ROUND UP: PLP candidate Kingsley Smith has won the West Grand Bahama and Bimini by-election. In the unofficial vote total, Mr Smith finished with 2,150 ahead of the FNM's Bishop Ricardo Grant with 1,276, Coalition of Independents leader Lincoln Bain with 307, DaQuan Swain, Independent, with 28 and Terneille Burrows, Independent, with four. Don't miss Thursday's Tribune with all the news and reaction from the day's events.
REBELS RUN AWAY WITH BATTLE 4 ATLANTIS TITLE: Coach Yo - first Bahamian coach to win the crown - and Ole Miss make history
The University of Mississippi Ole Miss Rebels pulled off a decisive 60-49 win over the University of Michigan Wolverines in the championship round of the third Bad Boy Mowers Battle 4 Atlantis women’s tournament yesterday at the Imperial Arena, Paradise Island.
A FIRE destroyed three stalls at Potter’s Cay Dock yesterday and significantly damaged two others.
Two developers targeting Long Island’s former Diamond Crystal plant with separate eco-tourism investments yesterday voiced optimism that the required approvals will be processed “very quickly”.
PASSENGERS complained that panicking staff did not know what to do and provided no directions as their double-decker boat began sinking en route to Blue Lagoon Island yesterday.
One woman is dead after a boating accident close to Paradise Island this morning.
Fred Mitchell has retained the post of PLP chairman with 845 votes compared to 630 for challenger Robyn Lynes after a vote at the party's convention at Baha Mar Convention Centre on Friday.
Chaos on the second day of the Progressive Liberal Party’s Convention on Friday had hundreds of delegates and supporters frustrated with the lengthy process to cast their votes.
A SEA of gold and blue could be seen throughout the lobby of the Baha Mar Convention Centre on Friday morning, for the first PLP convention in three years, with the secret ballot voting process in the resort’s main ballroom having commenced at 9am.
THURSDAY AFTERNOON UPDATE: The Davis administration said it will not allow BPL to impose a late fee on the Bahamian people. It was only one of five considerations in a discussion to lower the company’s outstanding arrears, according to Acting Press Secretary Keishla Adderley at the OPM press briefing this morning. BPL also released a statement (left) saying it did not have plans to impose a late fee on its customers at this time.
AS the demolition crews moved into Kool Acres shanty town yesterday, resident Souvenance Similien watched, hoping to reclaim the abandoned car he calls home.
THE by-election for West Grand Bahama and Bimini will be contested by five people after nomination day yesterday – with the countdown now on to voting on November 22.
DEMOLITION GOES ON DESPITE SHANTY FIRE: No casualties reported but cause of blaze is still being investigated
DEMOLITION of the Kool Acres community will still proceed today despite the blaze that tore through the shanty town on Saturday engulfing more than 70 homes and destroying numerous belongings and personal items.
Around 77 structures or some 80 percent of the Kool Acres shanty town off Joe Farrington Road have been burned to the ground in a fire that took place around 4pm on Saturday, according to Craig Delancey, Buildings Control Officer with the Ministry of Works and a part of the Unregulated Communities Action Taskforce.
CHIEF Passport Officer Kingsley Smith was ratified as the Progressive Liberal Party’s nominee for the upcoming West Grand Bahama and Bimini by-election during a rancorous council meeting on Friday that exposed divisions in the governing party.
PLP National General Council accepts recommendation of Kingsley Smith for West Grand Bahama and Bimini by-election
The National General Council of the Progressive Liberal Party has accepted the candidates committee recommendation of Kingsley Smith for the upcoming West Grand Bahama and Bimini by-election after a raucous meeting.
The Bahamas Down Syn- drome Association is to hold a buddy walk-fest on Saturday, October 21, from 8am to noon.
Residents of two western New Providence communities were yesterday said to feel they have “made a very strong case” against rezoning a West Bay Street property to facilitate a hotel’s expansion plans.
BAHAMAS Roadmasters Running Club (BRRC) is busily making final preparations to stage its 11th Annual Bahamas Half Marathon Race Series, scheduled for Sunday, November 19.
Ariana Slater, above, is graduated from the sixth grade at Castle Christian Academy.