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PM at groundbreaking for marina village in Andros

PRIME Minister and Minister of Finance Perry Christie congratulated his friend of many years, Prescott Smith and his business partner Geneva Wilson on the groundbreaking for Blue Hole Marina Village & Andros Island Fuels in Fresh Creek, Andros this week.

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Become empowered by a team with a purpose

THE Purpose Awareness organisation founded by Antonia Lightbourne was started last year in effort to spread the message of purpose not only in The Bahamas but the world at large.

Musicians battle it out tonight in Da Bahamian Ting song contest

TEN hopefuls go head-to-head tonight in Da Bahamian Ting song competition finale at Fort Montagu Park, with the winner receiving $25,000.

CLICO payouts from monday

THE official liquidator for Clico (Bahamas) Ltd has reminded residents that a second interim payment for outstanding claims to policyholders and secured creditors will resume on Monday.

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Jerome Fitzgerald responds to Baha Mar contracts story

Minister of Education, Science and Technology Jerome Fitzgerald has released a statement this afternoon, in response today's Tribune lead story:

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Roberts: Peet a ‘political enemy’ for Andros bid

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party Chairman Bradley Roberts lashed out at his former party colleague Vincent Peet last night, accusing the former North Andros and Berry Islands MP of being a “political enemy” who mounted an independent campaign because he was denied a nomination from the governing party.

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Marsh Harbour Healthcare Centre opens at last

GOVERNMENT officials commissioned the Marsh Harbour Healthcare Centre in Abaco yesterday, touting it as a long-awaited boost to the island and the Christie administration’s National Health Insurance plans.

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UPDATED: Firefighters battle major new blaze at landfill

ANOTHER large fire has broken out at the New Providence landfill overnight.

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Fitzgerald calm amid Baha Mar allegations

IN the face of some of the toughest questions of his political career, Education Minister Jerome Fitzgerald smiled and bore a calm demeanour as he was renominated in the Marathon constituency shortly after 10am on Thursday.

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Man found shot dead in downtown Nassau

A MAN has been shot dead in downtown Nassau on Thursday morning, police are reporting.

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TRIBUNE EXCLUSIVE: Fitzgerald sought millions from Baha Mar

EMAILS leaked from a data breach of China Construction America’s (CCA) servers show that from as early as 2013, Jerome Fitzgerald was seeking to secure millions of dollars in brokerage, trucking, and limousine contracts at Baha Mar while he sat in Cabinet as the Minister of Education, Science and Technology, The Tribune has learned.

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Nomination Day: As it happened

All the news as candidates nominate for their constituencies . . .

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Roberts: Has Minnis got an energy reform plan?

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party Chairman Bradley Roberts questioned whether Free National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis has a sustainable energy reform plan for the country, saying with three weeks until the 2017 general election, the FNM is unable to offer viable alternatives to the “firm and solid” foundation already established by the government.

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Registrar General denies targeting Save the Bays

THE Registrar General’s Department has denied claims that it has specifically targeted environmental group Save The Bays in its request for detailed operations and financial records, yesterday underscoring that the agency has given similar notices to nearly 100 other registered non-profits.

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Criminal libel case is dropped against lawyer

CRIMINAL libel proceedings were discontinued against a lawyer in Magistrate’s Court yesterday.