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Recommendations on crime in National Development Plan

THE National Development Plan makes a number of recommendations for fighting crime and increasing respect for the rule of law.

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Kennedy Jr hits out at govt over civil rights

THE protracted and bitter dispute between environmental action group Save The Bays and the government has one high-profile American environmentalist questioning whether civil rights and the rule of law are under attack.

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Six air service contracts signed

THE Bahamas signed six new air service contracts this week.

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Man injured in shooting at Freeport business

A MAN was hospitalised early Tuesday morning following a shooting at a business in Freeport, police reported.

Committee fears health risks for ten Grand Bahama communities

THE Pinder’s Point Lewis Yard Environmental Committee claims that area industrial plants pose health risks not only to the five nearby settlements, but to at least ten communities in total in Grand Bahama.

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Murder suspect to challenge Supreme Court ruling on bail

A MAN who was denied bail ahead of his murder trial will appear in the Court of Appeal next month challenging a Supreme Court judge’s decision to refuse him pre-trial release.

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More than 300 new graduates aim to be good hosts

PERMANENT Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism Harrison Thompson encouraged over 300 new Bahama Host graduates to take the country’s tourism product to new heights.

Inaugural half-marathon attracts 100 runners to Grand Bahama

THE Grand Bahama X-TREME 13.2 Intracoastal Challenge got off to a good start with some 100 runners and athletes competing in the inaugural half-marathon race on Saturday, December 3.

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Education award for Fitzgerald

ON Friday, Minister of Education Jerome Fitzgerald will be one of two recipients of the Friend of the Industry Award to be presented at the Education Business Forum in New York.

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Island Luck boss denies PLP has asked him to run in North Andros

ISLAND Luck CEO Sebas Bastian yesterday said it is “100 per cent false” that he has requested Prime Minister Perry Christie to nominate him as the Progressive Liberal Party’s candidate for North Andros, maintaining that he can be a “greater benefit” to the Bahamas by “remaining in the private sector”.

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‘Disappointment’ behind Key criticism of FNM leader

THE Central and South Abaco Free National Movement Constituency Association yesterday attributed area MP Edison Key’s criticism of FNM Leader Dr Hubert Minnis to “disappointment” that he will not be the party’s candidate for the 2017 general election.

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BPL chief asks for ‘patience’

BAHAMAS Power and Light CEO Pamela Hill yesterday asked the public for “patience” as the utility provider begins “much needed” upgrades and “investments” in its system.

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Case is dropped against man accused of sex attack on child

A CASE was discontinued yesterday against a man accused of sexually assaulting a minor nearly five years ago.

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PM orders probe into blackouts

PRIME Minister Perry Christie yesterday bemoaned Bahamas Power and Light’s inability to provide uninterrupted electricity supply to the island, telling The Tribune he was not only “distressed” by the outages, but that he ordered a probe to uncover the root cause of the most recent island-wide power cut.

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Damage to rooms at El Greco hotel as fire breaks out

THREE “high end” rooms at the El Greco Hotel were damaged after a fire reportedly broke out in the attic of the West Bay Street hotel in the early hours of Monday, according to senior hotel employees.