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Shanty town residents 'to get help to find housing'

OFFICIALS have conducted a study exploring affordable housing options to assist those who will be left homeless when the government continues shanty town demolition in New Providence.Labour Minister Dion Foulkes revealed the study will be used to ass

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UPDATED: Girl, 12, victim of new attack; man in custody

POLICE are investigating another sexual assault on a young girl with preliminary findings indicating the incident may be the work of a serial offender.

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Teacher’s murder: guilty as charged

A SUPREME Court jury yesterday found Allister Williams unanimously guilty for the September 2016 murder of pregnant Charles W Saunders Baptist school teacher Marisha Bowen.

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Pointe problems – Foulkes blames the paperwork

WHILE the government remains committed to honouring the Heads of Agreement with China Construction America for The Pointe project, Labour Minister Dion Foulkes called the document “badly drafted” and blamed it for much of the Bahamian Contractors Association’s frustrations regarding workforce numbers.

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Dame Joan: FNM eating its words

THE Free National Movement is “eating its words” on major issues it admonished the former Christie administration over, according to retired Court of Appeal President Dame Joan Sawyer.

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Two gunmen shot victim as children slept nearby

A 31-YEAR-OLD father died in hospital after he was shot during a home invasion early yesterday morning.

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UPDATED: Bahamasair near miss confirmed

DELVIN Major, head of the Air Accident Investigation Department at the Department of Civil Aviation, said yesterday though Bahamasair pilots performed an “evasive manoeuvre” after spotting a Silver Airways plane in the area, during a flight Tuesday afternoon the severity of the situation was “low”.

Bernard Road cemetery proposal 'rejected'

A PROPOSAL to construct a cemetery on Bernard Road has been rejected by the Town Planning Committee, The Tribune understands.Asked to confirm this yesterday, Charles Zonicle, director of the Department of Physical Planning, said: “A decision has been

Motorcyclist dies as he crashes into wall

A motorcyclist was killed shortly before 10pm on Wednesday after colliding with a car and wall on Kemp Road.Police said the victim died in hospital of injuries sustained in the crash. The motorcyclist has not been named.In Grand Bahama meanwhile, pol

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Woods wants industrial deal after hotel union president win

NEWLY-elected president of the Bahamas Hotel Catering and Allied Workers Union (BHCAWU) Darrin Woods yesterday pledged the group’s targeted focus on getting a registered industrial agreement negotiated and executed, following his team’s landslide vic

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Bahamas radio show takes to the air in Florida

THE Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation (BMOTA) has partnered with a Florida-based multimedia broadcast company to create, produce and broadcast a customised digital radio show.The 30-minute radio talk show Bahamas Travel will be produced by Alp

Activists call on politicians to stand by their beliefs

RIGHTS Bahamas President Stephanie St Fleur yesterday implored several of her former colleagues-turned politicians associated with the FNM to “support” the protection of a citizen’s right to privacy.Ms St Fleur was addressing the passage of the contr

Bahamas Catastrophic Insurance renegotiated

THE government has successfully renegotiated the country’s catastrophic risk insurance, agreeing to a new policy that would divide The Bahamas into three distinct zones and structure payouts based on that arrangement.Deputy Prime Minister K Peter Tur

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Independent prosecutor to be appointed next month

THE law establishing an independent Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) came into force on May 18, Attorney General Carl Bethel said in the Senate yesterday.However, he told The Tribune the government still has to “pass a further law to transfer a

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Bringing Bahamian spirit to Florida

CHILDREN of all-ages flocked to the 16th Annual Our Kids World Family Fun Fest last month, featuring Bahamian companies Bahamasair and Sandyport Beach Resort.