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Escapees: Two still on the run

SOCIAL Services Minister Frankie Campbell yesterday expressed concern that the government has not “lived up to (its) responsibility” regarding security at the Simpson Penn Centre for Boys as two escapees remained at large. 

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Sandals hit by stomach bug outbreak

NEARLY 100 people have been afflicted with a gastrointestinal illness at Sandals Royal Bahamian all-inclusive resort in New Providence, Health Minister Duane Sands confirmed to The Tribune yesterday. 

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Ailing teen's dream of swimming with Eleuthera pigs comes true

SEVENTEEN-year-old Grayson Richardson is battling a rare type of brain cancer called anaplastic astrocytoma.About 1,200 children under 19 are diagnosed with glioma (brain tumour) per year in the United States with a fraction of those being astrocytom

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Queen's College Student is 2018 All-Bahamas Merit Scholar

AARON Edgecombe has earned the coveted 2018 All-Bahamas Merit Scholarship Award.The prestigious award was bestowed on the Queen’s College graduate by Governor General Dame Marguerite Pindling and Minister of Education Jeffrey Lloyd on August 9, durin

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Police hunt for robbers after cash grab at mall

POLICE are searching for the thieves who robbed a store employee of an undetermined amount of cash in the parking lot of the Marathon Mall. Shortly after 9am yesterday, a male employee of a clothing store was in the mall’s southwestern parking lot wh

More than 60 migrants arrested in Eleuthera

A JOINT team of police and immigration officers have arrested more than 60 irregular migrants in Eleuthera following reports of an illegal landing in South Eleuthera on Sunday. Superintendent Peter Joseph, officer in charge of the Carmichael Road De

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Importer jailed over gun found in his car

A 31-year-old man was convicted and sentenced to two and half years in prison yesterday after he was found guilty of two firearm-related charges stemming from the discovery and seizure of a pistol and ammunition in May.Kevin Wright, the operator of a

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Drug case delayed by accused's illness

WITNESS testimony in the $280,000 Dwight Major drug case was yesterday adjourned to September 4 after Major’s attorney submitted a sick certificate to the court on his behalf.Major, 50, who is on trial for conspiracy to possess dangerous drugs with i

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Band on the run: Police hunt two still missing

9.30am UPDATE: After another escaped inmate was handed over to police by family members, the number still on the run stands at three.

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Minnis to lay out Lucayan proposal

THE Minnis administration is intent on buying the Grand Lucayan resort, despite objections from former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham.

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Only one school late for new term

GOVERNMENT officials suspect that only one public school - the Eva Hilton Primary - may not be ready on opening day come next month.

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Bimini man held after drug find

A BIMINI man was arrested on Friday night after he was found in possession of a quantity of suspected marijuana after 10pm. He is expected to be arraigned early this week. In a second incident, shortly before noon on Saturday, officers acting on in

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Poachers hit with $3m fines

FORTY-SIX Dominican poachers were fined over $3 million during a special sitting of the Magistrate’s Court on Friday. The poaching vessel’s captain was also convicted of two additional charges relating to possession of weaponry and sentenced to a tot

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Shooting victim identified

POLICE have released the identity of the man who was killed on Thursday night in a double shooting that also injured a woman in Bamboo Town.Superintendent Anton Rahming confirmed to The Tribune yesterday the murder victim was Jerome Pinder, 66.Accord

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Concern grows over Lighthouse Point plans

OUTCRY has increased against a proposal for Lighthouse Point, Eleuthera to be developed into a cruise port, with two more activist groups worrying the planned project will have a detrimental effect on the country’s natural resources. Lighthouse Poin