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Call for Cash to be disciplined for comments

SOME factions within the Free National Movement recommended that former FNM Chairman Darron Cash face disciplinary action over his critical public commentary of the party and FNM Leader Dr Hubert Minnis, The Tribune understands.

Major cable fault blamed as New Providence hit by blackout

A “major cable fault” was the reason for an island-wide blackout that occurred Sunday afternoon, officials from Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) said.

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Woman hands herself in after ZNS radio host is murdered

A 30-year-old woman wanted by police to help in their investigation into the recent murder of a veteran ZNS radio broadcaster turned herself in for questioning over the weekend.

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‘Minnis can show he is fit to lead, then go on to become PM’

FORT Charlotte MP Dr Andrew Rollins has said whether Free National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis has what it takes to be prime minister will depend on if he can convince the party that he is the “most fit” to lead at a convention.

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21-year-old shot dead in Freeport murder

POLICE in Grand Bahama are investigating a shooting incident that has left a 21-year-old Freeport man dead.

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FNM petition is last resort

LONG Island MP Loretta Butler-Turner yesterday said that the FNM’s parliamentary caucus does not want to resort to petitioning Governor General Dame Marguerite Pindling to have Dr Hubert Minnis removed as leader of the Official Opposition, but prefers to reach an “amicable” decision on an earlier convention date.

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VIDEO: THE TRIBUNE'S TOP 5 - your countdown of the week's big stories

Khrisna Virgil reviews the big stories that had the Bahamas talking this week.

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Woman nominated as next US Ambassador to the Bahamas dies aged 50

THE woman who had been nominated as the next US Ambassador to the Bahamas has passed away, the US Embassy in Nassau announced on Friday evening.

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Father of twins dies in latest traffic fatality

A FREEPORT father of twins working on a roofing contract in Nassau on the eve of his 45th birthday became the country’s latest traffic fatality on Friday after he lost control of his car and slammed into a dirt mound on the southern side of Cowpen Road.

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Judicial interference in Parliament 'should only occur when all avenues exhausted'

A JUDGE was told on Friday that judicial interference in the internal affairs of Parliament should only occur when all other avenues have been exhausted where an issue arises.

Ocean Club lifeguard saves mother from drowning

WHAT could have been a tragedy for one family on a cruise to the Bahamas this week ended happily when a lifeguard at the Ocean Club saved a mother from drowning this week.

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Preparedness urged for 2016 hurricane season

THE National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Friday urged Bahamians to be aware of their level of preparedness as international forecasters officially announced projections for the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season.

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Two wanted men now in police custody

TWO MEN wanted by police in separate matters - one for murder and the other for rape and armed robbery - are in police custody.

Air Traffic Controllers Union signs industrial agreement with government

BAHAMAS Air Traffic Controllers Union (BATCU) President Lashan Gray has expressed "relief" over finally signing an industrial agreement with the government, calling it a "momentous occasion" that it signifies the "beginning" of air traffic controllers moving "closer towards industry-related standards".