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Tropical Storm Dorian forms in Atlantic, likely to grow

MIAMI (AP) — A newly formed tropical depression has strengthened into the fourth tropical storm of this year's Atlantic hurricane season.

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One dead, another injured in Abaco home shooting

Police in Abaco are investigating after a man was shot dead and another was injured at a home in Marsh Harbour early on Saturday.

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NCTU Acting President believes govt will make deal with unions

NATIONAL Congress of Trade Unions (NCTU) Acting President Paul Maynard believes it’s clear the government will move to make a deal with public sector unions following an “informative” omnibus meeting Saturday morning.

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Nygard attorney defends recusal motion

AN attorney for Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard yesterday defended his client’s recusal motion against claims its ulterior motive was to derail proceedings against him.

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BTC donates 2,500 tablets to schools

THE Bahamas Telecommunications Company donated 2,500 tablets in support of the Ministry of Education's digital transition for public-school systems.

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Taxi Cab Union expects resolution over outstanding NIB payments

THE Bahamas Taxi-Cab Union expects some resolution to the outstanding payments owed to the National Insurance Board, according to BTCU President Wesley Ferguson.

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Health minister 'has not lived up to union's expectations'

BAHAMAS Doctors Union President Dr Melisande Bassett yesterday said Health Minister Dr Duane Sands has not lived up to the union’s “expectations”, urging the minister to be more “concerned” about junior doctors.

EDITORIAL: A long, hot summer of trouble

AT the start of the summer, this column raised a question: Is a summer of discontent heading our way?

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Back to school

School bells are ringing across the nation, and once again, the dreaded school run is right back upon us.

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Treatment of patients 'legalised apartheid'

THE treatment of patients in the public wards at the Princess Margaret Hospital was compared with “legalised apartheid” yesterday.Tribune publisher Robert Carron, former Deputy Chairman of the Public Hospitals Authority board, explained there was a s

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Airport upgrades gain 1% of needed $200m

The government has allocated just one percent of the $200m needed to upgrade 28 Family Island airports in this year’s budget, a Cabinet minister revealed yesterday. Dionisio D’Aguilar, minister of tourism and aviation, told Tribune Business that the

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On the march

HUNDREDS of civil servants stormed Bay Street yesterday to protest for higher wages and to negotiate their outstanding industrial agreement.

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Workers out in solidarity in Grand Bahama

SOME 80 workers from the various trade unions on Grand Bahama staged a “solidarity march” yesterday in Freeport in support of junior doctors and over unresolved outstanding issues with the government. The group first gathered at the Harold DeGregory

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Doctors strike day two - ‘it’s not just about pay’

THE junior doctors’ strike continued for a second day yesterday, despite their union having a “favourable” meeting with Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis on Wednesday.

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Child ‘rape’ victim stays silent

THE teenage girl at the heart of an unlawful sexual intercourse allegation against a police reservist quietly told a court that “nothing” happened between her and Dwayne Decosta in June 2018.

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Haitians in dark over visa ban

HAITI’S Foreign Affairs Minister Bocchit Edmond said yesterday he hoped the government’s decision to suspend visa services to Haitians would be resolved quickly.

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Showdown: Public service unions warn tomorrow’s talks with Minnis critical

The Government must explain why it is “in such dire financial straits” that it cannot meet public sector worker demands, trade union leaders warned yesterday.

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PM ‘understands anger and frustration’

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis hopes that union representatives will come to appreciate the less-than-ideal state of the government’s finances when he meets them on Saturday, but says he understands the anger and frustration of Bahamian workers.

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