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Report on carnival to be released next week

MORE than four months since festival-goers masqueraded through the streets of Nassau at the second annual Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival, organisers confirmed that the highly anticipated economic and revenue report on the event will be released next week.

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Vendors claim they are blocked from working on Cabbage Beach

DESPITE the conclusion of several court matters, members of the Cabbage Beach Business Owners Association said they are still being blocked from operating on the beach by law enforcement and private security forces.

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Union is considering mass industrial action

TRADE Union Congress President Obie Ferguson hinted at mass industrial action yesterday, warning that the TUC and its affiliates will launch some sort of “reaction” to Attorney General Allyson Maynard-Gibson’s decision to stop criminal proceedings brought by union officials against Sandals Royal Bahamian and two of its senior executives.

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Baha Mar construction 'to start in two weeks'

DEPUTY Prime Minister Philip Davis said yesterday that construction at the shuttered Baha Mar resort is expected to start in the next two weeks.

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Top PLPs in dark over Sandals nolle

A DAY after Labour Minister Shane Gibson hit out at Attorney General Allyson Maynard-Gibson for not informing him of her decision to stop a private prosecution against Sandals Royal Bahamian and two of its senior executives, two more senior Cabinet ministers have also come out against the handling of the matter - but the Attorney General last night swiped back at criticisms.

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Davis ready to lead - but quiet on challenge intent

DEPUTY Prime Minister Philip Davis confirmed yesterday that he was still prepared to lead the Progressive Liberal Party but insisted that the future leadership of the party was an internal matter that would be resolved at its national convention.

Delores Ingraham being treated in hospital

MRS Delores Ingraham, wife of former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham, was admitted to hospital on Wednesday evening.

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Rubis: Stench is rotting vegetation, not gas leak

RUBIS Bahamas executives said yesterday that the fumes emanating from their service station on East Bay Street are coming from “rotting vegetation” and not a gas or diesel leak.

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Duane Sands: Why I abandoned bid to become deputy leader

FREE National Movement Senator Dr Duane Sands said yesterday that he abandoned his ambitions to become the party’s deputy leader after Long Island MP Loretta Butler-Turner dropped out of the leadership race in July because the pair had been campaigning as a team.

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Roberts denies Yellow Elder constituency talks - but Keod Smith aims for seat

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party (PLP) Chairman Bradley Roberts yesterday denied reports that the party has had internal discussions about the establishment of a Yellow Elder constituency and the possibility of former Mount Moriah MP Keod Smith as the standard-bearer in the area.

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Wells slammed as ‘misfit’ as PLP ratifies three candidates

THE Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) last night announced the ratification of three candidates for the upcoming general election, including House Speaker and Member of Parliament for Garden Hills, Dr Kendal Major.

Police officer fired after failing drugs test and wearing gang colours

A ROYAL BAHAMAS Police Force officer was fired on Tuesday after he allegedly failed a “random drug test” and was seen by detectives “wearing gang colours at a gang function.”

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‘Promise of hospital for Grand Bahama is unfulfilled’

FNM Deputy Leader K Peter Turnquest said the government promised a new state of the art hospital for Grand Bahama, but has yet to deliver on the pledge.

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Warm welcome home for Caribbean junior minister of tourism

GRAND Bahama’s Gabriele Josephs, the new Caribbean junior minister of tourism and chairman of the Caribbean Tourism Organisation Youth Congress, was welcomed home in grand style on his arrival at the airport by tourism officials, his teaching coach, and family and friends.

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18 Bahamians join ranks of Dupuch graduates

EIGHTEEN Bahamians were among the graduates receiving the Legal Education Certificate from the Eugene Dupuch Law School at the Melia Nassau Beach Resort on Saturday at the presentation ceremony.