Tribune Stories

Doctor 'signs sick notes for 69 prison staff in one day'

February 26, 2015

NATIONAL Security Minister Dr Bernard Nottage has claimed that one doctor allegedly provided 69 prison officers with sick notes in one day and that the doctor in question was not in office on the day the notes were written.

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Man wanted in connection with attempted murder

February 26, 2015

POLICE have issued a wanted alert for Duran Johnson, aka Devon Johnson, in connection with attempted murder.

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No bail granted so far this year for any murder-related case

February 26, 2015

ATTORNEY General Allyson Maynard Gibson said yesterday that no bail has been granted for the year in any murder or murder-related case.

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PM: Carnival to bring in 30m

February 26, 2015

THE Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival is expected to generate $30m for the Bahamas' economy, Prime Minister Perry Christie said yesterday.

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Report due on death in custody two years ago

February 26, 2015

A FULL report, including recommendations, from Department of Public Prosecutions officials regarding the unlawful killing of Aaron Rolle two years ago is expected by the end of the week, Attorney General Allyson Maynard Gibson said yesterday.

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Legislation for immigration policy tabled in Parliament

February 26, 2015

LEGISLATION to regularise the government's new immigration policy and establish a legal framework for the Carmichael Road Detention Centre were tabled yesterday.

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Arrest over woman's death in blaze with cord round neck

February 26, 2015

POLICE have a 21-year-old woman in custody in connection with the "suspicious death" of Ariel Lowe, who was discovered by firefighters with a "black cord" tied around her neck in her home on Carmichael Road on Monday morning.

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MONEY UP IN SMOKE: BAMSI contractor had no insurance

February 26, 2015

WORKS Minister Philip "Brave" Davis yesterday admitted that the dormitory destroyed by fire at the Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute (BAMSI) in Andros last month was not insured at the time of the incident due to negligence on the part of the contractor.

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ON DA HOOK

February 26, 2015

WITH the welcome break in the cold weather and high winds this week, several Bahamas Sport Fishing Network (BSFN) experts and avid fishermen hit their favourite spots across The Bahamas.

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Environmentalists warn of damage to Guana Cay reefs

February 26, 2015

THE once pristine reef system surrounding the tiny island of Guana Cay in the Abacos has suffered extensive damage since construction of the controversial Baker's Bay development, environmentalists claim.

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Ambassador tells of Cuba relationship

February 26, 2015

ERNESTO Soberon Guzman, Cuba's Ambassador to The Bahamas, spoke yesterday of the bilateral relationship between the countries, highlighting that the neighbours faced the same challenges, including trafficking in people and drugs.

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Fast ferry service from Florida starts today

February 26, 2015

A 1,000-seat fast ferry service between Grand Bahama and Fort Lauderdale starts today, with the arrival of Balearia Bahamas Express' newly commissioned vessel Bahama Mama.

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No answer from Williams on sweetened job cut packages

February 26, 2015

BAHAMAS Telecommunications Company CEO Leon Williams yesterday could not confirm whether the company was considering "sweetening" the voluntary separation packages being offered to at least 150 workers.

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Govt to reveal the approved list of web shop operators in May or June

February 26, 2015

TOURISM Minister Obie Wilchcombe said yesterday the government expects to announce within a few months the operators that were successful in obtaining Gaming House licences.

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Woman accused of jury tampering awaits bail decision

February 26, 2015

A WOMAN accused of jury tampering will learn today whether she will be granted bail ahead of trial.

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Video of child's beating investigated

February 26, 2015

A "disturbing" video of the parental beating of a Grand Bahama teen is under investigation by police and social workers.

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12 years taken off sentence for killer of 16-year-old girl

February 26, 2015

THE Court of Appeal yesterday shaved 12 years off a former death row inmate's sentence for the murder of a 16-year-old girl after determining the re-sentencing judge did not consider the Privy Council's declaration of the case to be the "worst of the worst".

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Davis slams Baha Mar amid ongoing road costs dispute

February 26, 2015

DEPUTY Prime Minister Philip "Brave" Davis yesterday criticised Baha Mar executives saying they have not been co-operative in the continuing dispute over more than $19m for the construction of the West Bay Street diversion and Corridor-7 road projects.

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Bahamasair sickout cost airline 820,000

February 26, 2015

THE Christmas industrial action by Bahamasair pilots over failed contract negotiations with the government cost the airline over $820,000 as of January 20, Deputy Prime Minister Philip "Brave" Davis confirmed yesterday.

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Agriculture ministers tour BAMSI development

February 26, 2015

THE Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Sciences Institute (BAMSI) is "well on its way" to sustaining the food demands of the country according to a delegation of agricultural ministers from CARICOM states.

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