Jeff Lloyd speaks on Derek Rolle’s inheritance case

Says attorney-client privilege is sacred    NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Minister of Education Jefferey Lloyd on Thursday sought to shut down any concerns of the public regarding his decision to remain silent in the House of Assembly in regards to the Derek Rolle inheritance case. “It is not my responsibility and I do not have the […]

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ORG calls on HOA to pass Integrity Commission, Ombudsman Bill

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Organization for Responsible Governance (ORG) on Wednesday renewed its call for the passage of the Integrity Commission Bill and the Ombudsman Bill, amidst what they described as a storm of speculation in the recent handling of alleged corruption cases involving cabinet ministers. Executive Director of the ORG, Matt Aubry, told media […]

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COP: Investigation launched to examine claims of police brutality

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – On the heels of a father’s report that he was brutalized while in police custody over the weekend, Commissioner of Police (COP) Anthony Ferguson said an investigation has been launched by the Royal Bahamas Police Force to investigate such claims. Shavard Bain Sr. was taken into custody by officers of the Central […]

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Police continues investigation into missing Oban file

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – More than 10 months after authorities confirmed they were investigating the disappearance of a file on the controversial Oban Energies project, which reportedly went missing from the Bahamas Environment, Science and Technology(BEST) Commission, the Commissioner of Police confirmed yesterday that the investigation is still ongoing. “Let me say I think sometimes what people […]

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Bahamasair commissions new 138-seater jet

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The national flag carrier, Bahamasair, on Thursday commissioned a 138-seater jet, which completes its 125-million-dollar acquisition of nine aircraft for an improved fleet. Tourism and Aviation Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar assured that the new jet is expected to ease the load for the airline that has had its share of operational challenges in […]

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Davis hits govt. following arrest of PLP supporters

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – After four Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) supporters were arrested and appeared before the magistrate’s court on Wednesday, Opposition leader Phillip Brave Davis said the Minnis administration was “embarrassed by the exposure of the egregious and quite possible criminal behaviour by multiple members of their Cabinet,” so they, therefore, launched a new offensive. […]

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Despite stabbing incident, Lloyd maintains schools are safe

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – On the heels of a stabbing incident at the C.C. Sweeting Senior High School on Monday, Minister of Education Jeff Lloyd on Tuesday sought to ease the concerns of the public regarding the safety of government schools. Lloyd told media before heading to Tuesday’s Cabinet meeting that the public should not be […]

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Lloyd: Govt. to assess structural framework of all schools

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Minister of Education Jeff Lloyd said the Ministry of Education is looking to assess the structural strength of all government school buildings. He made the announcement during an interview with media before heading to Tuesday’s Cabinet meeting, as he sought to address the public’s concerns regarding the structural soundness of the C.W. […]

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D’Aguilar: Negotiations with Americans on airspace management resumes

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Minister of Tourism and Aviation, Dionisio D’Aguilar, on Tuesday revealed that the aviation ministry’s negotiations with the American government on the management of the country’s airspace has resumed. D’Aguilar revealed this much to media before heading to Tuesday’s Cabinet meeting. Back in November, the aviation minister announced the government’s plan to begin […]

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Some Sybil Strachan Primary students sent home

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – On the heels of a confirmed scabies scare at the Sybil Strachan Primary School last week, the school reopened on Monday but several students were sent home because they could not show proof that they had been treated and cleared to return to school. “A few of them returned to school this […]

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C.W. Sawyer mould issue rectified, but parents still wary

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – While the C.W. Sawyer Primary School reopened on Monday after closing last week due to a reported mould problem, some parents still expressed concern yesterday about the overall safety of their kids. Parents visited to the school, some without their kids, just to get an update on whether the school had been […]

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Three women charged with stealing from the church

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Three women were arraigned in the magistrate’s court on Thursday for allegedly stealing thousands of dollars from a Seventh Day Adventist Church last December. Shandera Knowles, 28, Nikia Anderson-Sands, 28, and 21-year-old Shawnta Adderley appeared before Magistrate Samuel Mckinney, facing four counts of financial fraud. The trio was charged with one count […]

Landlord charged with poor upkeep of property

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Jody Farrington appeared before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt on Tuesday, facing charges related to the poor environmental upkeep of her rental property in Montell Heights. According to court dockets, Farrington’s tenants have been using outside toilets without proper plumbing. A health inspector visited the property after a complaint was made and discovered […]

Dames: Correctional officers will no longer be treated like “step children”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Bahamas Department of Correctional Services will no longer be treated as the “stepchild” of law enforcement agencies, said Minister of National Security Marvin Dames. Dames, who was speaking Thursday at a  senior management seminar for correctional officers at the British Colonial Hilton, said the working environment of officers alone is a […]