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We are taking our job seriously, insists marijuana commission

BAHAMAS National Commission on Marijuana Co-Chairs Quinn McCartney and Bishop Simeon Hall yesterday insisted their Cabinet-appointed body was not on a fool’s errand.

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D'Aguilar blasts Hanna Martin for her defence of 2017 Western Air rental agreement

TOURISM and Aviation Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar yesterday blasted Englerston MP Glenys Hanna Martin for her defence of rental agreement she signed with Western Air back in 2017, accusing his predecessor of trying to shirk “a very bad deal”.

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Alleged rape victim paid $2,000 for fake marriage, court is told

THE Jamaican woman at the heart of a rape allegation involving a senior immigration officer allegedly admitted to paying her would-be husband $2,000 to marry her, according to a police interview of the accused.

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I’LL NEVER BELIEVE THEY JUST DROWNED: Father convinced ‘simple accident’ deaths not credible

THE father of Blair John, one of two Bahamian men found dead in an Italian river earlier this month, said he does not accept autopsy results that state his son died by drowning.

Lawyers angry over DPP’s expat hirings

THE Judicial and Legal Services Commission has appointed a Nigerian and a Ugandan to top level positions at the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

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Ragged Island rebuild now up to $12m

WORKS Minister Desmond Bannister defended the government’s decision to spend millions of dollars on infrastructure at Ragged Island, telling Parliament it came down to a matter of “life and death” for residents.

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Drive-by killer suspect charged

A 27-year-old man was charged yesterday with murdering a 21-year-old man during a drive-by shooting in the Bain Town area last week that was captured on surveillance video.

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Two stabbings and one shooting under investigation

POLICE are investigating several acts of violence that occurred in New Providence on Monday, including a shooting and two separate stabbings.

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Police name stabbed juvenile, 16

THE minor who was fatally stabbed at a night spot in Freeport this week has been officially identified as 16-year-old Joshua Davis, of Carissa Street, according to police.

18 Haitian nationals arrested

IMMIGRATION officials conducted an operation in New Providence at approximately 5am on Monday which resulted in the arrest of 18 Haitian nationals.

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Arriving shortly - a unified public transportation project

CABINET has agreed in principle to launch a unified public transportation pilot project for route 17 with the United Public Transportation Company Limited, Transport and Local Government Minister Renward Wells announced during his budget contribution in the House of Assembly yesterday.

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Sacked banker: I was used as a scapegoat

LAWYERS for sacked First Caribbean International (FCIB) banker, Paul Major, yesterday alleged bank directors lined him up as the “scapegoat” for the blunder that allowed disgraced FIFA executive Charles Blazer to use a local account to misappropriate a reported $15m belonging to FIFA.

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Court hears conflicting stories over rape claims

A SENIOR immigration officer and a Jamaican woman have given conflicting accounts of the night she was allegedly raped by him, with the officer saying the complainant asked for it and her saying he made lewd overtures to her while he was lying in bed naked.

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Rolle tells PLP to apologise over Murphy criticism

THE Progressive Liberal Party owes the Public Service Commission an apology over its criticism of the appointment of Charles Murphy as Bahamas Department of Correctional Services commissioner, Public Service and National Insurance Minister Brensil Rolle said yesterday as he defended Mr Murphy’s appointment.

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Brent Symonette in new row over $20m contract

THE award of a major contract to upgrade two runways at Lynden Pindling International Airport to a firm with family ties to a Cabinet minister has renewed long standing opposition claims of conflict of interest.