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Public servants given scam alert

LABOUR and Public Service Minister Pia Glover-Rolle has warned public servants about a possible internet scam targeting them.

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Tributes paid after death of prominent lawyer Shurland

THE Bahamas legal community is mourning the sudden death of prominent criminal attorney Carlson Shurland, KC, who was found unresponsive at his residence in Grand Bahama on Monday.

Fears over air travel cost for medical care

BIMINI residents who travel to New Providence for medical treatment are worried about increased passenger facility fees, which are compounding their stress and financial challenges.

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Mom’s horror at son’s death

THE mother of a 28-year-old man killed on Sunday after an argument outside a bar said she walked barefoot to the hospital in disbelief to see if her son was truly gone.

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Police ‘seeing persons’ in probe over voice notes

POLICE Commissioner Clayton Fernander said officers from the Security and Intelligence Branch are “seeing persons” and “documenting” information so far in their probe surrounding leaked voice notes, adding the controversy has affected the morale of officers.

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Haitian rapper missing in Bahamas

A POPULAR Haitian rapper with more than one million Instagram followers reportedly went missing in The Bahamas around July 4, prompting a frantic effort from his family to locate him.

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'Legalise marijuana for recreational use'

FORMER Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis, whose administration did not bring cannabis legislation to the House of Assembly, said the substance should be legalised for recreational use in The Bahamas.

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Interest groups hopeful on marijuana legislation

TWO interest groups that expressed concerns about the Davis administration's cannabis legislation backed down from their harsh positions and said they are hopeful their complaints will be addressed.

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PM: Cannabis law ‘long time coming’

THE Bahamas moved closer to legalising cannabis for medical and religious use yesterday when parliamentarians debated a compendium of bills in the House of Assembly.

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‘Voice note scandal the worst since drug era’

FORMER Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis said the controversy surrounding the Royal Bahamas Police Force after the leak of voice notes is among the most severe corruption scandals the country has faced since the drug era of the 1970s and 1980s.

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Cabinet approves resumption of diplomatic presence in Haiti

FOREIGN Affairs Minister Fred Mitchell said Cabinet has approved resuming the country’s diplomatic presence in Haiti.

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New four-year industrial agreement signed between BTC and BCPOU

A NEW industrial agreement between the Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) and the Bahamas Communications & Public Officers Union (BCPOU) includes salary increases and lump sum payments.

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LOVE YA DOG: Senator says being a dog mom is a privilege

AFTER The Tribune called on readers to Love Ya Dog, responses are already starting to come in. Senator Michela Barnett-Ellis has spoken of her love for her pets, Storm and Max.

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Olympians give young people tips on skateboarding

SKATEBOARDING was introduced to young Bahamians on Grand Bahama during the first Skateboard Jamboree, which took place in Freeport at Goombayland on Saturday.

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Mangrove destruction prompts suspension of GB development

LAND development work on Queen’s Highway in Grand Bahama has been suspended because of concerns about the destruction of mangroves in the area.