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MULLING IT OVER: Legal advice being sought on special voting privilege for storm victims

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Speaker of the House of Assembly Halson Moultrie said yesterday that the Constituencies Commission has sought the... read more »

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AT YOUR OWN PERIL: Dames warns would-be criminals not to exchange gunfire with police

National security minister hints sex offenders registry and more body-worn cameras soon to come NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Renewing a cautionary... read more »

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“PICEWELL DESERVED BETTER”: Johnson lambastes PLP’s treatment of old guard

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Minister of Immigration Elsworth Johnson yesterday lamented Opposition Leader Philip Brave Davis’ treatment of several senior and... read more »

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DISCHARGED: Former PM well enough to continue recovery at home

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham was discharged from Doctor’s Hospital yesterday after being admitted to the Intensive... read more »

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READY TO OWN: Some shantytown residents keen for govt land offer, others skeptical

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — While some residents of at least three unregulated communities, otherwise known as shantytowns, expressed an eagerness yesterday... read more »

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CONUNDRUM: D’Aguilar says Grand Lucayan sale “challenged”, but deal on the “home stretch”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — While “difficult”, the sale of the Grand Lucayan resort on Grand Bahama to Royal Caribbean and the... read more »

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“IT’S THAT SEASON”: Humes awaiting FNM ratification process to “run its course”

Five incumbents, excluding PM, awaiting renomination NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Fort Charlotte MP Mark Humes, who is among the last of... read more »

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CO-PRIME MINISTER?: DPM to run govt while PM focuses on youth empowerment

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis said yesterday that if the Free National Movement (FNM) is successful in... read more »

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DELAYED: Sandals Royal Bahamian pushes back reopening to May 1

D’Aguilar suggests resorts responding to “enormous” amount of reduced airlift NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Sandals Resorts International (SRI) has once again... read more »

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THE PRICE TAG FOR JUSTICE: Environmentalists given 30 days to come up with $200,000 to proceed with oil drilling judicial review

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The environmental groups involved in judicial review proceedings of exploratory oil drilling in The Bahamas will be... read more »

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NEW STUDY: Pfizer, AstraZeneca proving effective in over 65s

Vaccine has yet to arrive in-country, missing expected arrival date NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A first dose of coronavirus vaccines, Pfizer... read more »

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Baha Mar cites business levels of pandemic restrictions for new round of layoffs

700 workers return to work as SLS and Rosewood reopen this week NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Baha Mar said its decision... read more »

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Ingraham transferred out of ICU, recovering well

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham, who was diagnosed with the coronavirus and admitted to Doctor’s Hospital last... read more »

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MODEL FOR MARIJUANA: Govt looking to other jurisdictions as cannabis bill advances

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Attorney General Carl Bethel said yesterday draftspersons are in possession of marijuana legislation from around the region... read more »

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PAHO: Bahamas positioned to make “best decision” with vaccine distribution

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Assistant Director Dr Jarbas Barbosa indicated yesterday The Bahamas can make the... read more »

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UNCONSTITUTIONAL: Speaker to bring end to govt circumventing “question time”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Interrupting an exchange between Bamboo Town MP Renward Wells and Opposition Leader Philip Brave Davis on the... read more »

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MORE THAN JANE DOES: Nygard accuser says alleged victims are not their “sexual injustice”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Richette Ross, a former employee of Canadian fashion mogul and Lyford Cay estate owner Peter Nygard, said... read more »

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“NO HESITATION”: Sir Arthur will take COVID-19 vaccine

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Former Governor General Sir Arthur Foulkes said he will take Oxford’s AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes... read more »

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Johnson: Bahamians frustrated but not blaming govt

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — While acknowledging the high level of frustration among the Bahamian people, Minister of Financial Services, Trade and... read more »

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Bannister: Electorate will judge FNM on “what we have done”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Minister of Public Works Desmond Bannister expressed confidence today that the electorate recognizes the leadership it has... read more »