Tribune Stories

Verdict due in BEC bribe case today

May 03, 2016

A JURY is expected to deliberate on a verdict today in the case of a man alleged to have a role in the Alstom SA/Bahamas Electricity Corporation bribery scheme.

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Broker is accused of 200,000 fraud

May 03, 2016

A BROKER denied conning a woman of more than $200,000 through over-priced customs duties for a multi-million dollar home renovation project.

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Fewer vendors to operate at this year's Carnival

May 03, 2016

THE Bahamas National Festival Commission has "scaled back" the number of vendors that will operate at this weekend's Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival festivities, BNFC CEO Roscoe Dames said yesterday.

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Miller: Exile transgenders (with audio)

May 03, 2016

TALL Pines MP Leslie Miller has forcefully denounced the growing transgender community in this country while urging people to financially contribute to having this sect of society exiled to their own private island to ensure "they stay out of the way" of generations of Bahamians who are depending on the success of the June 7 referendum.

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New FNM senator calls for bipartisan Bahamas

May 03, 2016

MONIQUE Gomez, newly appointed senator for the Free National Movement (FNM), is calling for Bahamians to put aside party politics and focus on nation building.

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Minnis: Nation on course for deadliest year yet

May 03, 2016

THE country is on track to see the "deadliest year" in its history, FNM Leader Dr Hubert Minnis said yesterday as he lamented the number of homicides committed during the Christie administration's term.

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'Gov't brainwashing Bahamians for vote'

May 03, 2016

SAVE Our Bahamas took its vote "no" campaign to Grand Bahama, with committee member Pastor Lyall Bethel telling a forum that the YES Bahamas campaign is no longer about educating, but rather about "brainwashing" Bahamians.

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Toll increase comes into effect for PI bridge

May 03, 2016

THE new toll fares to cross the Paradise Island bridge have now come into operation.

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Sands approached to become FNM senator

May 03, 2016

FORMER Free National Movement Deputy Chairman Dr. Duane Sands said yesterday he has been approached by the leadership of the party to become the party's next senator.

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Police officers guilty of stealing phones from BTC

May 03, 2016

TWO former policemen who took advantage of their former positions to commit theft may spend 18 months in prison if they fail to pay a $3,000 fine imposed on them by a magistrate.

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Wells to 'probably' vote no on bill four

May 03, 2016

BAMBOO Town MP Renward Wells yesterday called for the government to immediately provide funding for the campaigns opposing the gender equality referendum.

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Former chairman calls for early FNM convention

May 03, 2016

FORMER Free National Movement Chairman Darron Cash was adamant yesterday that a "clean up" of the FNM must take place, as the party could not contest the next general election with "splintered leadership".

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Govt 'not interested in funding rival campaign'

May 03, 2016

SAVE Our Bahamas yesterday said the Christie administration has not shown any interest in "balancing the tables" ahead of the gender equality referendum, stressing that it has "unfairly" thrown its full support behind the government funded YES Bahamas campaign.

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Chipman vows 100 per cent backing for Minnis

May 03, 2016

ST. ANNE'S MP Hubert Chipman said yesterday he supports FNM Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis "100 per cent" and the party is investigating who leaked confidential emails between himself, other members of the FNM and Dr. Minnis to the press.

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Miller: Exile transgenders

May 03, 2016

TALL Pines MP Leslie Miller has forcefully denounced the growing transgender community in this country while urging people to financially contribute to having this sect of society exiled to their own private island to ensure "they stay out of the way" of generations of Bahamians who are depending on the success of the June 7 referendum.

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Ramsey guilty of most of charges in BEC bribe case

May 03, 2016

A SUPREME Court jury returned four not guilty and 14 guilty verdicts against accused bribe taker Freddie Solomon Ramsey concerning the BEC/Alstom bribe scheme.

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Attorney General 'happy where she is' amid Chief Justice talk

May 02, 2016

ATTORNEY General Allyson Maynard-Gibson said she is content with her current post as she sidestepped rumours that she may be appointed chief justice.

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Police investigate suspected drowning at Palmetto Point

May 02, 2016

POLICE in Eleuthera are investigating the circumstances surrounding the apparent drowning death of an adult male from Palmetto Point that occurred on Saturday.

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Families of Grand Bahama murder victims wait for justice

May 02, 2016

THE mother and sister of murdered British visitor Edgar Dart said their entire family has been left deeply affected by his death in Grand Bahama two years ago and want closure.

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AG seeks to ease same-sex fears

May 02, 2016

AMID growing concern that the fourth Constitutional Amendment Bill could lead to same-sex marriage if passed in next month's referendum, the Office of the Attorney General released a statement last night to allay those fears.

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