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Academy students visit The Tribune

THE students of Akhepran International Academy visited The Tribune yesterday and learned about the printing press and the work of journalists in the office.

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Galanis: There is no room for third parties

FORMER PLP Senator and MP Philip Galanis yesterday predicted that the newly formed United Democratic Party would not gain sufficient traction to be elected to Parliament, as he insisted that there is no room for third parties in the country.

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Moss wants party to contest every seat in 2017

UNITED Democratic Party Leader Greg Moss has insisted that his newly formed party is set to break the political status quo in the country, changing the climate from “theatrics” to presenting concrete proposals with a view to enhancing the lives of Bahamians.

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BEC layoffs ‘likely’ - but not hundreds

PRESIDENT of the Bahamas Electrical Workers Union Paul Maynard yesterday said that layoffs at the Bahamas Electricity Corporation are “likely” and “to be expected” when the new management company takes over, however he said it will not be in the “hundreds” as is now being speculated.

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One year on and 'not one thing has changed' at BAMSI

NEARLY one year after the Free National Movement first toured the Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute in North Andros, FNM Leader Dr Hubert Minnis, who returned to the site with a delegation yesterday, said “not one thing has changed”.

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Lawyers review ruling on immigration

LAWYERS from the Office of the Attorney General are reviewing a recent Supreme Court immigration ruling that appears to call into question the government’s long established immigration practices, Foreign Affairs and Immigration Minister Fred Mitchell confirmed.

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School in tears for slain teacher

SCORES of mourners joined the staff and students of Queen’s College to remember the life and work of slain teacher Joyelle McIntosh, a woman whose “word was her bond and excellence was her habitat.”

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Baha Mar winding up petition stayed until February

SUPREME Court Justice Ian Winder has acceded to the Crown's request to adjourn the government's winding-up petition of Baha Mar until February 1, 2016.

Carron family welcomes new arrival

ELIZABETH and Robert Carron are celebrating the birth of their first child after Aidan Roger Dupuch Carron was born in Doctors Hospital yesterday morning.

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Murder trial still delayed over jury selection issues

A JURY pool was exhausted yesterday in an attempt to select 12 persons and three alternates to hear evidence in a murder trial concerning the fatal shooting of businessman Kurt McCartney.

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Three accused in murder cases are in Sandilands

THREE men with pending murder cases awaiting transfer to the Supreme Court were not present in court yesterday because they are in the Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre being monitored.

Conference aims to help develop tomorrow’s leaders

LOCAL environmental advocacy group Save the Bays is committed to creating strong environmental leaders and ambassadors on Grand Bahama, hosting a three-day leadership development conference for young people at the Pelican Bay Resort last Friday.

Seminars to tackle issue of violence against women

IN recognition of International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, the Pan American Development Foundation will host a series of youth dialogues and seminars to familiarise community leaders and youth with strategies to prevent gender-based and teen dating violence.

Gibson says NTA brings opportunity

LABOUR Minister Shane Gibson said the National Training Agency in Freeport is opening new doors of employment opportunities for the participants in the government’s job training programme in Grand Bahama.

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Bahamians express concern over health insurance scheme

A NATIONAL Health Insurance town hall meeting at the College of the Bahamas last night exposed deep concern and ambivalence among Bahamians about the government’s proposed NHI scheme.