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Former parliamentary commissioner sets “record straight”

Lavado Duncanson named as acting parliamentary commissioner NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Former Parliamentary Commissioner Sherlyn Hall suggested yesterday that the recent... read more »

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Lavado Duncanson named as parliamentary commissioner

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The government has named Lavado Duncanson, the former deputy permanent secretary in the Office of the Prime... read more »

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Teachers union wants COVID testing for full return to classrooms

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Bahamas Union of Teachers (BUT) President Belinda Wilson said COVID testing of teachers and students is critical... read more »

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NGO calls on BPC to “come clean” on unpaid licensing fees

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Joseph Darville, chairman of Save The Bays (STB), one of two organizations granted leave for judicial review... read more »

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Riu furloughs 90 percent of staff until March

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Riu Hotels and Resorts has furloughed 90 percent of its staff complement while it prepares the premises for... read more »

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Bar associations joins calls for independence of Parliament

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Bahamas Bar Association President Kahlil Parker today called for full enactment of the Freedom of Information Act,... read more »

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Should The Bahamas independently review any vaccine approved by PAHO for wide distribution?

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PM: Trend in cases following holidays has been “manageable”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis said health officials will determine today the impact of New Year’s Day... read more »

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PM dismisses early election claims

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday shot down suggestions from the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) on an... read more »

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Dames: No short-term fix for decades of violence

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Minister of National Security Marvin Dames said while there has been commendable progress made in the fight... read more »

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41 percent of travelers fail to comply with follow-up testing protocol

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Forty-one percent of travelers who stayed five days or longer in The Bahamas failed to comply with... read more »

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COVID vaccine within second quarter of 2021

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Minister of Health Renward Wells said the government is “working on all fronts” to secure COVID-19 vaccines... read more »

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Minister remains tight-lipped on Turner’s transfer

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Minister of National Security Marvin Dames remained tight-lipped on why former Parliamentary Commissioner Philip Turner was transferred to... read more »

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Forbes suggests wider distribution of vaccines to avoid wastage

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Director of the National HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Programme Dr Nikkiah Forbes said while an effective vaccination program... read more »

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Four more cases on San Salvador

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — San Salvador, an island previously untouched by the coronavirus up until last Friday, has recorded another four... read more »

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Appeals court rules it was not “competent” for lower court to revise drug sentence

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The appellate court yesterday advised magistrates that once they have convicted and sentenced a defendant, they may... read more »

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Wells: Existing measures should “slow down and restrict” new COVID strain

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Minister of Health Renward Wells said while there is an expectation for the new COVID variant to... read more »

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Save The Bays “ecstatic” over oil drilling judicial review

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Chairman of Save The Bays Joe Darville, one of the environmental groups granted leave for judicial review... read more »

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GRANTED: Supreme Court grants leave for judicial review of exploratory oil drilling

Test well drilling to continue NASSAU, BAHAMAS  — Supreme Court Justice Petra Hanna-Weekes today granted applicants leave to seek judicial... read more »

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Forbes: “More people will die” from COVID variant if public lets guard down

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Director of the National HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Programme Dr Nikkiah Forbes said if a new COVID... read more »

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COVID cases on the rise

Holiday activities still not yet reflected in the data, says Forbes NASSAU, BAHAMAS — New coronavirus cases increased 16 percent... read more »