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August 24, 2010
Street vendors on the rise amid recession

FREEPORT - There has been a significant increase in the number of street vendors and peddlers in recent months on Grand Bahama, where jobs are still scarce and the economy is in recession.

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Cape Eleuthera Institute and Island School trip - Citizens of the Year Award
August 24, 2010
Cape Eleuthera Institute and Island School trip - Citizens of the Year Award

Erin Ferguson, Host and Executive Producer of the Number 1 Rated Television show in the Bahamas, Citizensí Review, traveled to South Eleuthera to shoot 2 shows at the Cape Eleuthera Institute, and the Island School. The trip was the reward for the recipients of the Citizens of the Year Award, an annual award given by Citizens Review.

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August 23, 2010
Six rescued after plane crash at sea

By DENISE MAYCOCK

Tribune Freeport Reporter

dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

SIX people, including a six-months pregnant woman and two children, were plucked to safety after a small aircraft ditched in waters off Grand Bahama.

The pilot and his five passengers clung to the aircraft for about three hours in 10 to 12ft deep waters until they could be rescued and brought to shore at Dover Sound, where p...

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August 25, 2010
Police seize drugs and 20,000-plus in cash

By DENISE MAYCOCK

Tribune Freeport Reporter

dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

FREEPORT - Three persons were arrested on Tuesday after police discovered and seized a quantity of drugs and over $20,000 in cash in a hotel room.

Asst Supt Loretta Mackey reported that Drug Enforcement Unit officers went to a local hotel around 8pm and executed a search warrant for suspected illegal drugs.

A male responded...

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August 26, 2010
New container port safety fears raised

By DENISE MAYCOCK

Tribune Freeport Reporter

dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

FREEPORT - A container port worker claims that they continue to work under unsafe conditions and was concerned that there is still no government agency monitoring operations at the port, despite the deaths of three workers at the facility early this year.

The Tribune was reliably informed that the brake system on some of the...

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September 02, 2010
MISSING WOMAN'S BODY FOUND

By DENISE MAYCOCK

Tribune Freeport Reporter

dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

FREEPORT: The body of a missing woman has been found in waters off Eight Mile Rock.

The victim's identity has not been released but it is understood she is a 63-year-old resident of Hanna Hill.

Asst Supt Loretta Mackey said the body was discovered near the shore in the Hepburn Town area shortly after noon yesterday.

She ha...

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September 06, 2010
Laing plans to meet residents to discuss business ideas

By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

FREEPORT - Recognising that the economy here continues to be significantly challenged, State Minister for Finance Zhivargo Laing is planning to meet with residents on Grand Bahama to discuss some simple business ideas that can be pursued on this island.
He believes that there are still opportunities available out there for per...

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September 08, 2010
Work permits to continue despite GB unemployment

By DENISE MAYCOCK

Tribune Freeport Reporter

dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

FREEPORT - Minister of State for Finance Zhivargo Laing said work permits will continue to be issued even though many Bahamians are still unemployed on Grand Bahama.

Mr Laing explained that work permits are only issued for positions that require certain skills and qualifications that do not exist within the local labour forc...

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September 10, 2010
Harry Bethel, 81

Funeral Service for the Late Harry Bethel, 81, of New Bight, Cat Island and formerly of Dumping Ground Corner, will be held Friday, September 10th, 1:00 p.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Boyd Road. Fr. Simeon Roberts, assisted by Deacon Andrew Burrows will officiate. Interment will be made in the Church's Cemetery, Boyd Road.

Harry Bethel was born on May 24th, 1929. He Died on September, 5th ...

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September 13, 2010
Visitor found dead in his hotel room

An elderly male visitor was discovered dead in his room at the Coral Beach Hotel yesterday.

The body was discovered shortly before noon when people smelled a foul odour coming from the room.

Police are withholding the man's identity until they have notified his next of kin.

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