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BAHAMAS – School stabbing

BAHAMAS – School stabbing

NASSAU – A teenage boy is in critical condition in hospital after he was stabbed multiple times during a brawl at Government High School yesterday morning which left two other students injured. The fight took place shortly after 11 a.m. on the school’s Yellow Elder Gardens campus. The three teens were injured during the argument […]

BAHAMAS – Thirteen fired

BAHAMAS – Thirteen fired

NASSAU –– Police Commissioner Ellison Greenslade fired 13 people from the Royal Bahamas Police Force in 2016 for misconduct and betrayal of the public trust. His comments came as the crime statistics the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) released Wednesday also revealed that 167 complaints were made against police officers by members of the public […]

THE BAHAMAS – Archdeacon: Black people breed too much

THE BAHAMAS – Archdeacon: Black people breed too much

NASSAU –– Anglican Archdeacon James Palacious said on Tuesday that “black people breed too much”, adding that Bahamian women “should stop having babies” they cannot afford. Addressing a crowd of supporters at the end of a march to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Majority Rule on the Southern Recreation Grounds, Archdeacon Palacious said unless “we […]

BAHAMAS – Govt would reject $2.1b fishing proposal – PM

BAHAMAS – Govt would reject $2.1b fishing proposal – PM

NASSAU – Prime Minister Perry Christie emphatically stated Monday that the proposed $2.1b agri-fisheries venture with Chinese investors at the centre of widespread public controversy would never have been approved by his government. Christie spoke directly to the infamous proposal as he pushed back against claims from the Official Opposition that the government’s bid to establish […]

BAHAMAS – Firefighters tackle ‘very large’ bush fires

BAHAMAS – Firefighters tackle ‘very large’ bush fires

NASSAU – Firefighters are battling two “very large” bush fires in New Providence on Friday that are producing large plumes of thick, black smoke over surrounding communities. Fire Chief Superintendent Walter Evans said the latest fire, in the Grey Terrance off Bernard Road, is threatening homes in the immediate area and also releasing harmful emissions […]

BAHAMAS – Govt considers hurricane tax

BAHAMAS – Govt considers hurricane tax

NASSAU – When it meets Tuesday, Cabinet may consider introducing and implementing a special tax to help finance Hurricane Matthew repair and recovery efforts, Prime Minister Perry Christie said Monday. If implemented, such a tax may be imposed in a way that has a “minimal impact on people”, he added. His statement came as he […]

CARICOM rallies support for hurricane-ravaged country

CARICOM rallies support for hurricane-ravaged country

Barbados and its Caribbean Community (CARICOM) neighbours are being asked not to abandon hurricane-hit Haiti and The Bahamas following the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew last week. CARICOM is rallying support to help meet the most pressing needs in the two member states as they embark on a recovery and rehabilitation process. During a CARICOM […]

BAHAMAS – Relief on the way

BAHAMAS – Relief on the way

NASSAU – In hard-hit North Andros, disaster management officials are in the recovery stage, distributing relief aid and building materials to hurricane victims. Senior Deputy Administrator Ivan Ferguson told The Tribune Tuesday that cell service in his district was intermittent, with only “little pockets” of connectivity. When he spoke to The Tribune on Tuesday afternoon, […]

BAHAMAS – Baha Mar buyer ‘has met’ Govt requirements

BAHAMAS – Baha Mar buyer ‘has met’ Govt requirements

NASSAU – While he remained tightlipped over key details concerning the shuttered Baha Mar resort – among them the identity of the shortlisted potential buyer — Prime Minister Perry Christie Monday revealed that the “huge enterprise” has met the government’s requirements for a world-class developer. Christie said the principals of the would-be purchaser met with […]

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