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SEVEN ARRESTED BY MOBILE DIVISION OFFICERS

Police Mobile Division saturation patrols arrested seven people in the last 24 hours.

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UPDATED: 04/17/14 Obituaries Section

The Tribune's online obituaries are updated every week.

Marijuana users do not 'function perfectly'

“THERE is no such thing as being inebriated from weed. You can smoke all day long and still work, still drive, still talk, basically you can still function perfectly. But drink straight for two hours. You won’t be able to stand, talk or function at all. Yet weed is illegal... How did this planet get so stupid?”

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Police concern over firearms after latest shootings

CENTRAL Detective Unit Chief Paul Rolle said police were concerned with the levels of illegal firearms on the streets following two shooting incidents, one of which claimed the life of a man.

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Man's sentence halved for drug possession

A MAN was told by the Court of Appeal yesterday to “go and sin no more” after they cut in half his four-year sentence for possession of dangerous drugs with intent to supply.

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Sex crime suspect arrested in Exuma

A 70-year-old man wanted for more than a dozen sexual offences in Florida was arrested in Exuma Saturday night, after being on the run for almost a year.

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Another boycott to be held to protest cost of power

FREEPORT – The Coalition of Concerned Citizens is expected to initiate another “lower the cost of power” boycott and protest next week against the Grand Bahama Power Company/EMERA.

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Hepburn appeals conviction in killing of Nellie Mae

PRINCE Hepburn, who is contesting his murder conviction on the basis that he was suffering from “diminished responsibility” at the time of Nellie Mae Brown-Cox’s killing, will have to wait nine weeks before his appeal is heard.

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Minnis: Govt more lost than missing airline jet

OPPOSITION Leader Dr Hubert Minnis questioned yesterday whether a “gag order” was put on Prime Minister Perry Christie by the “higher ups” in the Progressive Liberal party for allegedly embarrassing the organization.

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Immigration officer 'drove getaway car'

AUTHORITIES say they have two persons in custody, including a woman immigration officer, who they believe drove a getaway vehicle during the armed robbery of an off duty police officer.

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'Three held' over British resident's murder

FREEPORT - Three Grand Bahama men are being questioned by police in connection with the murder of British resident Edgar Dart, The Tribune understands.

Life expectancy shows slight rise

THE life expectancy at birth for Bahamians has risen slightly according to a report released by the Department of Statistics yesterday.

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KB album sales to help environment

LOCAL musician Kirkland Bodie (KB), will donate the proceeds of his fourth “KB and Friends Album” to Friends of the Environment that provide environmental education through field trips, summer camps and after school programmes.

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Back to court for bid to extradite drug suspect

THE EXTRADITION-case of accused drug lord Melvin Maycock Sr and others should go back to the Magistrate’s Court, the London-based Privy Council ruled yesterday.

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Giants force Game 7

The defending champions Mail Boat Cybots won the first three games of the New Providence Basketball Association best-of-seven championship series.

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College reaches out to partners internationally

THE College of the Bahamas has been reaching out to form links with other educational establishments around the world.

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Prime Minister hails 'finest nature preserve in the Bahamas'

THE lath house, freshwater wetland display, edible history section and weather station were on full display at the opening of the second phase of the Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve, where donor Shelby White gave the Prime Minister and Minister of the Environment an exclusive tour of the Preserve.

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Blog names Bahamas as one of ten most disappointing destinations

A BLOG post naming the Bahamas one of the ten most disappointing destinations in the world has been “liked” more than 20,000 times on Facebook and shared more than 3500 times.

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NEMA conducts water rescue training on Long Island

THE National Emergency Management Agency conducted a Water Rescue Training and Equipment exercise on Long Island, in an effort to equip residents with survival skills in the event of an emergency at sea.

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Aquinas team wins contest with green thinking

AQUINAS College’s team won the Earth Day competition by transforming waste matter into fuel, water and electricity.

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