Tribune Stories

VIDEO: THE TRIBUNE'S TOP 5

July 20, 2014

Krishna Virgil reviews the big stories that had the Bahamas talking this week.

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Shark diving death 'could be due to negligence'

July 19, 2014

THE death of an American this week while shark diving could be due to "negligence and incompetence" of the crew aboard the MV Shear Water run by a controversial US-based dive operator, the president of the Bahamas Dive Association (BDA) claimed yesterday.

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MASS STRIKE 'IMMINENT'

July 19, 2014

A DAY after the government signed off on a wage increase for public workers, Trade Union Congress (TUC) president Obie Ferguson renewed his promise to lead workers in an "imminent" strike.

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Outrage over caged dogs video

July 19, 2014

VIDEO footage of a holding area for breeding dogs at one of the Bahamas' most established pet stores has sparked outrage on social media with activists calling for an end to the practice. The Bahamas Humane Society (BHS) said yesterday it was "horrified".

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Visitor locked up at detention centre as her dream holiday turns into a nightmare

July 18, 2014

A vacation to the Bahamas turned into a "nightmare" for a US attorney and his girlfriend, who was allegedly subjected to 24 hours of undue treatment by Bahamas Immigration authorities on her arrival at the Lynden Pindling International Airport.

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Injunction imposed against government over Nygard Cay

July 18, 2014

IN a move being hailed as a victory for greater transparency in government processes, Supreme Court justices granted injunction requests against the government yesterday that prevents the Christie administration from making decisions on billionaire fashion mogul Peter Nygard's applications for building permits and Crown land.

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'PM didn't listen over gaming - why would he over re-election'

July 18, 2014

FREE National Movement chairman Darron Cash said yesterday that Prime Minister Perry Christie will not listen to Bahamians about whether he should seek re-election in 2017.

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Expert calls for shark dive ban after fatality

July 18, 2014

EXPERT Bahamian diver and spear-fisherman David Rose says shark diving and feeding is an "unsafe" practice and should be banned in the Bahamas.

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Permits revoked in landmark ruling on Blackbeard's Cay

July 18, 2014

ENVIRONMENTALISTS hailed victory yesterday after a landmark Supreme Court ruling quashed and revoked the government's permits and approvals for the $8 million Blackbeard's Cay tourist attraction, which included the import of eight dolphins to the Bahamas...

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Wage rise for public workers

July 18, 2014

THE annual minimum wage for public servants increased by $800 yesterday with the promise to renegotiate further increases if the government generates greater revenue from natural resources...

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Bank hands 10,000 gift to Ranfurly Home

July 18, 2014

COMMONWEALTH Bank expressed its continued support for the Ranfurly Home for Children yesterday by donating a $10,000 cheque to the organisation to help ease their current financial situation.

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Rise in national minimum wage not under consideration

July 18, 2014

AN increase in the national minimum wage is not up for consideration at the time, Finance Minister Michael Halkitis said yesterday.

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Delay in appointing US ambassador blamed on American internal politics

July 18, 2014

ALTHOUGH the Bahamas has not had a United States ambassador for nearly three years, two members of the Free National Movement suspect that the post has yet to be filled due to red tape in the US political system.

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Man acused of beating lover on the head with a hammer

July 18, 2014

A MAN from Ragged Island is in police custody after he allegedly beat his lover in the head with a hammer, police said yesterday.

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Clubs and Societs 7/18/2014

July 18, 2014

September 13 - Give a Child a Ride, bike ride & race in Nassau, email: info@giveachildaride.com.

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American arrested for failing to declare 40,000 cash

July 18, 2014

A 60-year-old Massachusetts man was arrested at the Lynden Pindling International Airport on Wednesday for failing to declare $40,000 cash.

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Plea bargain conference to strengthen Swift Justice

July 18, 2014

A TWO-day plea bargain conference began yesterday as part of the government's Swift Justice programme designed to strengthen the country's legal system.

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