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49 Dominican men admit taking undersized grouper and crawfish

CLOSE to 50 Dominican poachers have admitted to illegally taking thousands of pounds of undersized grouper and crawfish from Bahamian waters over the weekend.

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Woman and teen charged with attempting to smuggle drugs into Department of Corrections

A 24-year-old woman and a teenager were charged in a Magistrate’s Court on Friday with attempting to smuggle drugs into the Bahamas Department of Corrections in a plate of food earlier this week.

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Water and Sewerage signs Engineering Service Consultancy contract

AN Engineering Service Consultancy contract was signed yesterday by the Water and Sewerage Corporation with N.O. Whyte and Associates Limited for the construction supervision of the Caribbean Development Bank for water supply improvement projects throughout some of the family islands in The Bahamas.

Accident and Emergency Week gets underway Saturday

The 2nd annual Accident and Emergency Week will kick off on Saturday, with a 5K Fun, Run, Walk event, followed by a fete and awards ceremony at the Rand Memorial Hospital grounds.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: The 'was gonna' govt

This comes a bit late but I guess now is as good a time as any to congratulate the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) on winning the 2017 Bahamas General Election. Didn’t you hear? Apparently the Free National Movement (FNM) is moving to rent the Town

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Disney's Lighthouse Point proposal approved by National Economic Council

DISNEY Cruise Line Island Development Ltd’s proposal for Lighthouse Point, South Eleuthera was approved by the National Economic Council Friday.

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'Symonette should resign to avoid a conflict of interest'

A FORMER member of Parliament said any sitting Cabinet minister who wants to enjoy the benefits of receiving state contracts should resign his seat to avoid conflicts of interest.George Smith was referring to Immigration Minister Brent Symonette, who

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‘No plan to arrest Jean Rony’ before case is heard

SOURCES close to the matter yesterday told The Tribune the government was not of the mind to re-arrest Bahamas-born Jean Rony Jean-Charles until his case is heard before the Privy Council.

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US sailor's murderers lose fight to go free

THE three men convicted of murdering American sailor Kyle Bruner during his attempt to prevent a robbery of two female tourists five years ago will remain behind bars, the Court of Appeal has ruled.

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Political pressure to hand out contracts? Not on my watch

FORMER Prime Minister Perry Christie said it is “astonishing” that an audit tabled in the House of Assembly asserts that political pressure from an elected official in his administration resulted in a web shop boss receiving a large contract from the Ministry of Finance.

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Poachers' haul - half was undersize

ACTING Director of Fisheries Edison Deleveaux yesterday estimated that more than 20,000 to 30,000 pounds each of fishery products were on board two of the three Dominican vessels that were apprehended by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force over the weekend.

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‘Delay decision on Lighthouse Point for 60 days’

THE group Lighthouse Point Partners has urged the government to delay its decision on Lighthouse Point for 60 days, calling for an equal and fair opportunity to present its proposal for the property to the public.

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Judge steps aside from MP's civil trial

A SUPREME Court judge has recused himself from hearing Fox Hill MP Shonel Ferguson’s civil trial after revelations that Official Opposition Leader Philip “Brave” Davis is due to swear an affidavit in the matter, The Tribune can confirm.

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Humane Society of Grand Bahama prepares to celebrate its first 50 years

IN 1968 the Humane Society of Grand Bahama was founded “to protect God’s creatures in times of trouble on Grand Bahama island.”

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'Die' Stubbs wins Privy Council appeal

STEPHEN “Die” Stubbs and two other convicts’ claims that an appellate judge ought to have recused himself from sitting on their appeal on the grounds of apparent bias are “well founded” and warrants the matter being reheard, the country’s highest cou