#PNPChallenge: Peter Phillips prevails as president

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Peter David Phillips, the 69-year-old incumbent president of the People’s National Party has fought back the challenge of Manchester Central MP Peter Murcott Bunting to retain the post. 

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‘I basically lost everything’ - J’can automechanic, family return to see wrecked home after Dorian evacuation

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He left Savanna-la-Mar in Westmoreland for a visit to The Bahamas in 1990, but his stay was made permanent, having met his now wife there. Richard Little never imagined that the Queen’s Cove, Grand Bahama, home he shared with his wife and three…

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Peters Clash - PNP presidential race comes to a head today

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The cookie crumbles today. After weeks of intense campaigning, delegates will today bring the curtains down on the high-stakes leadership race in the People’s National Party (PNP). Just under 3,000 electors are eligible for the exercise, which…

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GG service programme sends 24 students to colleges, universities

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Twenty-four tertiary-level students started the academic year with reduced financial burdens, thanks to the annual Summer of Service programme under the Governor General’s Programme for Excellence (GGPE). The programme, which is in its seventh year…

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Scholarships a practical response to urgent challenge, says Simpson Miller - 62 students receive $600m in support from former PM’s foundation

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Sixty-two students were presented with scholarships from the Portia Simpson Miller Foundation on Thursday. At the annual scholarship ceremony, held at the Spanish Court Hotel, former Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller said the scholarships,…

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Bahamas worried about outbreak of illnesses

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Bahamas Health Minister Duane Sands yesterday reiterated that the death toll following the destruction caused by Hurricane Dorian earlier this week will increase “significantly”, acknowledging that there were dead bodies yet to be collected. Sands…

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Hanover Municipal Corporation to offer building plans amnesty

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Western Bureau: In a bid to put an end to buildings being constructed without the requisite approvals, the Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC) has decided to launch a “building plan amnesty” project to get all builders into compliance. In a recent…

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Rose Heights residents accuse cops of killing 22-y-o in cold blood

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Western Bureau: Residents of Rose Heights in St James were in a militant mood yesterday morning as they made several attempts to block the main road to protest the shooting death of a resident in an alleged confrontation with a police patrol team…

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Regional Briefs

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Belizean claims he stole whiskey to pay mom’s hospital bill BELMOPAN, Belize (CMC): A magistrate has jailed a resident of Caye Caulker who stole two bottles of whiskey from a store, claiming that he wanted to sell the liquor to help pay a…

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News Briefs

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Westmoreland cops seek wanted man The Westmoreland police have listed one man as wanted. He is 26-year-old Ainsley Woodburn, otherwise called ‘Short Man’, of Belfont district in Catadupa, St James. The police say he is wanted for shooting with…

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