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Police Commissioner warns ‘zero tolerance’

FOLLOWING an increase in murders and other serious offences last year, Police Commissioner Clayton Fernander warned that there will be a “zero tolerance” approach to crime this year as he highlighted several new crime fighting strategies geared towards tackling gun violence.

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PM: HOSPITAL IS IN A CRISIS – ‘We will fix it’ says Davis as he highlights the need for action

PRIME Minister Philip Davis admitted Princess Margaret Hospital is in a state of “crisis” after a tour of the public health facility on Saturday.

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Immigration officer ruled to have sexually assaulted detainee

A SUPREME Court judge has ruled that an immigration officer falsely imprisoned, sexually assaulted and battered a Jamaican woman who was released into his custody eight years ago.

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Hundreds of jobs on the way for residents of South Abaco

SOUTH Abaco residents have been told to get ready for the “hundreds of jobs and economic activity” that the proposed Kakona South Abaco Development will bring to the island, with airport redevelopments not far behind.

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‘Definitely have elements of possible malpractice’ at hospital says Minister of Health and Wellness

WITH allegations of negligence at Princess Margaret Hospital, Health and Wellness Minister Dr Michael Darville said the hospital “definitely” has “elements of possible malpractice”, adding it was up to officials to minimise such incidents.

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‘Slight uptick’ in COVID-19 numbers seen at PMH

COVID-19 units at Princess Margaret Hospital are full due to a slight increase in cases, a hospital official said.

Coroner’s Courts inquests will soon resume

AFTER a near three-year absence of inquiries into police-involved shootings, Commissioner Clayton Fernander said he’s been advised that Coroner’s Courts inquests into these matters will soon resume.

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‘Reality hasn’t set in’ after guidance counsellor’s road death

A 27-YEAR-OLD school guidance counsellor died in a traffic accident on Queen’s Highway, Eleuthera on Friday.

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‘Magnificent opportunity’ as Lyford Cay International School to offer additional scholarships for Bahamians

LYFORD Cay International School is looking to increase its more than 40 percent Bahamian student population through the implementation of ten new scholarships.

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No new work permits for Haitian migrants until revised protocols introduced

LABOUR and Immigration Minister Keith Bell announced on Friday that no new work permits will be processed for Haitians until revised protocols are introduced to ensure the authenticity of documents produced by Haiti’s government.

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Crimes against the person increased by 23 percent last year

POLICE Commissioner Clayton Fernander revealed on Friday that crimes against the person increased by 23 percent last year when compared to the same period in 2021, including murders, armed robberies and sex crimes that also trended upwards.

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'Insufficient evidence' to proceed with investigation into claims against JoBeth Coleby-Davis

POLICE Commissioner Clayton Fernander said there is “insufficient evidence” to proceed with investigations into claims made against Housing and Transport Minister JoBeth Coleby-Davis.

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Situation in Inagua 'stable' – no more migrants apprehended

ASSISTANT Director of Immigration Peter Joseph reported on Friday that the situation in Inagua is “stable” and officials have not apprehended any more migrants in the area.

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Blood bank still low as call made for donations

OFFICIALS from Princess Margaret Hospital’s blood bank are appealing to the public to donate blood as supplies remain low.

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UPDATED: All seven Bahamian diplomats airlifted out of Haiti

FRIDAY UPDATE: Seven Bahamian diplomats have been airlifted out of Haiti by helicopter and are now safely in the Dominican Republic.