Tribune Stories

Senior policeman warns fraud is on the increase

July 02, 2020

A POLICE official revealed yesterday that fraud crimes at various local banks have increased from January 1 as he warned the public against allowing individuals to use their accounts. Chief Superintendent Matthew Edgecombe of the Financial Crime Inv

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Taxi drivers glad to be back on the road

July 02, 2020

ONE local bus driver wants the government to rethink the policy of a maximum 50 percent occupancy on jitneys, questioning how this will work for the industry in the long term. He spoke as public transport resumed for the first time yesterday since t

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39We need to rethink 50 capacity limit39

July 02, 2020

AFTER months of being out of business due to the COVID-19 restrictions, taxicab drivers say they are happy to resume operations now that international travel has resumed in the country.Speaking to reporters outside Lynden Pindling International Airpo

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Plans underway for 39virtual39 Independence celebrations

July 02, 2020

FOR the first time in the nation's history, Bahamians will not gather en masse to celebrate the country's independence due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, the national independence celebrations committee is preparing a four-hour, made for televis

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Judges throw out murder conviction

July 02, 2020

THE Court of Appeal recently quashed the murder sentence of a man who was accused of shooting and killing another man in 2015, after the accused appealed his conviction on the grounds that during the trial the judge failed to give him a good character direction to which he was "entitled".

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Brave warns - we're taking risks

July 02, 2020

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party leader Philip "Brave" Davis slammed the Minnis administration's COVID-19 plans yesterday, saying the government is not doing enough to protect residents as the borders reopen.

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WELCOME BACK: First foreign flights arrive but numbers of passengers light

July 02, 2020

TOURISTS and returning residents descended on Lynden Pindling International Airport as commercial international travel resumed yesterday.

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Man, 26, accused of attempted murder

July 02, 2020

A 26-year-old man was charged with attempted murder yesterday. Derinardo Mott appeared before Magistrate Samuel McKinney after he was accused of trying to kill Antoine Williamson on June 17. According to initial police reports, shortly before 6pm t

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Community service order for marijuana possession

July 02, 2020

A man was ordered to complete community service after he pleaded guilty to marijuana possession in the Magistrate's Court yesterday. Gerreth Smith, 26, appeared before Magistrate Sandradee Gardiner after officers seized 12 grams of Indian Hemp from

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Jamaican woman admits scissors assault

July 02, 2020

A JAMAICAN woman was placed on 12 months' probation yesterday after she admitted assaulting a man with a dangerous instrument earlier this week. Shanice Thomas, 27, appeared before Magistrate Samuel McKinney after she was accused of assaulting Patri

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Teenager to pay compensation to pair after throwing rocks

July 02, 2020

A TEENAGER was ordered to compensate a man and woman after he admitted to damaging their property when he threw rocks at them during an altercation on Baillou Hill Road last week. Shervin Oliver, 19, appeared before Magistrate Samuel McKinney charge

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July 01, 2020

THE UNIVERSITY of The Bahamas (UB) will seek to find "the most qualified candidate" to replace president Dr Rodney Smith, Education Minister Jeff Lloyd said yesterday after it was revealed the president will not renew his contract at the institution,

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Some residents are happy to travel - others not so sure

July 01, 2020

WHILE some Bahamians are ready to take a trip abroad after several months of the country's borders being closed, others are hesitant to travel overseas due to rising COVID-19 cases in some parts of the world. Paulette Culmer says she plans to travel

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EU excludes Bahamas from list of countries allowed to visit

July 01, 2020

THE Bahamas has been left off the list of countries whose residents are allowed to travel to the European Union when the bloc opens its borders to international travel today. Due to a spike in COVID-19 cases in the United States, America has also be

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No lapse in state of emergency, says Minnis

July 01, 2020

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis tabled Governor General CA Smith's new proclamation of emergency orders in the House of Assembly yesterday and stressed there has been no discontinuity in the enforcement of his COVID-19 emergency regulations. "Many i

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BPL Skyguard Severe Weather Alert 1st July: Freeport

July 01, 2020

STARTS: 07/01/2020 2:10 PM EDT
EXPIRES: 07/01/2020 5:30 PM EDT

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Officers and marines step up to help colleague with his medical bills

July 01, 2020

OFFICERS and marines from the Royal Bahamas Defence Force recently came together to financially assist a recently retired comrade with his medical bills. Chief Petty Officer Marvin Newbold was diagnosed in 2014 with a kidney disease known as glomerul

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Officer cleared of beating women

July 01, 2020

AN officer accused of punching two Exuma women in the face last year has been acquitted of the charges brought against him before the police disciplinary tribunal.

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