Crusher Road murder

TWO MEN were charged in the Magistrate’s Court on Friday with the shooting death last weekend of a 21-year-old man who was on bail for murder.

Sunwing Airlines to start flights from Canada to Freeport in December

SUNWING Airlines, the largest integrated travel company in North America, has confirmed its winter plans to have flights from Canada to Freeport starting December 17, The Ministry of Tourism, Investments and Aviation announced on Thursday.

EDITORIAL: Deny bail to keep killers alive?

SHOULD bail be a right?

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‘Never stop dreaming’

ANNE Marie Davis, yesterday told scores of children to never stop dreaming as she took part in Storytime with the Dream North Foundation and Friends at Atlantis.

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Govt ‘to soon deal with Rand Memorial’

HEALTH and Wellness Minister Dr Michael Darville said officials plan to soon deal with challenges at the Rand Memorial in Grand Bahama, including manpower shortages and structural issues.

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Govt to rewrite, not amend Procurement Act

ATTORNEY General Ryan Pinder has revealed the Davis administration’s plan to rewrite the Public Procurement Act as opposed to amending portions of it to allow for greater transparency and ease of administration.

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Deep dive record breaker

FRENCH freediver Arnaud Jerald broke the world record for deepest dive with bi-fins during the annual Vertical Blue competition in The Bahamas.

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Overdue revamp coming for business legislation

The Attorney General said yesterday that part of the government’s upcoming legislative agenda will be bringing “company laws up to date”.

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Outgoing president promises ‘smooth transition’

THE Nassau/Paradise Island Promotion Board  will have new leadership with its outgoing president promising a “smooth transition,” to keep the momentum going.

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Marijuana legalisation advocate: Gov’t ‘kicking the can down the road’

A marijuana legalisation advocate has asked why the government “keeps playing games with the Bahamian people” on the legalization of marijuana and industrial hemp.

School supplies vat holiday gives boost for retailers

RETAILERS are gearing up to take advantage of the late renewal of the Value Added Tax (VAT) holiday for school supplies.

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Musicians to host weekend concert

Bahamian musicians, producers and community activists Paul and Tanya Hanna are to host a concert this weekend, titled Gratitude.

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Man held after shots fired at police officers

A MAN is in police custody for firing at officers who were on routine patrol.

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Down to work on legislative agenda

THE Davis administration intends to advance several pieces of legislation over the next six to nine months, including laws addressing finance reform, citizenship issues and medicinal marijuana regulations.

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Nurses union signs industrial agreement

AN INDUSTRIAL agreement between the Department of Public Health and the Bahamas Nurses Union (BNU) was signed yesterday.