Tribune Stories

Glinton takes up post as new president of Bahamas National Trust

April 16, 2014

THE Bahamas National Trust held its annual general meeting and spring council meetings to elect its new council and officers for the year and to review current issues and work being done by the trust.

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Contracts signed for two new Bahamian ships

April 16, 2014

CONTRACTS have been signed for the construction of two new ships that will be operated and managed by the Campbell Shipping Company.

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Project seeks to improve life in South Andros

April 16, 2014

A NEW project has been launched with the aim of helping to improve the South Andros community.

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Brazilian diving team visits Deep Water Cay

April 16, 2014

THE Deep Water Cay team of East End, Grand Bahama, recently welcomed a Brazilian team of divers visiting the islands of the Bahamas with the Ministry of Tourism.

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Staff changes at ZNS

April 16, 2014

THE board of directors of the Broadcasting Corporation of the Bahamas has announced several managerial staff appointments at ZNS' Northern Service made necessary by the imminent retirement of veteran broadcaster Byron Stubbs.

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Cruise conference brings chance to encourage more visitors

April 16, 2014

THE annual Cruise Shipping Miami Conference and Exhibition remains the largest and most valued business platform for the global maritime industry.

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Taxi drivers want promise kept over franchise holder control

April 16, 2014

RICHARD Johnson, President of the Public Service Drivers Union, yesterday called on the government to "keep their promise" and allow the industry to be owned and controlled entirely by franchise holders.

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Beach clean-up at Coral Harbour

April 16, 2014

THE Lyford Cay International School community came together on Saturday, April 12, to participate in a school-wide beach clean up at Coral Harbour.

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Scholarship Fund for Maritime study

April 15, 2014

AN anonymous donor recently established a scholarship fund at the LJM Maritime Academy for the benefit of any graduate of the CH Reeves Junior High School wanting to pursue a course of study at the Marine Academy.

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Daughter of principal calls for forgiveness of ex-convicts

April 15, 2014

THE daughter of a North Andros High School principal convicted of manslaughter over 30 years ago defended her father's character and qualifications yesterday as she called on critics to forgive and respect rehabilitated ex-convicts.

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PM opens new phase of plant preserve
PM opens new phase of plant preserve

April 15, 2014

PHASE two of the Leon Levy Plant Preserve was officially opened by Prime Minister Perry Christie in Governor's Harbour, Eleuthera, on Friday...

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Ministry hosts 40th birthday party for US filmmaker
Ministry hosts 40th birthday party for US filmmaker

April 15, 2014

HOLLYWOOD celebrities flocked to the Bahamas recently as the Ministry of Tourism hosted the 40th birthday party for film producer Will Packer at Sandals Island...

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'Payroll tax not a viable option'
'Payroll tax not a viable option'

April 15, 2014

BAHAMIAN workers would face grave reductions in take-home pay if a payroll tax were implemented instead of a Value Added Tax (VAT), the three leading government voices in financial affairs, including the Prime Minister, agreed...

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US men told to pay up or go to jail
US men told to pay up or go to jail

April 15, 2014

PAY THE fine or do the time was a magistrate's order to five Americans yesterday who pleaded guilty when charged with possession of dangerous drugs...

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Businessman doubts government ability in WTO negotiations
Businessman doubts government ability in WTO negotiations

April 15, 2014

LOCAL businessman Ethric Bowe was doubtful that the government can adequately negotiate the Bahamas' interests ahead of World Trade Organisation entry next year...

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FNM deputy criticises delay in webshop laws

April 15, 2014

FNM DEPUTY leader Loretta Butler-Turner yesterday criticised the Christie administration for failing to table in Parliament regulations to legalise and tax web shops in the country...

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US pair failed to delcare 26,000
US pair failed to delcare 26,000

April 15, 2014

AN American couple accused of making a false declaration to a US Customs officer readily chose to walk free with a warning and forfeit $26,000 in winnings from a casino when arraigned before a Magistrate yesterday...

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Murdered woman named
Murdered woman named

April 15, 2014

THE elderly woman who was found dead and partially decomposed had a history of "mental illness," according to police sources...

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Another fire breaks out next to dump

April 15, 2014

FIREFIGHTERS battled an aggressive fire near the New Providence Landfill yesterday, sending thick plumes of smoke into nearby homes and neighbourhoods.

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Daughter of principal calls for forgiveness of ex-convicts
Daughter of principal calls for forgiveness of ex-convicts

April 15, 2014

THE daughter of a North Andros High School principal convicted of manslaughter over 30 years ago defended her father's character and qualifications yesterday as she called on critics to forgive and respect rehabilitated ex-convicts...

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