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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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Friday repatriation flight postponed, new date TBA

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A Bahamasair flight originally scheduled to repatriate Bahamians from Fort Lauderdale tomorrow has been postponed. In a... read more »

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Fishers raise fears over lobster export market

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — With Europe, the country’s major export market for lobster also severely impacted by COVID-19, there is growing... read more »

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PLP: Budget Communication “uninspiring”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Progressive Liberal Party yesterday rejected the government’s 2020/2021 budget communication, labeling it the “worst in living... 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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Govt. to streamline NHI to reduce healthcare delivery costs

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The government is increasing the allocation to National Health Insurance (or NHI) by $18 million, according to... 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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BPC sets new date for oil exploration in The Bahamas

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Bahamas Petroleum Company has announced December 15 as the new date for the start its exploratory... read more »

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FY20/21 Budget: More than 70 percent of govt. agencies face cuts

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Some 42 out of 58 agencies will see a reduction in their budgetary allocations this year, Deputy... read more »

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Digital Push: Govt. eyes 50 percent reduction in cash over next five years

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Ministry of Finance has outlined targets to reduce cash and cheque utilization across the country, it... read more »

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Supreme Court delivers historic ruling on citizenship

Attorney General says govt. will appeal NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Supreme Court Justice Ian Winder has ruled that children born out... read more »

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Fiscal deficit projected to climb to $1.3 billion

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance K Peter Turnquest gave a sobering outlook on the Bahamian... 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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Nurse exposed in PMH outbreak beats COVID-19

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Dakita Gardiner, 25, was discharged from Doctor’s Hospital Blake Road last week after 20 days of COVID-19... 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 »