Stories for November 2011


Monday, November 28

Kevin Major Jr falls in three-set thriller

By RENALDO DORSETT Sports Reporter The last Bahamian player standing at the ITF Goombay Splash Bowl 2011 suffered a surprising late-set collapse and was denied a berth to the semifinals of the boys' main draw. Kevin Major Jr lo

Tributes paid to those killed in road accidents

By DENISE MAYCOCK Tribune Freeport Reporter FREEPORT - The eight people who died in traffic accidents this year in Grand Bahama were remembered on Sunday during a church service commemorating the World Day of Remembrance for Ro

The need for speed

By CARA BETHEL-BRENNEN AFTER more than 50 years, Bahamas Speed Week will return next week in what is expected to be a tremendous boost for sports tourism. Organisers and sponsors have invested hundreds of thousands of dollars i

Friday, November 25

Mitchell: Money did not go missing from emergency agency on PLP watch.

By KHRISNA VIRGIL FORMER Cabinet minister Fred Mitchell has denied that $20 million disappeared from the National Emergency Management Agency on the PLP's watch. In response to the report, which has been circulating in the press this week, Mr Mitchell is

Break-in at government building

POLICE still have no idea who broke into and ransacked a government building in Eight Mile Rock, Grand Bahama. Police say that at about 7:40am Wednesday, an employee reported to work and discovered the office was broken into and ransacked. The Environment

Learn from necessity as our ancestors did

By Simon Cooper Res Socius The world changed irrevocably after the September 11 attacks and the international economic crisis, which keeps on rolling. Everything we believed in took a knock. People are a lot more cautious, and the employment umbrella we

Liquidation reforms to give nation advantage

By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor Reforms to the Companies Act's liquidation regime that deal with assets held in trust are "very progressive" and give the Bahamas a competitive advantage over its main Caribbean international financial centre riva

Airline '90% complete' on $4.5-$5M project

By NATARIO McKENZIE Tribune Business Reporter WESTERN Air chief executive, Rex Rolle, said yesterday that construction on the airline's new terminal and maintenance facility in Freeport is "about 90 per cent" complete, telling

Bahamas 'top of pack' on wealth management

By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor Revised legislation will leave the Bahamas "at the top of the pack" among Caribbean financial centres when it comes to private wealth management, the Attorney General told Tribune Business yesterday. Lauding amend

Romo rallies Dallas to 20-19 win over Miami

By JAIME ARON AP Pro Football Writer ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Tony Romo doesn't care about winning in style. He's leading the Dallas Cowboys to victories, and that's all that matters. Romo overcame a pair of early interceptions by throwing two touchdown p

Harnessing the elements

THE government is hoping that harnessing solar and wind energy will help solve electricity problems throughout the archipelago. "We are looking at renewable energy for the future of the Bahamas, particularly in the Exuma Cays, where the environment is ver

Magistrates 'turned into robots'

By KHRISNA VIRGIL A FORMER member of parliament and staunch FNM supporter said magistrates have become government entities who do not have the authority to act independently. In remarks to Eugene Dupuch Law School students, J Henry Bostwick QC said that

Social media the key to business award win

By DENISE MAYCOCK Tribune Freeport Reporter DESPITE the struggling economy in Freeport, two businesses are enjoying outstanding success. The owners were both named Entrepreneur of the Year in recognition of their ability to buck

Lawyer claims child rapist should be spared jail and given treatment instead

BY DENISE MAYCOCK Tribune Freeport Reporter FREEPORT - A Grand Bahama attorney says there is an urgent, nationwide need for a rehabilitation programme for pedophiles and other sex offenders. Carlson Shurland was the defence l

Thursday, November 24


By SANCHESKA BROWNTribune Staff Reportersbrown@tribunemedia.netMASKED men broke into a branch of Scotiabank early yesterday morning, started a small fire and destroyed an automated cash machine before leaving empty handed.The would-be thieves broke i

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Autism and Oral Healthcare

By Dr Andre Clarke THE conference entitled, "Combating Autism Spectrum Disorders and Developmental Disabilities in The Bahamas" was presented by the Autism Speaks' Global Autism Public Health Initiative; the Caribbean Centre for Child Development; the Res

Wednesday, November 23

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SECURITY measures at the College of the Bahamas have been stepped up in the wake of a campus robbery last week. The incident, in which a group of men approached a student and robbed him of his laptop, has led police to increase nighttime patrols around CO