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Rollins appears before PLP disciplinary committee

FORT Charlotte MP Dr Andre Rollins appeared before a Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) disciplinary committee for the second time last night.

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Man pleads guilty to $20,000 worth of marijuana

A MAN was spared an immediate prison sentence yesterday after he pleaded guilty to possession of $20,000 worth of marijuana.

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Robbery investigated

GRAND Bahama Police are investigating a robbery in the Polaris Drive area where a woman was pushed to the ground by a masked man and robbed of an undetermined amount of cash.

On Da Hook

THE Wahoo and Mahi bite has been very active this week with reports coming in from Bimini, Grand Bahama, Abaco, Eleuthera and Nassau of good catches and exciting fishing.

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Woman stabbed in fight with two other women

A WOMAN is in hospital after she was stabbed during a fight with two other women, police said. The incident occurred just after 7pm on Monday.

Residents concerned for 20 years over fuel spills

CONCERNS over fuel spills from the service station at Robinson Road and Old Trail Road intersection remain unanswered after more than 20 years, according to area residents.

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Australian finishes marathon swim in Bahamas

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Dehydrated and exhausted, Australian swimmer Chloe McCardel successfully completed a 78-mile (126-kilometer) swim Wednesday between two islands in the Bahamas.

Shootings on the increase

THERE have been 44 reported shootings since September 1 to October 21 – 12 of which have added to the country’s murder count, according to The Tribune’s analysis of the Royal Bahamas Police Force’s daily crime reports yesterday.

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Drug agency chief sues auditor over PHA report

THE acting director of the Bahamas National Drug Agency has sued accountant John Bain and his firm, UHY Bain & Associates, over allegations made about him in a forensic report into the Public Hospital Authority’s supply of pharmaceutical drugs and medical supplies.

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Murder victim was wearing an electronic ankle bracelet

ONE of the country’s latest murder victims was out on bail and wearing an electronic monitoring ankle bracelet, Supt Paul Rolle said yesterday.

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Man found dead as 100 Haitians detained

ONE Haitian died and more than 100 other migrants were apprehended by Royal Bahamas Defence Force marines in the Exumas yesterday morning. 

Shanty town resident’s outburst condemned by Haitian embassy

THE Haitian Embassy in Nassau has condemned “irresponsible rhetoric” made by a shanty town resident of Haitian descent last week which many observers saw as threatening.

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PLP veteran dismisses Wells’ quit threat

FORMER PLP Cabinet Minister George Smith yesterday shot down Bamboo Town MP Renward Wells’ resignation threat saying that he did not have the political clout to “stand on a bully pulpit and talk tough”.

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Peeping Tom convicted of indecent behaviour

FREEPORT – A man who is accused of peeking into windows and masturbating was convicted in the Freeport Magistrate’s Court of indecent behaviour, trespassing, and vagrancy.

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Hilton staff reaches out to help those in need

MORE than two dozen volunteers from the British Colonial Hilton Nassau rolled up their sleeves and got down to work at The Salvation Army, Mackey Street yesterday as Hilton Worldwide’s third annual Global Week of Service got underway.