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Ministry rejects 39irresponsible39 story about death of marine

September 26, 2019

THE Ministry of Health has refuted a "misleading" story circulating on social media about the "unfortunate" death of a Royal Bahamas Defence Force marine. The ministry said the the marine in question died of cardiac arrest after he went to the Marsh

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Deal signed for 507 more CCTV cameras

September 26, 2019

THE Ministry of National Security signed a contract with Proficient Business Services yesterday for the expansion of the government's closed-circuit television system, adding an additional 507 cameras to the initiative. National Security Minister Ma

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State-recognised funeral for John 39Chippie39 Chipman

September 26, 2019

A state-recognised funeral will be held for John Arthur "Chippie" Chipman MBE on Saturday, September 28, at 11am at St Agnes Anglican Church on Baillou Hill Road and Cockburn Street. The interment will follow at St Agnes Cemetery, Nassau Street. Mr

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Officials appointed to complaints board

September 26, 2019

NATIONAL Security Minister Marvin Dames yesterday announced the appointment of officials to the Police Complaints Inspectorate. The civilian organisation is legally mandated to investigate complaints against police officers. A US human rights repor

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Tropical Storm Karen may start moving back towards the Bahamas

September 26, 2019

WEATHER officials are keeping a close eye on Tropical Storm Karen, telling The Tribune it was too early to definitively state whether the country would be directly affected by this weather system. Geoffrey Greene, chief meteorologist at the Departme

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Couple fined after children put out on the street at night

September 26, 2019

A woman and her lover were each fined more than $1,000 because she put her three young children "out on the street", instructing them to go to the man's house in the middle of the night.

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3m received in donations by NEMA

September 26, 2019

JUST over $3m in monetary donations for Hurricane Dorian relief and recovery efforts have been received by the National Emergency Management Agency and deposited into its bank account, NEMA Director Captain Stephen Russell confirmed yesterday.

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Businessman: Give 5,000 work visas to Bahamians

September 26, 2019

WILLIAM Douglass, an American businessman with a home in Eleuthera, wants the Trump administration to issue temporary work visas to Bahamians displaced by Hurricane Dorian.

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4,000 evacuees sought relocation to the US

September 26, 2019

MORE than 4,000 evacuees from the Bahamas sought temporary relocation in the United States after being forced to leave their homes in Abaco and Grand Bahama following monster storm Dorian.

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Surgeons save Fred Smith's life after paragliding horror crash
Surgeons save Fred Smith's life after paragliding horror crash

September 26, 2019

ATTORNEY Fred Smith is recovering in a European hospital after surviving a near fatal paragliding accident in Italy on Sunday that required five-hour surgery...

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'Tough' for police after crime spike
'Tough' for police after crime spike

September 26, 2019

NATIONAL Security Minister Marvin Dames yesterday insisted that police are solving crimes, although he admitted that a recent spate of criminal activity over the last month has made the job “tough” for officers...

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Abaco restaurant won't return after hurricane
Abaco restaurant won't return after hurricane

September 26, 2019

THE pictures of savory dishes and idyllic seaside views are still displayed on the Facebook page of The Bae, tokens of what once existed in west Abaco, but will exist no more...

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Time To Rebuild: 100m Signing For Cruise Port In Wake Of Storm
Time To Rebuild: $100m Signing For Cruise Port In Wake Of Storm

September 26, 2019

THE government and Carnival Corporation signed a heads of agreement for the development of a $100m cruise port in East Grand Bahama, three weeks after Hurricane Dorian ravaged the island.

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Man Plunges From Third-Floor Roof After Girlfriend Murdered
Man Plunges From Third-Floor Roof After Girlfriend Murdered

September 25, 2019

GRAND Bahama police are investigating a murder and attempted suicide that left a young mother dead and her boyfriend critically injured after he reportedly jumped from the third floor of an apartment building in Freeport late Tuesday...

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Woman dead, boyfriend injured after murder, attempted suicide

September 25, 2019

GRAND Bahama police are investigating a murder and attempted suicide that left a young mother dead and her boyfriend critically injured after he reportedly jumped from the third floor of an apartment building in Freeport late Tuesday.

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MP fails to overturn eviction

September 25, 2019

FOX Hill MP Shonel Ferguson has failed to convince the Court of Appeal to give her investment company another chance to try to overturn its Supreme Court-ordered eviction from a building on which it allegedly never paid real property taxes since assu

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MP fails to overturn conviction

September 25, 2019

FOX Hill MP Shonel Ferguson has failed to convince the Court of Appeal to give her investment company another chance to try to overturn its Supreme Court-ordered eviction from a building on which it allegedly never paid real property taxes since assu

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Sands says process of placing nurses is slow

September 25, 2019

HEALTH Minister Dr Duane Sands said yesterday that there have been some outstanding challenges in getting nurses processed through the public health care system. Speaking to reporters outside Cabinet yesterday, Dr Sands said post-Hurricane Dorian, s

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All sides agree 4m site plan approval should be quashed

September 25, 2019

THE approval the government gave a Harbour Island developer to construct its multi-million dollar project on that island was unlawful, the Supreme Court heard yesterday.The conclusion was shared by all parties involved in the dispute: lawyers for the

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