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

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PRIME Minister Perry Christie downplayed Fort Charlotte MP Dr Andre Rollins’ recent scathing criticism of him yesterday, pledging that he will not be distracted by the political aspirations or position of the younger parliamentarian.

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It’s official: Govt holds majority interest in BTC

GOVERNMENT ministers and Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) representatives celebrated the government’s official claim of majority economic interest in the telecommunications company during a luncheon held at the Balmoral Estate yesterday.

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PRIME Minister Perry Christie said yesterday that he will “imminently” address the controversy surrounding Renward Wells’ signing of a letter of intent with Stellar Waste Company LTD to build a $650 million facility at the New Providence landfill.

Massive load shedding is expected this weekend

MASSIVE load shedding is expected throughout the weekend and will continue until Bahamas Electricity Corporation technicians complete emergency repairs on three engines at the Clifton Pier power plant, a BEC source confirmed to The Big T yesterday.

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NEYMOUR: Govt ‘has shown weakness’ by reappointing MIller as BEC chief

PHENTON Neymour, former State Minister for the Environment, said yesterday the “government has shown weakness” by reappointing Tall Pines MP Leslie Miller as executive chairman of the Bahamas Electricity Corporation.

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Govt tightlipped on BEC as August deadline arrives

OFFICIALS remained tight-lipped over the government’s decision on the restructuring of the Bahamas Electricity Corporation yesterday.

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Concern over possible delay for referendum

RETIRED Justice Ruby Nottage, organiser of the Christie administration’s constitutional referendum education campaign, said the delay of the Parliamentary vote on the proposed equality Bills is “concerning” and leaves only “a short window” to clear up points of confusion before the vote.

Pastor: God doesn't make same-sex marriage a right

PRESIDENT of the South Bahamas Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Paul Scavella yesterday said he would “never” marry anyone in the lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender community and encouraged them to “live by the laws of the land”.

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Two relatives questioned over death of baby in fire

TWO close male relatives of a baby, who was burned beyond recognition in a house fire on Tuesday night, were still being questioned by police yesterday as they continued to investigate the tragedy.

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Miller 'is reappointed as chairman of BEC'

TALL Pines MP Leslie Miller has been reappointed executive chairman of the Bahamas Electricity Corporation, The Tribune understands.

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$200m power plant needed to meet demand

THE Bahamas Electricity Corporation’s capacity to meet demand will be further crippled once the Baha Mar mega resort comes on stream if a new power plant is not constructed, BEC Executive Chairman Leslie Miller warned yesterday.

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Two face court on murder charges

TWO men were remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison yesterday after being arraigned in connection with two separate murders this year.

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BTC helps 400 students get set for school

MORE than 40 BTC iVolunteers teamed up with community leaders, educational speakers, health and grooming professionals at BTC’s 2nd annual BTC School Aid to prepare 400 students for the coming school year.

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First look at Carnival

IN less than one year, the country will welcome another form of cultural expression when the Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival makes its d�bute in May 2015.