Tribune Stories

Discharge for man who visited pregnant girlfriend during curfew

May 15, 2020

A MAGISTRATE discharged a man who was charged with violating the national curfew after the accused explained he only left his home to visit his pregnant girlfriend who was experiencing some difficulties.He was among several people who appeared before

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1,000 fine or six months in jail for drug possession

May 15, 2020

A 39-year-old man was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine or face six months in prison for drug possession yesterday.He was among several men who appeared in Magistrate's Court before Magistrate Andrew Forbes for drug-related offences. Many of those charged

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Woman who made threat sent to anger management

May 15, 2020

A 36-year-old woman who was accused of threatening to kill another woman and her children has been ordered to attend anger management classes. Vernencha Deal appeared before Magistrate Andrew Forbes charged with one count of making death threats aft

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Health chief 39deeply concerned39 about growth of virus in Americas

May 15, 2020

THE director of the Pan American Health Organization, Carissa Etienne, called on countries to address health, social and economic emergencies, saying she is "deeply concerned" by the rapid expansion of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic in the A

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Barbers and hairdressers waiting for opening go-ahead

May 15, 2020

WITH hair salons and barber shops closed, one local businessman said the COVID-19 pandemic has dealt a huge blow to his income and he is desperate to reopen. Besieged with calls from clients wanting to get their hair done, Trevor Johnson, general ma

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Illnesses in children being monitored after signs rare disease could be linked to coronavirus

May 15, 2020

HEALTH officials are "actively" searching for signs of inflammatory illnesses among children who tested positive for COVID-19 after international reports have revealed that a rare disease found in children could be linked to the virus. The New York

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THURSDAY UPDATE: Two newly confirmed cases of COVID-19

May 14, 2020

The Ministry of Health has reported that there are two newly confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 96.

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May 14, 2020

It was probably inevitable, but it still feels disappointing.

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39Crime down, despite three murders in week39

May 14, 2020

DESPITE three murders happening so far this week, National Security Minister Marvin Dames said crime is down in the country. He said there is still a concern of someone being murdered or getting injured, adding he has been hearing from the police co

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Rand set for bad weather

May 14, 2020

WITH severe weather expected to affect the central and northwest Bahamas this weekend, officials of Rand Memorial Hospital in Grand Bahama are taking extra precautions ahead of the system to secure patients in Samaritan's Purse tents.

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Minister supports Thompson elevation

May 14, 2020

NATIONAL Security Minister Marvin Dames has defended the promotion of Debra Thompson, the lead investigator of bribery complaints against former Cabinet minister Shane Gibson. Despite the criticism towards her rise in rank to Superintendent from Ass

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39I39m afraid and worried. I just feel like I39m in a hole even talking about this39

May 14, 2020

LIFE for Juliet Dann has never been harder than it is now. The 48-year-old is caring for her four children, including one who is suffering from a debilitating eye disease in the United States, while sometimes living in a house without necessities as

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Music Makers helping those hit by virus

May 14, 2020

IN an effort to assist those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, a local Junkanoo group will be distributing meal packages each week to vulnerable members in its community. Speaking to The Tribune yesterday, leader of Music Makers Keith Mason said th

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BPL Skyguard Heavy Rain, Wind Warning (May 14th-May 16th)

May 14, 2020

STARTS: 05/14/2020 08:00 PM EDT

EXPIRES: 05/16/2020 10:00 AM EDT

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Bimini to go under full lockdown

May 14, 2020

Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis has announced that Bimini will be under a full lockdown starting from Monday.

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BREAKING NEWS: Bimini to go under full lockdown

May 14, 2020

Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis has announced that Bimini will be under a full lockdown starting from Monday.

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BPL union assured jobs safe

May 14, 2020

THE union representing Bahamas Power and Light workers said it has been assured there will be no layoffs at the power provider amid economic uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Dames defends police on lockdown parties

May 14, 2020

AS yet another video of a lockdown party raises eyebrows, National Security Minister Marvin Dames lamented yesterday that law enforcement cannot police everywhere all the time.

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WHEN CAN WE COME HOME Families stranded by travel ban feel abandoned in US

May 14, 2020

HURRICANE Dorian survivors stuck in the US amid the COVID-19 pandemic say they feel abandoned by the government after receiving no response from embassy or government officials on when they will be allowed to return home.

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RBDF promotions expected shortly

May 14, 2020

PROMOTIONS for Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) officers are likely to be announced soon, National Security Minister Marvin Dames suggested. Mr Dames did not want to preempt the announcement, saying it is up to the RBDF commodore to reveal the pro

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