Tribune Stories

Hanna 'frustrated' but not lying
Hanna 'frustrated' but not lying

January 18, 2019

ONE day after admitting star witness Barbara Hanna made mistakes in her testimony, prosecutors in the Frank Smith bribery and extortion trial yesterday sought to repair her credibility, while also highlighting case elements they say prove the accused solicited payments for influencing Hanna's receipt of a $500,000 contract...

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'Bad back' Nygard misses day in the dock
'Bad back' Nygard misses day in the dock

January 18, 2019

SUPREME Court Justice Indra Charles yesterday recused herself from Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard's contempt of court sentencing...

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Former police officer loses appeal on fatal shooting
Former police officer loses appeal on fatal shooting

January 18, 2019

THE Court of Appeal has dismissed the appeal of a former police officer convicted of manslaughter in 2017 after killing a man while on duty...

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Buju welcome but song's 'bye, bye'
Buju welcome but song's 'bye, bye'

January 18, 2019

AS a local promotion company ramps up advertisements for a Buju Banton concert, one prominent lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender activist says as long as the Jamaican reggae star...

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Passenger banned after jumping from cruise ship in Nassau

January 17, 2019

A ROYAL Caribbean passenger has been banned from the cruise line for life after jumping off the 11th floor of a Symphony of the Seas ship that was docked in Nassau.

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Britain39s Prince Philip, Queen39s husband, in car accident

January 17, 2019

LONDON (AP) -- Buckingham Palace says the 97-year-old husband of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, has been in a car accident but wasn't injured.

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Minnis right to go on EU visit, says Turnquest

January 17, 2019

DEPUTY Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest defended Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis' travel to meet European Union officials after former Foreign Affairs Minister Fred Mitchell attacked the trip.

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Bonus scam firings on hold for police probe
Bonus scam firings on hold for police probe

January 17, 2019

MINISTRY of Education officials were to meet with investigators of the Royal Bahamas Police Force's Anti-Corruption Unit yesterday to discuss the parameters of a probe into suspected collusion among employees who are believed to have defrauded the government of almost $450,000...

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Campbell apologises for rape remarks
Campbell apologises for rape remarks

January 17, 2019

AFTER he was roundly criticised for his "unbelievable" remarks when questioned about a rise in reported rapes, Minister of Social Services Frankie Campbell has apologised for his "insensitive" comments...

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Marijuana move could take years
Marijuana move could take years

January 17, 2019

THE Bahamas National Commission on Marijuana (BNCM) is expected to deliver its first draft to the government by April but any implementation concerning the "business of marijuana" could take years, rotarians were told yesterday...

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Education the key for 2019 Junior Junkanoo Parade

January 17, 2019

THE National Junkanoo Committee announced yesterday this year's Junior Junkanoo parade will commence on January 31 at 6pm on Bay Street.

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Police hunt armed robbers

January 17, 2019

NEW Providence police are searching for two men responsible for an armed robbery that occurred yesterday.

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PLP's chairman criticises the lack of support for Venezuela's new president

January 17, 2019

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party chairman and Senator Fred Mitchell has criticised the country's decision to vote against the recognition of Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro's second term.

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Two New Year babies welcomed into the world

January 17, 2019

Doctors Hospital celebrated the promise of a new year by proudly welcoming two precious new lives into the world.

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University did not provide enough training, says union

January 17, 2019

THE union representing lecturers at the University of The Bahamas has hit out at the institution's president Rodney Smith, who blamed late submission of grades by faculty as one of the reasons for long registration lines earlier this month.

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Gun owners urged to renew licences

January 17, 2019

MORE than 700 licenced firearm holders were registered in 2018 on Grand Bahama and police are urging those who have failed to the meet the deadline for renewal of their licences to do so immediately.

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Another tech company gets go-ahead to operate in Grand Bahama

January 17, 2019

ANOTHER technology company has been approved by the government under the Commercial Enterprises Act to operate a software development firm in Grand Bahama.

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'Owning Grand Lucayan an investment in our economy'

January 17, 2019

FINANCE Minister K Peter Turnquest yesterday told critics that the government's decision to temporarily own the Grand Lucayan was an "investment" toward the overall health of the economy.

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Murder trial adjourned

January 17, 2019

A CASE management hearing ahead of the murder trial of Leo Roderick Johnson has been adjourned until January 23.

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'SIMPLE MISTAKE' AT HEART OF TRIAL: Crown claims key Smith witness got vital date wrong

January 16, 2019

THE Crown's lead attorney in the extortion and bribery trial of Frank Smith has suggested that star witness Barbara Hanna's indication that she met with the accused in March of 2016 after she was awarded a cleaning contract was nothing more than a "simple mistake," stunning the court Wednesday with the admission that the prosecution's case was built around this error in the record.

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