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

Khrisna Virgil reviews the big stories that had the Bahamas talking this week.

Man dies after plane crashes in bad weather

An American resident of Whykees Estates, Eleuthera has died after his plane crashed in bad weather.

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Jamaican man on run after struggle with police

A JAMAICAN man is on the run after a short struggle with police at the Carmichael Road police station on Thursday.

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Five separate armed robberies investigated

INVESTIGATORS are seeking the public’s help to solve five separate armed robberies that took place on Thursday.

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Two men in hospital after shooting

TWO men are in critical condition and fighting for their lives in hospital after a shooting incident on Thursday night.

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Chinese company buys the Hilton

THE China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) formalised its purchase of the historic British Colonial Hotel and adjoining property yesterday during a deal signing event that marked what government officials believe will be the catalyst for rejuvenating downtown Nassau.

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Sundance revolutionises the 'Day Party'

A SHIP is sailing in to Nassau Harbour with passengers who have one goal in mind – to reach Nirvana Beach for the most revolutionary ‘Day Party’ held on New Providence to date.

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Swimmer leaves hospital after record-breaking feat in Bahamas

CHLOE McCardel, the Australian ultra-marathon swimmer who recently swam nearly 80 miles from the southern tip of Eleuthera to New Providence, has been released from the Princess Margaret Hospital and is recuperating in a hotel, The Big T can confirm.

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This week's Obituaries Section now online

The Tribune's online obituaries are updated every week.

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Bell concerned by rapes spike

STATE National Security Minister Keith Bell yesterday stood by his earlier comments that there has been a recent spike in rapes, but insisted that Police Commissioner Ellison Greenslade was correct when he told reporters that the overall reported cases of the crime are down.

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PM congratulates Sir Durward on Olympic medal anniversary

PRIME Minister Perry Christie yesterday put aside “political differences” as he congratulated veteran sailor Sir Durward Knowles on the 50th anniversary of his winning the Bahamas first Olympic gold medal.

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Training under way on Ebola protective equipment

EMERGENCY Medical Services professionals in New Providence got a chance yesterday to try on the personal protective gear they will be required to wear if they have to deal with an Ebola patient.

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Three-month grace period over immigration changes

HAITIAN nationals with a claim to Bahamian citizenship will have a three-month grace period to allow for processing delays for documents once new immigration policies come into effect next month, Immigration Minister Fred Mitchell said yesterday.

PM 'filmed' discussing Nygard Cay construction

Prime Minister Perry Christie and government officials have been videotaped meeting Peter Nygard at his Lyford Cay home and discussed construction activities at the property - the same activities that are being challenged as unlawful in two separate court actions.

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Straw Market turns pink

THE Straw Market turned pink yesterday as vendors and market organisers worked to bring awareness of breast cancer by decorating the market to reflect the “true colour of awareness”.

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Through the rain to bring help to those in need

TWO dozen employee volunteers of the British Colonial Hilton weathered rainy conditions yesterday as they hit the road for an extensive food and clothing distribution exercise.

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Romanian accused of ATM hack asks for bail

A ROMANIAN accused of having a hand in the recent hacking of bank automated teller machines appeared in the Supreme Court yesterday seeking bail.

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Fraud accused faces more charges

A WOMAN awaiting trial for more than two dozen fraud related charges was back in Magistrate’s Court yesterday accused of more crimes.

No early VAT, as store eases concern

A LOCAL retail store chain yesterday moved to allay the concerns of customers that it was prematurely adding value added tax to the pricing of its items ahead of VAT’s implementation on January 1, 2015.

PM urges co-operation from shipping community over Ebola

PRIME Minister Perry Christie has asked the Grand Bahama shipping community to co-operate fully with the government in its efforts to ensure that arriving vessels are first cleared by health officials for Ebola.

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