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Arianna makes history with silver medal

Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace has made sporting history for the Bahamas.

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Man dies, woman hurt in car accident

POLICE are investigating a traffic accident early today that has left a man dead and a woman seriously injured in hospital.

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

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BEC ‘makes up to $200,000’ as hundreds pay their bills

HUNDREDS of Bahamians flocked to BEC offices yesterday to pay outstanding arrears on their electricity accounts, according to Executive Chairman Leslie Miller.

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Shootings leave two men dead

POLICE are seeking the public's assistance in solving two separate shooting incidents that left two men dead and another seriously injured early today.

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Arianna’s bid to end medal wait

ARIANNA Vanderpool-Wallace aims to make history today by becoming the first Bahamian swimmer to win a medal at the Commonwealth Games when she races in the women’s 50 metres feestyle final.

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Shooting leaves woman in hospital

POLICE are seeking the public’s help in solving a shooting incident yesterday morning that left a woman in hospital with gunshot injuries to her back.


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Appeal court confirms rights of Muslim RBDF officer who refused to join Christian prayer service were violated

THE Court of Appeal has upheld a ruling by Chief Justice Sir Michael Barnett which found that the Royal Bahamas Defence Force violated the constitutional rights of a Muslim officer who refused to participate in a Christian prayer service.

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Dairy Queen helps to make miracle happen for Zion

THE Dairy Queen restaurant franchise yesterday announced the launch of its first annual Miracle Treat Day, an initiative to help sick children in the Bahamas. The event, which is held every year in the United States and Canada, will take place on August 14.

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Bahamas cycling team goes astray - and ends up on busy motorway

AS a motorist, you can always tell a tourist. They either end up driving on the wrong side of the road, going too slowly, making a wrong turn or simply not knowing where they are going. Imagine being in that position as a visitor to the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

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Couple suspected of molesting girl

A 24-year-old woman and her 23-year-old boyfriend from Andros are in police custody in connection with the sexual intercourse and molestation of a young girl.

Christian Council 'unlikely' to back 'no' vote on rights

THE Bahamas Christian Council is unlikely to boycott the constitutional referendum or to encourage Christians to say no to proposed constitutional amendments, BCC Acting President Archdeacon James Palacious told The Tribune yesterday.

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PM confident unemployment will fall to 10% or less

PRIME Minister Perry Christie said yesterday he is “confident” that the unemployment rate will fall to “10 per cent or less” in the next two to three years.