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PM warns Minnis: PLP cutting him 39slack39 before campaign begins

February 25, 2017

PRIME Minister Perry Christie warned Free National Movement (FNM) Leader Dr Hubert Minnis Friday night that the PLP is cutting him some "slack" before waging a campaign that highlights the terrible things opposition members have said about him.

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Guadeloupe end Bahamas hopes of progress in beach soccer championship

February 25, 2017

BEFORE a packed crowd at the newly built facility at Malcolm Park at the foot of the Sir Sidney Poitier Bridge on Friday night, the Bahamas suffered a heartbreaking 5-3 loss to Guadeloupe in the quarter-finals of the CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship.

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VIDEO: THE TRIBUNE39S TOP 5 - your countdown of the week39s big stories

February 25, 2017

Ava Turnquest reviews the big stories that had the Bahamas talking this week.

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Two charged with three counts of attempted murder

February 24, 2017

TWO men were remanded to prison on Friday after being arraigned on three counts of attempted murder in Magistrate's Court.

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Youth Empowerment Programme 39exceeding limits39

February 24, 2017

THE Youth Empowerment Programme Bahamas on Friday officially launched its fifth annual YEP month, with executive officers touting continued success as the prime reason corporate Bahamas should get on board and aid the campaign as it continues to "exceed limits".

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Police, Defence Force crime fight collaboration 39a shared vision39

February 24, 2017

COLLABORATION between the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) and the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) to combat crime is part of the shared vision of Prime Minister Perry Christie, National Security Minister Dr Bernard Nottage and Police Commissioner Ellison Greenslade, Mr Christie said on Friday.

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Plumbing contractor Donald Mortimer set to run as Independent candidate

February 24, 2017

DONALD Mortimer, a well-known plumbing contractor, says he intends to campaign and run as an independent candidate for Central Grand Bahama in the upcoming 2017 general elections.

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Fishermen 39reaping benefits39 of protection from new RBDF vessels

February 24, 2017

THE prudence of the government's decision to acquire nine Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBPF) vessels at a cost of $232 million can be seen in the results that are being reaped, Prime Minister Perry Christie said on Friday.

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Proceedings in banker murder case adjourned

February 24, 2017

A JUDGE on Friday adjourned proceedings in the murder case of a banker to early next week, informing members of the jury that while legal discussions held in connection to the matter had concluded, the court was not ready to proceed with the presentation of evidence to them.

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Butler-Turner fears hall unprepared for election
Butler-Turner fears hall unprepared for election

February 24, 2017

OFFICIAL Opposition Leader Loretta Butler-Turner is concerned that the Parliamentary Registration Department and Parliamentary Commissioner Sherlyn Hall are not prepared to handle "something as important" as a general election...

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Police uneasy at move to call in RBDF in crime fight
Police uneasy at move to call in RBDF in crime fight

February 24, 2017

SOME Royal Bahamas Police Force officers are uneasy with the Christie administrationís decision to call in the Royal Bahamas Defence Force to assist them with policing, Police Staff Association Chairman Inspector Dwight Smith said yesterday...

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Bahamas face Guadeloupe in beach soccer quarter-finals on Friday night
Bahamas face Guadeloupe in beach soccer quarter-finals on Friday night

February 24, 2017

THE Bahamas will put their perfect 3-0 winning record on the line on Friday night against Guadeloupe as the knockout stage of the CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship gets underway at the new Bahamas Beach Soccer facility at the foot of the Sir Sidney Poitier bridge...

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Scott Street shooting: man dies, baby girl 39critical39, police arrest three men
Scott Street shooting: man dies, baby girl 39critical39, police arrest three men

February 24, 2017

ONE man is dead and a one-year-old girl is fighting for her life in hospital after they were ambushed by two masked armed men on Thursday night. Two other men were also shot during the incident; they are listed in serious but stable condition...

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Minnis: Intercept Bill was a power grab by govt
Minnis: Intercept Bill was a power grab by govt

February 24, 2017

THE attempt to debate and pass the recently delayed Interception of Communications Bill by the Christie administration was yesterday branded as the government's latest effort to "seize and wield more ill-gotten power" by Free National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis...

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Sparks fly at PLP meeting
Sparks fly at PLP meeting

February 24, 2017

TENSIONS ran high last night in the newly renamed Freetown constituency, as supporters for the candidacy of Public Hospitals Authority Chairman Frank Smith clashed with supporters of attorney Wayne Munroe over who should be selected as the Progressive Liberal Party's standard bearer for the area...

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Attorney admitted to the Bar in Jamaica

February 24, 2017

ATTORNEY Keith O Major Jr has become the latest of many Bahamians over the years to be admitted to the Jamaica Bar at a presentation in Kingston yesterday.

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Clubs and societies 02242017

February 24, 2017

Antique Auto Club. - Shawn Thomas was elected Assistant Secretary in the Club's recent election. Shawn joined the Club in September, 2010, shortly after attending the Kiwanis Club's Antique Auto Show and Cook-out, where she met some of the members of the Antique Auto Club. Since joining she has been active in all facets of the Club and very supportive when asked to assist with anything.

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Condo complex shut with repairs on hold

February 24, 2017

THE Coral Beach Condominiums in Freeeport remain closed due to hurricane damage and hundreds of winter residents have not been able to come to Grand Bahama this season.

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Hearing adjourned as Rufa continues to be denied entry to country

February 24, 2017

THE attorney for Bruno Rufa on Thursday made a request for his criminal trial to be dismissed in the Magistrate's Court because of the continued refusal by government to allow his client entry to The Bahamas for his trial in Grand Bahama.

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