Tribune Stories

Road repair fines increased to 10k

July 19, 2018

WORKS Minister Desmond Bannister yesterday tabled an amendment to the Roads Act, which seeks to raise the fine for infractions from $75 to $10,000.

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BPL staggering 70m exit plan

July 19, 2018

WITH 314 Bahamas Power and Light employees opting to receive voluntary separation packages which will result in more than $70m paid out over a period of time, Works Minister Desmond Bannister said employee departures have been staggered to ensure that the efficiency of Bahamas Power and Light is not negatively affected.

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Straw vendors give their views on evictions

July 18, 2018

VENDORS working in the Nassau Straw Market said they believe the government is being too harsh by evicting stall owners who cannot meet payment deadlines. Many stall owners admitted yesterday that "business was slow," and suggested the government sh

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Minnis seeks UN cash for housing
Minnis seeks UN cash for housing

July 18, 2018

WHEN he sits down for private discussions with United Nations Secretary General António Guterres in New York, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis intends to seek funding assistance for his administration’s housing initiative for the poor...

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Conch poisoning cases keep on rising
Conch poisoning cases keep on rising

July 18, 2018

CONFIRMED cases of conch poisoning continue to climb, according to Health Minister Dr Duane Sands, who said the tally stood at 17 yesterday...

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Water boss: We want our money
Water boss: We want our money

July 18, 2018

WATER and Sewerage Corporation Executive Chairman Adrian Gibson has confirmed officials are still pursuing all outstanding revenue associated with the “do not disconnect” list of privileged residents exposed by The Tribune last September...

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4C's boat seized by port officials
4C's boat seized by port officials

July 18, 2018

THE Port Department yesterday moved to seize vessels owned by Four C's Adventures after it was reported the Exuma tour company had resumed operations in contravention of a government order...

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'No hypocrisy' in UBP hero award
'No hypocrisy' in UBP hero award

July 18, 2018

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis does not believe his criticism of the United Bahamian Party during his most recent majority rule address is incompatible with his decision to award Sir Roland Symonette a National Hero honour over the recommendations of his advisory committee, according to Press Secretary Anthony Newbold...

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Man39s appeal of conviction for fatally shooting friend dismissed

July 18, 2018

THE Court of Appeal has dismissed a man's attempts at challenging his ten-year sentence for fatally shooting his friend in the chest with a shotgun during an argument almost a decade ago.Appellate Justices Jon Isaacs, Stella Crane-Scott, and Sir Mich

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Man found guilty of raping 17-year-old tourist

July 18, 2018

A SUPREME Court jury has found a San Salvador native guilty of raping a 17-year-old American tourist on the island over four years ago.The nine-member jury - eight women and one man - found Henry Gay guilty by a vote of 7-2 of the April 2014 rape of

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18,000 worth of marijuana found on Grand Bahama

July 18, 2018

GRAND Bahama police made a drug arrest in Freeport and discovered nearly $20,000 worth of suspected marijuana in bushes near the Casuarina Bridge.ASP Terecita Pinder said officers of the Rapid Response Unit arrested a 23-year-old male resident of Ral

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Cabinet Approval for committee to discuss medical cannabis

July 18, 2018

CABINET has approved the establishment of a committee responsible for public education toward possibly legalising cannabis for medical purposes, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis confirmed yesterday.However Dr Minnis said the make-up of this committee

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165 repatriations in 39aggressive39 immigration approach

July 18, 2018

THE Department of Immigration is continuing an "aggressive" approach to illegal migration with 165 repatriations carried out in recent days, according to Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday.Dr Hubert Minnis, who is acting immigration minister w

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Son of local activist identified as Grand Bahama hit-and-run victim

July 18, 2018

THE victim of Sunday's hit-and-run accident in Grand Bahama is 21-year-old Trey Garvey, the son of local activist Troy Garvey who had reported his son missing to police on Monday evening.A relative said police reportedly have someone in custody who t

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Four men electrocuted in industrial accident

July 18, 2018

FOUR men were electrocuted in an industrial accident in Eleuthera on Monday, leaving one in hospital.Police are investigating the incident, which occurred shortly after 11am in Governor's Harbour.According to a Royal Bahamas Police Force crime report

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BETA Camp offers hands on education in science, technology and engineering

July 18, 2018

THIS summer, Bahamas Engineering and Technology Advancement (BETA) Camp, will host its 5th annual STEM based programme, providing students in grades seven to nine the opportunity to experience hands on education in the fields of science, technology,

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Uncertainty over campaign finance legislation this term

July 18, 2018

PRESS Secretary Anthony Newbold is unsure if the Minnis administration will bring legislation this term to regulate election campaign finances. With Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis out of the country, Mr Newbold said today's House of Assembly sitting

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80 to 100 voluntary job cuts offered at Water and Sewerage
80 to 100 voluntary job cuts offered at Water and Sewerage

July 17, 2018

THE Water and Sewerage Corporation is considering offering 80 to 100 voluntary separation (VSEPs) packages to employees as it looks towards "right-sizing," according to Executive Chairman Adrian Gibson.Saying that plans are now underway to have the packages...

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