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CIBC First Caribbean International Bank reopens in temporary building

THE CIBC First Caribbean International Bank has resumed its operation at a temporary building on West Atlantic Drive after a recent closure of the bank at the First Commercial Building.

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PM announces National Endowment Fund to preserve culture and heritage

PRIME Minister, Dr Hubert Minnis announced the establishment of a National Endowment Fund to help preserve the heritage and culture of The Bahamas, among other things.

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Bahamas First General Insurance, BTVI establish scholarship programme

BAHAMAS First General Insurance Company has established an annual scholarship programme with the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute.

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NEMA anticipates seven hurricanes this year

THE National Emergency Management Agency anticipates the upcoming hurricane season will bring seven hurricanes, with three of these expected to be category three or higher.

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John Pinder appointed acting Director of Labour

VETERAN unionist John Pinder has been appointed as acting Director of Labour.

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Crown attorney in Frank Smith trial concedes call log discrepancies

THE Crown's lead attorney in the Frank Smith bribery and extortion trial, Edward Jenkins, QC, conceded Friday there are discrepancies between the call logs of virtual complainant Barbara Hanna and Mr Smith’s phone bill.

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'Hundreds' of jobs available in Grand Bahama with training

Deputy Prime Minister Peter Turnquest believes hundreds of jobs Bahamians can perform with required training are being unfilled in the industrial sector in Grand Bahama, particularly in the maritime industry. “I am not knocking anybody, I appreciate

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'McAlpine is a prophet' claims leading activist

AMID calls from within his party to silence him, outspoken Pineridge MP Frederick McAlpine was yesterday saluted by another adversarial group, Rights Bahamas. In a letter yesterday, RB vice-president Joseph Darville said the Free National Movement s

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Suicide suspected as Italian woman found hanged

AN Italian woman was found hanging with an object tied around her neck in an Atlantis hotel room, police said yesterday. According to reports, police are investigating the death as a suicide after the woman was found around 4.15am. Police did not r

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Heading to the top of the world

WHEN most people take a break from work they seek to rest, shop and sightsee, but not Richard Beek, the 46-year-old Bahamian banker is currently climbing Mount Everest.Mr Beek sent “greetings from Everest” to The Tribune this week, having spent the l

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Telephone logs show inconsistencies in trial

INCONSISTENCIES in the call-logs of Barbara Hanna took centre stage in the Frank Smith’s extortion and bribery trial yesterday.A former BTC auditor yesterday said more than 60 discrepancies between Hanna’s call history and Mr Smith’s phone bill betwe

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Overlooked officers bitter after audit shock

THE manpower audit report of the Royal Bahamas Police Force has rekindled bitterness in police officers who feel they were wrongfully overlooked for promotions in 2014 and 2017.

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Finally - planes will pay to ‘fly Bahamas’

THE government has finally given the go-ahead for aviation chiefs to charge airlines fees for using Bahamian airspace.

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Police chase leads in sex attacks hunt

POLICE were yesterday said to be following “significant leads” in their investigations into the sexual assault of two young girls as activists called for immediate state action to increase accountability for sex offenders.

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Fuel bills set to soar

Bahamians must brace for “a very expensive summer”, the Chamber of Commerce’s chief executive warned yesterday, as global oil prices surged to $80 per barrel.