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‘Buy someone lunch to pay tribute to Myles Munroe’

A FORMER journalist who was mentored by Dr Myles Munroe is using her birthday to pay tribute to him.

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Wilson granted injunction to allow her to carry out duties

BAHAMAS Union of Teachers President Belinda Wilson has been granted an injunction barring the union’s executive committee from interfering as she carries out her duties on behalf of the organisation.

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FNM chairman says Christie, not Minnis, is duplicitous

FNM Chairman Michael Pintard yesterday criticised PLP Chairman Bradley Roberts recommending that he look within his own organisation and at its leader, Prime Minister Perry Christie, to discover the true meaning of “duplicitous.”

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Jitney drivers speak out against changes to Bay Street routes

SEVERAL bus drivers are angered by the government’s decision to restrict four bus routes from stopping in the heart of Bay Street.

Ten-year-old boy hurt after being hit by bus

A ten-year-old boy is recovering in hospital today after being hit by a bus, driven by a government employee, yesterday morning.

Anger at proposed price rise for cable

DOZENS of frustrated cable customers demanded that the Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority deny all proposed price increases by Cable Bahamas Limited, citing that the triple play provider is “using its monopolistic power to rob consumers blind”.

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Miller to sue BEC union chief

BAHAMAS Electricity Corporation Chairman Leslie Miller has moved forward with a lawsuit against President of the Bahamas Electrical Workers Union Paul Maynard for defamation and libel. Court documents will be filed tomorrow or at the latest next Tuesday, according lawyer Owen Wells, who represents Mr Miller.

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Men saved from remote island by coast guard

TWO American men were rescued after being stranded on a tiny uninhabited island in The Bahamas on Tuesday.

One suspect in nightclub murder turns himself in

A 25-year-old man wanted by police to help in their investigation into the murder of a Royal Bahamas Defence Force marine has turned himself in for questioning.

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Punishment delayed for man who molested 11-year-old girl and got her pregnant

A MAN must wait longer before he learns of his punishment for unlawful sexual intercourse with an underage girl who he compelled to get an abortion after discovering she was pregnant.

Agribusiness expo reaches out to farmers

LOCAL farmers and agricultural producers are invited to display and sell their goods at this year’s Grand Bahama Agribusiness Expo 2015 on March 27 and 28 at Goombay Park, Freeport.

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Attorney General ‘will speak about BEC bribe’

ATTORNEY General Allyson Maynard-Gibson yesterday said officials would provide the public with an update on a BEC bribe allegation “within the appropriate time”, but refused to comment further.

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Murder trials for six men to start in 2016

SIX men awaiting trial for three separate murder cases were informed that the matters have now been set for 2016.

Tour of waste facility after residents’ concerns about odour

CITY officials are insisting that the wastewater treatment plant is not the cause of the foul odour in Chesapeake and are linking the smell to a nearby natural pond. They are inviting residents to visit and tour the plant, off Midshipman Road.

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Resident’s anger after being prevented from removing seaweed

A FAMILY Island resident claimed that a newly implemented regulation that prohibits the removal of seaweed from beaches is “outrageous” and questioned the legitimacy of an island administrator’s erosion claims.