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'Women are prostituting themselves to pay light bill'

BAHAMAS Electrical Workers Union President Paul Maynard yesterday said if light bills were “half” of what they are, The Bahamas would have a “new economy”. Speaking during a meeting of the Rotary Club of South East Nassau, Mr Maynard called for the p

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Royal Caribbean International's Symphony of the Seas is in town

THE Bahamas made history when the world’s largest ship docked in its harbour yesterday, its first official stop on its maiden voyage.The arrival of the Royal Caribbean International’s Symphony of the Seas was punctuated by celebratory music befitting

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Pre-school vouchers worth $2k per child

THE Ministry of Education yesterday launched the second phase of its universal pre-school programme with a contract signing for its private pre-school partnership.

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Head Knowles group 'finds pieces of missing plane' (video)

Online support group Head Knowles says they have found pieces of the plane piloted by Byron Ferguson that went missing in waters off Nirvana Beach last week.

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Nygard pays out $2.6m to go home

PETER Nygard has paid a $2.6m settlement to Save The Bays which has allowed him to retake possession of Nygard Cay.

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Dionisio signals air fees windfall

TOURISM and Aviation Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar has said the negotiations into charging international airlines fees for using Bahamian airspace are going “extremely well”.

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My daddy’s last words: ‘I love you’

Devastated Arlene Newton Gaitor said yesterday she will hold on to her father Cyril Gaitor’s last words to her the night before he tragically died, when he told her he loved her.

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Grand Lucayan sale - seven ‘serious’ contenders

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis revealed that of the 20 investor groups interested in purchasing the Grand Lucayan resort, there are seven serious contenders the government is looking at closely.

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'No surprise' at PM's visa silence

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party Leader Philip “Brave” Davis said yesterday Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis’ silence over the FBI’s probe into an alleged visa scam in the country is not surprising as he castigated the government for its late response to the

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Davis calls for fair treatment at Straw Market

AS some straw vendors railed against “terrible” treatment from the government, Progressive Liberal Party Leader Philip “Brave” Davis said the Minnis administration should be more sensitive to the challenges the sellers face.Mr Davis along with party

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Smith's lawyer quizzes police officer over cash payments

FORMER PLP Senator Frank Smith’s lead attorney yesterday asked a senior police officer if he had verified the virtual complainant’s claims that his client demanded cash payments for helping her get a cleaning contract with the Public Hospitals Author

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Inmate still on loose from boys centre

ONE inmate of the Simpson Penn Centre for Boys, who escaped in August, still remains at large while three boys who ran away from the facility last month have been returned. Social Services Minister Frankie Campbell told The Tribune yesterday the oth

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Minnis still promises quarterly briefings 'when time is right'

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday described the work of the news media as “essential”, following persistent allegations that he is anti-press. Dr Minnis said he does not engage with such rumours, adding he will hold his long-promised quarter

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20 new officers recruited to immigration unit

IMMIGRATION Minister Brent Symonette yesterday suggested it was difficult to investigate claims of bribery with cash as he encouraged the public to utilise the Department of Immigration’s new corruption unit.

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IMAX future so bright PM's gotta wear shades

“IMPRESSED is an understatement” is how Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis described his opinion of Fusion Superplex, the $50m entertainment facility and movie theatre that is projected to have its grand opening on December 14. Ten days ahead of its Nov