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A garden for Sandilands

LODGE members of the Rebecca Chapter No 4, Prince Hall Affiliate, gave the Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre’s beautification programme a boost with a new garden in the atrium of the Robert Smith Ward.

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Technology at centre 'to benefit Grand Bahama'

THE smart technology and services available at the newly renovated YMTA in Hunters will provide “real tangible benefits” for persons living in the various outlying settlements in the Central Grand Bahama constituency.

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Three arrested after marijuana discovery

Three people have been arrested following the discovery of several marijuana plants on Grand Cay, Abaco, police reported yesterday. ASP Terecita Pinder said shortly before 11am police on that island were on inquiries on Percy Rolle Highway when they

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Lawyers must act as financial institutions

UNDER the updated Financial Transactions Reporting Act (FTRA) lawyers will be treated as “financial institutions”, Attorney General Carl Bethel told the Bahamas Bar Association yesterday.During his speech, Mr Bethel reiterated that in an evaluation t

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Pintard hails teachers who inspire future leaders

YOUTH Sports and Culture Michael Pintard yesterday extended his appreciation to educators for continuing to inspire and shape the lives of young people who will be the country’s future leaders. He urged them to stay faithful to their calling and not

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Legislation will help BPL secure funds

THE Electricity Amendment Bill 2018 was passed yesterday in the House of Assembly through which Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) will be better able to secure vital funding.In addressing the new bill Works Minister Desmond Bannister told MPs: “In order

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Symonette calls on banks and schools to be sympathetic on expired permits

IMMIGRATION Minister Brent Symonette yesterday appealed to local banks to exercise sympathy and sensitivity in handling the accounts of people with expired residency or work permits.Mr Symonette said he was unaware of any legal mandate for banks to s

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Smith: Bethel wrong on illegal Oban deal

THE Oban Energies Heads of Agreement is “illegal,” attorney Fred Smith said yesterday. His comment followed Education Minister Jeffrey Lloyd’s admission that the Minnis administration did not follow the law with the HOA was contradicted by Attorney

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Pedestrian killed, another injured as vehicle hits them on highway

A male pedestrian died and another hospitalised with severe injuries after they were hit by a vehicle travelling on the Warren J Levarity Highway late on Monday evening.According to reports, a group of men were walking along the highway when a grey-c

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Deadline 'gives shanty town residents time to move'

TRANSPORT and Local Government Minister Frankie Campbell said the July 31, 2018, deadline for the eviction of shanty town residents gives ample time for those in the community to find alternative housing. Noting the substandard conditions in these c

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Man gunned down in drive-by shooting

A MAN became the 32nd murder victim of the year, according to The Tribune’s records, when he was killed off Robinson Road Monday night.In a press statement, police said: “According to reports, shortly after 10pm a group of men were standing in front

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Help cops catch two girls’ sex attackers

POLICE are investigating two separate cases of sexual assault involving female children.

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‘IMF won’t force us to axe more jobs’

DEPUTY Prime Minister K Peter Turnquest yesterday said the government has no intention to downsize the public sector in response to concerns levelled by the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

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Defence demands answers in new Smith trial twist

THE CHIEF prosecution witness in the Frank Smith extortion and bribery trial became agitated yesterday during cross-examination by the defence, with several aspects of her statement of account being called into question.

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Resort worker dismissed for assault on guest loses case

A SUPREME Court Judge has dismissed the case of a resort employee who sued his employer Bimini Sands Marina Limited for damages for unfair dismissal. Justice Indra Charles found the dismissal was fair or justified and ruled in favour of the resort,