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Swimmer leaves hospital after record-breaking feat in Bahamas

CHLOE McCardel, the Australian ultra-marathon swimmer who recently swam nearly 80 miles from the southern tip of Eleuthera to New Providence, has been released from the Princess Margaret Hospital and is recuperating in a hotel, The Big T can confirm.

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Bell concerned by rapes spike

STATE National Security Minister Keith Bell yesterday stood by his earlier comments that there has been a recent spike in rapes, but insisted that Police Commissioner Ellison Greenslade was correct when he told reporters that the overall reported cases of the crime are down.

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Three-month grace period over immigration changes

HAITIAN nationals with a claim to Bahamian citizenship will have a three-month grace period to allow for processing delays for documents once new immigration policies come into effect next month, Immigration Minister Fred Mitchell said yesterday.

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Training under way on Ebola protective equipment

EMERGENCY Medical Services professionals in New Providence got a chance yesterday to try on the personal protective gear they will be required to wear if they have to deal with an Ebola patient.

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PM congratulates Sir Durward on Olympic medal anniversary

PRIME Minister Perry Christie yesterday put aside “political differences” as he congratulated veteran sailor Sir Durward Knowles on the 50th anniversary of his winning the Bahamas first Olympic gold medal.

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Straw Market turns pink

THE Straw Market turned pink yesterday as vendors and market organisers worked to bring awareness of breast cancer by decorating the market to reflect the “true colour of awareness”.

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Through the rain to bring help to those in need

TWO dozen employee volunteers of the British Colonial Hilton weathered rainy conditions yesterday as they hit the road for an extensive food and clothing distribution exercise.

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Romanian accused of ATM hack asks for bail

A ROMANIAN accused of having a hand in the recent hacking of bank automated teller machines appeared in the Supreme Court yesterday seeking bail.

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Fraud accused faces more charges

A WOMAN awaiting trial for more than two dozen fraud related charges was back in Magistrate’s Court yesterday accused of more crimes.

No early VAT, as store eases concern

A LOCAL retail store chain yesterday moved to allay the concerns of customers that it was prematurely adding value added tax to the pricing of its items ahead of VAT’s implementation on January 1, 2015.

PM urges co-operation from shipping community over Ebola

PRIME Minister Perry Christie has asked the Grand Bahama shipping community to co-operate fully with the government in its efforts to ensure that arriving vessels are first cleared by health officials for Ebola.

Signs to be placed on new Bimini heritage trail this month

A HERITAGE trail is being set up on Bimini.


IN an article published in Thursday’s edition of The Tribune (Wells attends PLP disciplinary hearing for fellow MP Rollins) it was stated that Bamboo Town MP Renward Wells was present at a PLP disciplinary committee hearing on Wednesday night.


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PM ‘will speak on LOI issue’

PRIME Minister Perry Christie yesterday said he has not spoken to Bamboo Town MP Renward Wells since he was fired as parliamentary secretary in the Ministry of Works last week.