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Police quiz education employee over fake letters

AN employee of the Ministry of Education was questioned by police yesterday and has been put on administrative leave after it was revealed that a staff member was creating “fake job letters” to allow people to qualify for fast loans.

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PLP leader says BPL gave contract to Minky Isaacs

OPPOSITION Leader Philip "Brave" Davis said the procurement department of Bahamas Power & Light, without his involvement, gave a contract to Errington "Minky" Isaacs for remediation work after the latter submitted a bid for the contract.

Health officials make appeal for blood donations

OFFICIALS from the blood banks of Princess Margaret Hospital and Doctors Hospital as well as the Bahamas Red Cross Society, One Blood, Friends of the Blood Bank and Aliv have partnered to coordinate the second annual Unity Blood Drive. The Unity Blo

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Davis: Govt chose to withdraw from CCRIF - it did not let hurricane insurance laps

OPPOSITION Leader Philip 'Brave" Davis denied yesterday that the Progressive Liberal Party allowed the country's Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility to lapse, telling reporters that the former government withdrew from the CCRIF "after care

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Contention over New Trial For Money Laundering

A BULGARIAN’S appeal against a money laundering conviction will resume next month after a legal argument as to whether he should be made to stand trial again arose yesterday. Kostadin Karchav, 40, who was released from the Department of Correctional

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Low turnout as local elections get under way in Grand Bahama

ALTHOUGH there are 25,000 registered voters on Grand Bahama, there continues to be low interest and participation in the local government election. Voting centres opened at 8.30am yesterday, but there were no long lines and voter turnout was slow, p

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AK47 rifle is seized by police

A MAN was arrested after police seized an AK-47 assault rifle on Thursday, police reported. Around 1am, Selective Enforcement Team officers acting on intelligence executed a search warrant on a home located on Kemp Road occupied by a man. During the

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Duo Cleared of 2013 Sexual Assault Allegation

TWO men have been cleared by a Supreme Court jury of sexual assault allegations concerning an American visitor. Dino Bethel, and Parron Knowles, both 23, faced a count of unlawful sexual intercourse with the then 15-year-old that allegedly occurred

Police hunt for suspect after shooting

POLICE are searching for a man responsible for a shooting that left another man in hospital on Wednesday. According to reports, shortly after 11.30pm, a man was sitting in front of a home located at Hillside Estates, when another man in a gold colou

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Mitchell/Smith fued continues to rage on

THE bitter war of words between Senator and former Cabinet minister Fred Mitchell and activist lawyer Fred Smith has been given new life with the formulation of a personal campaign forged by the latter.Mr Smith, QC, yesterday confirmed to The Tribune

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U-turn on duty cuts for paint, drinks

AFTER protest from local manufacturers and criticism from the Official Opposition, the Minnis administration has decided to reverse its planned duty reductions on paint and fruit drinks.

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BPL board authorised to fire staff as theft probe increases to $4m in total

MINISTER of Works Desmond Bannister said yesterday he has authorised the board at Bahamas Power and Light to “take the necessary steps” to remove persons from the company in relation to the millions of dollars that have allegedly been stolen.

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Govt considering laws to let women with cancer gene keep insurance

HEALTH Minister Dr Duane Sands said he is looking at how best the government can draft legislation to prevent persons who test positive for the BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 gene mutations, which increase a woman’s chances of developing cancer, from being denied health insurance.

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UPDATED: Nottage is ‘gravely ill’ in hospital

FORMER Minister of National Security Dr Bernard Nottage was in a “very troubling and grave state” in the Intensive Care Unit at Doctors Hospital up to press time, according to Progressive Liberal Party chairman Bradley Roberts.

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Vendor defensive at $8m questions

JOHNATHAN Ash, who received more than $8m for hurricane related clean-up exercises in New Providence according to Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis, was irate when asked about matters related to those revelations yesterday.