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HFM outbreak 'will get worse' AN outbreak of Hand, Foot and Mouth disease is affecting young children in the country, Health Minister Dr Duane Sands confirmed yesterday...

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Grounding of a Cargo Barge near Gray's Long Island & A Ro/RO Vessel at the Government dock in Staniel Cay, Exuma
The Acting Port Controller, Port Department, Ministry of Transport & Local Government, advises the public that on Saturday, October 14th, 2017, at approximately 7:45 pm, the Department was notified that a cargo barge was grounded near Gray’s, Long Island, sometime during the early morning hours that same day...

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Grounding of a Cargo Barge near Gray's Long Island & A Ro/RO Vessel at the Government dock in Staniel Cay, Exuma
The Acting Port Controller, Port Department, Ministry of Transport & Local Government, advises the public that on Saturday, October 14th, 2017, at approximately 7:45 pm, the Department was notified that a cargo barge was grounded near Gray’s, Long Island, sometime during the early morning hours that same day...

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Activists denounce trash talk against Hanna-Martin
Several women's rights organizations and activists are denouncing the derogatory statement that was reportedly made by a Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) stalwart councilor at a recent leadership candidacy event...

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Grand Isle Villas Reports Back to Back Record Years in Exuma Boom
Grand Isle Villas Reports Back to Back Record Years in Exuma Boom One of The Bahamas’ most exclusive resorts is reporting back-to-back record years, crediting a combination of factors including the famed swimming pigs of Exuma...

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Blairwood Academy Students Given Crash Course in Wastewater Management
Blairwood Academy Students Given Crash Course in Wastewater Management As part of its long-standing commitment to the growth and development of young people, The Water & Sewerage Corporation (WSC), has developed and maintained programs dedicated to helping young people recognize the linkages between their everyday activities and water...

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Pavilion Designed by University of The Bahamas Students becomes Benchmark at Expo 2020 Dubai IPM in the UAE
An aerial view of the conceptual design for the Expo 2020 Dubai Bahamas Pavilion with the theme, “One Country – The Islands Of The Bahamas...”

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Milo Butler teams up with US-Based Vendor JM Smucker to donate to Bahamas Red Cross Hurricane Relief
Milo Butler teams up with US-Based Vendor JM Smucker to donate to Bahamas Red Cross Hurricane Relief In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, Milo Butler Distributors has partnered with its vendor JM Smucker to bring relief to residents in the southern Bahamas. The US-based company produces Five Roses Flour and recently donated 1000 2lb bags to the Bahamas Red Cross Society for distribution throughout the impacted islands...

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French Leave Resort was recognized on Cond Nast Traveler's 2017 Readers' Choice Awards as the 2 resort on the list This week, Condé Nast Traveler released its annual 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards, revealing its 2017 picks for the best hotels and destinations around the globe, as chosen by its loyal readers...

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Michael K Williams to receive BIFF Shining Star Tribute Award
Michael K Williams to receive BIFF Shining Star Tribute Award The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) announced today that multiple Emmy® Award nominee Michael K Williams (12 Years a Slave, The Wire, Gone Baby Gone, Robocop) will be honored with the prestigious Shining Star Tribute at this year’s Film Festival...

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Solomon's Super Center to Celebrate 27th Anniversary with Health Fair
Solomon's Super Center to Celebrate 27th Anniversary with Health Fair Solomon’s Super Center is gearing up to celebrate its 27th year in business with a customer-focused health fair and anniversary event. This Saturday, October 28, the retail grocery outlet will mark nearly three decades in business by offering customers free screenings, information sessions and in store activities all focused on health and wellness...

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PM commends LJM Maritime Academy for 'Global Vision' in hosting International Maritime Conference
Primer Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis commended officials at the Lowell J. Mortimer Maritime Academy (LJMMA) for their “global vision” in hosting the Academy’s first-ever International Maritime Conference...

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Pricewaterhouse Coopers Executives Make courtesy call on Minister of Labour
Executives of Pricewaterhouse Coopers, one of the country’s leading and trusted accounting firms made a courtesy call on the Minister of Labour, Senator the Hon. Dion Foulkes...

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UB Partners with Cape Eleuthera Island School to Bolster Research, Education
As University of The Bahamas (UB) continues to embrace a sustainability paradigm and increase capacity for research undertakings and vibrant academic experiences, it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Cape Eleuthera Island School to strengthen cooperation in educational and research pursuits...

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New Study released on addressing Murder in The Bahamas
Director of the National Anti-Drug Secretariat (NADS) within the Ministry of National Security, and Superintendent of Police Dr. Chaswell A. Hanna on October 18, 2017 announced the launch of a new study on murders entitled, “Solutions to the Murder Problem,” under the auspices of NADS in partnership with the Royal Bahamas Police Force and the University of The Bahamas...

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Israel presents building supplies to NEMA for Hurricane Relief
The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, received an assortment of hurricane relief supplies donated by the Government of Israel through the Embassy of Israel, during a presentation on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at the Penn’s Building on Tonique Williams- Darling Highway...

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Statement by Sen. The Hon. Carl Bethel, Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs
Statement by Sen. The Hon. Carl Bethel, Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs It has been drawn to my attention that there is an anonymous and untrue posting being circulated on Social Media which purports to warn users of alarming alleged monitoring of social media...

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Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas Executives visit Minister of State for Grand Bahama
CELEBRATING 40 YEARS: Executives from the Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas (ZNS) paid a courtesy call on the Minister of State for Grand Bahama, Senator Kwasi Thompson on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at the Office of The Prime Minister...

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Dr. Christina Ramirez Smith appointed Special Advisor at UB
Dr. Christina Ramirez Smith appointed Special Advisor at UB University of The Bahamas (UB) announces the appointment of Dr. Christina Ramirez Smith as Special Advisor, reporting to the UB Board of Trustees’ Deputy Chair Mr. Lowell Mortimer, OBE, who also serves as Chair of the Investments and Fundraising Committee of the Board...

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Bahamas Signs Protocol to Amend the Tax Information Exchange Agreement with the Republic of Finland
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Peter Turnquest said tax evasion and avoidance are common problems experienced by many Jurisdictions, and erodes the basis of tax systems and destroys the reputation of legitimate and credible international financial centres.

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Minister of Labour meets with Clearing Banks
The Minister of Labour, Senator the Hon. Dion Foulkes met with the Chairman of the Clearing Banks Association, Mr. Ian Jennings and representatives of the six Clearing Banks in The Bahamas including RBC Finco, Scotiabank, Fidelity Bank, Commonwealth Bank, Bank of The Bahamas and CIBC First Caribbean Bank on Thursday, 19 October, 2017 at the Ministry of Labour on Shirley and Charlotte Streets...

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