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Office of the Prime Minister launches 'Suggestions' website platform

The Office of the Prime Minister has launched a suggestions platform on its website, opm.gov.bs.

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Witness denies he wanted Rodney Moncur jailed

THE last witness in the Crown’s “grossly indecent” picture posting case against Rodney Moncur denied a suggestion yesterday that he wanted Moncur to be jailed.

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Jury hears day one of sex case

THE first day of Andre Birbal’s unnatural sex case was an emotional one for the 24-year-old alleged victim who told the jury that he didn’t want to return, having recalled the alleged sexual encounters with his former teacher a second time.

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Cutlass victim tells lawyer she has screw loose

A MAN testifying in Supreme Court about an attack on his life by a cutlass-wielding man told the defending attorney cross-examining him yesterday that she had a screw loose in her head.

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Second Marco Archer relative accused of cover-up

A SECOND relative of murder victim Marco Archer was accused of covering up the “true story” of what happened to the boy who was reported missing and found dead days later.

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Lawyers challenge credibility of witness in Kurt McCartney trial

A WITNESS’ credibility and recollection of how businessman Kurt McCartney met his death was significantly challenged in Supreme Court on Friday by lawyers for those accused of the killing. 

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Integrity of witness in murder trial questioned by defence lawyers

THE integrity of a key witness to a Masons Addition murder was called into question during a Supreme Court trial yesterday.

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Girl: I was victim of sex attack at bible school

A TEEN girl told a jury yesterday how playing with friends after vacation Bible school led to a church’s handyman dragging her into a restroom and sexually assaulting her.

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Suggestion made about investigator

A JUDGE being “incompetent” and an investigator “sweethearting” with a woman residing at Yorkshire Drive were some of the suggestions the jury heard on the 33rd day of the Marco Archer murder trial yesterday.

Suggestion on crime prevention

EDITOR, The Tribune.

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TACKLING THE COVID-19 CRISIS: What ideas do you have?

With regards to tackling the COVID-19 crisis, Minister of Health Dr Duane Sands said there is no monopoly on good ideas and he wants the public to make suggestions. Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis also called out to the Bahamian people, saying: "We want your ideas."

Witness questioned over account of Kurt McCartney killing

A WITNESS' credibility and recollection of how businessman Kurt McCartney met his death was significantly challenged in Supreme Court on Friday by lawyers for those accused of the killing.

Safe shopping

I am happy to read in The Tribune that Mr Rupert Roberts is seriously planning to make his SuperValue foodstores as safe as possible as he and his customers ride out this pandemic killer.

Landfill fires must end for Baha Mar’s opening

The Democratic National Alliance’s (DNA) leader yesterday suggested it would be impossible to open Baha Mar without stopping the New Providence landfill’s frequent fires, describing the resulting air pollution as “equivalent to raw sewage on the beach”.

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Central Bank: No money laundering sign ‘on any scale’

The Central Bank says “there is nothing” to suggest money laundering occurs “on any scale” in The Bahamas based on its analysis of currency circulation trends.

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Witness accused of perjury

A MAN who claimed he saw three men shooting at a policeman, who was on the ground outside Club Rock in March 1999, was accused of perjury yesterday.

EDITORIAL: Is there not a better way than detention?

Disadvantageous, dangerous and reckless.

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Cabinet says no to tax on alcohol

AMID fiery criticism levelled at the government over Prime Minister Perry Christie’s suggestion that there could be a special tax to assist the country in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, Cabinet yesterday discussed the feasibility of a sin tax on tobacco and alcohol to accumulate the necessary funding for repair and recovery efforts, The Tribune was told.

Main challenge to the viability of society

EARLIER this month, a letter of mine appeared in your column wherein I suggested that Acting Chief Justice Stephen Isaacs’ plea for more judicial discretion on the issue of bail (specifically for Magistrates) should be regarded as merely the wrongheaded opinion of the spokesman for an interest group.

BFS may have a perspective buyer

THE Gladstone Road based food wholesaler Bahamas Food Services (BFS) may have a perspective buyer as some in the business community have suggested, although BFS manager Don Carnine told Tribune Business that he had no knowledge of such developments.