Tribune Stories

RISE in fight for tougher sentences

November 21, 2017

LOCAL child-rights advocacy group RISE Bahamas has launched a petition to lobby for legislative changes following the conditional discharge of a former police officer accused of producing child porn videos.

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Bannister unveils plans for two schools

November 21, 2017

WORKS Minister Desmond Bannister yesterday confirmed that government has resurrected plans for a new primary school in Carmichael with a tender exercise for a school in Inagua "ready to go".

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Baha Mar deal nearly completed

November 21, 2017

ATTORNEY General Carl Bethel suggested yesterday there are not many things left to be done before the sale of Baha Mar to purchaser Chow Tai Fook Enterprises (CTFE) is complete.

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'I love God. I love God': Teenager tells court Mum's last words in carjack

November 21, 2017

SUPREME Court jurors have heard how the teenage son of former Queen's College elementary teacher Joyelle McIntosh identified one of three men accused of murdering his mother as the individual lying in the middle of the road the family was travelling on the night she was shot and killed.

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39No quick fixes39 to problems with road infrastructure

November 21, 2017

WORKS Minister Desmond Bannister yesterday stressed there were no quick fixes to the country's road challenges, telling frustrated motorists the task was not an "overnight thing".

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Witness testifies he was part of group in robbery

November 21, 2017

VIRGIL Hall told the Supreme Court yesterday that he was one of four men who went to rob "a drug boy" of $2m at a house in Deadman's Reef on the night of September 12, 2015.

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Bill aims to bring higher pay and a stronger economy

November 21, 2017

THE government will begin debate tomorrow on a bill intended to "lead to higher paying jobs" and "build a stronger and more stable economy," according to a press release from Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis.

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US ending temporary permits for almost 60,000 Haitians

November 20, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Trump administration said Monday it is ending a temporary residency permit program that has allowed almost 60,000 citizens from Haiti to live and work in the United States since a 2010 powerful earthquake shook the Caribbean nation.

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The Road ends for Ronnie Butler

November 20, 2017

MUSICAL legend and cultural icon Ronnie Butler died at his home early yesterday morning after battling a long illness.

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SLS opens with 50 occupancy

November 20, 2017

THE SLS at Baha Mar officially opened in grand style on Friday night despite the incompletion of its top two floors and only 50 per cent of the hotel's 300-rooms filled.

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Pension or salary - not both

November 20, 2017

RETIRED civil servants who are re-engaged by the government will have their pensions stopped in a bid by the government to "unclog" the public sector, Public Service and National Insurance Minister Brensil Rolle said yesterday.

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PM finds fault with news media

November 20, 2017

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis criticised the Bahamas media on Saturday for concentrating mostly on the "clashes and drama of politics" and under reporting "important and more consequential stories" on public policy.

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Minnis: It39s okay to change your mind

November 20, 2017

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert has suggested he is not wrong for changing his mind regarding a pay raise for Members of Parliament, adding that correcting the "dire" structure of the public service is needed to change the "unfair" pay scale in the government sector.

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Tribune team scoops Press Awards

November 20, 2017

MEMBERS of the media were recognised for their accomplishments at the Bahamas Press Club's third annual awards banquet at the Hilton on Saturday.

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Roberts: Minnis a hypocrite over Baha Mar

November 20, 2017

FORMER Progressive Liberal Party Chairman Bradley Roberts has accused Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis of being a "hypocrite" after an appearance at the opening of the SLS hotel brand at Baha Mar on Friday, saying the nation's leader did everything in his power to "destroy that project for narrow political gain".

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Bahamian music legend Ronnie Butler dies age 80

November 19, 2017

Bahamian music legend Ronnie Butler died early on Sunday morning. He was 80.

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Rights Bahamas: Two young children apprehended by immigration officers

November 17, 2017

AT least two children, ages five and two, were apprehended by immigration officers searching for migrants believed to have disembarked from a sloop that landed on Adelaide Beach over the weekend, human rights group Rights Bahamas said in a press statement.

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