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Man shot dead in front of his daughters

September 20, 2017

A 24-year-old father of two is dead after being shot multiple times in front of his daughters while parked in a vehicle outside a residence Tuesday night.

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Police launch Fox Hill offensive

September 20, 2017

ACTING Commissioner of Police Anthony Ferguson announced yesterday the establishment of two separate Royal Bahamas Police Force anti-crime units aimed at eliminating gang activity in the country, reducing the number of homicides as well as safeguarding the residents of Fox Hill.

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South islands put on Maria alert

September 20, 2017

WITH the forecast for Hurricane Maria projecting the storm to pass near the Southeast Bahamas Friday morning, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis is urging residents of those islands to be vigilant and prepared.

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PowerSecure and BPL end business relationship
PowerSecure and BPL end business relationship

September 20, 2017

PowerSecure and Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) agreed to 'amicably' sever their business relationship as of Monday, September 18.

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Revealed: Names on the elite list and what they owe
Revealed: Names on the elite list and what they owe

September 20, 2017

FOUR former Progressive Liberal Party Cabinet ministers owed more than $20,000 each at Bahamas Power and Light, with one former minister in arrears for some $60,000 as of July, according to a list obtained by The Tribune...

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There's an elite water list too
There's an elite water list too

September 20, 2017

WATER and Sewerage Corporation Chairman Adrian Gibson yesterday confirmed the existence of a "do not disconnect" list populated by scores of elites at the government owned utility provider as he pledged to initiate a crackdown on delinquent accounts...

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Activists hopeful that styrofoam will be disposed of properly

September 20, 2017

ENVIRONMENT activists say they are confident Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis will ensure Styrofoam collected from waters in Bimini after Hurricane Irma destroyed Resorts World Bimini's floating docks will be disposed of properly.In separate interview

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Dean-Patterson among consultants not retained

September 20, 2017

WOMEN'S rights advocate and consultant to the Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development Dr Sandra Dean-Patterson was among more than 100 re-engaged pensioners who were notified by the Minnis administration their services were no longer needed.

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'Government will get rid of BPL secret elite list'

September 20, 2017

WHILE the Minnis administration fell short of its pledge to begin holding the elected officials accountable who have failed to comply with the Public Disclosure Act, Press Secretary Anthony Newbold said Tuesday Bahamians can be assured the administration will get rid of Bahamas Power & Light's do not disconnect list for elites who owe substantial arrears.

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Tough decisions ahead over evacuation as Maria nears

September 20, 2017

AS category five Hurricane Maria approaches the Bahamas, Health Minister Dr Duane Sands said the government is faced with a "gut wrenching" decision regarding if it should ask residents of the southern islands to evacuate ahead of the storm.

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Gibson legal challenge 39could cost the government millions39

September 20, 2017

ATTORNEYS for former Cabinet minister Shane Gibson are seeking to add several persons to their client's application for constitutional relief on the basis that a magistrate's lack of jurisdiction to grant bail according to the Bail Act is unconstitut

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Christian Council39s 50,000 goal

September 20, 2017

THE Grand Bahama Christian Council hopes to raise $50,000 to help those Bahamians who were severely affected by Hurricane Irma. The group, which is hosting a special service of prayer, praise and thanksgiving on Thursday evening, is requesting all c

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Two months after disclosures deadline - and commission hasn39t even met

September 20, 2017

TWO months past the government's self-imposed deadline for prosecuting delinquent public officials under the Public Disclosure Act, the Public Disclosure Commission has yet to hold its first meeting.PDC chairman Myles Laroda confirmed yesterday that

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Masked gunman shoots victim

September 20, 2017

A 42-year-old man is in hospital after being shot multiple times by a masked gunman this week in Freeport, Grand Bahama.

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Shopbreaking suspects in court

September 20, 2017

SEVERAL persons were charged in the Freeport Magistrate's Court on Tuesday with a number of shop-breaking and stealing incidents. In the first matter, Justin Zonicle, 25, and Kizzy Thompson, 38, of Emerald Drive were charged before Magistrate Rengin

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Man accused over Pinewood killing

September 20, 2017

A 38-year-old man was arraigned in a Magistrate's Court yesterday in connection with the shooting death of another man in the Pinewood area earlier this month. Edward Butler, of Catherine Avenue, appeared before Deputy Chief Magistrate Andrew Forbes

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Fears for fishing industry after catastrophic losses from Irma

September 20, 2017

THE country's fishing industry sustained "catastrophic loses" this hurricane season, with operators fearing that a direct hit by Hurricane Maria could sink international markets dominated by Bahamian exports, according to Bahamas Commercial Fishers Alliance President Adrian LaRoda.

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Maria ramps up to reach category 5

September 19, 2017

HURRICANE Maria grew into a category five storm as it barreled toward islands in the eastern Caribbean yesterday with forecasters warning it was likely to grow even stronger before it impacts the Bahamas late Friday.

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Patients are trapped by lack of funds

September 19, 2017

HEALTH Minister Dr Duane Sands said yesterday the government is still trying to decide what it can afford to do regarding the homeless patients who are lodged at the Princess Margaret Hospital.

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Fox hill families: We need more help

September 19, 2017

WHEN gunshots go off in Fox Hill, as they do almost every night according to residents there, Lavern McPhee Gray's heart flops.

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