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Officials target mid-Feb for Grand Lucayan sale

February 04, 2020

OFFICIALS are eyeing a mid-February deadline for the completion of the sale of the Grand Lucayan resort in Grand Bahama. According to Michael Scott, chairman of government's special purpose vehicle that owns the resort, the agreement on the final tr

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Virus rumours hit restaurant trade

February 04, 2020

CHINESE restaurants have experienced a drop in business which they attribute to rumours about the coronavirus, according to Brian Wong, president of the Chinese Community Association of The Bahamas. He said yesterday: "The rumour I heard is, 'don't

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Sands says Hanna Martin claims 39unfair39

February 04, 2020

HEALTH Minister Dr Duane Sands called Englerston MP Glenys Hanna Martin's recent claims of people being denied healthcare "unfair". On Sunday, Ms Hanna Martin issued a statement noting she has heard "more and more personal accounts" from people in d

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Embassy rejects virus travel ban
Embassy rejects virus travel ban

February 04, 2020

HAIGANG Yin, the Chinese charge d’affaires to The Bahamas, said China does not support the travel restrictions The Bahamas and other countries have implemented to combat the spread of the new coronavirus, insisting his country has the disease under control...

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Officer sues over Exuma assault case
Officer sues over Exuma assault case

February 04, 2020

THE senior police officer who allegedly punched two women in an incident in Exuma that went viral on social media last year is suing the government for "unlawfully" interdicting him for offences he claims he did not commit...

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Bahamasair explains its mechanical troubles

February 04, 2020

RECENT Bahamasair mechanical troubles were due to issues with the landing gear, a fuel pump, and loading on several planes, said the airline's managing director Tracy Cooper. In a press statement released on Friday, the airline informed customers of

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Crime scene may have been tampered with after Fox Hill mass shootings, court is told

February 04, 2020

THE attorney for one of three men charged in connection with the 2013 Fox Hill mass shooting yesterday asserted that the scene of the crime was tampered with before investigators could process it. Geoffrey Farquharson, attorney for Justin Williams,

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Accused can39t explain how DNA was found near victim39s home

February 04, 2020

DWYANE Belizaire yesterday vehemently denied murdering his godmother but could not explain how his DNA was found under her fingernails and inside a condom police found in bushes behind the the victim's home. Belizaire, 33, took the stand yesterday m

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1m of school repairs in Grand Bahama to begin soon
1m of school repairs in Grand Bahama to begin soon

February 03, 2020

EDUCATION Minister Jeffrey Lloyd announced on Friday about $m of school repairs will start soon at the Hugh Campbell Primary in Grand Bahama...

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Fake lawyer reprimanded for claims based on 'dishonesty'
Fake lawyer reprimanded for claims based on 'dishonesty'

February 03, 2020

THE Court of Appeal has chastised a fake attorney for asking it to dismiss the Bahamas Bar Council's attempts to overturn a judge's order that he be given legal credentials, when that very order was based on his own "dishonesty".

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MP's firm misses chance to overturn its eviction
MP's firm misses chance to overturn its eviction

February 03, 2020

FOX Hill MP Shonel Ferguson's investment company has squandered a chance at having the Privy Council overturn its eviction from a building it never paid real property taxes on since assuming responsibility for it some 13 years ago...

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China virus - nine now placed in quarantine
China virus - nine now placed in quarantine

February 03, 2020

A PRIVATE plane carrying 14 people from China was denied entry to The Bahamas because of travel restrictions designed to fend off the fast-spreading coronavirus, which has killed more than 300 people...

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Valley's members support boycott
Valley's members support boycott

February 03, 2020

VALLEY Boys Chairman Brian Adderley yesterday said the majority of the group's members are in support of its decision to leave the Junkanoo Corporation of New Providence (JCNP), with their focus now on "moving in a new direction"...

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Shenique hits out after ZNS dismissal

February 03, 2020

SHENIQUE Miller, host of the daytime talk show The Conversation, is disappointed ZNS has terminated her contract after what she says is the huge success of the show...

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PM seeking 'clean slate' for offenders: Minnis wants minor criminals released to fresh start in life
PM seeking 'clean slate' for offenders: Minnis wants minor criminals released to fresh start in life

February 03, 2020

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis wants a "complete overhaul of the rehabilitation process" for prisoners, declaring yesterday too many people have been deprived of their freedom and future...

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Two dead after high speed chase with police
Two dead after high speed chase with police

February 02, 2020

Two men are dead after a car crashed following a high speed chase with police on Saturday night...

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Small Homes Repairs Programme launches on February 10

January 31, 2020

THE government will launch its Small Homes Repairs Programme on February 10 - in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian - and eligible residents will be able to apply, said the managing director of the Bahamas Disaster Reconstruction Authority.

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Investigation launched into video of dance and provocative song at school pep rally

January 31, 2020

EDUCATION Minister Jeff Lloyd confirmed on Friday that an official investigation has been launched into a video involving school girls dancing to a provocative song at a public school pep rally.

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Man critical after police shooting

January 31, 2020

A MAN is in critical condition after he was shot by police during a chase on Thursday evening.

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Meteorologist says earthquake chance slim but possible

January 31, 2020

THE Bahamas is not in the zone for earthquakes, but according to a veteran meteorologist, one could occur even though it is uncommon.

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