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BREAKING NEWS: Bahamians in Jamaica offered Bahamasair flight on Saturday night to avoid Hurricane Matthew

BAHAMIAN students and other nationals in Jamaica are to be airlifted by Bahamasair from the island on Saturday night due to the growing threat of Hurricane Matthew.

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Southern Air flight crash lands at Deadman's Cay with 'gears up'

A SOUTHERN Air flight from Nassau with 11 occupants crash landed on the main runway at the Deadman's Cay airport in Long Island on Friday morning.

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NEMA urges 'be prepared' as Hurricane Matthew becomes category 4 storm

HURRICANE Matthew is expected to bring six to eight feet of storm surges, severe thunderstorms and several inches of rain as it moves through the Bahamas next week, Director of the Department of Meteorology Trevor Basden said on Friday.

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Two men wounded in Abaco nightclub shooting

TWO MEN have been airlifted to New Providence for medical attention after being shot in an Abaco nightclub early on Saturday morning.

HEAVY RAIN WARNING - Freeport - Saturday 8.10am-2pm

INSURANCE MANAGEMENT: HEAVY RAIN WARNING

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

AVA TURNQUEST reviews the big stories that had the Bahamas talking this week.

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McCartney draws confidence from DNA's emphasis on youth

DEMOCRATIC National Alliance Leader Branville McCartney on Friday brushed off the "haters" as he defended the party's convention against claims of low attendance.

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Sands and St Anne's express support for Hubert Chipman

FREE National Movement (FNM) Senator Dr Duane Sands has endorsed St Anne's MP Hubert Chipman for re-nomination as the party's standard bearer for the area.

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09302016 EDITION

Friday, September 30th.

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Your Weekend section is now online

Friday, September 30th.

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Man pleads guilty to causing harm

A MAN pleaded guilty to the charge of causing harm and was ordered by a Freeport Magistrate on Friday to pay $500 compensation to the female victim.

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Teen charge with assault with a deadly weapon

A 15-year-old boy was charged in the Freeport Magistrate’s Court with assault with a deadly weapon on Friday.

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PM: Baha Mar will be moving 'fast and furious' towards full development

PRIME Minister Perry Christie on Friday admitted that while his optimism over the stalled Baha Mar project may be “worn out”, he sees a prosperous completion of the property on the horizon.

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UPDATED: Teen shot dead while playing dominoes, four injured

A TEENAGE boy is dead and four men are in serious condition in hospital after they were shot multiple times during a drive-by shooting while playing dominoes late on Thursday night.

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‘Dunkin for Boobies’ raises $4,000 for cancer in three hours

THE third annual ‘Dunkin for Boobies’ cancer awareness event on Friday morning raised an estimated $4,000 in just over three hours as generous motorists and enthusiastic participants revelled in the opportunity to contribute to a good cause.

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Govt has spent nearly $100m on Hurricane Joaquin repairs

THE GOVERNMENT has spent nearly $100m to repair government buildings and infrastructure damaged or destroyed during the passage of Hurricane Joaquin, Melanie Roach, Technical Director of the National Repair and Reconstruction Unit announced on Friday.

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Carnival organisers seek to clarify profitability comments

THE Bahamas National Festival Commission has clarified controversial statements from its chairman, Paul Major, who on Tuesday told reporters that Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival was never designed to be a “profit exercise,” stressing that it is focused on reducing government investment and increasing revenue.

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$8m road traffic system to be introduced on october 11

THE Road Traffic Department will roll out its new $8m automated system on October 11, eliminating “handwritten vehicle information discs” and streamlining the licensing and registration processes, RTD Controller Ross Smith said yesterday.

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Hobby Horse workers must wait on pay

THE roughly 200 former Baha Mar employees hired by or through The Hobby Horse Company will have to wait out the ongoing payout process to learn their fate, as Claims Committee personnel deliberate over how best to handle the “precarious” group.

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Lightbourn differences with Minnis ‘resolved’

ALTHOUGH he did not get a renomination for his seat, Montagu MP Richard Lightbourn - one of the “gang of six” - said his “differences” with Free National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis have been resolved, telling persons yesterday to “go elsewhere” if they did not support the party’s leadership.

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