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President of GBCC responds to recent suicide attempts

SUICIDE NOT AN OPTION – With the recent increase of alleged suicide cases on Grand Bahama, two attempts and one death, President of the Grand Bahama Christian Council (GBCC), Rev. Dr. Robert Lockhart said it is important for persons to reach out when feeling hopeless.

With the recent increase of alleged suicide cases on Grand Bahama, two attempts and one death, President of the Grand Bahama Christian Council (GBCC), Rev. Dr. Robert Lockhart said it is important for persons to reach out when feeling hopeless. In a recent interview with this daily, Lockhart noted that it is important for persons feeling a…
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GBCH young residents set to return on Friday, Oct. 2

GRAND CELEBRATION PLANNED – The International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA), Grand Bahama Chapter and local Rotary clubs have joined forces to welcome the children of The Grand Bahama Children’s Home (GBCH) back home in grand style. Pictured are representatives from the GBCH, FIDA and Rotary. (PHOTO: SHAYNE STUBBS)

Having been forced away from their comfort zone at The Grand Bahama Children’s Home for over a year, as a result of damages to the facility by Hurricane Dorian back in September 2019, the young residents are finally scheduled to be home this week. Since the storm the children were relocated to New Providence and…
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MSC makes sizeable food donation

MSC DONATION – Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) Cruises on Monday, September 28, handed over a sizable food donation to the Government of The Bahamas via Urban Renewal. Pictured are PS in the Office of the Prime Minister, Harcourt Brown (left) and Deputy Director of Urban Renewal, Senator Jasmin Dareus (right). (PHOTO: SHAYNE STUBBS)

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) Cruises on Monday, September 28, handed over a sizable food donation to the Government of The Bahamas via Urban Renewal. The gesture signified the company’s long-standing relationship with The Bahamas and understanding the importance of being good corporate citizens, according to MSC. According to a statement released by Chairman, MSC Cruises…
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Three males, one female charged with gun, ammunition possession

CHARGED – Pictured from left are Drexton Belony, Petra Thompson and Lloyd Mader, who were all hauled before the Freeport Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday (September 22), answering to possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition charges. Missing from photo is Mithu Smith. (PHOTOS: SHAYNE STUBBS)

Twenty-seven-year-old Drexton Belony; 28-year-old Lloyd Mader; 31-year-old Petra Thompson and 37-year-old Mithu Smith were all hauled before the Freeport Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday (September 22), answering to possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition. The three males and one female appeared before Deputy Chief Magistrate Debbye Ferguson in court #1. Belony, dressed in a light…
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