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BEC suspects lightning strike behind island-wide power outage

THE Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC) says it suspects that a lightning strike is the cause of Thursday afternoon's island-wide power outage.

Tropical Storm Fred continues to weaken in the far Atlantic

TROPICAL Storm Fred continued to weaken far out in the Atlantic Ocean on Thursday and is expected to become a post-tropical low by Friday.

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FNM: It’s time for Nottage to be replaced

FREE National Movement Chairman Michael Pintard yesterday called for Prime Minister Perry Christie to replace National Security Minister Dr Bernard Nottage over his uninspired and lethargic response to mounting crime.

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Suspect in Super Value robbery turns himself in to police

A WANTED suspect is now in police custody in connection with Monday’s armed robbery of Super Value food store on Blue Hill Road, police said yesterday.

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Teenagers arrested over video of attacks

POLICE arrested six teens on Tuesday after two videos, one showing a male and a female being beaten and the other showing a juvenile male being brutally attacked, went viral on social media.

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PM criticises S&P downgrade

PRIME Minister Perry Christie criticised international credit ratings agency Standard & Poor’s yesterday for its “pessimistic,” “downbeat” assessment of the Bahamas’ economy, while insisting his administration has a clear vision of the policy framework needed to redress public finances.

14 Cubans found on boat in Bimini and taken into custody

FOURTEEN Cuban immigrants have been discovered aboard a vessel in Bimini and taken into police custody.

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Mothers stand united in protest calling for peace

ORGANISERS of the anti-crime group, Mothers United for Peace, staged a seven-hour protest in Rawson Square yesterday, advocating a return to Christian principles, law and order.

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Union files dispute over BEC contract

THE Bahamas Electrical Utility Managerial Union has filed a trade dispute against the government over an unratified industrial agreement, with the union’s president yesterday warning that “time is running out” for officials to sign off on the contract.

Court quashes convictions for man in drugs plot case

THE Court of Appeal yesterday quashed all convictions for one of three men found guilty of a plot to smuggle $850,000 worth of marijuana into the country.

Clarification - Livingston Forbes and Staniel Cay Airport

LIVINGSTON Forbes, chief architect at the Ministry of Works, was quoted in an article in The Tribune on August 28 as saying repairs to the Staniel Cay airstrip would take 12 months to complete.

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Child protection amendment now in operation, says Griffin

THE Child Protection Amendment Act 2014 is now officially in operation, according to Minister of Social Services Melanie Griffin yesterday.

Ruling due on friday for manslaughter sentence

A JUDGE said he would give a ruling on Friday concerning the resentencing of a man whose murder conviction was reduced to manslaughter on appeal.

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Man shot while going out for a walk

A MAN was shot on Tuesday as he was walking on Beaumontia Avenue in the Gardens Hills subdivision, police said.

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Garbage cleared after tribune highlighted lack of collections

COMPLAINTS from residents over rubbish piling up in dumpsters and bins and being left to rot on the ground in Englerston have been answered after photographs and a report in The Tribune last week.