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Bahamas falls in female labor force participation ranking

June 12, 2019

The Bahamas ranks 30th in the Global Gender Gap Report 2018, according to the World Economic Forum. It was ranked 27th in the 2017 report. However, it fell on the index because of "a widening gender gap in labor force participation". In the most recent [...]
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Flamingo Gardens clinic closed because of 'paint choice'

June 12, 2019

The Flamingo Gardens Community Clinic was temporarily closed yesterday due to a mishap concerning a paint choice in the building, Minister of Health Dr. Duane Sands said. A statement released by the Ministry of Health on Monday announced the temporary suspension of services at the [...]
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Inmates to manufacture beds at prison

June 12, 2019

The government has allocated $365,000 to manufacture 300 beds at the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services (BDOCS), which will be built by the inmates themselves, said National Security Minister Marvin Dames yesterday. As he contributed to the budget debate, Dames noted that, "This manufacturing by [...]
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Crime down 7 percent

June 11, 2019

Crime is down seven percent nationwide for the first three months of 2019 when compared to the same time last year, according to Minister of National Security Marvin Dames. Despite the drop, Dames said the police force continues to face a big challenge with stealing. [...]
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Democrats push new strategy for enforcing Russia subpoenas

June 11, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democrats are pushing a resolution through the House Tuesday that would make it easier to sue President Donald Trump's administration and potential witnesses, paving the way for legal action against those who defy subpoenas in Congress' Russia probe and other investigations. The [...]
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Uganda confirms first Ebola case outside outbreak in Congo

June 11, 2019

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- A child in Uganda has tested positive for Ebola in what is the first cross-border case of the deadly virus since an outbreak started in neighboring Congo last year, Uganda's health ministry said late Tuesday, in a blow to efforts by [...]
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US Catholic bishops convene to confront sex-abuse crisis

June 11, 2019

BALTIMORE (AP) -- The nation's Roman Catholic bishops convened a high-stakes meeting Tuesday under pressure to confront the ever-widening child sexual abuse crisis that has disillusioned many churchgoers. A key question at the four-day gathering: How willing are the bishops to give lay experts a [...]
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Security guard murdered during robbery

June 11, 2019

A security guard was shot and killed early this morning during an armed robbery at Commonwealth Brewery on John F. Kennedy Drive, police said. "According to reports, shortly after midnight, three security officers were on duty at a wholesale wine and spirits company on John [...]
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Five reasons wounds won't heal

June 11, 2019

A wound or sore is a cut or break in the skin. There are many reasons one can have a wound, and they are common. According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it is estimated that nearly 6.7 million Americans suffer [...]
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It's hot out there

June 11, 2019

It's hot out there - and summer is still 11 days away. But a meteorologist is already warning people to be prepared for the heat and to always exercise caution. "Right now we're .5 degrees higher than normal," said Wayne Neely. He says the maximum [...]
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Robinson applauds Minnis' 'steady' leadership

June 11, 2019

Nearly a year after he warned government MPs not to forget who they work for, Bain and Grants Town MP Travis Robinson praised the "strong and steady" leadership of Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis who he said had made the tough and unpopular decisions for [...]
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SAC dean appears in court

June 11, 2019

Scores of St. Augustine's College alumni wore red clothing when they appeared in court on Thursday in a show of solidarity for an administrator charged with causing harm to a student. However, Reginald Forbes, who was arrested and charged over the alleged May 28 beating [...]
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Fire at BAMSI building in New Providence

June 11, 2019

A fire broke out on the third floor of the Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute (BAMSI) off East Bay Street on Thursday night. Fire Services Chief Fire Officer Superintendent Thomas Lightbourne said fire services received reports of the fire shortly after 10:30 p.m. "We [...]
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Davis defends decision to release balloons

June 11, 2019

Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Leader Philip Brave Davis said yesterday that he does not regret releasing several dozen balloons into the air during the Labour Day parade as it was not enough to harm the environment. The government has announced a ban of single-use plastics [...]
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Three people missing in separate incidents

June 11, 2019

In cases that are not believed to be related, two teenage girls and a man went missing on New Providence recently, according to police. Kania Pierre, 14, of 44 Watlins Street is described as being between 5'4" and 5'6" tall, with a slim build and [...]
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Robbers hit Commonwealth Bank location

June 11, 2019

An unknown amount of money was stolen from Commonwealth Bank on Prince Charles Drive yesterday morning, according to police. Acting Deputy Commissioner of Police Paul Rolle confirmed the theft took place however, police provided limited details up to press time. "I can confirm that police [...]
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Shantytown case adjourned again

June 11, 2019

A court hearing seeking to stop the eviction of 177 shantytown dwellers has been adjourned. On Thursday, Loren Klein, consultant in the Office of the Attorney General, argued that an application for discovery made on behalf of Respect our Homes, represented by Fred Smith, QC, [...]
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