Tribune Stories

Sea search goes on for five Cubans

March 08, 2021

A SEARCH is ongoing for five Cubans who are presumed missing after 19 others were picked up, including a deceased male, during a joint law enforcement operation in the southern Bahamas last week.

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PLP aiming to lower VAT and raise minimum wage

March 08, 2021

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party leaders said if successful in the next general election they will reduce value added tax to ten percent for one year as part of an economic plan that involves supporting a minimum wage increase, significantly expanding social assistance in the country and reducing the cost of energy by 30 percent.

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ROLLOUT WILL TAKE MONTHS: First vaccines arrive this Wednesday but all doses not here till end of May

March 08, 2021

THE government's roll out of its COVID-19 vaccination programme will not proceed as rapidly as previously announced, with only 20,000 doses of the Oxford-AstraZenenca vaccine expected in the country this Wednesday.

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PM announces plans for first 20,000 doses of vaccine

March 07, 2021

In a national address on Sunday, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis said 20,000 doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine are due to arrive on Wednesday.

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UPDATED: Vaccine arrival delayed until Wednesday

March 07, 2021

o SUNDAY MORNING UPDATE: The Government of The Bahamas has been advised by India that the delivery of the COVID-19 vaccines has been delayed until Wednesday 10 March due to logistical issues with the airline overseas. The Prime Minister's update at 5pm Sunday will air live as previously scheduled.

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Man found dead after shooting off Sutton Street

March 06, 2021

A man is dead after a shooting off Sutton Street on Friday night. According to reports, police responded to the incident on Lyon Street shortly after 9pm.

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AAIA investigating plane crash near Salina Point, Acklins

March 05, 2021

The Aircraft Accident Investigation Authority (AAIA) of The Bahamas said it was investigating an accident which occurred on Friday involving a Piper PA28 aircraft with United States registration N2932Y with two people on board.

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PM says affordable land and housing plans are part of manifesto

March 05, 2021

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis has insisted that recently announced plans to offer concessions to young, prospective homeowners was sparked by goals in his party's manifesto and not because an election is approaching.

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PM on election date speculation: 39Continue to observe39

March 05, 2021

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis advised those speculating that there could be an election called earlier than May 2022 to "continue to observe" and insisted the decision is for government to make.

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Court of Appeal to decide if Khofe Goodman can appeal sentence

March 05, 2021

THE Court of Appeal is set to determine whether Khofe Goodman, the man convicted of the murder of 11-year-old Marco Archer, will be granted permission to appeal his 55-year prison sentence.

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Man arrested after edibles found

March 05, 2021

A 35-YEAR-OLD man was arrested by police after he was found with edibles believed to contain marijuana and suspected Indian Hemp oil.

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FIDA to salute Senior Justice Estelle G Gray-Evans

March 05, 2021

In observance of the United Nation's International Women's Day 2021, the International Federation of Women's Lawyers (FIDA) Grand Bahama Chapter announced plans to highlight Senior Justice Estelle G. Gray-Evans.

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UPDATED: First batch of vaccines to arrive in The Bahamas on Sunday

March 05, 2021

THE Bahamas will receive its first batch of Oxford AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines Sunday, according to a statement released by Office of the Prime Minister Friday.

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Women tell of struggle to get by during pandemic

March 05, 2021

GRANDMOTHER Christine Mackey has not worked for a year and is struggling to take care of her great-grandson.
She was one of several people seeking help from the Department of Social Services yesterday.

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Back in The Bahamas and trying to survive

March 05, 2021

AFTER years of living abroad and a stint in prison, Steven Hunt is trying to survive in The Bahamas after being deported.

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Dames defends extending police appointments

March 05, 2021

NATIONAL Security Minister Marvin Dames yesterday defended his ministry's decision to extend the appointment of three senior officers who were reassigned to various government ministries last year, insisting the agencies are still "in need of significant help".

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Blaze destroys half of duplex

March 05, 2021

FIREMEN battled an early morning blaze in a Freeport neighbourhood where one half of a single-story duplex was destroyed.

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First batch of vaccines to arrive in The Bahamas on Sunday

March 05, 2021

The Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) has announced that The Bahamas will receive its first batch of COVID-19 vaccines on Sunday.

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Student debtors paying up

March 05, 2021

EDUCATION Loan Authority chairwoman Miriam Emmanuel says the Authority has seen a 29 percent decline in the number of delinquent accounts, which now stands at nearly 3,500 loans.

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