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Nearly 30 people were taken into custody after Bahamas Immigration officers held a random search for illegal immigrants throughout various areas of New Providence yesterday.

One Haitian-Bahamian pastor is calling on the government to do “what is right” and treat all people in The Bahamas, including undocumented migrants, humanely, but agreed with the government’s decision to give a deadline of December 31 for them to become regularized or leave. Speaking to

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The Australian Parliament yesterday began debate on legal recognition of same-sex marriage, one day after voters overwhelmingly backed marriage equality. In a mail survey 62 percent of registered voters who responded supported same-sex marriage. The poll was non-binding, but Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull wants same-sex marriage

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Police officers secure the scene on East Street after an apparent suicide inside an abandoned building yesterday.

A reduction in crime for tourism dependent countries, like The Bahamas, can lead to a significant boost in sales for private sector businesses, according to an International Monetary Fund (IMF) study titled ‘“Unleashing growth and strengthening resilience in the Caribbean”. The study found that a ten

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Fred Smith.

Human Rights Bahamas President Fred Smith yesterday accused Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis of being responsible for actions against undocumented migrants in The Bahamas that were far worse than any “draconian” measures implemented by former Foreign Affairs Minister Fred Mitchell. “I thought for a moment, for

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Police officers investigate the scene after a male parent was shot while picking up his child from the St. Francis and St. Joseph Catholic Primary School grounds on Boyd Road yesterday. Ahvia J. Campbell

A man was shot in the hand in a parking lot near St. Francis and St. Joseph Primary School on Boyd Road shortly before 3 p.m. yesterday, police said. When police arrived at the scene they found the victim inside a red car. In a statement, the

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