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Diplomat appointments awaiting responses from host countries

FOREIGN Affairs Minister Darren Henfield said yesterday the government was awaiting responses from host countries before new diplomats are deployed. He told The Tribune that all diplomat appointments had been finalised. In June, Mr Henfield reveale

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30 months in jail for firearm possession

A 23-year-old man was sentenced yesterday to 30 months in prison over firearm and ammunition possession charges after pleading with the chief magistrate not to view him as a gangland thug for his actions.Durrell Hanna, of Hospital Lane, told Chief Ma

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Judge skips holiday to ensure human trafficking trial proceeds

THE chief magistrate yesterday expressed her desire to “expeditiously” conclude the trial of a Jamaican woman facing allegations of human trafficking after it was delayed for a month because of the malfunctioning air-conditioning system at the Magist

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Ministers lead the way for verification

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert A Minnis and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance K Peter Turnquest led the verification process for members of Parliament before participating in the weekly Cabinet meeting on Tuesday. Dr Minnis and Mr Turnquest we

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TOUGH CALL: The rise of hate and the debate on removing statues

THE deadly weekend violence in Virginia sparked by a white nationalist rally in support of a Confederate memorial is alarming for more reasons than one.

Hospital chief of staff appointment praised

HEALTH Minister Dr Duane Sands yesterday praised the appointment of Dr Caroline Burnett-Garraway as the new medical chief of staff for Princess Margaret Hospital, calling her career experiences in emergency medicine “symbolic” to what the Minnis admi

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From readers to leaders at Eleuthera summer camp

UNDER the theme “Today a Reader, Tomorrow a Leader,” 58 primary school students attended The South Eleuthera Mission’s literacy and numeracy summer programme which ran from June 26 to July 21.Funded by a grant from the Cotton Bay Fund, formerly the C

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Gaither reflects on ‘amazing’ Worlds

WHEN she looks back at her performance at the 16th International Amateur Athletic Federation’s 16th World Championships, the one word that comes to mind of Grand Bahamian sprinter Ty’Nia Gaither is “amazing”.

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Alonzo Russell: We could really have used Gardiner in 4x400

ALTHOUGH they went out and gave it their best shot, Grand Bahamian quarter-miler Alonzo Russell said the Bahamas team could really have used silver medalist Stevie Gardiner in the heats of the men’s 4 x 400 metre relay at the 16th IAAF World Championships.

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Bahamas loses opener in U18 Centrobasket

Team Bahamas struggled to score for much of the second and third quarters and failed to keep pace as they lost their opening game of the FIBA U18 Centrobasket Championship for Women.

Bd Global Sports to host ‘Islands of the Bahamas showcase’

The Bahamas continues to be an attraction for major NCAA basketball and another event will be added to a stacked schedule this fall.

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Williams heads to Kenya for half marathon training

Oneil Williams is now en route to Kenya to resume his training and said this latest bout will be the deciding factor in his qualification for the IAAF Half Marathon Championships.

Hilltoppers get a glimpse of Dwight Coleby

The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers’ coaching staff and fanbase got a glimpse of the impact graduate transfer Dwight Coleby expects to have on the programme this fall as he concludes his collegiate career.

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For electric cars to take off, they’ll need a place to charge

Around the world, support is growing for electric cars. Automakers are delivering more electric models with longer range and lower prices, such as the Chevrolet Bolt and the Tesla Model 3. China has set aggressive targets for electric vehicle sales to curb pollution; some European countries aim to be all-electric by 2040 or sooner.

TECH TALK

• With new streaming services in the works, Disney is trying to set itself up for a future that’s largely been framed by Netflix: Providing the stuff you want to watch, when you want to watch it.

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Terminator 2 as ‘timely as it ever was’

James Cameron has taken time out from crafting the upcoming four “Avatar” sequels to return to one of his old films, one he says is as up-to-the-minute as ever — “Terminator 2: Judgment Day.”

Changing the dialogue between customer and client

An interactive Bahamian web-based services directory is aiming to ‘change the way Bahamians do business’, its chief executive told Tribune Business yesterday.Benjamin Fox, chief executive and operations manager of The Island Shopper said his company’

Grim present but bright potential for our capital market

Our Bahamas International Securities Exchange (BISX) has sent me a press release about the courtesy call they and closely linked Bahamas Central Securities Depositary (BCSD) paid on the Minister of Finance. These two organizations form the structura

Bimini to join ALIV stores chain

ALIV, The Bahamas’ newest mobile network, has announced the opening of a flagship store in Bimini will take place this Friday, August 18.Chief ALIV Officer Damian Blackburn said the company remains committed to quickly delivering on its mandate to pr

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