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‘I know this is going to be a tough fight’

With less than a month to go before he heads to Auckland, New Zealand, for his next fight, Grand Bahamian Sherman ‘The Tank’ Williams said he has been pleased with the way his training has been going in Boca Raton, Florida.

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BEC to spend $6m on new generators

THE BAHAMAS Electricity Corporation is expected to purchase five or six new generators in the coming weeks for about $6 million, the corporation’s Executive Chairman Leslie Miller said yesterday.

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Webshop operators unhappy at fees imposed in Gaming Bill

LAWYER Wayne Munroe said yesterday that his clients, who will face millions of dollars in fees before applying to operate gaming houses, did not receive a “sweetheart” deal from the government with its decision to regulate the numbers industry.

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Miller backtracks on claim of BEC fuel being cut off

LESLIE Miller, Executive Chairman of the Bahamas Electricity Corporation, said yesterday the entity is making arrangements with its fuel supplier to pay off a $55m debt before the end of the month, adding that BEC will never be out of fuel.

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Bimini to experience boom thanks to resort, says PM

DURING yesterday’s lavish ceremony marking the inaugural arrival of a cruise ship to Bimini’s newly constructed port, Prime Minister Perry Christie touted the economic boom and modernisation he expects the island to experience as a result of Resorts World Bimini.  

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Man shot dead and second victim in hospital

POLICE are investigating a shooting in Montell Heights yesterday that left one man dead and another in hospital in serious condition. Residents told The Tribune at the scene that yesterday’s incident was the third day of shooting in the area.

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Bulldozers move in on shanty town

RESIDENTS of a shanty town in the Carmichael Road area of New Providence yesterday had their homes bulldozed by contractors hired by the Ministry of Environmental Health following eviction notices given residents over a month ago.

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Commissioner of police emphatic that crime is down

EMPHASISING that “crime is down” in many categories, Police Commissioner Ellison Greenslade yesterday praised the government’s recent efforts to increase requirements for applicants seeking bail. 

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CANADA URGES VISITORS TO BE VIGILANT

THE Canadian government has threatened to deal a blow to The Bahamas tourism industry by advising its citizens to “exercise a high degree of caution, especially in Nassau, due to high rates of crime”.

Chinese Ambassador speaks to the next generation of leaders

OPTIMISTIC about the status and future of relations between the People’s Republic of China and the Bahamas, Chinese Ambassador to the Bahamas Yuan Guisen gave a distinguished lecture recently to student leaders at The College of the Bahamas.

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Munroe: You don’t need new bail restrictions - you need faster court cases

A PROMINENT lawyer said the government should focus on promptly trying accused criminals to keep them off the street as he explained why it was “unnecessary” for new bail restrictions.

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Man guilty of forcing girl, 9, to perform oral sex gets extra time to argue appeal

THE Court of Appeal yesterday gave more time to a lawyer to familiarise himself with his client’s case as the defendant contests a conviction for forcing a nine-year-old girl to perform oral sex on him.

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Aragonite ship is grounded to avoid sinking

THE Trans Cargo II was grounded off Eight Mile Rock, Grand Bahama, after a leak was discovered onboard the vessel on Wednesday evening.

Man who killed lover with a cutlass challenges sentence

PRINCE Hepburn, the contractor convicted of the brutal murder of his lover Nellie Mae Brown-Cox, challenged his murder sentence at the Court of Appeal yesterday on the grounds that he was suffering from “diminished responsibility” at the time of the murder.

Armed robbery suspect faces court

THREE men and a juvenile were charged in separate matters, including armed robbery, housebreaking, stealing and burglary, in the Freeport Magistrate’s Court yesterday.

Govt suspects ship dumped oil that washed up on beach

THE government suspects that oil found on Adelaide Beach last week was dumped from a passing ship and not a leak from the Bahamas Electricity Corporation, Aviation and Transport Minister Glenys Hanna Martin told the House of Assembly.

Canada’s crime warning reinforces tourism fears

The upgraded travel warning on “high rates of crime” in the Bahamas, issued by this nation’s fastest-growing tourism market, yesterday reinforced the industry’s fears about the immense potential damage the recent surge in violence could cause.

Gov't yet to keep Freeport tax roll back promises

The Government has yet to keep its promise to completely roll back the 2013-2014 Budget tax/fee increases imposed on Freeport, with the city’s private sector still “living at the whim of the Government”

AML targeting full year '12 cent' dividend yield

AML Foods believes it will generate a full-year dividend yield of $0.11-$0.12 per share, after it yesterday unveiled an almost 10-fold year-over-year net income increase for its second quarter.

Businesses 'on their own' in VAT readiness

Bahamian businesses are “on their own” in preparing for Value-Added Tax (VAT), the head of a BISX-listed retail group yesterday suggesting there was no appreciation for the massive overnight re-pricing challenge facing his sector.

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