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VIDEO: THE TRIBUNE'S TOP 5 - your countdown of the week's big stories

Khrisna Virgil reviews the big stories that had the Bahamas talking this week.

Bahamasair plane has ‘mechanical difficulties’

A BAHAMASAIR plane carrying 27 passengers encountered “mechanical difficulties” before taking off early yesterday morning.

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SUSPENDED BUT PRESIDENT BLAMES RIVAL FACTION

BAHAMAS Union of Teachers (BUT) President Belinda Wilson suggested yesterday that executive committee members who opposed her during the last union election are behind her six-month suspension.

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Low turnout for anti-Bahamas protest

FLORIDA State Representative Daphne Campbell yesterday said she was not discouraged by the low turnout for the staged protests in Miami against the Bahamas’ new immigration policy.

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ANGELIQUE SABRINA SPEAKS OUT: Bullies won’t keep me down

BAHAMIAN teen recording artist Angelique Sabrina last night pledged to help victims of cyber-bullying in the aftermath of her suspension as a brand ambassador for Cable Bahamas and vowed to continue to pursue her musical career.

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Murder count rises to 117 after man is shot dead

A 19-year-old man was shot multiple times and killed early yesterday morning, taking the country’s murder count for the year to 117, two shy of 2013’s total.

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Union president sure corporation will 'do the honourable thing'

BAHAMAS Utilities Service and Allied Workers Union President Dwayne Woods yesterday said he was sure the Water and Sewerage Corporation would “do the honourable thing” when a meeting is held to resolve “four outstanding disputes” between the union and the corporation today.

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No word on Rollins until ‘sometime in 2015’

THE fate of embattled Progressive Liberal Party Fort Charlotte MP Dr Andre Rollins will continue in limbo until sometime in 2015, party Chairman Bradley Roberts said yesterday.

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Sex attack on woman walking on track road

POLICE are investigating the reported sexual assault of a woman who was allegedly attacked while walking in eastern New Providence.

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'Bring NIA legislation or shut agency down'

LONG Island MP Loretta Butler-Turner yesterday called for the government to either bring the National Intelligence Agency legislation to parliament or “shut the agency down forthwith”.

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Belinda Wilson suspended from union post

BAHAMAS Union of Teachers President Belinda Wilson has been suspended from her post for six months for “violations,” the union said yesterday.

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Rate of murders classes nation as conflict zone

THE Bahamas qualified as an “armed conflict zone” with high rates of gun violence according to findings from the United Nations’ and the World Health Organization’s 2014 Global Status Report on Violence Prevention.

Cable Bahamas contractor suspended amid allegations

CABLE Bahamas last night suspended its relationship with a “local advertising contractor” pending the outcome of a police investigation into a matter that burst on social media this week.

S&P’s higher deficits on VAT ‘uncertainties’

Standard & Poor’s (S&P) has agreed that there are “indeed uncertainties” surrounding Value-Added Tax (VAT) implementation, and is less optimistic than the Government in projecting a 3 per cent fiscal deficit for 2015-2016.

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Kerrie set to face Sierra for title

WHILE Kerrie Cartwright and Sierra Donaldson will square off for the women’s singles title today, the road to the men’s title in the Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association’s Giorgio Baldacci Elite Open National Tennis Tournament will get underway with the main draw at the National Tennis Centre.

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Do you feed your pets chocolate?

THE expressions said it all as pupils of St Anne’s Primary School, Fox Hill, received a lesson in the dangers of foods commonly fed to pets and how they affect the lives of animals yesterday.

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Call for curfew in hot spots to tackle crime

NOTED psychiatrist Dr David Allen has called for a curfew in crime hot spots and urged the government to bring in law enforcement officers from overseas to help combat the crime problem.

Protest to be staged outside Miami Consulate

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs last night issued an alert that a demonstration is to be held in Miami near the Consulate to protest the immigration policies of The Bahamas.

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Pathologist testifies to murder trial

FORENSIC pathologist Dr Caryn Sands continued her testimony yesterday in a Supreme Court trial in which a man is accused of murder.

Festive time at Parliament

PARLIAMENTARIANS enjoyed their annual Christmas luncheon at the Hilton on Wednesday following the last sitting of Parliament for the year.

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