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BUT welcomes increased scholarships, VAT-free stimulus

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Bahamas Union of Teachers (BUT) President Belinda Wilson said yesterday while she is pleased with the continued... read more »

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Natl. lunch program, school bus contracts to be slashed by a quarter

Scholarship to UB, BTVI will increase in upcoming fiscal period NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The government’s budget allocations to the Department... read more »

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CLICO payments continue, albeit decreased

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — After steadily making progress to meet its commitment to pay out CLICO policyholders over the last three... read more »

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Appellate court quashes fine for juror who vacationed during murder trial

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Court of Appeal yesterday quashed the fine of a juror who went on vacation during a... read more »

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Churches “delighted” to resume worship in sanctuaries

Services to resume June 6; 30 percent of congregation to attend single service NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Bahamas Christian Council President... read more »

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“Resilience” budget reveals major allocation shifts

Social safety net bolstered, while govt. looks to boost digitization transformation NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Branded as the “Resilience Bahamas Plan’,... read more »

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80-year-old man is latest to contract COVID-19

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — An additional case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has been confirmed in The Bahamas, according to the... read more »

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PM: Unregulated street vendors will no longer be tolerated

Arawak Cay could reopen within 14 days NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis announced plans to clamp down... read more »

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PHASE 3: Churches, gaming houses, and some island beaches open

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis has moved the country into ‘Phase 3’ of its plan to re-open... read more »

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Sands back to work at PHA

Parliament exempts Elizabeth MP to engage in PHA employment contract NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Parliament has exempted Elizabeth MP Dr Duane... read more »

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Farmers need more details on govt. food security plan

$6 mil. allocated for food security NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest said yesterday... read more »

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Emergency orders extended to June 29

Further easing of restrictions expected to be announced tomorrow NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A resolution to extend the state of emergency... read more »

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Govt. promises no new taxes, offers range of reductions

Two-week back to school VAT holiday announced NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest today... read more »

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Commodore: Border patrol strategies expected to cont. to deter illegal landings

Haiti is facing an impending humanitarian crisis as “outbreak hotspot” for COVID-19 NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF)... read more »

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Bimini hopes for partial reopen

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — As residents of Bimini enter the second week of the extended lockdown to curb the spread of... read more »

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Haiti emerges as “outbreak hotspot” in region

The “major outbreak” has reached over 1,000 cases and at least 30 deaths PAHO sounded alarm earlier this month of... read more »

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PAHO: Non-COVID patients avoiding care due to virus concerns

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director Dr Carissa Etienne today said the organization remains concerned about trends... read more »

Coronavirus

Govt. begins remotely monitoring quarantined individuals

Ireland-based company launched in late 2019 and provides service in 20 countries  NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The government has begun monitoring... read more »

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School final exams cancelled, verdict pending on BGCSEs

Education officials preparing for a September opening of schools NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Director of Education Marcellus Taylor said yesterday that... read more »

Coronavirus

No new COVID cases in Bimini after week’s long lockdown

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — After completing the first week of a two-week mandatory lockdown, Bimini has seen no new cases of... read more »