Tribune Stories

Shanty town residents 39to get help to find housing39

May 25, 2018

OFFICIALS have conducted a study exploring affordable housing options to assist those who will be left homeless when the government continues shanty town demolition in New Providence.Labour Minister Dion Foulkes revealed the study will be used to ass

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UPDATED: Girl, 12, victim of new attack police release sketch of wanted man

May 25, 2018

POLICE are investigating another sexual assault on a young girl with preliminary findings indicating the incident may be the work of a serial offender.

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Teacher's murder: guilty as charged

May 25, 2018

A SUPREME Court jury yesterday found Allister Williams unanimously guilty for the September 2016 murder of pregnant Charles W Saunders Baptist school teacher Marisha Bowen.

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Pointe problems - Foulkes blames the paperwork

May 25, 2018

WHILE the government remains committed to honouring the Heads of Agreement with China Construction America for The Pointe project, Labour Minister Dion Foulkes called the document "badly drafted" and blamed it for much of the Bahamian Contractors Association's frustrations regarding workforce numbers.

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Two gunmen shot victim as children slept nearby

May 25, 2018

A 31-YEAR-OLD father died in hospital after he was shot during a home invasion early yesterday morning.

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Dame Joan: FNM eating its words

May 25, 2018

THE Free National Movement is "eating its words" on major issues it admonished the former Christie administration over, according to retired Court of Appeal President Dame Joan Sawyer.

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Girl, 12, victim of new attack

May 25, 2018

POLICE are investigating another sexual assault on a young girl with preliminary findings indicating the incident may be the work of a serial offender.

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UPDATED: Bahamasair near miss confirmed

May 25, 2018

DELVIN Major, head of the Air Accident Investigation Department at the Department of Civil Aviation, said yesterday though Bahamasair pilots performed an "evasive manoeuvre" after spotting a Silver Airways plane in the area, during a flight Tuesday afternoon the severity of the situation was "low".

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Activists call on politicians to stand by their beliefs

May 25, 2018

RIGHTS Bahamas President Stephanie St Fleur yesterday implored several of her former colleagues-turned politicians associated with the FNM to "support" the protection of a citizen's right to privacy.Ms St Fleur was addressing the passage of the contr

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Motorcyclist dies as he crashes into wall

May 25, 2018

A motorcyclist was killed shortly before 10pm on Wednesday after colliding with a car and wall on Kemp Road.Police said the victim died in hospital of injuries sustained in the crash. The motorcyclist has not been named.In Grand Bahama meanwhile, pol

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Bernard Road cemetery proposal 39rejected39

May 25, 2018

A PROPOSAL to construct a cemetery on Bernard Road has been rejected by the Town Planning Committee, The Tribune understands.Asked to confirm this yesterday, Charles Zonicle, director of the Department of Physical Planning, said: "A decision has been

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Murdered school teacher was three months pregnant

May 24, 2018

PREGNANT school teacher Marisha Bowen died as a result of six stab wounds to the neck and oxygen depravation, according to a pathologist's report.The report from forensic pathologist Dr Caryn Sands said the half-dozen stab wounds caused injury and bl

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Sands calls for nationwide HIV testing following report

May 24, 2018

HEALTH Minister Duane Sands yesterday suggested the government consider a nationwide HIV testing campaign in the wake of a Ministry of Health report that estimated 1 in 50 people in The Bahamas has the virus."We should be demanding that every single

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Parliament failing to cater for those with disabilities

May 24, 2018

DESPITE Parliament passing the Persons with Disabilities Act four years ago, a wheelchair-bound woman had to be carried up the stairs of the House of Assembly by three men to attend yesterday's session.This is not uncommon, as the building is not out

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PLP loses bid for committee to investigate Oban deal

May 24, 2018

THE Progressive Liberal Party's motion for a select committee to investigate matters relating to Oban Energies was defeated yesterday when Free National Movement (FNM) parliamentarians in the House of Assembly unanimously voted against it.Englerston

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Gunmen shoot man at home

May 24, 2018

A Grand Bahama man is in hospital after he was shot by gunmen at his home in Deadman's Reef this week, police reported yesterday. ASP Terecita Pinder said police were called to the Deadman's Reef area in connection with a shooting shortly after 11pm

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211m borrowing approved to aid electric supplier

May 24, 2018

FINANCIAL crisis was cited as the reason government yesterday passed a resolution to borrow $211m to aid the Bahamas Electricity Corporation.This undesirable situation, the resolution said, was caused by the high cost of fuel in 2018, funding of capi

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Official confirms Bahamasair pilots took 39evasive action39

May 24, 2018

DELVIN Major, head of the Air Accident Investigation Department at the Department of Civil Aviation, has confirmed that Bahamasair pilots took "evasive action" Tuesday afternoon in an incident involving a Silver Airways plane.

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Official confirms Bahamasair pilots took 39evasion action39

May 24, 2018

DELVIN Major, head of the Air Accident Investigation Department at the Department of Civil Aviation, has confirmed that Bahamasair pilots took "evasive action" Tuesday afternoon in an incident involving a Silver Airways plane.

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Seven police to stand trial over beating

May 24, 2018

SEVEN police officers may have been carrying out a "personal vendetta" when they dragged a man off his job at a pharmacy six years ago, beat him, and swore to "f*** him right up until he talked" about an alleged police stabbing, an appellate judge has suggested.

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