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$3m 'goodwill gesture' by BTC after blackout

A $3 MILLION "goodwill gesture" is being offered by BTC in the wake of a blackout that crippled the company's landline, cell and broadband services.

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FNM fires back over slush fund claims

THE FNM hit back at State Minister of National Security Keith Bell's allegation that confiscated drug money was used as a "slush fund" under the former government - claiming the minister's comments reveal he doesn't know what he's talking about.

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Party leaders in shouting match

DNA leader Branville McCartney got into a heated shouting match with Perry Christie on live radio yesterday morning over claims the opposition leader colluded with Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham on boundary changes ahead of the general election.

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Bran to reject u-turn claim over marital rape law

DEMOCRATIC National Alliance leader Branville McCartney has scheduled a press conference for today to refute a Tribune headline he feels misrepresented his stance on the efforts to ban marital rape.

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Champion chef ready to defend national title

DEFENDING All-Island Senior Young Chef champion Dwayne Sinclair emerged as the winner of the competition's 2012 New Providence leg. After the results were announced, the Temple Christian High School student said he plans to again compete in the national c

Shipyard worker electrocuted in accident

FREEPORT - A man is said to be in critical condition at the Rand Memorial Hospital after being electrocuted at the Grand Bahama Shipyard. Sources identified the 35-year-old victim as Ali Isusin, a Romanian resident of Grand Bahama. The Shipyard employee

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THE Democratic National Alliance used the occasion of the 45th anniversary of Majority Rule to emphasise the importance of change. In a statement issued yesterday, the DNA said it acknowledges what Sir Lynden Pindling and many like him realised as they fo

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By DENISE MAYCOCK Tribune Freeport Reporter FREEPORT - Just over 21,000 persons were registered on the new voter register as of Tuesday in Grand Bahama, where five voter's card distribution centres have been activated. Assistan

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EXTRA CLASSROOMS FOR SCHOOL STUDENTS and teachers at C H Reeves Junior High School will soon have several extra classrooms at their disposal. The government has awarded a $345,932 contract to Bruce Rahming Construction for a two story, eight-classroom bu

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MEMBERS of the public claim they repeatedly called emergency services Friday, but no one answered the phone. Two unrelated persons said they tried dialling both 911 and 919, but the lines just rang and rang for several minutes. Despite calling each number

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By KHRISNA VIRGIL POLICE sources say the man whose life was taken in the first murder of the year was 38-year-old Godfrey Davis. Mr Davis, who was to celebrate his 39th birthday on Thursday, was killed just outside his home on St

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THE Bahamas Union of Teachers congratulated its president Belinda Wilson on her appointment to the Commonwealth Teachers' Group steering committee. Mrs Wilson, pictured, will serve on the nine-member committee comprised of trade unionists from the UK, Ind

Abuse of children 'problem in society'

THE abuse of children by church leaders, teachers and parents who take part in youth programmes is a problem in the Bahamas, and reflective of a deep problem in society, according to Dr Sandra Dean Patterson, the director of the Bahamas Crisis Centre. Sp

Poets, rapper and writers to join camp with peers

Poets, rapper and writers to join camp with peers The winners of the first "Youth Express" essay, rap and poetry contest, co-sponsored by the United States Embassy in partnership with the Bahamas National Drug Council, are participating in a National Pee

Government pledges to catch perpetrators responsible for rapes

Government pledges to catch perpetrators responsible for rapes THE government is confident police will be able to discover who is behind the spree of rapes reported in eastern and western New Providence, Minister of State for National Security Keith Bell

Thunderstorms rattle the Bahamas

Thunderstorms rattle the Bahamas A FRESH round of thunderstorms moved in over the northern and central Bahamas yesterday as Tropical Storm Debby made landfall in northwestern Florida. The storm came ashore near the community of Steinhatchee late yesterda

Concerns raised about summer job programme

Concerns raised about summer job programme BY DENISE MAYCOCK Tribune Freeport Reporter FREEPORT - FNM MPs Peter Turnquest and Neko Grant are raising concerns over the lack information and notice provided to the public regardin

AUSTRALIAN COMMISSIONER welcomed by prime minister

AUSTRALIAN COMMISSIONER welcomed by prime minister PRIME Minister Perry Christie welcomes Philip Kentwell, Australian High Commissioner to the Bahamas, during a courtesy call at the office of the Prime Minister on Cable Beach on Wednesday.

DIRECTOR of OPBAT Operations, Commander Louie Parks, with the Youth Express campers at the RBDF base.

THE winners of the first "Youth Express" essay, rap and poetry contest participated in an Operation Bahamas Turks and Caicos helicopter demonstration at the Royal Bahamas Defence Force Base at Coral Harbour. The 29 students, ages 11-15, had the opportunit

Prudent fiscal management the key

Prudent fiscal management the key IN A BID to counteract the difficulties facing the Bahamian economy, the government said it will focus on more prudent fiscal management. During the annual general meeting of the Bahamas Institute of Chartered Accountant