Tribune Stories

Lloyd calls for Bahamians to take initiative

May 24, 2016

RESPECTED attorney and radio personality Jeff Lloyd yesterday urged Bahamians to take the initiative in rescuing the country instead of waiting on politicians and government to save it.

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Sands: I'll hold gov't to account over NHI

May 24, 2016

NEWLY appointed Free National Movement (FNM) Senator, Dr. Duane Sands yesterday pledged to hold the government accountable for its implementation of National Health Insurance (NHI).

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Power and phone service out as storm hits island

May 24, 2016

A HEAVY thunderstorm which passed over New Providence yesterday afternoon caused temporary loss of power and cellular phone service, with lightning also bringing down trees.

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Forecasters warn conditions may favour tropical storm formation

May 24, 2016

CONDITIONS favourable for the development of a tropical storm over the Atlantic Ocean in the vicinity of The Bahamas and southeastern United States could prevail at the end of this week according to expert weather forecasters.

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DNA: Resort talks 'will not favour Bahamians'

May 24, 2016

THE DEMOCRATIC National Alliance Deputy Leader yesterday questioned the Government's ability to secure a pro-Bahamian resolution to the Baha Mar debacle, claiming that the newest wave of negotiations was not likely to end favorably for Bahamians.

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Bannister among four named by FNM to run in 2017 election

May 24, 2016

THE FREE National Movement (FNM) last night announced four more ratified candidates for the 2017 general election, with former Education Minister Desmond Bannister and the party's most recent interim chairman, Brensil Rolle, returning to frontline politics.

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Man denied bail over killing at Burial Ground Corner
Man denied bail over killing at Burial Ground Corner

May 24, 2016

A MAN was denied bail and remanded to prison yesterday after he was charged in connection with a recent fatal shooting in an inner-city community.

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Suspect in court over rape attack
Suspect in court over rape attack

May 24, 2016

A MAN appeared in Magistrates Court yesterday facing a rape charge stemming from an late night attack at a woman's home over the weekend.

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Wilson fights to win vote - yet is not on the ballot

May 24, 2016

SUSPENDED Bahamas Union of Teachers (BUT) president Belinda Wilson has begun campaigning for the organisation's June 9 elections, even though her name does not appear on the ballot.

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Global eye focused on MP's tabling of emails

May 24, 2016

THE Grand Bahama Human Rights Association (GBHRA) has urged two international human rights organisations to "do anything and everything in their power" to raise alarm over the "unlawful access" of a highly confidential email which was tabled in Parliament.

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Study aims to improve Rand Hospital services

May 24, 2016

A TRIPARTITE observational study is being undertaken by the Ministry of Health, Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) and the Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) aimed at improving health care services at the Rand Memorial Hospital/Grand Bahama Health Services.

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Bahamas team passes taste test ahead of contest

May 24, 2016

The Bahamas National Culinary Team sharpened their competitive skills in readiness to defend their prestigious Taste of the Caribbean title last week by serving up a six-course dining extravaganza to delighted guests at the fundraising Gala Demonstration dinner at Atlantis, Paradise Island.

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Loretta locked up - but all in the name of helping Rotary

May 24, 2016

LORETTA Butler-Turner found herself put in the stocks and jailed for a good cause at the weekend as part of the Rotary Club of East Nassau's popular fundraiser 'Captured'.

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Port authority aims to help students find work

May 24, 2016

WITH thousands of high school students preparing to graduate this summer, the Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) has partnered with Island Outsourcers to prepare them for employment and future careers.

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Primary school awards honour the students of the year

May 24, 2016

The Primary School Student of the Year awards were held over the weekend at Golden Gates World Outreach Ministries.

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Avast me hearties, pirates theme park to open on monday

May 24, 2016

THE first phase of the Pirates Cove Water Theme Park and Zipline in Grand Bahama is complete and the operators are expected to open to the public on Monday.

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PM hits out at Baha Mar 'lie'

May 24, 2016

PRIME Minister Perry Christie last night insisted that Bahamian citizenship is "not for sale at any time at any price" as he refuted allegations that his government had agreed to the sale or grant of 500 Bahamian citizenships to Chinese investors in connection with the beleaguered Baha Mar project.

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Loretta locked up - but all in the name of helping Rotaract

May 24, 2016

LORETTA Butler-Turner found herself put in the stocks and jailed for a good cause at the weekend as part of the Rotaract Club of East Nassau's popular 'jail and bail' fundraiser Captured.

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Prisoner who got away from bus denies escaping

May 24, 2016

PRISONER Jason Jerome Rolle denied escaping lawful custody on Friday afternoon when he was arraigned in Magistrates Court yesterday.

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'Griffin must apologise if she misled public'

May 24, 2016

LONG ISLAND MP Loretta Butler-Turner said yesterday that Social Services Minister Melanie Griffin owed more than an apology if she intentionally misled the public over police investigations into claims of fraud at the Department of Social Services (DSS).

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