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PM Says Fire is Catastrophic
December 03, 2011
PM Says Fire is Catastrophic

Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham yesterday described the fire that destroyed the makeshift straw market, the historic Pompey Museum and other businesses in the downtown area as "catastrophic".

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A historic loss
December 03, 2011
A historic loss

This has been a year marked by powerful fires that ravaged historic businesses, communities, and now, culture. The fire that broke out early yesterday morning in downtown Nassau took the shell of the straw market already destroyed by Hurricane Irene earlier this year, as well as the two historical buildings that straddled it--the Pompey Museum and the historic St. Cuthbert's Church.

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December 05, 2011
Chee-A-Tow: BSW must make changes to be profitable

Attendance from the general public was disappointing, a chief organizer at Bahamas Speed Week (BSW) admitted, but the support of sponsors and local businesses should provide a bedrock to build upon in the future.

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December 04, 2011
PM: Fire Creates Development Opportunities

THE Government "will move expeditiously" to restore the part of downtown that was ravaged by fire last Friday, Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham confirmed, saying the fire which destroyed the historic Pompey Museum presented an opportunity for the redevelopment of the block as a "showpiece" in downtown Nassau.

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December 07, 2011
Catching Up With...Preston H. Albury Teacher of the Year

Being able to draw out a sense of creativity and seeing students transform the ordinary into the extraordinary are the motivational forces that drive Sheree Heastie.  She is teacher of the year from the Eleuthera high school, Preston H. Albury. 

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Bahamas Realty Launches Holiday Home Showcase
December 09, 2011
Bahamas Realty Launches Holiday Home Showcase

Bahamas Realty Ltd. launches it’s “Bahamas Realty Holiday Home Showcase”

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December 12, 2011
GB SHIPYARD GETS 'BETTER AND BETTER'

GRAND BAHAMA Shipyard's chairman, Carl-Gustaf Rotkirch, said the facility has "done better and better" every month throughout 2011, having gone 205 days without any health/safety incident this year.

And, speaking with staff at the Shipyard's annual Christmas luncheon last Thursday, Reuben Byrd, its senior vice-president of operations, discussed the importance of customer satisfaction and service...

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December 14, 2011
Restoring Crooked Island High School

Things are finally looking up for 14-year-old Danesha Daxon and the other 32 students of the Crooked Island High School. It has been more than three months since their school lay in waste in the wake of Hurricane Irene.

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December 17, 2011
Nadia Campbell Jewellery presents new collection following a year in Italy

Nadia Campbell - the sole designer and motivating force behind the Bahamian brand Nadia Campbell Jewellery - is known for her statement-making pieces through her use of innovative shapes and materials.
Now, after spending a year in Italy, she returns with a new collection of work which will be on display at the exhibition "Stones. Leather. Metal. Wood." this Wednesday, December 21, from 4 p.m. to ...

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December 20, 2011
2 Firearms Removed From Streets of New Providence - Police Arrest Male For Robbery

Nassau, Bahamas - Officers of the Mobile Division removed two (2) firearms from the streets of New Providence. Initial police reports indicate that around 1:45 pm on Monday 19th December, 2011 police received reports of gunshots being heard in the area of Mars Road, Golden Gates.

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December 20, 2011
Junkanoo Legend Breaks Down Costume Design

TO assist students with the construction of costumes for Junior Junkanoo, Junkanoo legend Dr Emmanuel Francis released a new how-to book last week at the Chapter One Bookstore.

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Saxons Win For Second Straight Year
December 27, 2011
Saxons Win For Second Straight Year

The Shell Saxons Superstars was declared the unofficial winner of the Boxing Day Junkanoo Parade in the A category - the second straight victory for the group.

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December 28, 2011
One Family response to Junkanoo results

Dear Editor,

The One Family Junkanoo and Community Organization congratulates the Shell Saxon Superstars on their Boxing Day 2011 victory. We also extend congratulations to all groups and participants who made the annual parade a wonderful experience for all.

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December 28, 2011
VALLEY BOYS VOW TO MAKE NEW YEAR PARADE COUNT

By AVA TURNQUEST

Tribune Staff Reporter

aturnquest@tribunemedia.net

VALLEY Boys deputy chairman Patrick Adderley yesterday pointed to an "inordinate" number of dancers as the reason for the Junkanoo group's defeat in the Boxing Day parade.

The A category group ranked fourth place behind defending champions Shell Saxon Superstars, who were declared the unofficial winners for the second straight...

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December 31, 2011
Multiplying possibilities for CARICOM

2011 wasn't just another year.  Powerful politicians went to jail, joblessness hardened into recession, and many of our assumptions about the status quo froze to death.  Some of us were inclined to laugh, but found dark sorrow everywhere our teardrops fell.

