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BPL’s elite list 'just a privilege'

FORMER Bahamas Electricity Corporation Executive Chairman Leslie Miller said yesterday there is nothing “unusual” about parliamentarians, top civil servants and churches being placed on a special “do not disconnect” list at Bahamas Power and Light.

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40% of users disconnected now hook up illegally

NEARLY half of Bahamas Power and Light’s disconnected customers are reconnected illegally by paying “bribes” to employees, a problem officials are hoping to rectify by launching a new automated system within a year, BPL Chairwoman Darnell Osborne told The Tribune.

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What kind of policy keeps children out of school?

A HAITIAN mother is considering placing her 11-year-old special needs son in the care of the state after he was allegedly denied access to school for three consecutive years because of the country’s immigration policy.

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Bimini starts to rebuild after Hurricane Irma

WHILE Hurricane Irma has claimed more than 30 lives in the Caribbean, one Bimini resident is indeed grateful there was no loss of life on the tiny island in the northern Bahamas.

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Three arrested after gunshots

BIMINI police arrested three men after hearing gunshots fired near a business early Sunday morning.

Fresh water projects 'critical' for islands

SUSTAINABLE fresh-water projects in Andros and Exuma were said yesterday to be “very critical” during the official ceremony of UNESCO’s eighth Meeting of National Committees and Focal Points of Latin American and Caribbean for the International Hydro

Hunt for shooters

POLICE are searching for two men, suspected of a shooting incident that sent a man to hospital on Sunday. Shortly before 6pm Sunday, two men were driving on Ida Street when their car was approached by two armed men in a grey Chrysler vehicle, who sh

Cabinet alert over fake cash grants

THE Cabinet Office has advised the public to be on the alert about a “cash grant” scam involving fraudsters who are circulating erroneous information they claim is from Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis about a programme to help persons who are down on

'Time to come home to Acklins,' administrator tells island evacuees

JEFFREY Forbes, one of his island’s oldest living residents, has a message for Hurricane Irma’s Acklins evacuees: Come home and clean up your yard.In the wake of Hurricane Irma, the island’s largest problem is neither flooding nor destroyed homes as

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Coastal clean-up for Grand Bahama

ON Saturday, 28 students from Lucaya International School (LIS) on Grand Bahama Island and six Earthcare volunteers arrived at Gold Rock Beach International Coastal Clean-up Day (ICC) at Lucayan National Park. Gail Woon, zone captain for Gold Rock B

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Dingman given lifetime achievement award

MARQUIS Who’s Who, the premier authority on who makes a difference in the worlds of politics, law, science, art, business and community, has bestowed its highest honour on visionary entrepreneur Michael D Dingman, naming him a 2017 Marquis Who’s Who

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UPDATED: We may have a problem with Maria

Monday morning UPDATE: In the eastern Caribbean, Hurricane Maria is intensifying

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Driver mows down woman after row

POLICE are searching for a female suspect who intentionally struck a woman with a vehicle following an argument in the Blue Hill Road south area early Sunday morning.

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Fox Hill teenager shot dead

POLICE are investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of a 17-year-old boy in the Fox Hill area on Saturday evening.

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Arthur, the boy living in the paediatric ward

FOR five-year-old Arthur, a perfect day consists of touring the hospital with his favourite nurse, eating lots of pizza and watching Barney shows.