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BREAKING NEWS: Two men shot dead this afternoon

TWO young men have been shot dead in Yellow Elder Gardens, New Providence, this afternoon.

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Work-to-rule ended by BEC union

BAHAMAS Electrical Workers Union President Paul Maynard yesterday said the union has decided to be the “bigger person” in its feud with BEC Executive Chairman Leslie Miller and stop the work-to-rule it began earlier this week.

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Seven years in jail for killing boyfriend

A WOMAN was sentenced to seven years in prison yesterday for the stabbing death of her boyfriend, who a judge said was “the author of his own demise” in a “heart-rending” case of domestic violence.

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Mitchell to probe sickness absence of immigration staff

FOREIGN Affairs Minister Fred Mitchell yesterday said his ministry is investigating why eight of 12 immigration officers failed to report for work at the Lynden Pindling International Airport on Wednesday – their absence resulting in severe queues for many who tried to clear immigration.

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All-Stars shine in New York Parade

THE Bahamas All-Star Band made history yesterday as the first international marching band to participate in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.

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Death penalty 'unlikely' without legal challenges

CONSTITUTIONAL Commission Chairman Sean McWeeney said recent comments about the end of hanging by Court of Appeal justices reflects opposition the London-based Privy Council has to the death penalty.

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Prime Minister celebrates 40 years in public service

PRIME Minister Perry Christie last night celebrated 40 years in public service at a ceremony at PLP headquarters.

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One worker lands $60,991 extra in just nine months

THE “cash-strapped” Bahamas Electricity Corporation paid out nearly $5m in overtime for the first nine months of this year, according to documents obtained by The Tribune.

Smith blasts the DNA for supporting immigration policy

THE Democratic National Alliance has been chastised for supporting the government’s new immigration policy as a prominent human rights advocate said yesterday the fledgling party is condoning regressive and dictatorial actions.

Clubs and Societies 11/28/2014

Advanced Toast Masters Club 7108. - Foreign Affairs Minister Fred Mitchell was the guest speaker at a luncheon meeting of Advanced Toast Masters Club 7108 at Lucianos Restaurant on Wednesday, November 19. The topic was the new immigration policies.

Visionary leader required for the Commonwealth

Next year’s election of a Commonwealth secretary-general is full of intrigue as Africa and the Caribbean face potential British candidacy, Kayode Soyinka writes

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Bahamian woman volunteers to be test subject for Ebola research

A BAHAMIAN woman studying medicine in the United States has willingly become a test subject in a research designed to fight the spread of Ebola in the Western hemisphere, according to an international report.

Man shot by two armed men

A MAN is in stable condition in hospital after being shot by two armed men around 9pm Wednesday.

Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival to be launched today

BAHAMAS Junkanoo Carnival will be officially launched today in Grand Bahama at the Count Basie Square in Port Lucaya Marketplace, where residents and visitors will see the unveiling of the costume collection.

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Attempted murder suspect seeks bail to be home for Christmas

A MAN awaiting trial for attempted murder is seeking bail so that he can spend the holidays with his family, The Tribune has learned.