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Health minister reveals 640K pot for COVID nurses

June 17, 2021

HEALTH Minister Renward Wells said $640,600 has been allocated for 143 frontline healthcare workers who volunteered to help COVID-19 victims last year.

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Bid to reassure those hesitant on vaccines

June 17, 2021

FOR those Bahamians who are still having vaccine hesitancy, a Pan American Health Organization chief said the public should accept that the vaccines have been assessed as safe and take them.

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Man killed in murder not reported by police

June 17, 2021

A 29-year-old man was murdered off Shirley Street over the weekend but police did not include the homicide in its crime report to the press.

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Plane couldn't carry obese COVID victim
Plane couldn't carry obese COVID victim

June 17, 2021

RELATIVES of a Bimini woman who died from COVID-19 earlier this week say they believe their loved one could have survived the deadly virus if she had been evacuated to Nassau sooner.

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Voters divided over McAlpine candidacy
Voters divided over McAlpine candidacy

June 17, 2021

PINERIDGE residents expressed mixed feelings about supporting area MP Rev Frederick McAlpine as an independent candidate in the next general election.

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'Farm thieves need a tougher penalty'
'Farm thieves need a tougher penalty'

June 17, 2021

Mr Campbell told MPs that since being elected to represent Southern Shores, he has received increasing complaints from residents about their food crops being raided and stolen by thieves.

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Union's challenge on BPL blackout
Union's challenge on BPL blackout

June 17, 2021

THE union responsible for line staff at Bahamas Power and Light is accusing executive management of not being accountable to its consumers and employees, saying these are the worst times it has ever seen.

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Beach vendors' fury as owners move to close off their access
Beach vendors' fury as owners move to close off their access

June 17, 2021

CABBAGE Beach vendors were irate and shocked yesterday to see the Paradise Island beach entrance locked and their items relocated when they showed up on site in preparation for their return to work next month.

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Pair accused of cocaine smuggling

June 17, 2021

TWO men who were accused of smuggling 150 pounds of cocaine into the country last weekend were yesterday remanded to prison pending a bail hearing.

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Court hears of officer injuries

June 17, 2021

A FORENSIC pathologist testified yesterday that Petty Officer Percival Perpall had multiple injuries at the time of his death, including a lung contusion, a fractured vertebrae and a "collection of blood" in his chest cavity.

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Call for extension of hurricane orders in Grand Bahama

June 17, 2021

SOME Grand Bahama residents are calling on the government to honour expired letters of exemption that were issued before May 31 to import vehicles and are also asking for an extension of the Hurricane Dorian Exigency Order to December.

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Black Point and Staniel Cay plagued by power outages
Black Point and Staniel Cay plagued by power outages

June 16, 2021

FREQUENT power outages on Black Point and Staniel Cay in the Exumas are wreaking havoc on commerce and are reducing the quality of life for the residents there, according to the area MP.

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Union of Central Bankers members walk off the job
Union of Central Bankers members walk off the job

June 16, 2021

MEMBERS of the Union of Central Bankers walked off the job yesterday citing unresolved grievances with management.

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Marvin Dames has 'every confidence' on policing of new measures for fully vaccinated
Marvin Dames has 'every confidence' on policing of new measures for fully vaccinated

June 16, 2021

MINISTER of National Security Marvin Dames said yesterday he has "every confidence" law enforcement agencies will be ready to police any new measures for fully vaccinated people once implemented.

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Equinor progress on Grand Bahama oil spill
Equinor progress on Grand Bahama oil spill

June 16, 2021

ACTIVIST Joseph Darville is pleased with the efforts being made by Equinor to clean up the oil spill in East Grand Bahama, but has indicated there is still lots of remediation work to be done.

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Hopes for completion of 1.8m Abaco Centre and shelter by summer's end
Hopes for completion of 1.8m Abaco Centre and shelter by summer's end

June 16, 2021

MONTHS after government officials broke ground for a $1.8m community centre and hurricane shelter in Abaco, State Minister for Disaster Preparedness Pakesia Parker-Edgecombe said construction work has officially started on the project, with officials hoping for completion before the summer's end.

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Scrap metal site fire still burning, but contained
Scrap metal site fire still burning, but contained

June 16, 2021

A FIRE which started at a scrap metal site on Monday night has been contained, police said.

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Brave blasts govt on Dorian and COVID
Brave blasts govt on Dorian and COVID

June 16, 2021

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party Leader Philip "Brave" Davis accused the Minnis administration of mismanaging its Hurricane Dorian and COVID-19 response.

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'New citizens should wait to have a vote'
'New citizens should wait to have a vote'

June 16, 2021

FORMER parliamentarian Loretta Butler-Turner says she believes the government should legislate "a timeframe" for naturalised Bahamians to become participants in the nation's electoral process.

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