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INFERNO: Colossal blaze near landfill burns through the night

Fire still burning but has been contained Authorities prepared to use all assets necessary to prevent spread to neighborhoods  NASSAU,... read more »

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SLIPPERY SLOPE: Chief justice warns officials against eroding public confidence in judiciary

“They are at liberty to disagree with [rulings] but there’s a proper way of doing that” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Chief... read more »

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TOO MANY SHOTS TO COUNT: Mother says 25-year-old son left home minutes before being killed

Expectant father was released from prison in February NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Family members of 25-year-old Stervante Moss, who was shot... read more »

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Man shot dead on Polhemus Street

Police urge public to be courageous and report criminal activity NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A 25-year-old man was shot and killed... read more »

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“AN UNFORTUNATE SITUATION”: Community mourns 55-year-old man shot and killed by police

Relative: He wasn’t homeless; police shot him in his home Community members say incident stemmed from an accident and could... read more »

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Central and North Andros and Cat Island out of lockdown

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — After three weeks, the lockdown measures on Central and North Andros and Cat Island are now lifted... read more »

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“I’M NOT DOING ENOUGH”: PM defends affordable homes program amid criticism within his party

“Every prime minister is always targeted; the leaders are always targeted, but I remain focused” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Prime Minister... read more »

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Man shot and killed by police after assault on elderly woman and shotgun attack

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A man was shot and killed by police today after he reportedly assaulted an elderly woman at... read more »

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DOUBLEDOWN: Former DPM defends staff against House speaker’s tirade

Turnquest: Religion or lack thereof is inconsequential and should not have been raised in Parliament NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Former Minister... read more »

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SOVERIGN DEBT CRISIS: Former minister recommends income tax

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Former Health Minister and Elizabeth MP Dr Duane Sands yesterday suggested that the government must reassess its... read more »

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Former COP named first director of intelligence agency

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Former Commissioner of Police Anthony has been named as the first director of the National Crime Intelligence... read more »

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COVID ENFORCEMENT: Over $1 million dollars in fines in breach of emergency orders

52 people convicted and fined collectively $117,500 NASSAU, BAHAMAS — There were approximately 1,940 violations of the COVID-19 Emergency Orders... read more »

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Govt. allocates $4.7 million for Parliamentary Department

NASSAU, BAHAMAS —  In preparation for the next General Election, the government has allocated $4,700,020 in the 2021/22 fiscal year... read more »

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CRIME DECLINE: Dames says Minnis administration halved crime in four years

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Major crimes were reigned in by 54 percent under the Minnis administration when compared to the previous... read more »

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FLAWED DECISION: Govt to appeal Supreme Court injunction extension on Abaco homes

DPM Bannister says ruling “dangerous” for the country NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Attorney General Carl Bethel advised yesterday that the government will... read more »

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Wells: Healthcare workers to be paid honorarium by end of July

Families of frontline healthcare workers lost during COVID-19 pandemic to receive $100,000 honorarium NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Health care workers who... read more »

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HOUSING ON THE WAY: Abaco minister advises construction to begin on Dorian homes by months end

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — North Abaco MP Darren Henfield advised yesterday that the government will begin construction on homes in Abaco... read more »

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Bahamas High Commissioner to Canada officially assumes post

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Former Cabinet minister Kenneth Russell has officially assumed his post as High Commissioner of the Commonwealth of... read more »

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MOTORCADE OR BUST: Police warn Labour Day parades not permitted under COVID orders

Union to announce this morning whether or not it will comply Opposition slams govt for “ridiculous” decision not to permit... read more »

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ON GUARD: COVID Enforcement Unit to be out in full force during Labour Day holiday

“If we find persons who are in breach of these orders for this Labour Day, you can be assured that... read more »