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Man pleads guilty to possession of two ounces of marijuana, fined $700 by court

A MAN was fined yesterday after he was found with over 2oz of marijuana this week.

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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.

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Man charged with murder of Davinique Gray

A 26-year-old man was remanded yesterday for allegedly killing Davinique Gray, a 16-year-old murdered while charging her phone at home in Nassau Village last month.

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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Three sureties must pay $15,000

Three sureties must pay $15,000 after a defendant absconded months before his trial for kidnapping and armed robbery was set to begin.

Controversial $1.3m propane plant agrees approval ‘quash'

A BID to develop a $1.3m “state-of-the-art” propane gas plant off Tonique Williams Highway was yesterday withdrawn before residents could seek to overturn the initial planning approvals it obtained.

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40TH HUGH CAMPBELL BASKETBALL CLASSIC: CI Gibson senior boys upset Grand Bahama’s Sunland Baptist to win title

For the past two years the Hugh Campbell Classic trophy went to Grand Bahama with the Sunland Baptist Academy Stingers but for the 40th edition of the tournament, the championship hardware stayed home thanks to the CI Gibson Rattlers.

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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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Educators honoured for efforts to reduce HIV infections, prevent teen pregnancy

MORE than 90 educators across the country were honoured on Friday for their efforts to reduce HIV infections among adolescents and prevent teen pregnancy.

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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Timberwolves top Rattlers 63-55

THERE were some thrilling outcomes yesterday as the CH Reeves Raptors junior girls, DW Davis Royals junior boys, CV Bethel Stingrays and Anatol Rogers Timberwolves senior boys all prevailed in game one of the Government Secondary Schools Sports Association basketball championships.

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.

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'Phenomenal': Carnival's extra $100m to drive 5.5m GB cruise tourism surge

Carnival's extra $100m investment to double the volume of ships its new port can handle will lead a cruise-driven 5.5m visitor surge to Grand Bahama in 2028, it was revealed yesterday.

Contractor awarded $63,000 in multi-million Palm Cay fight

A major eastern New Providence development has been ordered to pay a former contractor $63,047 after an acrimonious battle involving competing claims over breaches of two multi-million building contracts.

Approval delays cost ex-Olympic swimmer

Planning authorities yesterday informed a former Olympic swimmer that there are no legal restrictions that can block the proposed expansion of his Rose Island beach day excursion.