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PLP claims its poll says 70 dissatisfied with Minnis
PLP claims its poll says 70 dissatisfied with Minnis

July 31, 2019

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party internal polls show seventy percent of Bahamians are dissatisfied with the Minnis administration, PLP Chairman Fred Mitchell said yesterday.

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Protection laws have fostered perfect environment for sharks
Protection laws have fostered perfect environment for sharks

July 31, 2019

THE country's shark protection laws have fostered the perfect environment for research on critically endangered shark species, like the small-tooth sawfish. Dr Mark Bond, Florida International University, said researchers have noticed "very small pups" of sawfish in Andros.

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25,000 still without measles vaccination
25,000 still without measles vaccination

July 31, 2019

AS many as 25,000 people have no vaccination coverage for the highly infectious measles disease, Health Minister Dr Duane Sands said yesterday.

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PMH tackling backlog of 100 surgeries after cooling system mixed

July 31, 2019

PRINCESS Margaret Hospital is currently tackling a backlog of more than 100 surgeries which were postponed earlier this month while the hospital investigated a suspected sabotage attack, Health Minister Dr Duane Sands said yesterday.

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39Political party symbols need to be protected39
39Political party symbols need to be protected39

July 30, 2019

PROTECTION for political party symbols need to be “expanded” to prevent people from using party symbols to send “negative messages”, Attorney General Carl Bethel said yesterday.

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Alleged child abductor back in court tomorrow
Alleged child abductor back in court tomorrow

July 30, 2019

THE Crown is expected to serve alleged child abductor De'Edra Michelle Gibson with her voluntary bill of indictment tomorrow. The VBI, which is a bundle of documents that makes up the Crown's case against an accused person, was supposed to be served

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Speaker doesnt rate PLP chances of success with no-confidence vote
Speaker doesnt rate PLP chances of success with no-confidence vote

July 30, 2019

HOUSE Speaker Halson Moultrie said yesterday the chance of a no confidence vote in Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis succeeding is "negligible".

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BPL eyes a before Christmas deadline for new plant

July 30, 2019

GENERATION shortfalls continue at Bahamas Power and Light Company as the electricity provider eyes a "before Christmas" deadline for the commissioning of its new plant.

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Sands plays down dangers of mosquito virus

July 30, 2019

HEALTH Minister Dr Duane Sands yesterday said the public should not be alarmed by reports of an increase of a potentially deadly mosquito-borne virus present in central Florida.

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No-confidence vote Bring it on

July 30, 2019

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday welcomed the Official Opposition's pledge to move a no-confidence motion against him in the House of Assembly but sidestepped questions about the Town Centre Mall lease that form the basis of the opposition's threat.

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Disney petition hits 30k
Disney petition hits 30k

July 30, 2019

THE petition against the development of a Disney Cruise Lines port at Lighthouse Point, Eleuthera has garnered over 30,000 signatures.

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Shark feeding faces total ban
Shark feeding faces total ban

July 30, 2019

AGRICULTURE and Marine Resources Minister Michael Pintard yesterday said he believes The Bahamas will get to the point of “completely banning chumming in Bahamian waters”.

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We need people to get our words down, says Bethel
We need people to get our words down, says Bethel

July 30, 2019

THE government is considering hiring new staff in their bid to resolve the long-standing issue of the lack of stenographers in the Magistrate's Court, Attorney General Carl Bethel said yesterday.In an interview with The Tribune, Mr Bethel said he is

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Smiths Point to host festival

July 30, 2019

After a successful kick-off of Junkanoo Summer Festival last week in Eight Mile Rock, Grand Bahama, the festival will continue at Smith’s Point for the next few Saturdays.

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Marijuana commission may not hit deadline

July 30, 2019

BAHAMAS National Commission on Marijuana co-chair Quinn McCartney yesterday said there is no guarantee the body will be able to submit their findings to the government on schedule.

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Disability access poor at Parliament, says Henfield
Disability access poor at Parliament, says Henfield

July 30, 2019

SENATOR Ranard Henfield yesterday hit out at the government's failure to make parliament more inclusive for people with disabilities.

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Haitian inquiry gets underway

July 30, 2019

THE Haitian Government has launched a commission of inquiry into concerns of corruption at its embassy in Nassau.

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A handsome little devil now off the endangered species list
A handsome little devil now off the endangered species list

July 30, 2019

A BIRD that spends half its year in The Bahamas is about to come off the endangered species list.

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Inquest to start into apparent suicide of South African woman

July 30, 2019

EVIDENCE is expected to be presented today to reveal the circumstances surrounding the alleged suicide of a South African woman at the Atlantis resort last year.

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Man who ran up a tree to evade capture denies groping 18-year-old girl
Man who ran up a tree to evade capture denies groping 18-year-old girl

July 30, 2019

A 43-year-old man lewdly taunted an 18-year-old woman, her mother and a female police officer in court yesterday when he stood trial over allegations he grabbed the young girl's buttocks and ran away laughing while her mother gave chase.Sidney Cooper

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