Tribune Stories

Union calls for immediate solution for disputes

December 18, 2014

BAHAMAS Utilities Service and Allied Workers Union President Dwayne Woods demanded "immediate resolution" on four "outstanding disputes" between the union and the Water and Sewerage Corporation "before enthusiasm is withdrawn".

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Cuba move may have massive economic impact, says PM

December 18, 2014

THE re-establishment of full diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States can have a "massive economic impact" on The Bahamas, according to Prime Minister Perry Christie.

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Christie hails Pinder as a 'robust and dynamic man'

December 18, 2014

PRIME Minister Perry Christie said yesterday he will announce in the "coming days" who will be selected to replace Ryan Pinder as minister of financial services.

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Ingraham slams PLP 'hypocrisy'

December 18, 2014

FORMER Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham yesterday said he finds Prime Minister Perry Christie "hypocritical" for supporting outgoing Financial Services Minister Ryan Pinder, who resigned from Cabinet for a job in the private sector.

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No sex offender registry or NIA legislation this year

December 18, 2014

THE Christie administration failed to table the promised landmark pieces of legislation in the House of Assembly before it adjourned until the New Year.

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DNA men's group hands gifts to home for the elderly

December 18, 2014

RESIDENTS of the Mary Ingraham Home for the Elderly have been given two flat-screen televisions, water coolers and a microwave by the Men's Alliance of the Democratic National Party.

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Appeal is denied for pair in 6m drug case

December 18, 2014

THE Court of Appeal yesterday dismissed the appeals of two men who contested their conviction and sentence for their involvement in a $6m drug smuggling operation.

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BTC launches TV service

December 18, 2014

BAHAMAS Telecommunications Company CEO Leon Williams announced the official launch of Internet Protocol Television - a product of the company's first television service BTC Television - to residents in Bimini yesterday morning.

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Mitchell: Detention Centre has been operating without rules

December 18, 2014

THE Carmichael Road Detention Centre has been operating without governance procedures or rules since it was established in the mid-1990s, Immigration and Foreign Affairs Minister Fred Mitchell revealed yesterday.

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Children's Christmas show plunged into darkness by power cut

December 18, 2014

Parents and students of Queen's College's foundation years were left disappointed after the Christmas production had to be halted when a power cut plunged the auditorium into darkness.

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On Da Hook

December 18, 2014

THE high winds and rough seas of the past few weeks in the Bahamas have hindered many fisherman and frustrated visitors. Some islands experienced high winds and large ocean swells sent by the cold front, Damon, that hit the east coast of the United States and caused damage and temporary closure of the Glass Window Bridge in Eleuthera last week.

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Forensic expert testifies on DNA analysis in murder case

December 18, 2014

THE jury in a Cat Island murder trial heard testimony yesterday from the former supervisor of a forensic analyst who performed tests on samples collected and submitted by the Royal Bahamas Police Force.

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Bills tabled to govern oil exploration

December 18, 2014

ENVIRONMENT Minister Kenred Dorsett yesterday advanced a compendium of bills in the House of Assembly to modernise oil exploration in the country.

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A Sure Win does not intend to lay off workers

December 18, 2014

A SURE Win does not intend to lay off workers from its web shop operation, Human Resources Manager Kimberly Bodie said yesterday.

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Two killed as car slams into tree

December 18, 2014

TWO MEN are dead and another is fighting for his life in hospital after the car they were in slammed into a mango tree on East Street shortly after midnight Tuesday.

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Human rights group seeking to address OAS

December 17, 2014

THE Grand Bahama Human Rights Association is seeking to address the Organisation of American States and "set the record straight" following the presentation of the government's new immigration policy by Foreign Affairs Minister Fred Mitchell to the OAS in Washington on Tuesday.

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21-year-old dies during expedition with US dive operator off Grand Bahama

December 17, 2014

AN American man reportedly drowned while on a dive expedition with a US dive operator off West End, Grand Bahama, making it the second fatal incident this year involving US-registered vessels conducting dives in the Bahamas.

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Murders of brothers 'part of ongoing feud'

December 17, 2014

THE murder of two brothers and attempted murder of their teenage brother is a the result of an ongoing feud stemming from their father's murder in 2010, according to Chief Superintendent Paul Rolle.

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Water and Sewerage Union to hold protest

December 17, 2014

THE Bahamas Utilities Service and Allied Workers Union plans to hold a "mass demonstration" at the Water and Sewerage Corporation's main office today against the corporation's reported refusal to reinstate one of their members, BUSAWU President Dwayne Woods said yesterday.

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UPDATED - VIDEO: US Coast Guard rescues man stranded on Bahamas island

December 17, 2014

AN American man adrift at sea for five days and subsequently stranded on an uninhabited island in the Cay Sal Bank was rescued by the US Coast Guard on Monday, Coast Guard officials said yesterday.

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