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PLP candidate Kingsley Smith wins West Grand Bahama and Bimini by-election

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.

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Block on former Tribune editor’s pension will be investigated, says NIB

NATIONAL Insurance Board chairman Philip McKenzie said the board will investigate former Tribune managing editor John Marquis’ complaint that his pension payment has been blocked “for no good reason”.

Gov’t unveils $1m grant to boost ‘food security’

The Small Business Development Centre (SBDC) yesterday received $1m in grant funding that will be distributed between small and medium-sized businesses to boost Bahamian “food security”.

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URCA actively investigating BTC, Aliv service outages

The Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA) is actively investigating service outages by the Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) and Aliv, and it is hoped the investigation will be completed in the next few months.

Track and Field Classic ‘a tremendous success’

THE inaugural Bahamas Law Enforcement Co-Operative Credit Union Limited’s Law Enforcement Track and Field Classic on Saturday was termed a tremendous success, not just by the organisers, but the participants as well.

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Battle 4 Atlantis men: Tar Heels to face Wildcats In Semifinals today

THE 12th Battle 4 Atlantis men’s tournament got off to a hot start for the Villanova Wildcats and North Carolina Tar Heels yesterday at the Imperial Arena, Paradise Island.

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CONCACAF Nations League: Bahamas could be relegated – Bahamas men’s national soccer team suffers 6-1 loss to Puerto Rico

The Bahamas men’s national soccer team suffered a 6-1 loss to Puerto Rico last night in the CONCACAF Nations League at the Juan Ramón Loubriel Stadium in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, and could end up being relegated from League B to League C.

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Villanova Wildcats take third Battle 4 Atlantis title

THE Villanova Wildcats added a third Battle 4 Atlantis title to their collection after they triumphed 79-63 over the University of Memphis Tigers on Friday in the championship game at the Imperial Arena, Paradise Island.

Commonwealth cuts loan delinquency by up to 5%

Commonwealth Bank says non-performing loans have reduced by between 1-5 percent across all credit segments since year-end 2022 as its portfolio expands faster than market growth.

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Ras Jesse Delancy in a new uniform

AFTER turning in a leading performance for the Benedict College Tigers, Ras Jesse Delancy is eager to continue his collegiate volleyball career with the University of Charleston Golden Eagles.

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PHA Supplies Management Agency distributes Thanksgiving lunches

The Public Hospital Authority’s Supplies Management Agency distributed Thanksgiving lunches to hundreds of residents in the Nassau Street community on Friday.

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INSIGHT: By-election more of a revelation of the state of the FNM than a test of the PLP

WHEN the by-election in West Grand Bahama and Bimini was called following the passing of Obie Wilchcombe, there was a sense that it would be a mid-term test of the PLP administration. In truth, it seems to have turned out to be more of an assessment of the state of the FNM in opposition.

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Millie Vlasov and Gulliver du Saint-Chene have an impressive showing

MILLIE Vlasov aboard Gulliver du Saint-Chene turned in an impressive performance in the CSI3* 1.50m Grand Prix at the MET Autumn Tour II in Oliva, Spain, finishing 12th out of 50 rider/horse combinations from 19 countries.

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‘Coach Yo’ experiences glory on home soil

The sounds of sweet Junkanoo music playing filled the Imperial Arena, Paradise Island, on Monday as the University of Mississippi Ole Miss Rebels were crowned the third Bad Boy Mowers women’s champions.

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Accused ‘confessed to being part of fatal armed robbery’

A POLICE INSPECTOR testified yesterday that a man confessed to being part of the armed robbery of a bus on East Street in 2014 that left a 43-year-old male passenger dead.

‘Headwinds’ slash J S Johnson profit 12.54%

J S Johnson’s managing director is warning that “industry headwinds” across its business have slashed profits by 12.54 percent or almost $900,000 for the year to end-September 2023.

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Honouring the nation builders

MORE than 100 people were recognised yesterday for their contribution to nation-building during the pre and post-independence periods.

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CI Gibson Rattlers open up strong in GSSSA basketball

THE CI Gibson Rattlers’ senior girls and boys put the Government Secondary Schools Sports Association (GSSSA) on notice after both earned resounding double-digit wins yesterday against the Doris Johnson Senior High School Mystic Marlins.

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IAN FERGUSON: The benefits from offering staff meals

Yesterday was perhaps the beginning of the holiday food season. No one underestimates the importance of food in the corporate environment. Employees come to work with food on their mind. They are either walking in with breakfast or stepping out to get it. By 11am they are ordering lunch, and by 3pm planning dinner.

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COURT FIGHT AHEAD OVER NATIONAL FLAG: Supreme Court rules full trial needed on Bahamas copyright

The Supreme Court has dismissed a second Government bid to strike out a $328.5m damages claim over allegations that it pirated the design for the Bahamian national flag.