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Stung, tired and in hospital - but swimmer sets world record

ULTRA-marathon Australian swimmer Chloe McCardel carved her name into the history books early yesterday by swimming almost 80 miles unassisted from the southern tip of Eleuthera to New Providence – but spent the day in hospital as a result of severe jellyfish stings.

PMH - a national political disgrace

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An opportunity squandered

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Passing the buck

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Woman stabbed in fight with two other women

A WOMAN is in hospital after she was stabbed during a fight with two other women, police said. The incident occurred just after 7pm on Monday.

Residents concerned for 20 years over fuel spills

CONCERNS over fuel spills from the service station at Robinson Road and Old Trail Road intersection remain unanswered after more than 20 years, according to area residents.

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Australian finishes marathon swim in Bahamas

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Dehydrated and exhausted, Australian swimmer Chloe McCardel successfully completed a 78-mile (126-kilometer) swim Wednesday between two islands in the Bahamas.

Shootings on the increase

THERE have been 44 reported shootings since September 1 to October 21 – 12 of which have added to the country’s murder count, according to The Tribune’s analysis of the Royal Bahamas Police Force’s daily crime reports yesterday.

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Drug agency chief sues auditor over PHA report

THE acting director of the Bahamas National Drug Agency has sued accountant John Bain and his firm, UHY Bain & Associates, over allegations made about him in a forensic report into the Public Hospital Authority’s supply of pharmaceutical drugs and medical supplies.

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Murder victim was wearing an electronic ankle bracelet

ONE of the country’s latest murder victims was out on bail and wearing an electronic monitoring ankle bracelet, Supt Paul Rolle said yesterday.

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Man found dead as 100 Haitians detained

ONE Haitian died and more than 100 other migrants were apprehended by Royal Bahamas Defence Force marines in the Exumas yesterday morning. 

Shanty town resident’s outburst condemned by Haitian embassy

THE Haitian Embassy in Nassau has condemned “irresponsible rhetoric” made by a shanty town resident of Haitian descent last week which many observers saw as threatening.

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PLP veteran dismisses Wells’ quit threat

FORMER PLP Cabinet Minister George Smith yesterday shot down Bamboo Town MP Renward Wells’ resignation threat saying that he did not have the political clout to “stand on a bully pulpit and talk tough”.

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Peeping Tom convicted of indecent behaviour

FREEPORT – A man who is accused of peeking into windows and masturbating was convicted in the Freeport Magistrate’s Court of indecent behaviour, trespassing, and vagrancy.

Witness no-show delays gambling trial of 71-year-old

WITNESSES did not show at the Magistrate’s Court yesterday for the trial of a Bahamian entertainer accused of allowing his bar to be used as a place for gaming.

Inaugrual leadership summit next week

AN inaugural leadership summit in Nassau next week is aiming to inspire the community to “do more and talk less” in addressing social issues and ills in the Bahamas.

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Mixed feelings in Grand Bahama over FNM battle

WHILE many Free National Movement supporters in Grand Bahama are reserving their comments over the leadership battle, some believe that Loretta Butler-Turner’s decision will deepen democracy in the party.

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Hilton staff reaches out to help those in need

MORE than two dozen volunteers from the British Colonial Hilton Nassau rolled up their sleeves and got down to work at The Salvation Army, Mackey Street yesterday as Hilton Worldwide’s third annual Global Week of Service got underway.

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Questions raised over fishermen's marriages

A MAGISTRATE yesterday expressed concern for the “red flags” raised from the marriage certificates and spousal permit applications of four Dominican men seeking bail ahead of a trial for illegal fishing.

SEC: Broker discovery objections ‘baseless’

US regulators have blasted a former Bahamian broker/dealer and its principal for allegedly using “baseless legal restrictions” to explain why they cannot produce documents relevant to their ongoing New York legal battle.

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