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Defence Forces could join police on the streets

DEFENCE Force officers could join or replace police officers on street patrols and other operations, Minister of State for National Security Keith Bell said yesterday.

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PLP: Supercop visit was political stunt

THE PLP criticised the visit of former New York police commissioner William Bratton in an effort to gain "political points and votes", Minister of National Security Tommy Turnquest said yesterday.

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Police 'calm tensions' after fatal stabbing

Police 'calm tensions' after fatal stabbing By SANCHESKA BROWN Tribune Staff Reporter sbrown@tribunemedia.net POLICE in Abaco have moved quickly to "calm tensions" after a Bahamian man was allegedly stabbed to death by a man of Haitian descent on Satu

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PLP boycotted stadium opening

PLP officials confirmed they boycotted the opening of the National Stadium on Saturday, claiming it was an "obscene ceremony geared toward getting votes for

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Family of girl killed by bus takes legal advice

Family of girl killed by bus takes legal advice THE family of the 4-year-old girl who was accidentally struck and killed by a bus last week is seeking legal advice, The Tribune has learned. This comes after it was confirmed by police that the man driving

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BASTIAN BLASTS BRAN IN DNA ROW

By SANCHESKA BROWN Tribune Staff Reporter sbrown@tribunemedia.net BAMBOO Town MP Branville McCartney appointed himself leader of the DNA despite suggestions that he was elected internally, former party member Whitney Bastian has claimed. In an interview

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CANDIDATE HITS OUT AT 'SUBSERVIENT' MPS

CANDIDATE HITS OUT AT 'SUBSERVIENT' MPS By SANCHESKA BROWN Tribune Staff Reporter sbrown@tribunemedia.net FORMER Member of Parliament for South Andros Whitney Bastian hit out at the "subservient nature" of sitting members of Parliament yesterday. Mr Ba

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MINISTER CALLS FOR MORE CCTV

MINISTER CALLS FOR MORE CCTV By SANCHESKA BROWN Tribune Staff Reporter sbrown@tribunemedia.net NATIONAL Security Minister Tommy Turnquest yesterday confirmed the appointment of two new Assistant Commissioners of Police. Mr Turnquest also revealed the s

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SCHOOL RENAMED AFTER EDUCATOR

SCHOOL RENAMED AFTER EDUCATOR BELOVED Andros educator Reverend Bertram Newton was the first to be honoured in the month-long renaming schedule for several public schools in the country. Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham traveled to Andros on Friday, to offi

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LONG ISLAND FOR LORETTA

By SANCHESKA BROWN Tribune Staff Reporter sbrown@tribunemedia.net MONTAGU MP Loretta Butler-Turner has been nominated as the FNM candidate for Long Island, replacing current MP Larry Cartwright, The Tribune has been unofficially informed. Sources suggest

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BLAZE BURNS FOR EIGHT HOURS

By SANCHESKA BROWN Tribune Staff Reporter sbrown@tribunemedia.net IT TOOK firefighters more than eight hours to extinguish a huge fire that spread to across more than an entire acre at its height. Director of Fire Services Assistant Superintendent Walter

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Christie expects early election

By SANCHESKA BROWN Tribune Staff Reporter sbrown@tribunemedia.net PLP LEADER Perry Christie said if media reports regarding the resignation of two FNM MP's are true, he expects there to be an early election. Speaking with The Tribune, Mr Christie said if

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Murdered teen was victim in rape case

THE young girl who was found dead in Blue Water Cay has been identified as 17-year-old Candice Major, who police sources say was the alleged victim in a rape case before the courts. The sources say before her body was dumped in a rocky area of Fox Hill on

Break-in at government building

POLICE still have no idea who broke into and ransacked a government building in Eight Mile Rock, Grand Bahama. Police say that at about 7:40am Wednesday, an employee reported to work and discovered the office was broken into and ransacked. The Environment

