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The directors and members of the Antique Auto Club of The Bahamas wish to take this opportunity to congratulate those children who took part in the 11th annual Art Competition held during the Annual Steak-Out and Car Show at Arawak Cay on March 21.

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Three women in custody over store 'theft' video

THREE women are in police custody after they were allegedly caught on camera stealing from a beauty supply store.

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Public BAMSI hearings await finance approval

THE public hearing on matters related to the Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute will not come until after the 2015/2016 budget presentation as it still awaits financial clearance from the Ministry of Finance, according to St Anne’s MP Hubert Chipman yesterday.

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No summons yet for Urban Renewal chiefs

HOUSE Speaker Dr Kendal Major has decided not to serve Urban Renewal Co-Chairs Cynthia “Mother” Pratt and Algernon Allen with a summons to appear before the Public Accounts Committee.

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Dorsett: I will not resign

MINISTER of Environment Kenred Dorsett yesterday said he had no intention of resigning amid widespread criticism over his lack of public communication on the 2012 underground gasoline leak in the Marathon area.

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Third killing in as many days

A MAN was shot and killed yesterday afternoon taking the country’s murder count to 45 for the year, according to The Tribune’s records.

Councillor steps aside during police investigation

Chief Councillor for the City of Freeport Council Chervita Campbell will not chair or conduct any further council meetings pending the outcome of a police investigation into allegations of fraudulent contract bidding.

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Dorsett criticised for his ‘failure’ to address fuel leak

FORMER State Minister for the Environment Phenton Neymour yesterday criticised Environment Minister Kenred Dorsett for his “failure” to address an underground fuel leak in the Marathon constituency.

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Sony executive to assist with Music Masters judging

THE Bahamas National Festival Commission yesterday announced that the group has formed a partnership with international entertainment conglomerate Sony Music ahead of the Nassau launch of the inaugural Junkanoo Carnival.

Ministry rejects claims of dragging feet

THE Ministry of Social Services and Community Development has denied reports from a source close to the Bilney Lane Children’s Home, who last week told The Tribune officials are dragging their feet in the search for a new building for the children.

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Trial begins of Canadian accused of working illegally

THE trial of Canadian resident Bruno Rufa, who is accused of working illegally in The Bahamas and was subsequently deported, opened yesterday in the Freeport Magistrate‘s Court.

Businessman says $30,000 missing from bank account

A LOCAL businessman has claimed that an alleged cyber attack wiped out $30,000 from one of his commercial corporate accounts and wants other customers to be aware of possible fraudulent activity.

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Parliamentarians donate funds to provide computers to students

PRIME Minister Perry Christie has donated nearly $50,000 towards the purchase of laptops for primary school students, Education Minister Jerome Fitzgerald said yesterday.

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Brother testifies over teenager’s murder

A JURY hearing evidence into the fatal stabbing of a 17-year-old CV Bethel student in an after-school scuffle was excused yesterday as legal discussions occurred in their absence concerning an apparent discrepancy in the evidence of a key witness.

COB experts feature on PBS show

TWO College of The Bahamas English professors will be among the linguistic experts featured in a special Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) documentary entitled “Talking Black In America” that explores the evolution of African-American speech and factors that have influenced it.