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Intl organization launches new petition against Bahamas oil exploration

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Another petition has been launched in efforts to stop offshore drilling in The Bahamas, as the second... read more »

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Resorts World Bimini to remain closed

“We have no direction” — some employees feel left in the dark by resort NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Resorts World Bimini... read more »

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Extension of state of emergency “unfortunate”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The intended extension of the state of emergency until the end of December is “unfortunate” and unnecessary,... read more »

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All holiday Junkanoo parades postponed indefinitely

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture announced yesterday that the national Junkanoo parades for the 2020/2021... read more »

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Govt to spend $1.2 million on rental assistance for 1,000 people this month

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Minister of Social Services Frankie Campbell advised today that his ministry will assist nearly 1,000 people with... read more »

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Crime report: Drug seizures, firearm arests

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Crime-fighting strategies implemented by the Royal Bahamas Police Force resulted in the arrest of five people for... read more »

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PM pledges to expand tax-free zones to “all marginalized areas”

50 individuals in Bain Town and Centreville utilize $2.5 million in concessions  NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The government has committed to... read more »

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62-year-old man found with 21 grams of cannabis, charged with simple possession

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A 62-year-old man was fined $500 in the Magistrates Court yesterday after being found with 21 grams... read more »

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Eleuthera man fined $5,000 for possession of cocaine

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — An Eleuthera man was arraigned in the Magistrates Court yesterday on possession of cocaine with intent to supply,... read more »

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Family of women killed in the past year calls for justice and closure

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The relatives of several Nassau Village women who were murdered over the past year are still holding... read more »

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Prison officer sentenced to 7 months’ jail time on drug possession charges

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A prison officer was arraigned in the Magistrates Court today on charges of possession of dangerous drugs.... read more »

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DEMIGOD: Speaker rebukes govt inaction on virtual Parliament

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — While he once again lambasted the government over the lack of movement on a resolution to allow... read more »

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Moultrie to govt: You must answer Parliamentary questions

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — House Speaker Halson Moultrie yesterday challenged the executive branch of government to answer the questions put forth in... read more »

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Domestic travel visa undergoing trial test run

Daily risk assessment required for a domestic travel visa $100 fine or one week in prison for breach NASSAU, BAHAMAS... read more »

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PM urges Bimini partygoers to self-quarantine, advises the public to avoid partygoers for 14 days

Bahamians jeopardizing future jobs by being irresponsible and partaking in parties NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday... read more »

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Dames: Govt will amend law for promotion of prison officers, RBDF

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Minister of National Security Marvin Dames said yesterday that the government is considering whether it will need... read more »

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Bimini MP: Stronger law enforcement presence needed on island

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — West End and Bimini MP Pakesia Parker-Edgecombe today appealed for stronger law enforcement and health presence on Bimini,... read more »

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PM urges Bahamians to get involved in neighbourhood watch campaign

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis today urged Bahamians to get involved in the community events launched as... read more »

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GB surge traced to industrial job site

Targeted restrictions being recommended for GB 39 new COVID-19 cases confirmed Health officials monitoring Family Island cases closely NASSAU, BAHAMAS... read more »

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First round of entry antigen testing confirms four cases

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — There were four confirmed cases of COVID-19 identified in the first round of testing for the government’s... read more »