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Tribune team scoops Press Awards

MEMBERS of the media were recognised for their accomplishments at the Bahamas Press Club’s third annual awards banquet at the Hilton on Saturday.

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Bahamian music legend Ronnie Butler dies age 80

Bahamian music legend Ronnie Butler died early on Sunday morning. He was 80.

Rights Bahamas: Two young children apprehended by immigration officers

AT least two children, ages five and two, were apprehended by immigration officers searching for migrants believed to have disembarked from a sloop that landed on Adelaide Beach over the weekend, human rights group Rights Bahamas said in a press statement.

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Parents react to shooting at primary school

PARENTS at St Francis Joseph Catholic Primary School regretted the shooting on school grounds, but most said the incident was not surprising given the “open season” state of the country.

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Two charged over fight captured on cellphone video

TWO men were arraigned in a Magistrate's Court charged with fighting in public earlier this week during an incident that was captured on cellphone video and subsequently went viral.

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Ministry of Finance employee facing additional fraud related charges

A MINISTRY of Finance employee was arraigned on Friday for several additional fraud related charges stemming from previous allegations that he defrauded the ministry of over half a million dollars within a five-month period.

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Former AG pays tribute to Justice Ricardo Marques

FORMER Attorney General Allyson Maynard Gibson offered her condolences Thursday on the death of retired Supreme Court Justice Ricardo Marques. Mr Justice Marques died on Thursday.

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Anyone harbouring illegal immigrants 'will feel full brunt of the law'

Kirklyn Neely, head of the Immigration Department’s Enforcement Unit, yesterday warned anyone harbouring illegal migrants that they will feel the full brunt of the law once caught.

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School permit policy 'effectively rescinded'

WHILE there has not yet been an official notice circulated by the Cabinet, Immigration Minister Brent Symonette yesterday insisted that the school permit policy has been effectively rescinded.

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Parent shot in the hand as he collects child from school

A PARENT collecting his child from school was shot in the hand by assailants in the parking lot of St Francis Joseph Catholic Primary School on Thursday.

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‘Detainees must be taken to court’

DESPITE continued immigration sweeps throughout the country, officials have yet to find any of the migrants who were believed to be on board a large empty sloop, which was discovered on the shoreline of Adelaide Beach last weekend.

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BPL fraud: Two face $2m charges

A FORMER Bahamas Power & Light (BPL) employee and an attorney were arraigned in Magistrates Court yesterday over allegations they collectively defrauded the electricity provider of close to $2m over a four-month span.

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Activists’ fears for Cat Cay

ENVIRONMENTAL activists claim they have evidence showing the development at South Cat Cay is harming the environment.

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AG demands tougher sentence for child porn

FORMER police officer Edmund “EJ” Lewis Jr, who was accused of producing child porn videos between 2014 and 2015, has been given a conditional discharge of two years after being found guilty on one count of child pornography.

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Cooper concern at Bank of the Bahamas layoffs

THE level of layoffs across the country is “disconcerting,” Progressive Liberal Party Deputy Leader I. Chester Cooper said yesterday in the wake of Bank of the Bahamas announcing 30 job losses.