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BREAKING NEWS: Fatal shooting in Fox Hill

Police have confirmed a fatal shooting tonight at Adderley Street, Fox Hill.

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Man shot dead in home invasion

A 44-year old man is dead after he was shot multiple times early this morning in a home invasion in Blair Estates.

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Protesters demand stiffer laws to protect children, vulnerable citizens

CIVIC groups Bahamas Against Sexual Violence & Child Abuse and Rise Bahamas took to Rawson Square yesterday demanding stiffer laws to protect the nation’s “children and vulnerable citizens” a week after a man was sentenced to five years in prison for the rape of six-year-old girl.

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THE BRAIN DRAIN: College and university educated Bahamians choosing to move abroad

A REPORT in The Tribune’s Business section earlier this year said that almost two-thirds of college and university-educated Bahamians have moved abroad to seek jobs in developed countries, costing the nation a sum equivalent to 4.4 per cent of its annual gross domestic product.

Man who died in plane crash was 88-year-old Texas native

POLICE have confirmed the American citizen killed when his small plane crashed on the island of Eleuthera as 88-year-old Coy Lee Austin.

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Dominican men plead guilty to illegal fishing, get $1,000 fine

FOUR Dominican men were fined $1,000 yesterday after foregoing a trial and pleading guilty to illegal fishing in Bahamian waters.

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Man wanted in US on drug charge to face extradition proceedings

EXTRADITION proceedings will go forward for a man wanted in the United States on a drug charge, a magistrate ruled yesterday.

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26-year-old in custody over shooting death of Fox Hill man

POLICE have arrested a 26-year-old man for questioning in connection with the shooting death of a Fox Hill man on Saturday.

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Govt defends sale of Hilton to Chinese

WHILE the Christie administration approved the sale of the British Colonial Hilton, it had no hand in selecting China State Construction Engineering Corporation to purchase the historic hotel and its adjoining property, Tourism Minister Obie Wilchcombe said yesterday.

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Wells: PLP and country will see power of one MP

BAMBOO Town MP Renward Wells yesterday suggested that the Progressive Liberal Party and the country will see the “power of one MP” when the Constitutional Amendment Bills come to a vote in the House of Assembly.

Minister ‘excited’ by web shop regulation process

TOURISM Minister Obie Wilchcombe yesterday said the government is in the process of finalising when key elements of the new gaming legislation are to be implemented as web shops transition into regulated operations.

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Fines against poachers in Bahamian waters ‘increased five-fold’

A “five-fold” increase in fines levied against poachers operating in Bahamian waters has been approved by Cabinet, Agriculture Minister V Alfred Gray confirmed yesterday.

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Four men in custody after $118,000 of marijuana is seized

FOUR Bahamian men are in police custody in connection with the seizure of over $118,000 worth of marijuana early yesterday morning.

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FNM Leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday said he was unfazed by the public campaign of contender Loretta Butler-Turner as time draws nearer to the party’s convention.

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Nottage calls for Bahamians to be ‘community leaders’

NATIONAL Security Minister Dr Bernard Nottage yesterday called for Bahamians to be “community leaders” and to “move our country to the place in which we need to arrive” in the continuing war against crime.