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$1,000 fine for Swiss woman caught with cocaine

A SWISS woman tourist was ordered to make a near $1,000 donation to two local institutions after being caught with a small amount of cocaine yesterday morning.

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See the eclipse - but be safe

NEVER look at the sun directly ‑ your mom may have told you more than once.

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Senator attacks raid film

OPPOSITION Senator Dr Michael Darville yesterday condemned attempts to “vilify” his wife after a cell phone video of her having a heated discussion with a Department of Customs official was circulated on social media with negative connotations.

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Immigration immune from deficit cutbacks

AUSTERITY measures announced by the government will not affect the Department of Immigration, according to Immigration Minister Brent Symonette, pictured, who yesterday pointed to the high volume of permit applications as the greatest challenge faced by officials.

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BPL fraud: More staff face sack

AFTER three employees were fired from Bahamas Power and Light on Wednesday in connection with a probe into a $2m theft, a senior official at the utility provider has warned that more firings are on the way as the investigation continues and will include those who are “higher up” in the company if found culpable.

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Banker’s killer gets 20 years

A SUPREME Court judge yesterday sentenced a man to 20 years in prison for the fatal stabbing of a banker he claimed had made a sexual pass at him in late 2015.

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Union sounds alarm over teacher crisis

THE recruitment of Cuban teachers before the new school term doesn’t satisfy the worrying shortage the country faces, Bahamas Union of Teachers President Belinda Wilson said yesterday.

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UPDATED: One of missing girls found

POLICE are seeking the public’s assistance in locating four missing persons, including two teenage girls in the capital, one man in Eleuthera and another in Abaco.In the first case, according to Superintendent Shanta Knowles, 13-year-old Dominique Ca

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Official says relief work in Grand Bahama not halted

HARCOURT Brown, undersecretary in the Office of the Prime Minister in Grand Bahama, said the government’s hurricane relief programme has not been halted and continues in West Grand Bahama. Mr Brown’s comments came in response to a story published in

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Govt wins appeal over challenge on documents for immigration

THE government has won its appeal of a Supreme Court judge’s ruling that called for its disclosure of all relevant documents relating to its immigration policy.Justice Rhonda Bain ordered the discovery while presiding over an ongoing judicial review

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Stephen Dillet Primary to open one week late

THERE will likely be a slight delay for students to start classes at Stephen Dillet Primary School by one week as officials await the arrival of new furniture and other equipment, Education Minister Jeffrey Lloyd said yesterday.However, delayed payme

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Fishermen Rescued at sea after engine problems

THANKS to joint efforts of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force and local fishermen, two fishermen are grateful to be alive today after being missing for several hours when their 17-foot white Boston whaler developed engine problems.The men left to go fis

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University reveals appointments

THE University of The Bahamas recently announced several key administrative appointments at the Oakes Field and UB-North campuses.Dr Vikneswaran Nair, PhD, is dean of graduate studies and research in the Office of the Provost.In his post, Dr Nair wil

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Former pilot admits hitting friend with bottle after argument at bar

A FORMER Bahamasair pilot was yesterday given an absolute discharge by the chief magistrate despite pleading guilty to striking his friend over the head with a beer bottle and damaging his eyeglasses following a heated bar argument and scuffle last m

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'We're fighting for the cure our sister couldn't receive'

IN the midst of the fun and revelry of last Saturday’s CIBC FirstCaribbean’s “Soca Party for the Cure” cancer fundraiser, two sisters recounted the story of losing their sibling to cancer earlier this year.Standing side-by-side, Jan Minnis and Nell N