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BAHAMAS – Two face rape allegations

BAHAMAS – Two face rape  allegations

NASSAU – Two men — a Bahamian and an American — were remanded to prison yesterday after they were separately arraigned concerning sexual assault allegations. Cleveland Antonio Musgrove, 23, of Kemp Road was accused of allegedly raping a 24-year-old woman on Monday, June 12. According to initial reports from police, shortly after 1:30 p.m. on […]

Murders in Bahamas up 22 per cent

Murders in Bahamas up 22 per cent

NASSAU –– There have been 66 murders so far this year, representing a 22 per cent increase compared to the same period in 2016, Minister of National Security Marvin Dames told the House of Assembly last night. Dames also revealed that the government has disbanded the former administration’s controversial National Intelligence Agency (NIA) — which was […]

Call for youth involvement in tourism

Call for youth involvement in tourism

Tourism officials in the region are being urged to give youth “a permanent seat at the table” if they want their tourism product to remain viable. This suggestion has come from 22-year-old parliamentary secretary in the Ministry of Tourism in the Bahamas Travis Robinson. Addressing the Caribbean Students Colloquium during Caribbean Week on Wednesday, Robinson […]

BAHAMAS – Three killed over holiday weekend

BAHAMAS – Three killed over holiday weekend

NASSAU – A man was shot multiple times and killed yesterday afternoon in front of his home off Mackey Street – and another man died in hospital after a later shooting on Mackey Street and Wulff Road – bringing the total of murders over the holiday period to three. The first killing yesterday took place […]

BAHAMAS – No work permits if Bahamian can do job

BAHAMAS – No work permits if Bahamian can do job

NASSAU – A directive from newly installed Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis stipulates that Bahamians must fill all available posts before any consideration is given to foreigners. In fact, Minister of Labour Dion Foulkes made it clear that he has already been “very strict” in approving labour certificates for work permits and has denied or […]

BAHAMAS – Police kill teenager in armed robbery

BAHAMAS – Police kill teenager in armed robbery

NASSAU –– A brazen daytime robbery yesterday ended with police shooting one teenage suspect dead and apprehending two more after the trio, along with another armed man, allegedly tied up an employee, held customers at gunpoint and robbed the QVS Pharmacy in the Seagrape Shopping Plaza. Several packs of cigarettes were seen scattered throughout the […]

BAHAMAS – PM: Unethical behaviour a firing offence

BAHAMAS – PM: Unethical behaviour a firing offence

NASSAU – Warning of “immediate termination” as a consequence of “unethical” behaviour from Cabinet ministers and permanent secretaries, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis vowed to run his administration by the highest standards of conduct as 15 ministers took the oath of office at Government House yesterday. This includes 12 substantive ministers and three ministers of […]

New Bahamas PM creates first

New Bahamas PM creates first

NASSAU – Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis has named two members of a 16-member Cabinet that he says will “blend experience with new talent”, revealing a first for any Bahamian leader: He will not be taking responsibility for the Ministry of Finance. Dr Minnis has chosen certified chartered accountant Peter Turnquest, who has served as […]

BAHAMAS – Ready to govern

BAHAMAS – Ready to govern

NASSAU – Declaring it was a new day in The Bahamas, Dr Hubert Minnis was sworn in as the country’s fourth prime minister last night, promising to chart a new course in the country. “I again thank the Bahamian people for reposing their trust in my party,” the victorious Free National Movement (FNM) leader said […]

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