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Roberts accuses Sands of ethics code breach

DESPITE his Cabinet post, Health Minister Dr Duane Sands has been voluntarily performing surgeries at the RAND Memorial hospital in Grand Bahama to assist medical professionals there amid staff vacancies. He confirmed this to The Tribune yesterday a

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Girl, 8, dies in cruise horror

AN eight-year-old Bahamian girl has died after falling from an interior balcony on a Carnival cruise ship docked at the port of Miami.

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Haitians warn PM over exit deadline

BAHAMIANS of Haitian descent in Abaco sent a strong warning to Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis over the new immigration deadline: “Five years will come again”.

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Greenslade assured his full pension

ALTHOUGH he served in the police force for fewer than 40 years and as Commissioner of Police for fewer than ten years, outgoing Police Commissioner Ellison Greenslade will receive maximum pension benefits because the Minnis Administration intends to amend the Pension Act, Attorney General Carl Bethel confirmed yesterday.

US targets social media accounts

THE Department of Homeland Security will begin monitoring the social media accounts of Caribbean nationals and residents planning to visit the United States this week.

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Roberts accuses Sands of ethics code breach

DESPITE his Cabinet post, Health Minister Dr Duane Sands has been voluntarily performing surgeries at the RAND Memorial hospital in Grand Bahama to assist medical professionals there amid staff vacancies. 

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Pledge to protect whistleblowers

THE MINNIS administration is seeking to immediately implement protections for whistleblowers in the Freedom of Information Act,  despite not having a date as to when the entire legislation will be revised and fully enacted, according to Attorney General Carl Bethel.

$35m GB Power buyout 'win-win for all'

A Canadian utility has branded its near-$35 million offer to buy-out all Bahamian shareholders and acquire 100 per cent of Grand Bahama Power Company as “a win-win for all”. Emera, responding to Tribune Business’s questions, said the proposal was ta

Web shops: Banks 'fell down big time'

WEB shops have filled the money transfer void because commercial banks “fell down big time”, a Chamber of Commerce director is arguing. Roderick Simms, chair of the Chamber’s Family Island division, told Tribune Business that the banks failed to pro

Activists 'absolutely oppose' 100% GB Power takeover

AN outspoken advocacy group will today warn the Prime Minister of its “absolute opposition” to Emera’s potential acquisition of 100 per cent of Grand Bahama Power Company (GBPC). Pastor Eddie Victor, president of the Coalition of Concerned Citizens

Let Bahamians drive 35% East, West End electricity cost drop

THE Government is being urged not to renew Grand Bahama Power Company’s East and West End supply agreements, an advocacy group head arguing there is a Bahamian group that can replace it at 35 per cent lower costs. Pastor Eddie Victor, the Coalition

IMF's 'well-managed' financial contraction findings premature

THE IMF is premature in its conclusion that the Bahamas has “managed” the financial sector’s contraction well, a senior attorney warning of further job losses and consolidation to come. Michael Paton, a former Bahamas Financial Services Board (BFSB)

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INSIGHT: ‘The oldest trick in the political playbook’ - residents of the Mud and Pigeon Peas speak out

AS A war of words erupts between human rights activists and the government about the impact and intent of its new immigration ultimatum, it’s business as usual for residents in one of the country’s oldest and largest shanty town settlements.

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INSIGHT: Rise up against this licence to spy

When the PLP was obliged to back down from an earlier version of the ‘Spy Bill,’ it was a huge victory for civil society and an important boost for fundamental human rights in The Bahamas.

INSIGHT: Transforming the minds of our children

WHEN a child is born, they are born into a world of sin. Despite their innocence, they immediately become prisoners of their environment and the many influences around them.

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INSIGHT: New Immigration policy is nothing but a political snow job

LAST week the country was thrown into a frenzy by another distraction from this Minnis administration; the announcement of an immigration crackdown to take place at the end of this year. Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis said those persons living in the Bahamas illegally have until December 31 to leave the country before immigration raids commence.

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Mitchell 'likely to be nominated for PLP Chairman on convention floor'

FORMER Foreign Affairs Minister Senator Fred Mitchell is being drafted to compete in the chairmanship race at the Progressive Liberal Party’s national convention next week, with sources in the party saying it is likely he will be nominated on the flo

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50 gallons of fuel dumped after barge runs aground in Long Island

ABOUT 50 gallons of fuel has been dumped in waters near central Long Island following the grounding of a barge carrying hurricane relief supplies to several other Caribbean islands.Long Island MP Adrian Gibson, in a series of updates on his official

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Katelyn Cambridge receives Romalia's Townhouse's first Legacy Scholarship

HIGH SCHOOLER Katelyn Cambridge is the recipient of Romalia’s Townhouse’s first annual Legacy Scholarship.Katelyn, a 11th grader at Harbour Island All Age School, was also presented with a new Dell laptop and backpack with school supplies.The 15-year

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First 'Knucklehead' Cross Country Championships

TWO long-time distance running rivals turned best friends collaborated to put on the first William ‘Knucklehead’ Johnson Cross Country Championships. Rupert Gardiner’s Silver Lightning Track Club hosted the one-day meet on Saturday at the Bahamas Go

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