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Freeport driver, 37, dies and four are hurt after accident involving a limousine

GREGORY Cartwright, a 37-year-old man from Pioneer's Loop, Freeport, died in a traffic accident on Saturday afternoon, Grand Bahama police have reported.

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14 Cuban migrants caught off Highbourne Cay by Defence Force patrol boat

FOURTEEN Cuban migrants have been turned over to officials at the Carmichael Road Detention Centre in New Providence after being apprehended by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) on Saturday afternoon.

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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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Dr Gerald Forbes 'a wolf disguised in sheep clothing'

DR GERALD Forbes was described as “a wolf disguised in sheep clothing” by the prosecution during closing arguments in the Supreme Court in Grand Bahama on Friday.

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Two found not guilty of funeral repast murder

TWO MEN accused of murdering a man at a funeral repast celebrated their freedom on Friday after they were acquitted by a jury.

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Christie responds to 'delusional' criticism

PRIME Minister Perry Christie said on Friday that as the country heads into election season, he will be a target for “the hunters” as he gave a vague response to MP Philip Galanis’ scorching critique in which he branded the nation’s leader “delusional” over his vow to remain leader of the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP).

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Dr Nottage activates 'MARCO Alert'

NATIONAL Security Minister Dr Bernard Nottage on Friday solicited the engagement of local media outlets to assist in disseminating the Mandatory Action Rescuing Children Operation (MARCO) Alert, which he said is activated "effective immediately".

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FNM 'has raised the money to fund convention'

THE FREE NATIONAL Movement (FNM) has raised all of the money they needed to fund the party's national convention next week, chairman Sidney Collie said on Friday.

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Tennyson Wells vows to support rival campaign in long island

IF Long Island MP Loretta Butler-Turner is renominated as the Free National Movement’s standard-bearer for the constituency, former Cabinet Minister Tennyson Wells pledged yesterday that he would campaign for an independent candidate or run in the area himself as a last resort.

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Disney says Egg Island cannot sustain cruise line development

DISNEY Cruise Line said yesterday it has no plans to construct a cruise port at Egg Island, Eleuthera, claiming impact studies have suggested that island’s marine environment could not sustain a development of that magnitude.

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DNA: Christie saying no one else in his party is fit to lead

DEMOCRATIC National Alliance Leader Branville McCartney said Prime Minister Perry Christie’s assertion that the Progressive Liberal Party may become unstable without him is a “slap in the face to other persons” in the governing party.

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Butler-Turner: If Minnis wins, party will abandon me

LONG Island MP Loretta Butler-Turner contended yesterday that if Free National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis scored another victory at the party’s convention next week, she believes the FNM would abandon her.

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Izmirlian files for full liquidation of Baha Mar

SARKIS Izmirlian’s Granite Ventures Ltd filed a summons in the Supreme Court yesterday seeking to transition Baha Mar from provisional liquidation into full liquidation, a process Prime Minister Perry Christie once described as a “chilling prospect” for the resort and the country.

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Carnival jobs helped with unemployment

THE Department of Statistics is expected to announce today that the overall unemployment rate is now at 12.7 per cent after a 2.1 per cent decline, with officials pointing to Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival “related activities” accounting for some of the improvement, according to the 2016 Labour Force Survey results obtained by The Tribune.