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06262019 EDITION

Wednesday, 26th June, 2019.

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THE ALICIA WALLACE COLUMN: Can someone turn the lights on in BPL’s thinking?

We know it happens and with greater frequency during the summer months, but we are frustrated by the disruption and inconvenience of electricity outages.

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I'm a long-shot from shaming myself in the FNM, says McAlpine

PINERIDGE MP Frederick McAlpine yesterday accused Senate Vice President Dr Mildred Hall-Watson of using his name for a clout, saying it’s “sad” she had to criticise him “in order to receive some kind of traction” as many people “didn’t even remember”

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Waive rent for Potter's Cay vendors urges PLP

THE government should consider waiving the rent of Potter’s Cay Dock vendors to offset falling profits vendors say they are experiencing due to new traffic and parking policy changes at the site, according to PLP leader Philip “Brave” Davis. He made

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26-year-old remanded over robbery charges

A 26-year-old man was remanded to prison yesterday over allegations he robbed four people at gunpoint of over $1,000 worth of money and merchandise on the same day.McKenzie Pierre, of Boyd Road, stood before Magistrate Samuel McKinney charged with fo

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Dames sets target of fewer than 85 murder in 2019

NATIONAL Security Minister Marvin Dames has his sights set on a murder count that is below 85 by the end of this year. The minister’s goal, outlined yesterday outside of Cabinet, is more ambitious than the one in the Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit r

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Online passports set to come in this year

BY the end of this year, applications for electronic passports will be processed online, according to Foreign Affairs Minister Darren Henfield yesterday. This is in a bid to decentralise the operations of the cramped Thompson Boulevard Passport Offi

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Truck and van collide on Shirley Street

Police are investigating a traffic accident that occurred on Shirley Street on Wednesday afternoon.

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Aliv to 'kick on' via latest $15m raise

Aliv’s top executive last night said it was “very confident” of hitting its latest $15m capital raising target as it bids “to kick on to the next level” of its growth strategy. Damian Blackburn told Tribune Business that the latest financing will pr

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Rasta pipedream? Lawsuit seeks drug convictions wiped out and damages

A GROUP of Rastas is seeking to have all criminal convictions that relate to Rastafari possession, cultivation and supply of Indian hemp since 1963 wiped out.

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Turin two: We’ve done all we can

FOREIGN Affairs Minister Darren Henfield said yesterday the government has done everything “humanly possible” to determine what led to the deaths of Blair John and Alrae Ramsey in Turin, Italy earlier this month.

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Eleuthera bus crash: ‘God was with us’

“A GENUINE accident” is how Tourism Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar described the tour bus crash in Eleuthera that occurred on Monday, leaving more than a dozen people injured – but with no fatalities.

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Bimini losing tourists ‘left, right and centre’

A major Bimini resort yesterday said it had lost a three-day block booking of all its rooms and marina as Bahamas Power & Light’s (BPL) energy crisis extended beyond New Providence.

Urban Renewal Commission to hold free summer camp

THE Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development will hold a free one-month summer camp under the leadership of the Urban Renewal Commission. Urban Renewal Commission Acting Director Kellen Russell said the camp will run from July 1 to 26, 9am

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97 Haitians guilty of illegal landing

NEARLY 100 Haitian migrants appeared before Magistrate Kara Turnquest-Deveaux yesterday and were convicted of illegal landing. The 97 migrants were ordered early deportation. This group included 86 men and 11 women. They were turned over to immigrat

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1,600 have found work through job fairs

ABOUT 1,600 job seekers have obtained employment through the government’s Labour on the Blocks job fairs, Labour Minister Dion Foulkes said yesterday.The unemployment rate has remained persistently high over the last decade, with a rate of 10.7 perce

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'Web shops will have a Christmas party but hate to pay their staff a decent salary'

MORE than 1,000 trade disputes were filed with the Department of Labour in 2018, Labour Minister Dion Foulkes revealed yesterday during his budget contribution in the Senate. In total, 1,207 disputes were filed. Labour Director John Pinder later told

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Three men charged over store break-in

THREE Grand Bahama men were charged in the Freeport Magistrate’s Court yesterday in connection with a break-in at the Solomon’s Wholesale store, where over $50,000 was stolen from a bank ATM machine. Appearing before Deputy Chief Magistrate Debbye F

EDITORIAL: A bold move - but what we need is a decision

THE lawsuit filed by members of the Rastafarian community over Indian Hemp is a bold move – and one that comes at a delicate time in the debate over the legalisation of marijuana.

It's time to regulate all of our JPs

Re: It’s time to regulate all Justices of the Peace, in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas

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