Category: Bahamas

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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