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Legalize cannabis — Economic Recovery Committee suggests hybrid approach strict controls

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Economic Recovery Committee has recommended the government legalize the cannabis industry in The Bahamas with strict... read more »

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Auditor General’s report underscores “abuse” at Bahamas consulate in Miami

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — An audit of the consulate general of The Bahamas in Miami found a lack of oversight of... read more »

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ULTIMATUM: House Speaker threatens to turn over office keys

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Speaker of the House of Assembly Halson Moultrie yesterday provided the government with an ultimatum to address... read more »

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Electronic devices will be placed in the hands of every student

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Ministry of Education will provide an electronic device to every student in the public school system... read more »

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State of emergency to be extended to Nov. 30

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The government intends to extend the public state of emergency to November 30. Addressing the House of Assembly... read more »

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PM announces $250 mil. financing plan for small businesses

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis said the government will provide $250 million in financing to small Bahamian... read more »

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Davis to PM: “Come clean” on Brennen working from abroad

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Opposition Leader Philip Brave Davis yesterday called on Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis to “come clean” to... read more »

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Symonette: Extension of emergency orders necessary

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — St Annes MP Brent Symonette said yesterday that he believes an extension of the public state of... read more »

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BDM wants to bring “happiness back” to The Bahamas with 40-year vision

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Insisting the existing political parties have failed the electorate, Bahamas Democratic Movement (BPM) Leader Cassius Stuart said... read more »

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ERROR: Virtual learning challenged during week two

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — After a first week marked by challenges, scores of parents and teachers claimed they were unable to... read more »

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BPL’s summer performance reflective of “turning the corner”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) has turned the corner, according to Minister of Public Works Desmond Bannister,... read more »

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Tropical storm poses no direct threat, but high swells expected for The Bahamas

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Tropical Depression 26 has intensified into Tropical Storm Epsilon in the Central Atlantic, becoming the 26th named... read more »

Coronavirus

Berry Islands and Eleuthera could see return of restrictive measures

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Berry Islands and Eleuthera could see a return of increased restrictions amid rising cases of the... read more »

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Wells defends tourism reopening despite key virus indicators

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Minister of Health Renward Wells yesterday defended The Bahamas’ phased tourism reopening despite rising cases of COVID-19,... read more »

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Bahamasair employees called upon to become contact tracers

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Approximately 60 Bahamasair employees will become trained contract tracers as the government seeks to expand its contact-tracing... read more »

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Davis pledges his administration will not tolerate corrupt PLPs

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Leader Philip Brave Davis said last night that if the PLP is successful... read more »

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COP “satisfied” with crime reduction in Abaco

Abaco chamber director says crime reduced to “certain degree” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Commissioner of Police Paul Rolle said yesterday he... read more »

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Fox Hill residents thankful for RBPF food drive 

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Willamae Johnson, 62, a retiree whose son was murdered two years ago leaving behind two young children... read more »

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Atlantis to resume operations in a “bubble” before year’s end

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — When Atlantis Paradise Island reopens sometime before the end of the year, the resort will operate under... read more »

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Reservation dates available for Atlantis, Baha Mar this year

Neither properties have announced reopening dates NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Available reservation dates for two major resort properties in New Providence... read more »