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FIBA: Team Bahamas looks to focus on defence

WHEN the second leg of the FIBA World Cup is played on Thursday and Sunday at the Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium, the key word for Team Bahamas against the Dominican Republic and Canada will be defence. Team Bahamas, with a 13-member team selected, will pl

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Busy weekend of tennis for promising young players

IT was a very busy weekend of tennis for the most promising young tennis players in The Bahamas with every contestant playing five or more matches at the National Tennis Centre.The first in a series of five 2018 events in The Winterbotham IC Junior S

Ministry recognises BTC as National Sponsor of the Year for Sports in 2017

WITH an investment of over $1m in sports in 2017 alone, The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture has recognised BTC as the National Sponsor of the Year for Sports in 2017.The year was an epic one for the country, as it hosted a number of major inter

'Alarming increase' in scams warning

Bahamians face being “hit very hard in the pocket” from an “alarming increase” in potentially fraudulent transactions, a local money transfer business warned yesterday.Harvey Morris, Omni Financial Group’s chief executive, told Tribune Business that

Gov't urged: Focus on distressed homes for housing recovery

THE Government has been urged to focus on distressed properties, rather than new housing developments, in its “daunting task” of reviving the Bahamian mortgage market.Gowon Bowe, the Bahamas Institute of Chartered Accountants (BICA) president, told T

'Labour on Blocks' event registers 2,500 job seekers

THE Department of Labour has registered 2,500 job seekers through its ‘Labour on the Blocks’ events, as it moves to aggressively dent the Bahamas’ 10 per cent unemployment rate.Robert Farquharson, director of labour, told Tribune Business yesterday t

BPL to invest $4-$5m in Abaco ‘hardening’

BAHAMAS Power & Light (BPL) will invest $4-5 million in “hardening” its Abaco network prior to peak summer demand, in a bid to prevent outages that have frequently plagued the island.

'Unnerving' Abaco power woes end after four days

BAHAMAS Power and Light (BPL) restoration of full power to Abaco following four days of “unnerving” outages was greeted with relief yesterday as businesses and residents began to determine the cost.Darnell Osborne, BPL’s chairman, told Tribune Busine

Business Outlook to focus on GB revival

THE 20th Grand Bahama Business Outlook conference will focus on how to revive the island’s economy when it is held at the Grand Lucayan resort tomorrow.Joan Albury, president of The Counsellors (TCL), and founder of the seven-island Business Outlook

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Tuesday, 20th February, 2018.

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DNA breakthrough shows Taino lived on after Columbus

AN international team of scientists, led by Dr Hannes Schroeder and Professor Eske Willerslev from the University of Copenhagen, successfully reconstructed the full genome of a Lucayan-Taino individual from a thousand-year-old tooth discovered at Preacher’s Cave on Eleuthera.

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COB clerk guilty of $640k theft

FORMER College of the Bahamas employee Chimeka Gibbs was unanimously convicted by a Supreme Court jury yesterday for stealing over $600,000 from the college over a seven-year period.

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‘Sin tax’ sacrifice needed to fund NHI

HEALTH officials will recommend to Cabinet that a sin tax be imposed to pay for National Health Insurance, possibly impacting the cost of items like alcohol, tobacco, lard and substances containing high-fructose corn syrup, Health Minister Dr Duane Sands said yesterday.

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Trump’s Bahamas pick says: I’m sorry

DOUGLAS Manchester, the billionaire and real estate developer who was nominated by US President Donald Trump for the post of Bahamas ambassador, has issued an apology after accusations of having an unsettling management style that allegedly made some female employees uncomfortable.

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Refinery project good to go

THE multi-billion dollar Oban Energies project for East Grand Bahama has passed the government’s due diligence assessments, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis and officials of the oil refinery and storage company said yesterday.

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Gunned down as they played cards: Residents deny Pinewood victims linked to drugs

PINEWOOD Gardens residents have been left shocked and in fear following the weekend shooting spree which left two people dead and four injured.

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Passenger suffers broken arm as car and jitney collide

POLICE are investigating the circumstances behind a traffic accident involving a jitney and another car, which left a female passenger of the car with injuries.

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Lawyer claims shotgun in court not one in video

THE murder and armed robbery trial of three men – Paul Belizaire, Devaughn Hall, and Kevin Dames - continued on Monday in the Supreme Court in Grand Bahama.

Worker cleaning cement mixer dies as it turns on

A MAN died in hospital shortly after being injured during an industrial accident at a hardware store, police said.

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Five in hospital after stabbing at Freeport nightclub

A STABBING at a nightclub in Freeport left five men in hospital, police said.

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