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UPDATED: Four-year-old boy dies of gunshot wound

A four-year-old boy has died in hospital from a gunshot wound.

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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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Your 28-page Weekend section is now online!

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Woman charged with murder of her husband

THE wife of a man who was stabbed to death was charged with his murder in the Freeport Magistrate’s Court on Friday.

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Govt says Baha Mar statement 'misleading'

THE Christie Administration continued its public feud with Baha Mar Friday, calling the resort's most recent press statement concerning Friday's Supreme Court adjournment of its winding up hearing "misleading”.

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28-year-old shot dead in year's 89th murder

A 28-year-old resident of Miami Street became the country's 89th murder victim of the year on Friday afternoon – just three days after he celebrated his birthday.

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Baha Mar: winding up process “abusive and oppressive”

BAHA MAR issued a statement following the adjournment of the Supreme Court hearing on the government’s petition to wind up the resort on Friday, calling the application “misguided” with fatal flaws and the process “abusive, oppressive and in bad faith”.

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Baha Mar petition ruling put off to Aug 19 after CCA objects to liquidators

A SUPREME Court judge adjourned proceedings on the government's petition to wind up Baha Mar to August 19-20 on Friday morning after revelations that Baha Mar's contractor has expressed reservations about the personnel appointed to serve as provisional liquidators for Baha Mar.

US Coast Guard to end search 'at sunset' for missing Florida boat teenagers

MIAMI (AP) - The US Coast Guard will suspend its search at sunset for two teenage Florida fishermen who have been missing for a week, officials said on Friday.

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Chamber offer in Baha Mar dispute

THE Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation has come out against the government’s efforts to wind up Baha Mar in the Supreme Court, expressing concern that this will not result in a speedy resolution to the resort’s issues.

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Bail granted for tearful Vasyli

A TEARFUL Donna Vasyli received the birthday present she wanted last night when Court of Appeal judges affirmed a Supreme Court judge’s decision to grant $200,000 bail to her on the charge she faces of murdering her Australian husband. 

COB Northern Campus set for new buildings thanks to $3m gift

A NEW dormitory and multi-purpose facility will be built at the College of the Bahamas northern campus thanks to a $3m gift from the Grand Bahama Port Authority.

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STATE National Security Minister Keith Bell yesterday branded the Supreme Court’s recent ruling that mandates police officers be compensated for overtime pay a “hollow judgment”.

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FOUR Bahamians, three men and one woman, are in police custody after they were caught with more than $1m worth of cocaine and marijuana on Wednesday night.

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Concern over exposed power lines in San Souci

A SAN SOUCI resident said she is concerned for her safety, and that of others in her east New Providence neighbourhood, after Bahamas Electricity Corporation workers left live power lines exposed and hanging in trees on the community’s main road.