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LIFE OF CRIME: Dispensing justice

IMAGINE if it were you sitting in the witness box, under oath and asked this question: is the criminal justice system working in The Bahamas?

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Baha Mar files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

BAHA Mar CEO Sarkis Izmirlian on Monday announced that the mega-resort in Cable Beach will voluntarily file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the United States, in order to finish construction and open the property as soon as possible.

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Visitor covered in oil after swimming in the Bahamas

THE Bahamas Reef Environmental Educational Foundation yesterday released a photo of a visitor’s legs partially covered in oil following a snorkelling trip off Clifton Bay, highlighting the persistent environmental threat oil spills are posing to the area.

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Vasyli trial date due to be set today

A TRIAL date is to be set today for a woman currently on remand in connection with her Australian husband’s murder.

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Supreme Court ruling to have mixed impact on the Bahamas

LOCAL lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender activists and experts said Friday’s landmark US Supreme Court decision to legalise same-sex marriage nationwide will have a mixed impact on the movement here in The Bahamas.

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Union to make late effort to prevent BTC strike action

THE Bahamas Communications and Public Officers Union will make a last-ditch effort today to avoid possible strike action by presenting its members with a proposal from BTC’s management outlining their future employment conditions, BCPOU Secretary General Dino Rolle said yesterday.

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PLP chairman: no answer on leadership ‘nonsense’

PLP Chairman Bradley Roberts was tight-lipped yesterday on mounting debate surrounding leadership succession within the party.

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More than $20,000 stolen from Bahamas National Festival Commission

POLICE have received a complaint of theft of more than $20,000 from the Bahamas National Festival Commission, The Tribune has learned.

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‘Pressure’ for gay marriage

Archbishop says US decision will have consequences

THE Bahamas will “inevitably” face “immense pressure” to let gays and lesbians marry in this country, retired Anglican Archbishop Drexel Gomez told The Tribune yesterday as pastors across the country responded from their pulpits to the US Supreme Court’s decision to legalise same-sex marriage nationwide.

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Man on bail arrested after car chase

A MAN on bail for an indictable offence was arrested and charged with illegal firearm possession after police were led on a car chase, crashing into a wall on Saturday night.

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Sisters’ anger at church school being leased to government

TWO sisters have come out against a proposed deal between the Seventh-day Adventist Church and the government to lease the former Bahamas Academy building and property on Wulff Road.

Commonwealth conference sparks talk of further academic events

STAGING academic conferences like the 42nd Caribbean Studies Association Conference in the Bahamas would have significant cultural, intellectual and economical benefits for the country, an academic told The Tribune.

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Man in hospital after shooting

A man is in hospital after a shooting early on Sunday morning.

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VIDEO: THE TRIBUNE'S TOP 5 - your countdown of the week's big stories

Ava Turnquest reviews the big stories that had the Bahamas talking this week.

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'All seats will be available' at DNA convention

DEMOCRATIC National Alliance Leader Branville McCartney yesterday dismissed claims that he and other members of his party were "nervous" about the organisation's first convention.