Category: Bahamas

BAHAMAS – Woman killed after tour boat explodes

NASSAU – An American woman was killed and ten others injured after the boat they were on exploded in waters off Barraterre, Exuma, early Saturday. Police said the engine on the boat exploded, causing the vessel to catch fire. The boat, a Four C’s Adventures craft, was carrying ten American passengers and two Bahamian crew […]

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BAHAMAS – Seven-year-old boy dies in shooting

NASSAU – A seven-year-old boy was fatally shot outside of his Piper Lane home this morning as he was on his way to his last day of school. The victim, identified by relatives as Cameron Cooper, was the third person shot and the second to die in two separate incidents in the Wilson Tract/Homestead Street […]

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REGIONAL – Vat to rise from 7.5 to 12 per cent in Bahamas

NASSAU – Just three and a half years after value-added tax (VAT) was introduced in The Bahamas at a rate of 7.5 percent, the government will raise the tax to 12 percent, Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest announced today. The increase will come into effect on July 1. Turnquest said this revenue generating measure is […]

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THE BAHAMAS – Girl beaten by guardians taken into care

NASSAU – A girl severely beaten by her guardians in videos that recently went viral has been taken into the custody of the state, The Tribune understands. An official at the ministry of social services said she is most likely residing in a children’s home. The footage of her beating earlier this month sparked a […]

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THE BAHAMAS – I can’t let my child walk home alone, says father

NASSAU – Parents of Stephen Dillet Primary School students are fearful after a young girl was assaulted near the school on Monday afternoon. The attack on the 12-year-old girl on Darling Street shortly after 3 p.m. Monday came after an eight-year-old girl was assaulted off Bailou Hill Road last month. One parent told The Tribune […]

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THE BAHAMAS – Family says they wanted the death penalty for child killer

NASSAU – While the 55-year prison sentence of Kofhe Goodman, 42, for the murder of 11-year-old Marco Archer was not the result Marco’s family members expected, the feeling of closure nears as they continue to grapple with the loss of their son and brother. On Monday, Supreme Court Justice Carolita Bethel determined that she could […]

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THE BAHAMAS – Cleared man sues govt after being held in detention after not guilty verdict

NASSAU – A man recently acquitted of murdering another man on Potter’s Cay Dock a day before his birthday three years ago is suing the government for unlawfully detaining him for some five days after he was found not guilty of the crime. Denico Bowe is suing the government for the “unhygienic and inhumane” conditions […]

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Bajan gold medalist disqualified

Kyle Gale’s CARIFTA glory has been shortlived. Following last night’s final at the Thomas Robinson Stadium, he was disqualified today after a jury reviewed his gold medal performance in the Under 17 400 metre dash and found that he had infringed rule 163 (3a) which specifically states that “in all races run in lanes, each […]

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Barbados wins CARIFTA gold

Kyle Gale has won CARIFTA glory for Barbados. Earlier tonight, the St Michael School student not only won the island’s first gold medal in the regional three-day tournament at the Thomas Robinson Stadium in the Bahamas, but he also smashed retired Jamaican sensation Usain Bolt’s Under 17 400 metre record in the process. With a […]

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THE BAHAMAS – Seven People Swept Off Bridge by severe sea swells Rescued

NASSAU – Seven people had to be rescued from waters off Eleuthera yesterday after being swept off the Glass Window Bridge by severe sea swells. The incident came after several other life-threatening circumstances were reported at or near the bridge this week. According to chief superintendent Stephen Adderley, officer in-charge of the Eleuthera Division, the […]

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THE BAHAMAS – Stop school beatings

West Grand Bahama and Bimini public educators are moving to eliminate corporal punishment within schools, a move The Tribune was told is part of a wider effort to stamp out the practice nationally. Ministry of education district superintendent Ivan Butler confirmed to The Tribune the practice may be fully discontinued within his district before the […]

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THE BAHAMAS – Officers Justified In Shooting Two Men Dead

NASSAU – The jury in a coroner’s inquest into the shooting deaths of Jeffrey Smith and John Aristotle found yesterday their deaths were “lawful” and committed in “self-defence”. Nearly a half hour after being excused by coroner Jeanine Weech-Gomez to deliberate on a verdict of lawful or unlawful killing, the four women and one man […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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