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Family Islands return

July 06, 2020

TOURISM attractions, excursions and tours will be permitted to resume operations on all Family Islands effective today, the Office of the Prime Minister reminded in a press release. Facial masks and physical distancing protocols are mandatory, OPM st

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I am sure we will rise again, says Turnquest

July 06, 2020

AMID current economic uncertainty, Deputy Prime Minister Peter Turnquest has expressed hope that Grand Bahama will move forward again in a positive direction. His comments came at a flag-raising ceremony in Grand Bahama as part of the country's 47th

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Commission to begin work again shortly

July 06, 2020

ALTHOUGH the work of the Bahamas National Commission on Marijuana was placed on hold for more than three months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, group co-chairs Bishop Simeon Hall and Quinn McCartney yesterday said the commission plans to reconvene in s

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Mexican hirings 'a slap in the face'

July 06, 2020

IMMIGRATION Minister Elsworth Johnson has defended the government's decision to grant over 100 work permits to Mexican construction workers who entered the country last week to work at the Baker's Bay Golf & Ocean Club resort in Abaco.

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SMOKESCREEN: Companies accused of exploiting COVID to target specific staff

July 06, 2020

LABOUR Director John Pinder said while he believes most companies have had to lay off workers due to decreased business from the COVID-19 pandemic, he thinks there are some who have been using the pandemic as an excuse to get rid of certain employees.

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What makes you proud to be Bahamian

July 05, 2020

As the 47th anniversary of Independence approaches, what makes you proud to be Bahamian?

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BPL Skyguard Severe Weather Alert 5th July: Freeport

July 05, 2020

STARTS: 07/05/2020 10:20 PM EDT
EXPIRES: 07/05/2020 11:45 PM EDT

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Six women arrested after video of fight on Grand Bahama

July 03, 2020

SIX women were arrested in Grand Bahama on Thursday after videos of them circulated on social media showing them displaying aggressive conduct near a business on the island.

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Opposition concerns prevent Senate debate on emergency orders

July 03, 2020

THE Senate failed to debate a resolution for the extension of Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis' latest emergency orders after concerns were raised by the opposition on whether the parliamentary session was properly constituted to meet.

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Man jailed after pleading guilty to causing damage

July 03, 2020

THE Magistrate's court sent a 20-year-old man to jail for 18 months on Friday after he pleaded guilty to causing damage to a man's home.

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Three accused of assault

July 03, 2020

TWO teenagers and a man were remanded to prison on Friday to await trial after they were accused of assaulting three men last week with a deadly weapon.

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FOAM provides families with rental assistance

July 03, 2020

A LOCAL non-profit organisation is lending a helping hand to families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic by providing rental assistance to those in need.

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Search for men after separate armed robberies

July 03, 2020

NEW Providence police are searching for several men after two separate armed robberies in the capital on Thursday.

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Two charged with cultivating marijuana

July 03, 2020

A man and woman were charged in the Magistrate's Court on Friday with cultivating marijuana.

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60m paid out to 34,000 unemployed

July 03, 2020

THE National Insurance Board has now paid over 34,000 unemployment benefit claimants more than $60 million in benefits.This number continues to grow daily, NIB said in a statement. "Most recipients have received eight to ten weeks of benefit, as NIB

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Abaco alarm over new shanty construction

July 03, 2020

ABACO residents are again sounding the alarm over unsanctioned construction in shanty town communities on the island, saying it is unfair some people are being allowed certain liberties, while others are being treated like "fourth class citizens" in

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Mackey seeks to ease fears over tourists not wearing masks

July 03, 2020

SOME residents of Harbour Island are complaining that tourists are not following COVID-19 protocols, but MP for the area Ricky Mackey told The Tribune that the matter is under control and protocols will be enforced. A resident of Harbour Island took

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Concern at clean-up halt at Equinor oil spill site

July 03, 2020

ACTIVISTS say no clean up is being done at the Equinor oil spill site where an estimated 55,000 barrels of oil were released at its South Riding Point facility in East Grand Bahama during Hurricane Dorian. Environmental representatives of Save the

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Programme to address domestic violence with men and boys

July 03, 2020

THE Spouses of Caribbean Leaders Action Network (SCLAN) will initiate a programme at the end of this month to address domestic violence with men and boys, according to Patricia Minnis. Outside of Cabinet on Tuesday, Social Services Minister Frankie

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