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Shane Gibson trial: Officer admits changing Ash’s witness statement

THE lead investigator in former Cabinet minister Shane Gibson’s bribery trial admitted on Wednesday to altering the original statement she took from a local businessman by adding in a pivotal allegation against the former parliamentarian some three months after it was taken and signed.

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Ceremony for the people swept away by Dorian

A MEMORIAL wreath was released into the sea at High Rock on Sunday for the missing victims in East Grand Bahama who were swept away by storm surge during Hurricane Dorian. Most of the unaccounted for victims on Grand Bahama were from the High Rock c

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Lewis: Farm Road residents are posing us a challenge

THE Farm Road shanty town in Abaco remains occupied, hindering clean-up efforts in that area, according to Minister of State for Disaster Preparedness, Management and Reconstruction Iram Lewis. He made the statement when updating reporters outside C

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Storm victims upset by protesters outside gym

SEVERAL storm victims yesterday criticised members of Operation Sovereign Bahamas for their decision to protest against migrants staying at Kendal GL Isaacs Gymnasium in the wake of Hurricane Dorian, calling the move “disrespectful” and “heartless.”

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Two dead after separate traffic accidents

POLICE are investigating two separate traffic fatalities in Exuma and New Providence that left a man and a woman dead. In the first incident, shortly after 11pm on Monday, three males were travelling in a black Chevrolet Cruz in the capital. Accord

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Sands: No risk from unaccredited pharmacists

HEALTH Minister Dr Duane Sands said the public faced no significant risk from people who were employed as pharmacists despite not being educated at an accredited institution. The Pharmacy Council in 2017 refused to renew licences for people who had

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I never asked Ash for money. He wanted to give to PLP

FORMER Cabinet minister Shane Gibson denied soliciting thousands of dollars in bribes from a local businessman while under police interrogation, and instead asserted that their conversations were about the alleged bribe payer wanting to make campaign donations.

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Teachers salary win and told - now back to work

THE Bahamas Union of Teachers declared victory yesterday after Justice Bernard Turner ordered that teachers’ docked salaries be restored in full, after a battle with the government due its alleged failure to address working conditions at two public schools.

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Dutch ship firm kept fees secret

THE Dutch company that supplied nine Royal Bahamas Defence Force vessels misrepresented to the Dutch government how much it paid a foreign intermediary that worked on the project.

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Sex attackers dump victim in sea

A WOMAN was sexually assaulted, beaten and thrown into waters at Potter’s Cay on Monday morning in a shocking attack, police said.

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Court hears police officer wanted to ‘iron out’ any ‘ambiguities’

A SENIOR police officer yesterday confirmed that she wanted to clear up the “ambiguities” contained in a businessman’s and a former female suspect’s statements about allegations of bribery against former Cabinet minister Shane Gibson.

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Trio deny charges in connection with huge jewellery theft

TWO customs officers were charged yesterday with stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewellery by reason of employment. A third person, the wife of one of the officers, was charged alongside her husband with receiving the stolen property.

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Loretta - I knew deal looked fishy – ‘I feel vindicated for asking where money was going’

A former Opposition leader yesterday said the probe into bribery allegations involving the Defence Force’s new $150m fleet had “absolutely vindicated” concerns she first raised five years ago.

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‘No place here for prejudice’

ACTING Prime Minister Peter Turnquest says that there is no need for vitriol and prejudice towards undocumented immigrants, as he stressed the government’s responsibility to enforce the country’s immigration laws.

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Three left orphaned as gunman opens fire

POLICE in New Providence are investigating the circumstances of a shooting that left a man dead yesterday.