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Miller: We shouldn’t have brought in foreigners

TALL Pines MP Leslie Miller criticised Bahamas Power and Light Company Ltd and the government yesterday for “bringing in foreigners” to assist in restoring power to New Providence when, Mr Miller claimed, “Bahamians could have done the same job.”

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Two dead, six hurt in weekend shootings

TWO men are dead and six others are in hospital after a series of shooting incidents over the weekend.

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BPL: 96% have power restored

BAHAMAS Power and Light has restored electricity to approximately 96 per cent of customers in New Providence and has substantially completed restoration efforts in North and Central Andros, BPL said yesterday.

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Stay out of FNM business, PM told

FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis told Prime Minister Perry Christie yesterday “to stay out of the FNM’s business” as he castigated the nation’s leader over his recent admission that he had not visited his own constituency in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, saying this was proof of “absolutely poor representation.”

Community fills the gap as school doors remain closed

A GROUP of community leaders and volunteers last week opened a temporary community school aimed at continuing the education of the students of all ages, while government schools remain closed due to the damage caused by Hurricane Matthew.

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Royal Oasis and Bazaar hit further by hurricane

WHILE the island of Grand Bahama is now in restoration mode post Hurricane Matthew, the old Royal Oasis resort property and the International Bazaar in Freeport have fallen into further disrepair.

Hurricane Matthew blamed for delay in tabling Freedom of Information Bill

THE Freedom of Information Bill, which was intended to be tabled in the House of Assembly this month, is now scheduled to be brought to Parliament before the end of the year.

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Bahamian boat captain denies trying to smuggle 17 people into the US

A BAHAMIAN man pleaded not guilty in a US court last week to federal charges that he allegedly tried to smuggle 17 people into the United States.

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Claim of intimidation of activists in govt investigation

ATTORNEY and activist Fred Smith, QC, has written a letter to Commissioner of Police Ellison Greenslade requesting a meeting with the top police officer to put an end to “intimidating” actions by government officials.

Scholarship launched in link with St Mary’s University

SAINT Mary’s University and the Ministry of Education have announced a renewable four-year scholarship aimed at Bahamian grade 12 public high school students.

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Two held after man shot dead in Abaco

Two men are in custody after a man was shot dead in Abaco in the early hours of Sunday morning.

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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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One dead, five injured in spate of shootings

One man is dead and five are in hospital after a spate of shootings on Friday and early Saturday.

48-year-old man dies in suspected drowning incident

POLICE are investigating a suspected drowning incident on Thursday afternoon that left a 48-year-old man dead.

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Motorists slam Road Traffic Department 'chaos'

SCORES of disgruntled motorists on Friday slammed the Road Traffic Department’s (RTD) digital automated system registration process, calling the newly launched exercise “utter chaos”.