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Final flurry for relay teams

GLASGOW, Scotland: A new national record for the men’s 4 x 100 metre team of Adrian Griffith, Shavez Hart, Warren Fraser and Teray Smith as they booked their ticket in the grand finale today as the 20th Commonwealth Games athletic competition come to a close.

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Obituaries Section

The Tribune's online obituaries are updated every week.

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Respects paid to Edmund Moxey

SENIOR figures from Bahamian life paid their respects to Edmund Moxey at the House of Assembly yesterday, where his body lay in state before his funeral this morning.

No suspects and no motive in killing in fire of 73-year-old

POLICE are awaiting the results of an autopsy to determine exactly what caused the death of 73-year-old Maud McCartney, Assistant Commissioner of Police Anthony Ferguson said yesterday.

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Bronze medal 'couldn't have come from a more deserving athlete'

GLASGOW, Scotland — Team manager Ralf McKinney felt the Bahamas’ first medal in athletics at the 20th Commonwealth Games couldn’t have come from a more deserving athlete than Jeffery Gibson.

Martelly's 'insincerity'

It is my opinion, with all due respect, that President Michel Martelly is insincere about his concerns over his nationals taking the dangerous journeys on the boats to come to The Bahamas. My opinion is based on the following facts:

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Former senior cop doubts Haitian leader's sincerity

FORMER Assistant Commissioner of Police Paul Thompson says Haitian President Michel Martelly is “insincere” about his illegal immigration concerns, suggesting that Haiti’s law enforcement agencies could do more to prevent illegal human trafficking from that country.

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Award for 'amazing' young scholar

EDUCATION Minister Jerome Fitzgerald announced 16-year-old Gabrielle Moss from Grand Bahama as the recipient of this year’s All-Bahamas Merit Scholarship yesterday. The scholarship, which is awarded annually in a combined effort between the Ministry of Education, the Lyford Cay Foundation and the Central Bank of The Bahamas, is considered the country’s most prestigious scholarship.

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Marijuana worth $2m seized on speedboat

DRUG Enforcement Unit officers seized $2 million worth of marijuana early yesterday morning on a speedboat in waters off New Providence. With this seizure, police have captured more than $10 million worth of marijuana and $13 million in cocaine so far this year.

Cuban group fears witness in abuse trial was intimidated

MIAMI-based Cuban exile group Democracy Movement yesterday raised concerns that a key witness in the hearing to determine whether Bahamian marines abused detainees at the Carmichael Road Detention Centre might ha

Leaky roofs and a shortage of antibiotics highlighted at hospital

A LOCAL physician has raised concerns about the Princess Margaret Hospital, chief among them a shortage of much needed antibiotics along with deteriorating conditions that have left leaking roofs and buckets strategically placed around the facility to collect the dripping water.

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Police suspect disgruntled worker over runway explosives

POLICE suspect that a disgruntled worker may be responsible for planting two “explosive caps” in the middle of the runway at Mayaguana Airport on Sunday.

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Bronze for Jeffery Gibson

JEFFERY Gibson knew that he was in a position to win a medal in the men’s 400 metres hurdles in Glasgow – he just didn’t know which one. What he didn’t forecast was the fact that it took a new national record to accomplish another historic feat for the Bahamas at the 20th Commonwealth Games.

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FRIDAY NOON: TROPICAL STORM WARNING

A tropical storm alert is now in effect for the south-east Bahamas, including Acklins, Crooked Island, Long Cay, Mayaguana and Inaugua, as well as the Turks and Caicos.

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Baha Mar delayed

BAHA Mar, the $3.5 billion mega resort at Cable Beach, has delayed its grand opening from the end of this year until “late Spring” 2015. Instead the development is to open in stages from December onwards.

Readers give their views on citizenship

In the latest Tribune poll, we asked readers if they agreed with FNM MP Hubert Chipman that children born in the Bahamas to Haitians should be given status.

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Bid to make it easier for children of migrants to obtain Haitian passport

THE government is working on regulations to overcome the stigma and economic barriers that discourage people of Haitian descent, born in the Bahamas, from obtaining a Haitian passport.

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Meet the new Bahamian medal winner

JEFFERY Gibson, the second Bahamian 400 metres hurdler to win a Commonwealth Games medal, is the son of Bridgette and Regtt Gibson and was born on August 15, 1990, in Freeport, Grand Bahama.

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Delay in sentencing for double rapist

THE sentencing of double rapist Oscar Ingraham has been delayed for another week as court ordered psychiatric reports were not ready yesterday.

House of Rastafari to stage march and rally

THE House of Rastafari will stage a march and rally today in Nassau to raise public awareness on the importance of Emancipation Day and to renew the call for reparations.

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