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Plane makes emergency detour to land at LPIA after smoke in cabin

AN Air Canada plane carrying 138 people from Kingston, Jamaica, to Canada had to make an emergency landing at the Lynden Pindling International Airport yesterday after smoke was observed in the cockpit of the plane.

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Sentencing delayed as judge is taken ill

THE sentencing of a man convicted by a Supreme Court jury of murdering his mother was delayed yesterday because the presiding judge was unwell, The Tribune understands.

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Grand Bahama charter celebration for university

IT was a special day for students and faculty at the University of The Bahamas’ (UB) Northern Bahamas Campus, which held a charter celebration and plaque unveiling ceremony yesterday at the institution in East Grand Bahama.

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Cyber expert to give commencement address

CYBER security expert Dr Herbert Hugh Thompson will deliver the commencement address at the University of The Bahamas’ historic Spring 2017 Commencement, the first since the institution’s charter on November 10, 2016.

Candidates battling it out in Grand Bahama

WITH the general election two weeks away, Grand Bahama is festooned with party flags, paraphernalia, posters and billboards of political candidates vying for the five parliamentary seats on the island.

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Waste truck redecorated to raise autism awareness

WITH April designated as Autism Awareness Month, Bahamas Waste joined forces with a non-governmental, local advocacy organisation facility for autism treatment - REACH - in an effort to sensitise more Bahamians to the impact of an autism diagnosis.

‘Bay Street Mile’ event tomorrow

THE Straw Market Authority will hold its annual ‘Bay Street Mile’ Fun Run/Walk on Saturday morning in aid of the Sir Victor Sassoon Bahamas Heart Foundation.


Ardastra Gardens. - On Sunday, from 1pm to 5pm, Ardastra Gardens celebrates springtime at a Spring Palooza.

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Christian Council ‘not moral police’

NEWLY appointed Bahamas Christian Council (BCC) President Bishop Delton Fernander yesterday pledged to transform the group into more of a “social justice ecumenical” council, as he said its focus should not be on presenting itself to be the “moral police” of society.

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PM concern over division ahead of vote

PRIME Minister Perry Christie said yesterday there is a very “tenuous line” between the manifestation of “hatred” and “violence” while admonishing Bahamians that “we must all live together” after next month’s general election.

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Hall says it’s not his job to check disclosures accuracy

AMIDST mounting controversy over the accuracy of disclosures filed by election candidates last week, both Parliamentary Commissioner Sherlyn Hall and Public Disclosure Commission Chairman Myles Laroda said yesterday they were not responsible for verifying the data put forward by candidates, insisting that responsibility lies with other government agencies.

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Two arrested as marijuana worth nearly $400,000 seized

ASSISTANT Commissioner of Police Samuel Butler said authorities are concerned about the level of drug trafficking taking place within local communities following the seizure of nearly $400,000 worth of marijuana in the Big Pond area yesterday morning.

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Fitzgerald mother handed NIB deal

THE National Insurance Board (NIB) sought simultaneously to make a company owned by a Cabinet Minister’s mother the ‘broker of record’ for both its group health and property insurance business less than two months after the 2012 general election.

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PM praises minister at centre of Baha Mar controversy

AS he continued his silence on the controversies involving several members of his administration, Prime Minister Perry Christie singled out Education Minister Jerome Fitzgerald for praise last night, commending him for his performance this term.

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VIDEO: Govt 'most corrupt since independence', says Minnis

FREE National Movement (FNM) Leader Dr Hubert Minnis last night labeled Prime Minister Perry Christie and his administration the “most corrupt, the most incompetent and the most victimising government since independence” pointing to several examples of why the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) should not be given another chance to “ruin the country”.