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Police report relatively quiet holiday

W/Insp. Terecita Pinder

Grand Bahama residents celebrated the New Year without any reported murders or traffic fatalities over the Christmas holiday.     Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) Public Affairs and Communication Officer (PACO) Inspector Terecita Pinder on Monday, January 2 confirmed, noting there were no matters to report.   “No matters to report, no press releases were…
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Platinum Knights sweep 2017 New Year’s Junkanoo Parade

 Thomas (left) and Leah LaChanna Curry (right) the leaders of the Platinum Knights are pictured during the 2017 New Year’s Day Junkanoo Parade on Monday evening

The Platinum Knights blew away the competition with fire, lightening, tornadoes, hurricanes, downpours, the scorching sun and more to win the 2017 New Year’s Day Junkanoo Parade this year.   The group that has only been participating in the annual festival for four years won the 2017 Junkanoo Parade for the first time ever on…
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Water issues for Sweeting’s Cay residents post Hurricane Matthew

K. Peter Turnquest

Three-months after Hurricane Matthew, Sweeting’s Cay residents are still without a regular supply of water.   Several Sweeting’s Cay residents reached out to this daily on Tuesday, January 3 and voiced their concerns regarding the lack of regularly flowing water and about a notice posted over a month ago that assured residents they would be…
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Johnson: Ministry focusing on future of Junkanoo from youth development to rebranding

Dr. Daniel Johnson – Minister of Youth

Placing strategic focus on the future of Junkanoo from youth involvement to rebranding is one of the primary goals of Dr. Daniel Johnson, Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, who in a recent interview with The Freeport News revealed steady progress continues to be made in regard to modernizing and repackaging the cultural phenomenon to…
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