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VACCINE PERKS: PM announces vaccination day for those vaccinated

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis has announced a vaccination day where he said individuals who have been... read more »

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Family of GHS stabbing victim fearful alleged assailants could finish job on bail

Alleged murder suspects of GHS student Kenn Paul granted bail NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The family of the 16-year-old survivor of... read more »

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Rolle, McAlpine and Symonette clash over FNM firings

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A row erupted in Parliament after Pineridge MP Frederick McAlpine accused the Minnis administration of terminating over... read more »

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NOT THERE YET: Forbes says The Bahamas remains in third wave, despite positive signs

New COVID infections decline by 39 percent week-over-week NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Director of the National HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Programme... read more »

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Straw vendors struggling to make ends meet amid market closure for more than a year

NASSAU, BAHAMAS  — President of the Straw Business Persons Association Esther Thompson said yesterday that while the homeporting of several major cruiseliners... read more »

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“DREAMS AND SCHEMES” McAlpine to PM: Stop whining and govern

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — As he delivered another scathing rebuke of the Minnis administration, Pineridge MP Frederick McAlpine said yesterday that... read more »

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Bahamas surpasses 12,000 COVID cases

New infections slowed by 15 percent week-over-week NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Bahamas hit another milestone over the weekend as the nation’s... read more »

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HURT AND HARM: Rolle says she suffered as a result of Cabinet “insinuation” surrounding her resignation

MP says drones flew over her under-construction home  NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Seabreeze MP Lanisha Rolle said the Cabinet Office’s incorrect... read more »

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Rolle: Incumbent MPs not afforded same opportunity as PM to seek reelection

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Seabreeze MP Lanisha Rolle said yesterday that she had the overwhelming support from Seabreeze constituency executives and... read more »

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BLOCKED: Supreme Court extends shantytown injunction to all of Abaco

Court says govt has authority to demolish, but must bring evidence to court first NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Supreme Court... read more »

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NATIONALISTS VACCINATE: Pharmacists assoc. president says anti-vaxxers do their families and society an ”injustice”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Caribbean Association of Pharmacists (CAP) President Dr Marvin Smith said yesterday that those who choose not to vaccinate themselves against the coronavirus do themselves,... read more »

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Symonette: The Bahamas is in better hands under an FNM govt

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — St Anne’s MP Brent Symonette yesterday delivered a scathing rebuke of the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP), insisting... read more »

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UNDER ORDERS: PM extends lockdowns on Andros and Cat Island for another week

PLP calls lockdown extension “unnecessary” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Due to ongoing concerns about the number of new coronavirus infections on... read more »

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EXODUS: BNU concerned about rate of public sector nurse departing amid third wave

Nurses cont. to leave public sector due to failed promises, “disrespect”, says Williams NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The rate of which nurses... read more »

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FINAL HURDLE: Constituencies commission to complete report on Monday

No special voting provision for displaced storm victims NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Constituencies Commission is expected to complete its highly-anticipated... read more »

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HAVE A LITTLE RESPECT: Fort Charlotte MP hits back at PM reference to FNM candidate taking his seat

Humes: I would just ask “my dear prime minister” to give me a little bit more respect NASSAU, BAHAMAS —... read more »

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PM announces VAT holiday for “critical” hurricane preparations next month

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday announced a value-added tax (VAT)-free holiday for “critical hurricane supplies and... read more »

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FREE US: Nursing students demonstrate in plea to graduate

PHA says logistics for re-entry of nursing students to be completed in short order NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A handful of... read more »

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“BULLISH AGENDA”: Christian Council flogs US hoisting of Pride flag as “diplomatic bullying”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Bahamas Christian Council said last night that while it supports the rights of each Bahamian to... read more »

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SAFETY NET: Social sector to receive nearly $70 million boost

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — More than $68 million will be injected into social services in the upcoming fiscal year as the... read more »