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Man in court accused of recent shooting death

A MAN appeared in Magistrate’s Court yesterday accused of being the culprit behind a recent fatal shooting in the capital. Dino Nixon, 20, of Ridgeland Park stood before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt facing a charge of murder which was brou

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UPDATED: Frank Smith's arraignment adjourned till Friday

FORMER Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Senator and member of Parliament Frank Smith was taken into police custody and questioned yesterday in connection with an ongoing fraud probe, The Tribune understands.

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Child porn suspect detained

A MAN appeared in Magistrate’s Court yesterday facing a dozen child pornography charges.

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Empty seats as fans stay away

MINISTER of Youth, Sports and Culture Michael Pintard said it is too early to say if the Commonwealth Youth Games will yield a viable return on the government’s $7m investment despite a meagre turnout on opening night, adding: “Investments are not just financial.”

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Doors opened for 3,000 new citizens

MORE than 3,000 people were granted citizenship between 2012 and April of this year, according to statistics Financial Services and Immigration Minister Brent Symonette gave The Tribune.

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UPDATED: Bailed – to be gunned down

A MAN out on bail for murder, who was being electronically monitored, was shot multiple times and killed yesterday morning, marking the fourth murder in New Providence in five days.

BahamaHost graduates become tourism ambassadors for nation

FOUR hundred BahamaHost graduates received their certification on Tuesday evening and are now official tourism ambassadors for the Bahamas.Travis Robinson, parliamentary secretary in the Ministry of Tourism, commended the graduates and welcomed them

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Roberts blames slow government for work being halted at The Pointe

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party Chairman Bradley Roberts blasted the Minnis administration yesterday, saying “the pot is boiling over” as Bahamians become increasingly frustrated with the time he thinks is being wasted by the government as he blamed this i

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Union still waiting on deal to relocate post office

THE Bahamas Public Services Union is still waiting for the government to conclude a deal to have the General Post Office moved to the Town Centre Mall in an effort to alleviate the poor working conditions staff suffer at the facility’s present locati

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Pay as you go schemes planned for both water and power supply

THE government is moving closer to implementing a “pay as you go” metering and billing system for both the Water and Sewerage Corporation and Bahamas Power and Light, according to Works Minister Desmond Bannister.Expressing concern over the large per

Centreville MP speaks to residents about community issues

AT a recent town meeting held in the constituency of Centreville, the member of Parliament for the area Reece Chipman spoke to more than 200 residents about the economy, finances, job opportunities and how to physically and mentally prepare for hurri

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PLP: Hospital changes a step in the right direction

PLANS by the government to have the “legacy challenges” of the Accident and Emergency Department at Princess Margaret Hospital addressed this term were applauded yesterday by Shadow Minister of Health Dr Michael Darville, who called it “a step in the

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Triple rapist guilty of attacks on girls

A FREEPORT man was found guilty on Tuesday in the Supreme Court of the rape and indecent assault of three underage girls – ages eight, seven and six.

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UPDATED: Man dead after double shooting

POLICE are investigating another homicide after two men were shot shortly before noon Tuesday, leaving one dead.

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The Bahamas lands first medals at Commonwealth Youth Games

THE 6th Commonwealth Youth Games kicked off last night in front of a sparse crowd at the Thomas A Robinson Stadium, the start of the largest sporting event ever held in The Bahamas.