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Simmons found not guilty of 2018 attempted murder

NOT GUILTY – A nine-member jury found Jeffery Jacy (Jaycee) Simmons not guilty of the June 2018 attempted murder of Andrew Forbes. The verdict came down Thursday, October 14, after a five-day trial. Simmons is pictured at center, being escorted to court for his arraignment back in 2018.

Jeffery Jacy (Jaycee) Simmons walked out of the Supreme Court Thursday (October 14) afternoon, a free man. Simmons, who was charged with the June 2018 attempted murder of Andrew Forbes was found not guilty. Shortly before 4:00 p.m. the jury returned to the courtroom with the 8-1 not guilty verdict. The nine-member jury heard testimonies…
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GBUC enters final phase of $5 million Reverse Osmosis Water Facility

FINAL PHASE – The Grand Bahama Utility Company (GBUC) is announced recently that development of its new, three-million-gallon Reverse Osmosis (RO) plant has entered the final stage. (PHOTO COURTESY OF GBUC)

The Grand Bahama Utility Company (GBUC) is pleased to announce that development of its new, three-million-gallon Reverse Osmosis (RO) plant has entered the final stage. This step in the process includes the arrival of the final water filtration skid.  This key milestone will allow for testing and commissioning of the facility, and the RO plant…
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Speech from The Throne

SPEECH FROM THE THRONE – Governor General His Excellency Sir Cornelius A. Smith (left) accepts the speech of Prime Minister Philip Davis (right) to read from the Throne, Wednesday morning during the opening of Parliament in the Convention Center at Baha Mar. (PHOTO: TORRELL GLINTON/TNG)

Governor General His Excellency Sir Cornelius A. Smith shares the new Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Government’s “blueprint for change.” Madame President and Honourable Senators,Madame Speaker and Members of the Honourable House of Assembly:Just 20 days ago, my government was elected with a mandate to bring about a “New Day” in our Bahamas. It is clear…
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Parliament opens, senate chief named

PARLIAMENT OPENS – The new session of parliament opened Wednesday (October 6), with two females appointed to top positions in the Senate and the House of Assembly. Senator J. Lashell Adderley (left), was appointed as President of the Senate and Patricia Deveaux (right), was named as Speaker of the House of Assembly. (PHOTOS: TORRELL GLINTON/TNG)

It is official! A new session of parliament has opened in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas. While not held at the traditional venue, for the first time, the proceedings took place at the Baha Mar Convention Center in New Providence on Wednesday (October 6) morning. In the Upper House, the Senate, Senator Julie Lishell Adderley…
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