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Will Mt Fitzwilliam be ignored by the Press?

SINCE the release on Friday of the strict code of behaviour expected of the press when called to “cover” Government House, a jesting Bahamian wanted to know if we had indeed installed the Queen at Mount Fitzwilliam.

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Divided they stand, united they could still fall

Next month, Free National Movement executives will go head-to-head for party positions at its convention. But FNM insiders say the party must look beyond next month, and its internal fights, and chart a united course that will help it win the next election. Tribune News Editor, Taneka Thompson reports . . .

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Time to celebrate our first Olympic heroes

THIS week the country will officially commemorate the greatest achievement in Bahamian sports – the historic winning of the first Olympic gold medal.

Man dies while snorkelling

POLICE are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a European man while on a snorkelling trip to Rose Island yesterday.

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FNM Chairman says response to Ebola threat is too 'laid back'

FREE National Chairman Darron Cash yesterday criticised the government’s response to the potential threat of an Ebola case as “laid back” given the enormous risk the disease poses for the country’s tourism-driven economy.

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Neymour slams BEC management for oil spills

MANAGEMENT at the Bahamas Electricity Corporation’s Clifton plant continue to allow waste oil to spill out of containers and drain directly into the sea, according to former State Minister for Environment Phenton Neymour.

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World record swim attempt from Eleuthera to Nassau underway

An Australian endurance athlete has started an attempt to achieve a world-record 80 mile swim in the open waters of the Bahamas.

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Minister urges Bahamians not to give in to hysteria

POLICE and Immigration officials are investigating inflammatory remarks made by a shanty town resident during a demolition which were broadcast on ZNS last week, Foreign Affairs and Immigration Minister Fred Mitchell said yesterday.

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Health concerns of residents still unanswered

MARATHON residents continue to live in fear for their health nearly two years after a reported 30,000-gallon gasoline leak at a nearby fuel station.

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YOUNG MAN'S VIEW: More 'Lettergate' questions

The Renward Wells/Letter of Intent fiasco took another turn this week when the Cabinet office, late on Tuesday evening, released a statement that simply said that “the office of Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Works and Urban Development (had) become vacant.” However, this terse statement could only be likened to a wonderfully choreographed piece of high-stakes politics at its sordid worst.

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19 Cubans arrested by Defence Force

NINETEEN Cubans were arrested by Royal Bahamas Defence Force officers over the weekend, Immigration Minister Fred Mitchell said yesterday.

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'No interviews' rule marks a change for the Governor General

GOVERNMENT House has announced that the Governor General “does not give interviews”, nor can members of the media interview anyone else inside Government House or on its premises during official functions.

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Five armed robberies in 24 hours

POLICE are appealing for public assistance in finding the culprits behind five armed robberies that occurred in New Providence in under 24 hours over the weekend.

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$2m flagship Wendy's restaurant opens its doors

WENDY’S Bahamas has completed construction of its new $2m flagship restaurant on Pioneer’s Way, adding significant commercial value to the downtown area of Freeport.

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Two arrests over armed robbery

GRAND Bahama police have arrested two men in connection with an armed robbery that occurred on Friday on the East Sunrise Highway.

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Wildcats blow out Brackettes 12-2 to take 2-0 lead in championship series

THE New Providence Softball Association’s ladies defending champions Sigma Brackettes avoided getting shutout again, but they couldn’t stop the pennant winning Sigma Wildcats’ onslaught as they pulled off another abbreviated victory.

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'I just see Carl if he was here, just how happy he would be'

STEPHANIE Meadows, still sobbing, was too overwhelmed to express her gratitude to the New Providence Softball Association for remembering her son.

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Hitmen seal 10-9 walk-off victory over Truckers

RUDY Fox may not have come through as a clutch hitter so far for the Arnette’s Sporting Lounge Hitmen, but the Sting Truckers will remember why the versatile cricket player was slotted into their clean-up spot in the line-up.

Airline's $2.1m loan expansion 'milestone'

A Bahamian airline believes it has achieved “a major milestone” by obtaining a $2.1 million loan from an Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) affiliate, which will enable its fleet to more-than-double in size.

Myers awaits Chamber's resignation acceptance

Robert Myers yesterday said he was waiting for the Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors to accept his resignation, amid increasing suspicions he had been ‘set up’ over his vehicle’s disputed valuation.

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