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Man shot dead after home invasion off Soldier Road

POLICE in New Providence have launched an island-wide manhunt and public appeal for a man suspected of a home invasion and shooting that has left a man dead early on Sunday morning.

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Bahamas face US in fifth place playoff after beating Trinidad

DESPITE being outsized and eventually outmanned on the pitch on Saturday, the Bahamas men's team held off Trinidad & Tobago 5-2, highlighted by two impressive goals from captain Gavin Christie and one each from tournament leading scorer Lesly St Fleur and Gary Joseph, in the CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship.

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Drugs and money found on plane in Abaco

THREE men have been arrested after a large amount of dangerous drugs, cash and firearms were seized by law enforcement officers in Abaco on Friday afternoon.

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Man dies in drive-by shooting in Ferguson Subdivision

A MAN was shot dead in the Ferguson Subdivision off Carmichael Road on Saturday morning, police have reported.

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PM warns Minnis: PLP cutting him 'slack' before campaign begins

PRIME Minister Perry Christie warned Free National Movement (FNM) Leader Dr Hubert Minnis Friday night that the PLP is cutting him some “slack” before waging a campaign that highlights the terrible things opposition members have said about him.

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Guadeloupe end Bahamas hopes of progress in beach soccer championship

BEFORE a packed crowd at the newly built facility at Malcolm Park at the foot of the Sir Sidney Poitier Bridge on Friday night, the Bahamas suffered a heartbreaking 5-3 loss to Guadeloupe in the quarter-finals of the CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship.

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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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02242017 EDITION

Friday, 24th February 2017.

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Your Weekend section is now online!

Friday, 24th February, 2017.

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Two charged with three counts of attempted murder

TWO men were remanded to prison on Friday after being arraigned on three counts of attempted murder in Magistrate’s Court.

Youth Empowerment Programme 'exceeding limits'

THE Youth Empowerment Programme Bahamas on Friday officially launched its fifth annual YEP month, with executive officers touting continued success as the prime reason corporate Bahamas should get on board and aid the campaign as it continues to “exceed limits”.

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Police, Defence Force crime fight collaboration 'a shared vision'

COLLABORATION between the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) and the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) to combat crime is part of the shared vision of Prime Minister Perry Christie, National Security Minister Dr Bernard Nottage and Police Commissioner Ellison Greenslade, Mr Christie said on Friday.

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Plumbing contractor Donald Mortimer set to run as Independent candidate

DONALD Mortimer, a well-known plumbing contractor, says he intends to campaign and run as an independent candidate for Central Grand Bahama in the upcoming 2017 general elections.

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Fishermen 'reaping benefits' of protection from new RBDF vessels

THE prudence of the government's decision to acquire nine Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBPF) vessels at a cost of $232 million can be seen in the results that are being reaped, Prime Minister Perry Christie said on Friday.

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Proceedings in banker murder case adjourned

A JUDGE on Friday adjourned proceedings in the murder case of a banker to early next week, informing members of the jury that while legal discussions held in connection to the matter had concluded, the court was not ready to proceed with the presentation of evidence to them.

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AG: Freedom of Information Act will take time to implement if passed

ATTORNEY General Allyson Maynard-Gibson said that while the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) will be debated in the Senate on Monday and passed by Thursday, she is unsure what will happen to the legislation should there be a change of government at the election.

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Butler-Turner fears hall unprepared for election

OFFICIAL Opposition Leader Loretta Butler-Turner is concerned that the Parliamentary Registration Department and Parliamentary Commissioner Sherlyn Hall are not prepared to handle “something as important” as a general election.

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Police uneasy at move to call in RBDF in crime fight

SOME Royal Bahamas Police Force officers are uneasy with the Christie administration’s decision to call in the Royal Bahamas Defence Force to assist them with policing, Police Staff Association Chairman Inspector Dwight Smith said yesterday. sa

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Bahamas face Guadeloupe in beach soccer quarter-finals on Friday night

THE Bahamas will put their perfect 3-0 winning record on the line on Friday night against Guadeloupe as the knockout stage of the CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship gets underway at the new Bahamas Beach Soccer facility at the foot of the Sir Sidney Poitier bridge.

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Scott Street shooting: man dies, baby girl 'critical', police arrest three men

ONE man is dead and a one-year-old girl is fighting for her life in hospital after they were ambushed by two masked armed men on Thursday night. Two other men were also shot during the incident; they are listed in serious but stable condition.

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