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Hurricane kit donation to help the vulnerable

THE National Emergency Management Agency teamed up yesterday with The Tribune’s Radio House and Fidelity Bank to promote hurricane safety and emphasise the importance of being prepared for this storm season.Broadcasting live from NEMA’s headquarters,

Airport workers sue govt after being fired from posts

TWO former airport assistant managers are taking legal action against the government for firing them from their posts earlier this year, with their attorney calling the terminations a “clear and unequivocal” breach of his clients’ contracts.According

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54-year-old man accused of unlawful sex with girl, 13

A 54-year-old man was remanded to prison yesterday after being charged with having unlawful sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old girl.Dwayne Decosta stood before Deputy Chief Magistrate Subusola Swain charged with one count of unlawful sexual interc

No licence can be revoked before suspect in Rose Island stabbing identified

THE Ministry of Transport and Local Government has released a statement in the wake of a stabbing incident that allegedly involved Jet Ski operators off Rose Island on July 10, saying that unless a licensed operator is prosecuted for an offence, a li

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Chairman appointment expires - and still no disclosures revealed

THE public will have to wait just a bit longer for the final listing and review of financial disclosures for the last three years, with Public Disclosure Commission Chairman Myles Laroda yesterday refusing to comment on the work of the unit without f

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Straw vendors give their views on evictions

VENDORS working in the Nassau Straw Market said they believe the government is being too harsh by evicting stall owners who cannot meet payment deadlines. Many stall owners admitted yesterday that “business was slow,” and suggested the government sh

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‘No hypocrisy’ in UBP hero award

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis does not believe his criticism of the United Bahamian Party during his most recent majority rule address is incompatible with his decision to award Sir Roland Symonette a National Hero honour over the recommendations of his advisory committee, according to Press Secretary Anthony Newbold. 

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4C’s boat seized by port officials

THE Port Department yesterday moved to seize vessels owned by Four C’s Adventures after it was reported the Exuma tour company had resumed operations in contravention of a government order.

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Water boss: We want our money

WATER and Sewerage Corporation Executive Chairman Adrian Gibson has confirmed officials are still pursuing all outstanding revenue associated with the “do not disconnect” list of privileged residents exposed by The Tribune last September.

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Conch poisoning cases keep on rising

CONFIRMED cases of conch poisoning continue to climb, according to Health Minister Dr Duane Sands, who said the tally stood at 17 yesterday.

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Minnis seeks UN cash for housing

WHEN he sits down for private discussions with United Nations Secretary General António Guterres in New York, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis intends to seek funding assistance for his administration’s housing initiative for the poor.

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165 repatriations in 'aggressive' immigration approach

THE Department of Immigration is continuing an “aggressive” approach to illegal migration with 165 repatriations carried out in recent days, according to Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday.Dr Hubert Minnis, who is acting immigration minister w

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Cabinet Approval for committee to discuss medical cannabis

CABINET has approved the establishment of a committee responsible for public education toward possibly legalising cannabis for medical purposes, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis confirmed yesterday.However Dr Minnis said the make-up of this committee

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$18,000 worth of marijuana found on Grand Bahama

GRAND Bahama police made a drug arrest in Freeport and discovered nearly $20,000 worth of suspected marijuana in bushes near the Casuarina Bridge.ASP Terecita Pinder said officers of the Rapid Response Unit arrested a 23-year-old male resident of Ral

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Uncertainty over campaign finance legislation this term

PRESS Secretary Anthony Newbold is unsure if the Minnis administration will bring legislation this term to regulate election campaign finances. With Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis out of the country, Mr Newbold said today’s House of Assembly sitting