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BAMSI students dive against debris

FOR many people marine debris is out of sight, out of mind.Thankfully however, divers have the unique ability to bring to the surface what is going on beneath the waves and this is exactly what the student dive team of the Bahamas Agriculture and Mar

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Cuban expert goes back to school

A CUBAN percussionist visited Government High School yesterday to participate in an art and music initiative. Jose Cordova had the opportunity to listen to 13 students in grades 11 and 12 of the Government High band perform a Bahamian song in Junkan

Medics to hold meeting in GB

THE Grand Bahama Medical & Dental Association will holds its 18th annual Scientific Educational Conference in Freeport beginning today at Pelican Bay Resort.

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Minnis 'did not refuse aid'

PRESS Secretary Anthony Newbold has again defended Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis’ response to the Haitian earthquake, yesterday categorically denying the nation’s leader had expressed a refusal to send aid.Mr Newbold yesterday read out the direct w

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Our relationship with Dominicans is strong, says Henfield

FOREIGN Affairs Minister Darren Henfield admitted yesterday Dominican poachers continue to pillage Bahamian territorial waters despite efforts to discourage the practice in that country dating back to the former Christie administration, but insisted

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Minnis 'well aware' of concerns over prison

THE Minnis administration is well-aware of the mounting issues at the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services, Press Secretary Anthony Newbold has said. Responding to questions on overpopulation at the facility and the lack of adequate funding,

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Power turned off as crews battle blaze at John Chea

POLICE were called to the scene of a massive fire at John Chea #8 on Carmichael Road yesterday.

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Group hopes to breathe new life into long-stalled project

STALLED Long Island project Port St George has been given new life, according to a press release announcing plans for an entirely off-grid five-star hotel and spa, 515 luxury homes, and a 640-berth marina.

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We’re making progress on poaching plague

BAHAMAS Commercial Fishers Alliance Vice President Keith Carroll yesterday described poaching as a “plague” that is afflicting the country and dubbed the weekend arrest of 124 Dominican poachers as “one of the best things” to have ever happened in the southern Bahamas.

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Lighthouse Point D-day delayed for 72 hours

THE government’s decision on Lighthouse Point is now expected to be made on Friday, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis said yesterday.

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Post Office’s new landlord - Brent?

THE government is expected to bring a resolution to Parliament today which will allow the Minnis administration to rent facilities at the Town Centre Mall to house the General Post Office, a move that could bring an end to years of turmoil for workers at the facility and months of anguish for Bahamians that depend on its operations.

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Judges order ‘killer’ retried

THE Court of Appeal has ordered a retrial for a man previously convicted of stabbing another man to death five years ago.

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Pintard promises stiffer penalties against poachers

MARINE Resources Minister Michael Pintard yesterday promised stiffer penalties for poachers caught in Bahamian waters as he described as “tragic” the quantity of undersized lobsters caught by the 124 Dominican poachers who were arrested over the week

Two BAIC directors removed from posts

TWO directors on the board at the Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation have been removed.Officials confirmed to The Tribune that directors Bernard Adderley and Mark Turnquest will be replaced by Bar Association President Khalil Parker and

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More than 500 fee increases for hospital 'by end of year'

THE government is preparing for push back more than 500 potential fee increases at the Princess Margaret Hospital to be implemented before year’s end, Health Minister Dr Duane Sands said yesterday, as he suggested civil servants may also be affected