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August 15, 2010
Concerns voiced over alleged police brutality

By DENISE MAYCOCK

Tribune Freeport Reporter

dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

FREEPORT - A human rights activist is expressing concern over the reported cases of alleged police brutality against individuals while in custody on Grand Bahama.

Joseph Darville, vice president of the Grand Bahama Human Rights Association, wants timely investigations to be conducted into the recent spate of brutality allega...

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August 16, 2010
POLICE VOICE CONCERN OVER VIOLENT ATTACKS

By DENISE MAYCOCK

Tribune Freeport Reporter

dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

FREEPORT - Grand Bahama Police are concerned about the recent violent attacks in the Garden Villas area and are warning people there not to take the law into their hands.

This comes after a 36-year-old man was attacked and beaten in the area on Wednesday, August 11.

It is the second incident this month as another man was al...

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August 18, 2010
Govt decision to separate students wins backing

FREEPORT - Bahamas Union of Teachers area vice president Quinton LaRhoda supports the government's decision to separate junior high and senior high school students at the Jack Hayward High School.

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August 22, 2010
Discovery Sun to suspend GB ferry services

By DENISE MAYCOCK

Tribune Freeport Reporter

dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

FREEPORT - The Discovery Sun will suspend ferry services to Grand Bahama on September 8 - 15 when the vessel will be on dry dock.

Discovery Cruise Line announced that the vessel will return to service on September 16 with a new departure and arrival schedule.

According to a press release issued by VIP Services Ltd, the vess...

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August 22, 2010
Three appear on illegal drugs and firearm charges

By DENISE MAYCOCK

Tribune Freeport Reporter

dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

FREEPORT - Three persons were arraigned on Friday in the Freeport Magistrate's Court on illegal drugs and firearm possession charges.

Mark Holbert, 19, Japheth Nixon, 27, and Yontie Nixon, 24, appeared before Deputy Chief Magistrate Helen Jones in Court Three.

They were charged with two counts of possession of dangerous dru...

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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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