BANK HIT BY RAIDERS

By SANCHESKA BROWNTribune Staff Reportersbrown@tribunemedia.netMASKED men broke into a branch of Scotiabank early yesterday morning, started a small fire and destroyed an automated cash machine before leaving empty handed.The would-be thieves broke i

CHRISTIE EXPECTS EARLY VOTE

By SANCHESKA BROWN Tribune Staff Reporter sbrown@tribunemedia.net PLP LEADER Perry Christie said if media reports regarding the resignation of two FNM MP's are true, he expects there to be an early election. Speaking with The Tribune, Mr Christie said if

BRAN RUBBISHES BASTIAN'S CLAIMS OVER PARTY

By SANCHESKA BROWN Tribune Staff Reporter sbrown@tribunemedia.net BAMBOO Town MP Branville McCartney denied claims yesterday that he started the DNA party with former MP for South Andros, Whitney Bastian. Mr Bastian told reporters at a press conference

MURDERED 17-YEAR-OLD WAS VICTIM IN RAPE CASE

THE young girl who was found dead in Blue Water Cay has been identified as 17-year-old Candice Major, who police sources say was the alleged victim in a rape case before the courts. The sources say before her body was dumped in a rocky area of Fox Hill on

CHRISTIE EXPECTS EARLY VOTE

By SANCHESKA BROWN Tribune Staff Reporter sbrown@tribunemedia.net PLP LEADER Perry Christie said if media reports regarding the resignation of two FNM MP's are true, he expects there to be an early election. Speaking with The Tribune, Mr Christie said if

44 KILLED ON ROADS IN 2011

By SANCHESKA BROWN Tribune Staff Reporter sbrown@tribunemedia.net THE Bahamas recorded 10,563 traffic accidents in 2011, with 44 of them being fatal, according to statistics from the Royal Bahamas Police Force. Of those accidents, 8,653 were in New Provi

MURDERED 17-YEAR-OLD WAS VICTIM IN RAPE CASE

THE young girl who was found dead in Blue Water Cay has been identified as 17-year-old Candice Major, who police sources say was the alleged victim in a rape case before the courts. The sources say before her body was dumped in a rocky area of Fox Hill on

MYSTERY OVER LATEST DEATHS

By SANCHESKA BROWN Tribune Staff Reporter sbrown@tribunemedia.net POLICE are still unsure about the circumstances that lead to the shooting deaths of two men over the weekend. The body of a man was found laying in the middle of the road hours after a HI

MAN HELD AS GUN FOUND

By SANCHESKA BROWN Tribune Staff Reporter sbrown@tribunemedia.net A 22-YEAR-OLD Kingston Street man is in police custody after the discovery of a handgun and ammunition. Police say at around 9.20pm on Tuesday, police patrolling Montrose Avenue noticed a

Fury as girl, 4, killed by bus

Fury as girl, 4, killed by bus By SANCHESKA BROWN Tribune Staff Reporter sbrown@tribunemedia.net EAST STREET erupted into chaos yesterday after a four-year-old girl was struck by a bus and killed. Police were forced to restrain an angry mob from attack

UNION WARY OF MEETING WITH MINISTER

By SANCHESKA BROWN Tribune Staff Reporter sbrown@tribunemedia.net UNION officials suspect a meeting with Labour Minister Dion Foulkes, scheduled for next week, is nothing but a "publicity stunt" with the general election looming. Sloane Smith, vice-pres

CAUSE OF FATAL HOUSE BLAZE REMAINS A MYSTERY

CAUSE OF FATAL HOUSE BLAZE REMAINS A MYSTERY By SANCHESKA BROWN Tribune Staff Reporter sbrown@tribunemedia.net POLICE still do not know the cause of a house fire that killed one man and left two children, ages 11 and 15, in hospital. Firefighters were a

