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THE BAHAMAS – Search still on for Haitian immigrants

THE BAHAMAS – Search still on for Haitian immigrants

NASSAU – More than a week after a large empty sloop was discovered on the shoreline of Adelaide Beach, immigration officers have still not captured any of the Haitians suspected to have been on board, according to Kirklyn Neely, head of the Immigration Department’s Enforcement Unit. However, Neely said the intensive search continues. Over the […]

THE BAHAMAS – Mitchell demands turnquest apologise

THE BAHAMAS – Mitchell demands turnquest apologise

NASSAU – Senator Fred Mitchell has demanded an apology from Finance Minister K Peter Turnquest, saying his comments regarding the former Christie administration’s handling of $42m from a $150m loan borrowed in the wake of Hurricane Matthew were “misleading”. Last month, Mr Turnquest told parliamentarians the Minnis administration was only able to trace $108m of […]

THE BAHAMAS – Two charged in $80k post office scam

THE BAHAMAS – Two charged in $80k post office scam

NASSAU – A Former female Post Office employee and a businessman were charged in Magistrate’s Court with defrauding the Bahamas government of over $80,000 in a six-month period. Darnell Kemp Lightbourne, 47, and Quinton Ewing, 49, both appeared before Magistrate Samuel McKinney, each facing six counts of fraud by false pretences and one count each […]

BAHAMAS – PM warns: stay indoors and heed all warnings

BAHAMAS – PM warns: stay indoors and heed all warnings

NASSAU – Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis today made his final plea to residents across the country ahead of Hurricane Irma, urging people to stay indoors and “heed” all warnings associated with the storm’s passage. During a national address which was broadcast live via local television and radio stations, Dr Minnis again underscored the seriousness […]

BAHAMAS – Emergency evacuations . .Southeastern Bahamas residents move out as Irma Approaches

BAHAMAS – Emergency evacuations . .Southeastern Bahamas residents move out as Irma Approaches

NASSAU – Scores of Bahamians from the southern islands have begun arriving in the capital, Nassau as they heed a desperate call from Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis to flee their homes as an ominous Hurricane Irma makes a trek towards The Bahamas. In a national address yesterday evening, Minnis warned his countrymen they were […]

BAHAMAS – Hundreds demand refunds from Ponzi scheme

BAHAMAS – Hundreds demand refunds from Ponzi scheme

NASSAU – Hundreds of Bahamians stormed the offices of “asue” holders company, Pineapple Express this morning to recover their monies from the business that regulators have described as a Ponzi scheme. Police had to be called to control the angry customers who were part of the asue – a system of saving money, and financing. […]

BAHAMAS – 36 charges

BAHAMAS – 36 charges

NASSAU – Former Minister of Labour and National Insurance Shane Gibson was taken into police custody yesterday afternoon, after voluntarily presenting himself to the Central Detective Unit to assist officers with an ongoing investigation, The Tribune understands. Gibson was expected to be held overnight and a decision should be made by noon today as to […]

BAHAMAS – Ninth murder in two weeks

BAHAMAS – Ninth murder in two weeks

NASSAU – A shooting following an argument between a group of men in Fox Hill on Tuesday morning ended with the country recording its ninth murder in two weeks. According to officer-in-charge of the Central Detective Unit, Chief Superintendent Solomon Cash, the scene was played out on Armbrister Street as the deceased, and another man, […]

Shark attacks woman in Bahamas

Shark attacks woman in Bahamas

NASSAU –– A shark attack has left a woman from Switzerland nursing severe wounds in hospital, police reported yesterday. “Preliminary information indicates shortly after noon, this woman was on a private snorkeling trip in waters near Rose Island when she was attacked by a shark,” Senior Assistant Commissioner of Police Stephen Dean said. “The woman was […]

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