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BAHAMAS – Clean-up begins after blaze at Rand Memorial

BAHAMAS – Clean-up begins after blaze at Rand Memorial

NASSAU – Clean-up efforts are underway at the Rand Memorial Hospital following Friday’s fire and some of the evacuated patients are now back in the hospital. Health Minister Dr Duane Sands reported that 20 of the 48 patients transferred to the Pro-Cathedral of Christ the King were returned to the hospital by 2am Saturday, and […]

BAHAMAS – Empty seats as fans stay away

BAHAMAS – Empty seats as fans stay away

NASSAU – Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Michael Pintard said it is too early to say if the Commonwealth Youth Games will yield a viable return on the government’s $7m investment despite a meagre turnout on opening night, adding: “Investments are not just financial.” Attendance at the opening ceremony Tuesday night at the Thomas […]

BAHAMAS – No witch hunt – Dames

BAHAMAS – No witch hunt – Dames

NASSAU – Minister of Health Dr Duane Sands suggested yesterday additional bombshell arrests may be on the horizon once police are able to gather evidence on the myriad of allegations brought to officials. “I think the public will find that there will be a number of individuals who will be brought before the courts if […]

BAHAMAS – Man on bail for murder shot dead

BAHAMAS – Man on bail for murder shot dead

NASSAU – A 33-year-old man on bail for murder, who was being electronically monitored, was shot multiple times and killed late Friday night. The killing took place shortly after 10pm off Nassau Street and brought the country’s murder count to 70 for the year, according to The Tribune’s records. Assistant Commissioner of Police Clayton Fernander […]

BAHAMAS – Two face rape allegations

BAHAMAS – Two face rape  allegations

NASSAU – Two men — a Bahamian and an American — were remanded to prison yesterday after they were separately arraigned concerning sexual assault allegations. Cleveland Antonio Musgrove, 23, of Kemp Road was accused of allegedly raping a 24-year-old woman on Monday, June 12. According to initial reports from police, shortly after 1:30 p.m. on […]

Murders in Bahamas up 22 per cent

Murders in Bahamas up 22 per cent

NASSAU –– There have been 66 murders so far this year, representing a 22 per cent increase compared to the same period in 2016, Minister of National Security Marvin Dames told the House of Assembly last night. Dames also revealed that the government has disbanded the former administration’s controversial National Intelligence Agency (NIA) — which was […]

Call for youth involvement in tourism

Call for youth involvement in tourism

Tourism officials in the region are being urged to give youth “a permanent seat at the table” if they want their tourism product to remain viable. This suggestion has come from 22-year-old parliamentary secretary in the Ministry of Tourism in the Bahamas Travis Robinson. Addressing the Caribbean Students Colloquium during Caribbean Week on Wednesday, Robinson […]

BAHAMAS – Three killed over holiday weekend

BAHAMAS – Three killed over holiday weekend

NASSAU – A man was shot multiple times and killed yesterday afternoon in front of his home off Mackey Street – and another man died in hospital after a later shooting on Mackey Street and Wulff Road – bringing the total of murders over the holiday period to three. The first killing yesterday took place […]

BAHAMAS – No work permits if Bahamian can do job

BAHAMAS – No work permits if Bahamian can do job

NASSAU – A directive from newly installed Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis stipulates that Bahamians must fill all available posts before any consideration is given to foreigners. In fact, Minister of Labour Dion Foulkes made it clear that he has already been “very strict” in approving labour certificates for work permits and has denied or […]

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