CHRISTIE EXPECTS EARLY VOTE

By SANCHESKA BROWN Tribune Staff Reporter sbrown@tribunemedia.net PLP LEADER Perry Christie said if media reports regarding the resignation of two FNM MP's are true, he expects there to be an early election. Speaking with The Tribune, Mr Christie said if

Fishermen alive after five days adrift

Fishermen alive after five days adrift By SANCHESKA BROWN Tribune Staff Reporter sbrown@tribunemedia.net FOUR missing Andros fishermen have been rescued and returned to their families after being adrift at sea for five days. The men - Prince Jolly, Alla

UNION REPRESENTATIVES SKIP MEETING WITH LABOUR MINISTER

UNION REPRESENTATIVES SKIP MEETING WITH LABOUR MINISTER By SANCHESKA BROWN Tribune Staff Reporter sbrown@tribunemedia.net UNION representatives for customs and immigration officer did not show up for a scheduled meeting with Labour Minister Dion Foulke

CUSTOMS STAFF STAGE WALKOUT

By SANCHESKA BROWN Tribune Staff Reporter sbrown@tribunemedia.net CUSTOMS and Immigration Officers at the Lynden Pindling International Airport walked off the job yesterday morning, after a foul odour from raw sewerage became "unbearable", union official

MURDERED 17-YEAR-OLD WAS VICTIM IN RAPE CASE

THE young girl who was found dead in Blue Water Cay has been identified as 17-year-old Candice Major, who police sources say was the alleged victim in a rape case before the courts. The sources say before her body was dumped in a rocky area of Fox Hill on

MYSTERY OVER LATEST DEATHS

By SANCHESKA BROWN Tribune Staff Reporter sbrown@tribunemedia.net POLICE are still unsure about the circumstances that lead to the shooting deaths of two men over the weekend. The body of a man was found laying in the middle of the road hours after a HI

PRISONER SHOT IN ESCAPE BID

By SANCHESKA BROWN Tribune Staff Reporter sbrown@tribunemedia.net A PRISON inmate was shot yesterday morning after managing to escape custody while at the hospital. Dorion Ambrister, 28, escaped by jumping through a bathroom window at the Princess Marga

THREE HELD FOR ARMED ROBBERY

THREE HELD FOR ARMED ROBBERY By LAMECH JOHNSON ljohnson@tribunemedia.net THREE men are detained at Her Majesty's Prison after being arraigned in Magistrate's Court on multiple armed robbery and conspiracy charges. Drew Albury Burnside, 24; Pedro Willia

MARIJUANA WORTH $500,000 SEIZED

MARIJUANA WORTH $500,000 SEIZED By SANCHESKA BROWN Tribune Staff Reporter sbrown@tribunemedia.net DRUG Enforcement Unit officers seized nearly $500,000 worth of marijuana during a drug bust in eastern New Providence over the weekend. Acting on a tip,

$5M DEAL SIGNED TO UPGRADE ZNS TELEVISION TO HIGH DEFINITION

By SANCHESKA BROWN Tribune Staff Reporter sbrown@tribunemedia.net OFFICIALS at the Broadcasting Corporation of the Bahamas signed contracts worth $5 million yesterday to upgrade ZNS Television from an analog broadcasting system to high definition. Kit D

ALMOST $18,000 CONFISCATED OVER FALSE DECLARATION AT AIRPORT

By LAMECH JOHNSON ljohnson@tribunemedia.net NEARLY $18,000 was confiscated from two Canadians in Magistrate's Court yesterday after they pleaded guilty to making a false declaration at the Lynden Pindling International Airport. Jacob Meyer, 24, and Kelly

DELAY FOR CASE OF MAN ACCUSED OF STABBING BROTHER

By LAMECH JOHNSON ljohnson@tribunemedia.net THE Supreme Court murder trial of a man accused of his brother's stabbing death on Valentine's Day last year was postponed yesterday morning. Because a 12-member jury was not empanelled before yesterday's proc

