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Charged with indecent assault

A MAN was yesterday charged with indecently assaulting an eight-year-old girl. Sheldon Forbes appeared before Deputy Chief Magistrate Andrew Forbes accused of attacking the child on May 22. He was not required to enter a plea and the case was adjou

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Massive search for escaped suspect

A massive search continues in Grand Bahama for a suspect following his break-out and escape from the Eight Mile Rock Police Station over the weekend. Superintendent of Police Terecita Pinder told The Tribune police still have not found 27-year-old A

Rebuilding work getting back in full swing, says DRA chairman

DISASTER Reconstruction Authority Chairman John-Michael Clarke said yesterday officials are working to get “back in full swing” to assist with the relief and rebuilding efforts on Abaco and Grand Bahama and speed up the process of reconstruction.

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Turnquest dismisses devaluation threat

FINANCE Minister Peter Turnquest has dismissed reports of the government running out of money as false while stressing the Bahamian dollar is not facing a devaluation threat. Yesterday, a statement from Mr Turnquest insisted measures are being taken

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NIB expands payouts and extends deadline

THE government has asked the National Insurance Board to extend its unemployment assistance programme for self-employed in the tourism sector to July 1, the agency said yesterday. The National Insurance Board also said the government has also includ

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DAD’S BAHAMIAN? THEN YOU ARE TOO – Supreme Court sets new provision for citizenship if born outside marriage

A SUPREME Court judge has ruled that children born out of wedlock to Bahamian men and foreign women are citizens at birth and do not have to wait until 18 to apply for citizenship.

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Cooper claims budget is going to be brutal

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party Deputy Leader Chester Cooper says the Minnis administration’s 2020/2021 budget will be “brutal” for ordinary Bahamians.

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Abaco concerns remain over burial

DESPITE explanations from the Disaster Reconstruction Authority during a press Zoom conference on Sunday, some Abaco residents are still frustrated about the mass burial of Hurricane Dorian victims.

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Ten years on, family mourns missing father

Glen Brandt loved The Bahamas. Every summer the 48-year-old American would stock up his trawler Genesis at his home port in Florida and head south for New Providence.

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‘People are not getting the message’

A JUDGE chastised a group of young people brought before his court for violating the weekend lockdown yesterday, noting that although a teenager who was fined $700 last week for selling coconuts sparked public outrage, he still had a “courtroom full of people” violating the emergency regulations.

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New relief flight for returnees

BAHAMASAIR is set to put on another COVID-19 relief flight from Fort Lauderdale, Florida to Nassau this Friday for Bahamian citizens and residents. The flight is scheduled to leave Fort Lauderdale at 2pm.

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15 months in prison for drug possession

A 38-year-old man was sentenced to 15 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to drug possession in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday. He was among four men who appeared before Magistrate Andrew Forbes for drug related offences. Obafemi Gibson, 38,

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Man faces two years in jail for drugs and firearm offences

A 31-year-old man was sentenced to two years in prison after pleading guilty yesterday to possession of drugs with intent to supply. He was also accused of having an illegal firearm and ammunition. Satchmo Saunders appeared before Magistrate Andrew

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It should stop raining soon

RAINY weather conditions are expected to clear up by mid-week, according to local weather forecasters. On Sunday, the Bahamas Meteorology Department posted on Facebook that moderate to heavy rain would affect the northwest and central Bahamas. The d

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24-year-old accused of sex with minor

A 24-year-old man was arraigned in Magistrate’s Court yesterday accused of having sexual intercourse last week with a minor. Daniel Williams appeared before Magistrate Andrew Forbes charged with two counts of unlawful sexual intercourse after he was