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Minnis blasts Christie’s ‘absent leadership’ after 600 murders under PLP

FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday criticised Prime Minister Perry Christie for his “new found empathy” for the public’s fear of crime, reminding the prime minister that he was elected five years ago to “fix the problem, not just comment on it”.

Officials detain 22 immigrants

TWENTY-two illegal immigrants were taken into custody by immigration officials in separate arrests on Grand Bahama, officials in Freeport have reported.

Construction worker who was murdered is identified

POLICE yesterday identified the construction worker who was shot to death at a worksite on Tonique Williams-Darling Highway on Monday as 40-year-old Anthony Neely.

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Permit for dredging ‘a sign of PLP-Nygard link’

THE granting of a permit to dredge the sea bed near Nygard Cay in contravention of numerous court orders reveals the extent of the incestuous relationship between controversial developer Peter Nygard and the Progressive Liberal Party government, the Supreme Court was told yesterday.

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Three men face court over drug possession offences

THREE men were remanded to prison without bail yesterday after being arraigned in connection with the recent seizures of more than $420,000 worth of drugs in Bimini.

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Woman in tears as she tells how boyfriend was shot dead

A WOMAN fought back tears yesterday as she recalled for a jury how an evening, after leaving work with her boyfriend, degenerated into them being held up by a masked gunman and him being shot dead.

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Darville-Johnson retires after 47-year career

FOLLOWING a decorated 47-year career of combined military, public and civilian federal service in the United States, Bahamian Hazel Lenora Darville-Johnson has retired.

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Turnquest rejects ‘Bay Street Boys’ claim from Deputy PM

FREE National Movement Deputy Leader Peter Turnquest yesterday dismissed recent suggestions by Deputy Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis that the FNM is appealing to the interests of the “Bay Street Boys”.

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Donny sets the example for Sandals staff

FIVE years after its launch, the Sandals Corporate University (SCU) is continuing to develop its hard-working employees, offering opportunities to team members across the Caribbean to further their education through high school equivalency, professional certification and degree programmes as well as on the job training.

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$800,000 deal signed to renovate two clinics

THE Christie Administration has awarded nearly $800,000 in contracts to two companies to renovate the South Beach Health Centre and the Flamingo Gardens Clinic.

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Halkitis: Chinese investment is just like other foreign finance

MINISTER of State for Finance Michael Halkitis has defended the government’s decision to enter into several deals “with the Chinese government”, explaining that The Bahamas, like many countries, is just “taking advantage of opportunities” created by Chinese investment.

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PM hits out at We March Bahamas over plan to stop at his home, office

WITH We March Bahamas now finalising plans for its third protest march, one that will see the group make stops at his home and office, Prime Minister Perry Christie has warned that the organisation’s “poor judgment” could “ignite something that they least expect to happen”.

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Three men arrested over weekend drug seizures in Bimini

AUTHORITIES arrested three men over the weekend after drugs valued at more than $420,000 were seized in two separate incidents.

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Florida family in tragic crash had close connections in Grand Bahama

A SOUTH Florida family of four killed in an horrific traffic accident on Sunday morning in Florida has close family connections in Grand Bahama, The Tribune has discovered.

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Nygard recusal bid won’t be heard until formal application

A NEW recusal bid by Canadian fashion-mogul Peter Nygard will not be heard or considered until a formal application is lodged, a judge presiding over judicial reviews concerning the alleged illegal expansion of his western New Providence property said yesterday.