Tribune Stories

Munroe says Baha Mar secrecy will stop sabotage

August 25, 2016

DEFENDING the Christie administration's selective disclosure of details concerning Baha Mar, attorney Wayne Munroe said yesterday that temporarily sealing court documents related to the project is important to prevent the original developer, Sarkis Izmirlian, from sabotaging the deal either directly or through his "cronies".

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FNM: Why hide Baha Mar deal

August 25, 2016

FREE National Movement Shadow Minister of Labour Loretta Butler-Turner castigated the Christie administration yesterday over the decision to seal the court documents relating to the new deal to open the shuttered $3.5bn Baha Mar resort, branding this as "deceptive" and "reprehensible" on all levels.

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Developer hits out at lack of specifics

August 25, 2016

BAHA MAR'S original developer, BMD Holdings, joined the Free National Movement and others yesterday in criticising Prime Minister Perry Christie's Monday announcement about Baha Mar for lacking specifics.

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Heavy rain is expected as tropical wave reaches nation

August 25, 2016

A STRONG tropical wave is expected to dump three to four inches of rain and cause severe flooding as it passes over the Bahamas beginning today, Deputy Director of the Department of Meteorology Basil Dean warned yesterday.

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Church abuse is the focus of new book by author and educator

August 24, 2016

LOCAL educator Melony Thompson is celebrating the launch of her book, Odessa and the Professor, which tells the story of church abuse through the use of scripture.

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Walk for the Cure confirmed to return in October

August 24, 2016

THE regional CIBC FirstCaribbean cancer fundraiser that brought over 10,000 participants together in 17 countries last year returns to The Bahamas in October, it was announced yesterday.

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Four students named as scholarship recipients

August 24, 2016

THE Tara Xavier Hepburn Foundation has named four scholarship recipients for 2016 - Presley Godet, of A F Adderley Junior High School, Ashley Treco, of L W Young Junior High School, Vashanti Storr, of S C McPherson Junior High School, and D'angelo Smith, of St John's College.

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Security company opens new Freeport offices

August 24, 2016

CANDID Security Limited opened its newly constructed corporate offices in Freeport demonstrating its success and growth over the past 19 years in Grand Bahama.

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R.E. Cooper award winners are announced

August 24, 2016

THE names of the first R. E. Cooper Sr. National Meritorious Award winners - people who have quietly enriched and helped the community in The Bahamas - have been announced.

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Murder trial for killing of student to resume Thursday
Murder trial for killing of student to resume Thursday

August 24, 2016

A JUDGE presiding over the trial concerning the murder of a Doris Johnson Senior High School student assured a jury that proceedings will continue on Thursday after announcing that their presence would not be needed for another 48 hours.

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College to stay open despite problems with accreditation

August 24, 2016

SOJOURNER-Douglass College officials yesterday said its Bahamas campus will "stay open" despite its accreditation woes, with the college's president saying officials hope to remedy the problem within the next year.

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Govt optimistic despite downgrade by Moody's

August 24, 2016

STATE Finance Minister Michael Halkitis yesterday insisted that the government remains optimistic about the Bahamas' economic future, despite Moody's Investor Service downgrading this country's sovereign credit rating one notch, from Baa2 to Baa3.

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Demetrius Pinder's mother hits out at Olympic selection

August 24, 2016

THE mother of "Golden Knight" Demetrius Pinder said her son is very distraught about being denied his chance for a second Olympic medal running for Team Bahamas in the men's 4 x 400m relay in Rio de Janeiro.

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PM announcement 'similar to BTC 2 per cent deal'

August 24, 2016

DEMOCRATIC National Alliance Leader Branville McCartney has accused Prime Minister Perry Christie of executing his usual "song and dance" routine in his announcement that construction at the $3.5bn Baha Mar resort is expected to resume by September.

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Mark Humes calls his fellow FNM Rollins a 'rabid animal'

August 24, 2016

FREE National Movement newcomer Mark Humes issued a scathing rebuke against Fort Charlotte MP Dr. Andre Rollins yesterday, likening the outspoken MP to a "rabid animal".

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Rapper says he was detained by police over song he wrote criticising prime minister

August 24, 2016

THE composer behind a song and music video posted on social media last week in which Prime Minister Perry Christie and his family are negatively referred to, has been released from police custody after being detained over the weekend.

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THUNDERSTORM WARNING - Freeport - Wednesday 1:30pm-3pm

August 24, 2016

INSURANCE MANAGEMENT: THUNDERSTORM WARNING

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FNM says Baha Mar deal is 'smoke and mirrors'

August 24, 2016

FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis accused the Christie administration yesterday of using its time-worn tactic of "smoke and mirrors", hitting out that "secrecy and lack of transparency" have clouded the deal to complete the Baha Mar project.

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Man accused of invading homes and raping victims
Man accused of invading homes and raping victims

August 24, 2016

A MAN was remanded to prison yesterday after he was arraigned in Magistrate's Court concerning three home invasions and sexual assaults.

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PM's Baha Mar agreement lacks any specifics and definitive guarantees says resort developer

August 24, 2016

BMD Holdings said on Wednesday that the Prime Minister's comments this week regarding the future of Baha Mar leave the Bahamian people without any specifics about a definitive buyer, the price that the China Export-Import Bank (CEXIM) is contemplating for the resort and any definitive guarantees that any unsecured creditors will receive any of the monies they are owed.

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