OPPOSITION SNIPES AT GRAND BAHAMA PROMISE

By SANCHESKA BROWN Tribune Staff Reporter sbrown@tribunemedia.net DESPITE promising to build a better future for Grand Bahamians, Prime Minster Hubert Ingraham and the FNM will only continue to "wreck, ignore and neglect" the nation's second city, accord

MAGISTRATE'S ERROR IN CHILD RAPIST CASE

By LAMECH JOHNSON ljohnson@tribunemedia.net SENIOR Justice Jon Isaacs remitted the sentencing of a convicted child rapist, who pleaded guilty to robbery, back to Magistrate's Court on the basis that the Magistrate who referred the matter made a technical

MARIJUANA WORTH $500,000 SEIZED

MARIJUANA WORTH $500,000 SEIZED By SANCHESKA BROWN Tribune Staff Reporter sbrown@tribunemedia.net DRUG Enforcement Unit officers seized nearly $500,000 worth of marijuana during a drug bust in eastern New Providence over the weekend. Acting on a tip,

THREE HELD FOR ARMED ROBBERY

THREE HELD FOR ARMED ROBBERY By LAMECH JOHNSON ljohnson@tribunemedia.net THREE men are detained at Her Majesty's Prison after being arraigned in Magistrate's Court on multiple armed robbery and conspiracy charges. Drew Albury Burnside, 24; Pedro Willia

CHRISTIE EXPECTS EARLY VOTE

By SANCHESKA BROWN Tribune Staff Reporter sbrown@tribunemedia.net PLP LEADER Perry Christie said if media reports regarding the resignation of two FNM MP's are true, he expects there to be an early election. Speaking with The Tribune, Mr Christie said if

ROADWORKS ON COURSE FOR SUMMER FINISH

By SANCHESKA BROWN Tribune Staff Reporter sbrown@tribunemedia.net THE NEW Providence Road Improvement Project is on target to be completed by the summer, Ministry of Works officials promised yesterday. Ministry spokeswoman Shenique Albury said despite k

MAGISTRATE'S ERROR IN CHILD RAPIST CASE

By LAMECH JOHNSON ljohnson@tribunemedia.net SENIOR Justice Jon Isaacs remitted the sentencing of a convicted child rapist, who pleaded guilty to robbery, back to Magistrate's Court on the basis that the Magistrate who referred the matter made a technical

Fury as girl, 4, killed by bus

Fury as girl, 4, killed by bus By SANCHESKA BROWN Tribune Staff Reporter sbrown@tribunemedia.net EAST STREET erupted into chaos yesterday after a four-year-old girl was struck by a bus and killed. Police were forced to restrain an angry mob from attack

DELAY FOR CASE OF MAN ACCUSED OF STABBING BROTHER

By LAMECH JOHNSON ljohnson@tribunemedia.net THE Supreme Court murder trial of a man accused of his brother's stabbing death on Valentine's Day last year was postponed yesterday morning. Because a 12-member jury was not empanelled before yesterday's proc

PM: 'ECONOMY TO GROW BY 2.8%'

PM: 'economy to grow by 2.8%' DESPITE the economic challenges of 2011, Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham indicated last night that the Bahamas' economy is expected to grow by 2.8 per cent for 2012 - up from the near two per cent growth experienced in the pr

BAIL HEARING DELAYED

By LAMECH JOHNSON ljohnson@tribunemedia.net THE bail hearing of convicted drug dealer Melvin Maycock Sr in the Court of Appeal has been delayed to Friday morning due to the absence of a judge. The 47-year-old appeared in appellate court yesterday morning

ALMOST $18,000 CONFISCATED OVER FALSE DECLARATION AT AIRPORT

By LAMECH JOHNSON ljohnson@tribunemedia.net NEARLY $18,000 was confiscated from two Canadians in Magistrate's Court yesterday after they pleaded guilty to making a false declaration at the Lynden Pindling International Airport. Jacob Meyer, 24, and Kelly

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