Mother in search of son wants answers from police

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A frantic Barbara Saunders on Thursday alleged that she has been unable to contact her son Marvin Pratt since he was arrested last week Wednesday by officers of the Drug Enforcement Unit. Saunders claimed that repeated attempts to inquire about Marvin at CDU, who may have also used the name Marvin Saunders, […]

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Second double murder recorded

Men found dead in running vehicle, one with ankle bracelet   NASSAU, BAHAMAS –  The wounded bodies of two males were discovered in a vehicle in Jubilee Gardens on Tuesday night. These latest homicides came less than 72 hours after the double murder that occurred on Monday at the Sandilands Rehabilitation Center, and moved the […]

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Out of the office, on to the streets

Administrative police officers to assist with crime fight   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – In an effort to combat crime, especially during the holiday season, the Royal Bahamas Police Force is not only beefing up patrols, but they are also moving officers out of administrative areas to have them assist with fighting crime. “I think you understand […]

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Govt. looking to solidify more public private partnerships

NASSAU, BAHAMAS  – The government is looking to solidify more Public Private Partnerships as a means of implementing priority investment and infrastructure projects that are aligned with its development objectives, said Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis on Tuesday. Under the new PPP framework, the prime minister said sectors being targeted are electricity generation and distribution, […]

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Union heads: PM meeting was simply a “courtesy call”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Union heads who were hoping that their meeting with Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis on Monday would garner results, left feeling as if their cries continue to fall on deaf ears, some heads claiming that the meeting was nothing more than a “courtesy call”. Last week, Minister of Labor Dion Foulkes said […]

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BFN gets $3,000 food donation from the Chinese

Chinese Ambassador to The Bahamas Huang Qingu Haung presented the Bahamas Feeding Network (BFN) with a $3000 food donation on Friday. Ambassador Huang said he considers the effort as a valuable contribution to the harmony of society. For the past six years, the non-profit organisation has provided food parcels and distributed some 3,500 meals weekly […]

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40 inner-city residents to get jobs

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The government will hire 40 residents from within inner-city communities to work as environmental monitors for the next 52-weeks, according Rocky Nesbitt, the project manager of the Over-the-Hill rejuvenation initiative. Nesbitt made the revelation on Wednesday night at a town meeting in Grants Town to update residents on the Economic Empowerment Zone Act and plans […]

Tourism Minister: Air arrivals up by 15%

Mainly due to expanded airlift from Delta and American Airlines   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Tourism arrival numbers are up, according to Minister of Tourism and Aviation, Dionisio D’Aguilar. D’Aguilar, while addressing the media on Friday at the Hilton Hotel, revealed that air arrivals to The Bahamas have been consistently up by 15 per cent since […]

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