Tribune Stories

Speaker urges increase in constituency allowances

May 21, 2015

HOUSE of Assembly Speaker Dr Kendal Major yesterday urged Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Perry Christie to "have mercy" on parliamentarians by considering raising their constituency allowance.

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Promised referendum 'not abandoned'

May 21, 2015

NATIONAL Security Minister Dr Bernard Nottage said yesterday that he could not speak to the proposed constitutional referendum's timeline as he reassured Bahamians that the government has not abandoned the idea.

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Vendors: Event was biggest financial disappointment of our lives

May 21, 2015

SEVERAL vendors who insisted yesterday that Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival was the "biggest financial disappointment" of their lives have accused the Festival Commission of "unfair" and "preferential treatment".

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FNM questions payouts for stallholders

May 21, 2015

FREE National Movement Deputy Leader Peter Turnquest questioned yesterday why the Festival Commission would be "reimbursing vendors" for losses they suffered during Junkanoo Carnival since the event was hailed as a "success" by the government.

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Man dies in car crash

May 21, 2015

A 51-year-old man was killed in a two-car collision early Wednesday morning in Freeport, police reported.

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Pastor accused of sex with teen

May 21, 2015

A GRAND Bahama pastor is in police custody in connection with an alleged sexual matter involving a teen.

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Filipino worker falls to his death on boat in Abaco

May 20, 2015

POLICE in Abaco are investigating the death of a 49-year-old man from The Philippines, who died while working on a vessel that was docked in Marsh Harbour.

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Woman accused of assault on immigration staff involved in fresh confrontation

May 20, 2015

A YOUNG woman who accused immigration officers of physically assaulting her twice last year was taken into custody yesterday morning after another confrontation with officials...

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Vasyli bail ruling now expected on Friday

May 20, 2015

THE Court of Appeal is expected to decide on Friday whether accused murderer Donna Vasyli will be granted bail ahead of trial for her husband's murder...

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Woman accused of assault on immigration staff in fresh confrontation

May 20, 2015

A YOUNG woman who accused immigration officers of physically assaulting her twice last year was taken into custody yesterday morning after another confrontation with officials...

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Group to launch monitoring of air quality around New Providence

May 20, 2015

A LOCAL environmental group yesterday said they are moving forward with plans to host the first in a series of air quality monitoring projects around the island of New Providence in the coming months...

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Lucaya Marketplace 'must keep Bahamian flavour'

May 20, 2015

TOURISM Minister Obie Wilchcombe has emphasised the importance of keeping a Bahamian flavour at the Port Lucaya Marketplace, which is expected to undergo significant upgrades under new owner Peter Hunt...

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Union leaders cite worker issues ahead of Labour Day

May 20, 2015

AS workers prepare to celebrate Labour Day next month, trade union leaders in Grand Bahama are drawing attention to a number of pressing issues, including the lack of unionisation of container port workers...

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Repairs begin on Justice Centre

May 20, 2015

MUCH needed repair and maintenance work has finally started on the Garnet Levarity Justice Centre following a list of public complaints about the unacceptable condition of the building...

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Bahamian student to take on National Spelling Bee in Washington

May 20, 2015

CHARLES Hamilton will be among 285 hopefuls when he represents The Bahamas in the prestigious Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, DC, next week...

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'We used contaminated groundwater for more than six months'

May 20, 2015

A MARATHON resident identified to have been directly affected by the 2012 Rubis gasoline leak has claimed that he and his daughter used contaminated groundwater for more than six months before he was told to switch to the public water supply...

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Religious leaders praying for Baha Mar's success
Religious leaders praying for Baha Mar's success

May 20, 2015

AFTER several opening delays for $3.5 billion Baha Mar development, two of the nation's religious leaders said they are "praying for the project's successful opening because of the important role it plays" in the economy...

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Man accused of raid on Deputy PM's home waits on bail ruling

May 20, 2015

A MAN must wait another week before he learns whether he will be granted bail ahead of trial in connection with the robbery of Deputy Prime Minister Philip "Brave" Davis...

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New Freedom of Information Bill is 'stalling' by government

May 20, 2015

FORMER Free National Movement Senator Dr Duane Sands yesterday claimed the government intentionally stalled the implementation of Freedom of Information legislation by choosing to reintroduce a new bill instead of amending the existing act...

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V Alfred Gray blamed in Acklins Regatta row

May 20, 2015

A CONFLICT about the management of this summer's anticipated Acklins Regatta threatens to result in the cancellation of the event, which could potentially devastate that island's local economy, organisers said...

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