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Today in History: May 25

THE BAHAMAS – An American teen was acquitted of murdering her mother after a judge ruled there was insufficient evidence to convict her.

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THE BAHAMAS – On this day in Bahamian history, in 1791, the English merchant ship ‘Simon Taylor’ was shipwrecked and lost off Great Inagua Island.

The historical society notes the vessel was carrying a cargo of rum and cotton. The passengers and crew were saved.

Then fast forward to 2012, when the unions representing management and line staff NIB participated in a vote of no confidence in then NIB Director Algernon Cargill.

Also in 2012, an American teen was acquitted of murdering her mother after a judge ruled there was insufficient evidence to convict her.

Prosecutors allege 18-year-old Madison Pugh and her former Bahamian lover 24-year-old Zindall McKinney were responsible for the murder of Anna Garrison. Garrison’s body was found wrapped in sheets on the side of the road in Fox Hill, on July 4th, 2009.

Then on May 25th, 2013, then Police Commissioner Ellison Greenslade defended the Royal Bahamas Police Force investigation into the molestation of a 11-year-old girl on a Disney cruise ship. Florida media reported the incident that happened nine months prior had not been properly investigated.

Also in 2013, the mother of former FNM Cabinet Minister Sidney Collie was laid to rest nearly seven weeks after a runway accident on Mayagua. 82-year-old Edith Collie was funeralized at Zion South Beach Baptist Church.

Then in 2014, the inaugural IAAF World Relays at the Thomas A. Robinson national stadium came to an end.

And, finally in 2022, Prime Minister Philip Davis delivered his first budget communication since his PLP victory in September 2021.

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