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Recruitment starts today for Baha Mar vacancies

BAHA MAR will begin the process today of recruiting 1,500 Bahamians in its first wave of hiring for the once stalled $3.5 billion resort according to Robert Sands, the resort’s senior vice-president of government and external affairs.

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Two dead in weekend shootings

TWO men are dead and another man is recovering in hospital after three separate shooting incidents in the capital over the weekend.

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PM eager for another term

AS he gears up for a leadership challenge at the Progressive Liberal Party’s first convention since 2009, Prime Minister Perry Christie spoke of his energy and eagerness to serve another term, as he urged party supporters not to “squander” the opportunity to win the general election.

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McWeeney joins diplomatic corps in meeting Pope

THE Bahamas non-resident Ambassador to the Holy See, Sean McWeeney QC, attended the annual gathering of the diplomatic corps accredited to the Holy See in the Apostolic Palace of the Vatican last week.

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Bethel slams comments by Archdeacon Palacious

TARGETING the “racist and misogynistic” statements made by Anglican Archbishop James Palacious last week,

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Plane skids off runway at international airport

AVIATION officials yesterday said they were investigating the circumstances that led to a twin-engine Piper Aztec aircraft skidding off the tarmac shortly after landing at the Lynden Pindling International Airport on Saturday.

Jehovah’s Witnesses help in hurricane aftermath

JEHOVAH’S Witnesses from the United States are in Grand Bahama helping their fellow members who were affected by Hurricane Matthew.

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Bahamasair makes inaugural flight to Port-au-Prince

A WATER salute and a large contingent of Haitian officials greeted Bahamasair’s inaugural flight to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, as it touched down shortly before 9am on Saturday at Toussaint Louverture International Airport.

Grand Celebration cruise service makes return to Grand Bahama

The Grand Celebration resumed cruise services to Grand Bahama on Saturday, bringing some 1,300 passengers to Freeport for the first time since the passage of Hurricane Matthew.

Couple arrested after gun and ammunition found

A COUPLE was arrested in Grand Bahama after they were reportedly found in possession of a firearm and ammunition over the weekend.

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VIDEO: THE TRIBUNE'S TOP 5 - your countdown of the week's big stories

Khrisna Virgil reviews the big stories that had the Bahamas talking this week.

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Man shot dead in Poinciana Drive area

A MAN was shot dead on Ferguson Street, off Poinciana Drive, in the early hours of Sunday, police in Nassau have reported.

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Kemp Road drive-by shooting leaves a man dead

A MAN has been killed in a drive-by shooting on Kemp Road near Strachan Corner on Saturday morning as the murderous start to the new year continued.

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NHI presentation met with scepticism from Rotarians

LINGERING concerns about National Health Insurance (NHI) plans among business people were laid bare on Friday after a presentation to Rotary Club of East Nassau members from two top NHI officials were met with scepticism and, at times, harsh criticism.

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DNA candidate resigns over Lincoln Bain 'deal breaker'

THE Democratic National Alliance's (DNA) Southern Shores candidate, engineer Ethric Bowe, confirmed on Friday that he has submitted his letter of resignation to party officials, citing the ratification of talk show host Lincoln Bain in the Pinewood constituency this week as a "deal breaker" for his association with the party.