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CONFIDENCE: Wilchcombe says West GB and Bimini will make the “right choice” at the polls

Former minister eager to “continue the work I started in the constituency”  NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Former Tourism Minister Obie Wilchcombe... read more »

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REMOVE THEM: Rape allegations spur human rights group to demand ban on male officers at immigration safe house

HRB suggests incident not isolated but result of predatory culture; Immigration Dept says matter was investigated “Someone has to have... read more »

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“HUMANITARIAN”: Govt will assist displaced shantytown residents, says social services minister

Minister tells migrants not to be afraid to come forward for assistance  Campbell: The Ministry of Social Services is not... read more »

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OWN IT: Major support for 100% Bahamian-owned cannabis industry, survey finds

NASSAU, BAHAMAS —  The majority of respondents surveyed in a recent Public Domain poll supported Bahamians having 100 percent ownership... read more »

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Davis congratulates parties in debate series; slams FNM’s abstention

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Leader Philip Brave Davis yesterday congratulated the participants of the first National Election... read more »

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PROTECT THE ELDERLY: COVID death results in renewed restrictions at senior citizens homes

Elder care home outbreak not reported for two weeks Minister could not confirm whether six infected individuals were vaccinated or... read more »

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TRAGEDY AFTERMATH: Social services assisting more than 40 people impacted by recent fires

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The back-to-back fires on Jennie Street and Fritz Lane last week impacted 42 people, according to Social... read more »

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“WE WILL GET YOU”: Dames warns would-be criminals amid increase in drug busts

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Minister of National Security Marvin Dames yesterday warned individuals partaking in illegal activities that they will pay... read more »

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SOCIETY OF LAWS: DPM says Bahamas must take a stand against shantytowns if it doesn’t want to be like Haiti

Abaco shantytown demolitions will continue despite scolding from UN Bannister warns New Providence squatters are next NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Deputy... read more »

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NOT SURPRISED: Marijuana commission says govt’s position on regulation consistent with its recommendations

BNCM: Medicinal marijuana approval consistent with our recommendations but decision is up to govt NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Bahamas National Commission... read more »

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BALANCING ACT: Mitchell says govt’s approach to shantytowns must consider both intl obligations and local laws

“It is the job of the minister and his government to find the right balance” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Former Immigration... read more »

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GREEN BILL COMING SOON: Govt to move on medicinal marijuana legislation in weeks ahead

Prime minister specifies govt is only moving on medicinal marijuana and expungement of records at this time NASSAU, BAHAMAS —... read more »

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UPGRADE INCOMING: Govt signs $60M contract for Exuma airport; breaks ground on development

New airport expected to be completed within next two years NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The government today signed a multimillion-dollar contract... read more »

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UNDECIDED: No determination yet if COVID emergency orders will be extended again

Current orders expire on May 23 Minnis: We are still watching the situation and will take a direction that is... read more »

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SOLID CHOICES: ORG commends govt on FOI commissioner appointments

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The appointment of the first freedom of information commissioner and deputy freedom of information commissioner is a... read more »

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DORIAN INQUEST: “I never heard from her again; I think she’s dead”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The sister of a woman believed to have been swept away during the deadly Hurricane Dorian in... read more »

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“ELECTION IS IN THE AIR”: PLP leader insists early election is coming

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Leader Philip Brave Davis yesterday accused the Free National Movement (FNM) of “obfuscating”... read more »

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CONTRARY TO LAW: Davis says he was not consulted about FOI commissioner pick as mandated

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The government did not consult the official opposition when it chose and appointed the new Freedom of... read more »

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CLOSER TO CLOSURE: Coroner to issue decision on Dorian missing next week as first round of inquest wraps up

Court decision may allow some family members to get death certificates nearly two years after tragic storm Just 25 human... read more »

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IMPASSE: Davis says speaker has right to ask questions but PM has right not to answer

Opposition leader says private discussion between Minnis and Moultrie should have been held before the matter was made public NASSAU,... read more »