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24-year-old charged with attempted murder

A 24-year-old man was charged with attempted murder in the Magistrate’s Court on Friday.

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Man placed on probation after drugs found

A 25-year-old man who was found with over two ounces of marijuana was on Friday placed on probation for two years.

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PLP deputy criticises decision to reduce spending on Family Island projects

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party Deputy Leader Chester Cooper criticised government’s decision to reduce spending on capital works projects on several Family Islands, saying the move will “strangle” the economy as the country tries to rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Veteran educator Zelma Dean dies age 84

VETERAN educator and former director of education Zelma Dean died on Friday morning after battling an illness for a long time. She was 84 years old.

EDITORIAL: Less talk, more action on nurses’ issues

NURSES at the Marsh Harbour Clinic in Abaco had enough of waiting for their concerns to be heard this week.

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Store manager accused of defrauding employer

A STORE manager accused of defrauding her employer of more than $1,000 was granted bail on Friday before her trial.

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Contractor accused of stealing more than $40,000

A CONTRACTOR who denied stealing more than $40,000 from one of his clients was on Friday granted bail before his trial.

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Man charged with murders of two Long Island women

A MAN accused of killing two Long Island women whose bodies were discovered in shallow graves on the island last year was arraigned in the Supreme Court on Friday.

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PLP calls for virus testing plan

THE Progressive Liberal Party’s COVID-19 task force urged government to release a structured plan that allows for more virus testing throughout the country.

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Friday, 15th January, 2021.

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DIANE PHILLIPS: What would have happened if the rioters were black?

THERE are moments you never forget. They are seared into your brain as hard-wired as the DNA you were born with. Like November 22, 1963, the day John F Kennedy was shot. I was a freshman at the University of Florida on my way to a chemistry class. A bell rang out, speakers blared, students were running in every direction. I made it into a classroom, don’t remember which, and in seconds everyone – strangers who had never met before – everyone was crying and huddled together in shock and disbelief.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Resolutions hit a speed bump?

OKAY it’s January 15th, 2021, a week since I wrote about New Year’s resolutions and the importance of making the right resolution choices.

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Bahamians in Washington area safe, says ambassador

BAHAMAS ambassador to the United States Sidney Collie said all Bahamians living in the Washington area are safe as US fears mount over possible violence ahead of President-elect Joseph Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday, January 20.

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U.S. business leaders: Stop the drilling

THERE is growing opposition to oil drilling in The Bahamas as business leaders in the United States have called on government leaders to put a stop to it.

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Smith praises govt over costs decision

THE government will not seek security for costs from environmentalists in the judicial review proceedings involving Bahamas Petroleum Company’s exploratory oil drilling, drawing praise from attorney Fred Smith for removing a potentially significant obstacle.

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Good news with no holiday surge in COVID cases

WITH low COVID-19 infections being recorded for the past few weeks, a local infectious disease expert says it appears the recent holiday celebrations did not lead to an uptick of cases as officials initially expected.

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PMH temporarily suspends ID and autopsy services at morgue

Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) has suspended identification and autopsy services at the PMH Rand Lab (morgue) until further notice.

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This week's Tribune Obituaries PDF edition

Thursday, 14th January, 2020.

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Minnis aims for historic partnership to restore Abaco and Grand Bahama

ABACO and Grand Bahama’s recovery post Hurricane Dorian will require one of the most ambitious and dynamic public-private partnership initiatives in Bahamian history, according to Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday.

Action promised to tackle issues after nurses’ sick-out in Abaco

HEALTH officials say they are working to rectify all issues with nurses at the Marsh Harbour Clinic in Abaco after they engaged in a “sick-out” earlier this week because of “poor” working conditions and safety concerns.