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January 03, 2012
Valley Boys take New Year's Day Victory

The Valley Boys was declared the unofficial winner of the 2012 New Year's Day Junkanoo Parade in the A category. Colours Entertainment once again won the B category, defeating the One Love Soldiers, this time by 191 points.

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January 02, 2012
Valley Boys Strike Back

Defending champions The Valley Boys have been declared the unofficial winners of the New Year's Day Junkanoo parade for a second straight year, redeeming themselves from a fourth place Boxing Day finish.

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January 05, 2012
Who's Watching Montagu Beach

Dear Editor,
 
Are the authorities aware that jet ski operators are using the nice new beach at the Montagu Park to launch their personal craft instead of the boat ramp?
Are there plans to prevent their trailers from traversing the beach?

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January 06, 2012
Jarrett Squares off with Moss on BEC

A former chairman of the Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC) is challenging claims that the company will break even in 2012. Al Jarrett, the retired banker and former chairman, said based on current figures there is no way BEC will come even close to turning a profit.

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January 05, 2012
Jet Skis Ruining Beach

EDITOR, The Tribune.

ARE the authorities aware that Jet Ski operators are using the nice new beach at the Montagu Park to launch their personal craft instead of the boat ramp?

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January 11, 2012
New Providence Police Remove 2 Weapons from the Streets

Police in New Providence removed both a shotgun and a handgun from the streets of New Providence.

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January 18, 2012
New Providence Police Southern Division make firearm arrest

A 17 year old juvenile male is in police custody, after he was found in
possession of a shotgun and shotgun shells.Initial police reports
indicate that shortly before 10:00 pm on Wednesday 18th January, 2012
officers of the Southern Division were on routine patrol on Thompson
Lane off East Street, when they observed the teen discharging the
weapon.

It is
reported that the teen on seeing the...

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FBI Shuts Down MegaUpload.com For Piracy
January 19, 2012
FBI Shuts Down MegaUpload.com For Piracy

The Justice Department has indicted seven individuals and two companies behind the popular file sharing website Megaupload.com which has been touted by stars will.i.am, Kim Kardashian and Puff Daddy.

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January 23, 2012
Today's Gas Prices

Today's Gas Prices ... Esso 5.17, Shell 5.05 and Texaco at 5.02. Texaco Harbour Bay Gas Price is down to $4.97 cents.

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January 25, 2012
White Rat wins inaugural Cape Eleuthera Wahoo Tournament

ELEUTHERA, The Bahamas -- Scott Kelly's team, White Rat, won the inaugural Cape Eleuthera Wahoo Tournament, narrowly beating second place finisher, Rake N' Scrape, by 7.5 pounds. White Rat's five largest wahoo totaled 262.6 pounds. White Rat's score was aided by an impressive 81.5 pound wahoo weighed on Day Two of the three-day event, hosted by the Cape Eleuthera Resort & Yacht Club.
For the win, ...

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Jump Start Programme Launch Remarks - Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham
January 27, 2012
Jump Start Programme Launch Remarks - Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham

Good Evening:

I am very pleased to be here this evening to participate in this ceremony for 72 young Bahamians as they begin to fulfill their entrepreneurial dreams.

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Remarks for Opening CWW Centre OPM - Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham
January 27, 2012
Remarks for Opening CWW Centre (OPM) - Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham

Ladies and Gentlemen:

It is my great pleasure to welcome you to today’s ceremony. I am especially pleased to welcome Lady Naomi and Sir Cecil’s children and other relatives, former colleagues and friends as we dedicate this new Centre in the name of Sir Cecil Wallace-Whitfield.

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January 30, 2012
MAN CHARGED WITH 4,000 THEFT

By LAMECH JOHNSON

Tribune Staff Reporter

ljohnson@tribunemedia.net

A MAN was arraigned in Magistrate's Court yesterday in connection with the theft of nearly $4,000 from a service station where he worked.

Delano Marc, 20, of Augusta Street, appeared before Magistrate Guilimina Archer in Court 10 to face five charges of stealing by reason of employment and another five charges of falsification ...

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February 11, 2012
The Bahamas has got fashion talent

The Bahamas has got talent - fashion talent! This week I was ecstatic to have the opportunity to help host a brief segment on the fourth hour of NBC's TODAY Show with Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb.

The segment, entitled "Bringing Home The Bahamas" focused on handmade Bahamian products that tourists can take with them to have a piece of paradise in their own homes.

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February 15, 2012
Catching up with: Aquinas College headgirl Janique Miller

Sitting in a quiet corner away from the world in order to read, may be the favorite pastime of twelfth grade student Janique Miller, but her selection to lead the Aquinas College student body as headgirl, forced her to "break out of her shell". The 3.34 grade point average student came to realize more than ever, that to become a well-rounded individual meant to work outside of one's comfort zone a...

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