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TOO SOON: CPSA suggests Bahamas should not adopt CDC’s maskless policy

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Consultant Physicians Staff Association (CPSA) President Dr Sabriquet Pinder-Butler suggested yesterday that not enough is known about... read more »

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“CHECK MY HISTORY”: PM dismisses accusations of govt using public purse for campaign travel

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday dismissed accusations of the Free National Movement (FNM) campaigning on the... read more »

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Pilot and passengers walked away from ditched plane after engine caught ablaze

AAIA: Probable cause of accident a “catastrophic failure” of a cylinder of the left engine NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A 57-year-old... read more »

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ALL WILL BE DONE: PM assures campaign promises will be fulfilled, but “priorities had to be shifted”

PM: All islands except New Providence and Grand Bahama could have curfew removed NASSAU, BAHAMAS — As the Free National... read more »

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DYING DOWN: Vaccine demand flattening, says committee co-chair

National vaccine committee looking to renew public interest in getting the jab NASSAU, BAHAMAS — National COVID-19 Vaccine Consultative Committee... read more »

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“ANY DAY NOW”: Bahamas will continue to issue first and second doses while awaiting vaccine balance arrival

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — National COVID-19 Vaccine Consultative Committee Co-Chair Ed Fields said yesterday The Bahamas is expected to receive the... read more »

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PM receives second dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Fully vaccinated individuals not required to submit RT-PCR test when traveling within Bahamas  NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Prime Minister Dr Hubert... read more »

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Johnson: Shantytown demolition is in “best interest of The Bahamas”

Demolition of unregulated structures in The Farm expected to continue today NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Minister of Immigration Elsworth Johnson said... read more »

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SECOND JAB: Vaccine committee to rollout second doses of AstraZeneca today

More than 36,000 doses of the vaccine administered in-country NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Nearly two months after the government began administering... read more »

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FALSE ALARM: Health officials say employee’s death not linked to COVID vaccine

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A Baha Mar employee who received the COVID-19 vaccine and subsequently collapsed and died was not as... read more »

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FINAL COUNTDOWN: Govt set to demolish more homes in The Farm today

Some Farm residents with nowhere to go say they will “wait and see” what happens ABACO, BAHAMAS — After placing... read more »

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A CALL FOR PRAYER: Bishop Hanchell diagnosed with stomach cancer

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Renowned religious leader Bishop Walter Hanchell, president of Great Commission Ministries and chairman of Citizens for Justice,... read more »

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Dames: Sex offenders register within two months

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Infrastructure, resources and personnel could be in place to fully establish The Bahamas sex offenders registry within... read more »

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US to export 10 percent of vaccine supplies to other countries by July 4

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The United States will export at least 10 percent of its stock of COVID-19 vaccines to other... read more »

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Teachers are fearful amid COVID cases, says BUT president

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Bahamas Union of Teachers (BUT) President Belinda Wilson yesterday urged education officials to shore up health and... read more »

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REPORT: Ill-fated Bimini plane reached an altitude of 40 feet and crashed seconds later

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — An aircraft that crashed in shallow waters off the runway of South Bimini International Airport, killing one... read more »

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Court of Appeal refuses SkyBahamas’ Privy Council bid

“Loss of use” damages to be retried in the Supreme Court NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Court of Appeal has refused to... read more »

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WET WEATHER INCOMING: Another active hurricane season projected for 2021

Meteorologists predicting 17-18 named storms, eight hurricanes and three to four major hurricanes  NASSAU, BAHAMAS — With hurricane season fast... read more »

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LINE DRAWN: BUT pres. “You failed us, we’re going to fail you”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — “You failed us, we’re going to fail you,” said Bahamas Nurse Union (BNU) President Amancha Williams, making... read more »

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“POORLY HANDLED”: House Speaker says testing of parliamentarians at OPM was “purely political”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Speaker of the House of Assembly Halson Moultrie said yesterday that the COVID testing of parliamentarians and... read more »