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Tiny Hurricane Beryl Intensifying, May Reach Lesser Antilles as a Hurricane Late Sunday or Monday
Tiny Hurricane Beryl Intensifying, May Reach Lesser Antilles as a Hurricane Late Sunday or Monday

July 06, 2018

In less than a day, Beryl went from an area of interest to the first hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season...This tiny hurricane may strengthen a tad more into Saturday...

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Bahamas Bowl says THANK YOU
Bahamas Bowl says THANK YOU

June 28, 2018

Returning to The Bahamas for its 5th consecutive year, Bahamas Bowl seeks to do it bigger & better...The Committee for this Bowl in The Bahamas, is led by Lea Miller-Tooley,Director of Sales & Marketing...

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Golden Isles MP-Vaugh Miller...FIRED!
Golden Isles MP-Vaugh Miller...FIRED!

June 19, 2018

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis has fired Golden Isles MP Vaughn Miller from his position as a parliamentary secretary after Miller voted last night against the VAT increase...

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Webshop Employees and Demonstrators March Against Pending Increase on VAT

June 14, 2018

Web shop employees and other demonstrators marched downtown today in protest of the pending 60 percent increase in value added tax (VAT) and the proposed sliding scale tax scheme for web shop operators...

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Legal Affairs State Minister Johnson Addressed Public Forum on Interception of Communications Bill

January 31, 2018

Hundreds of Bahamians packed the audience at the University of The Bahamas’ Harry C. Moore Library Auditorium on Monday evening at a Bahamas Bar Association 2018 Legislative......

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Gary Sands Takes Helm at Jimmy’s and Bahamian Brewery and Beverage Company

January 30, 2018

Gary Sands is making history in the beverage industry worldwide. He is one of the youngest persons ever to take the helm of a major beverage company. At the age of 27, Gary has recently been promoted to General Manager of Jimmy’s Wines.....

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BTC TOWER RIGGER TO RECEIVE AN INTERNATIONAL AWARD

January 30, 2018

BTC’s Senior Manager of Mobile Network Operations, Clement Rolle, will receive the Chairman’s Coin Award from the National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) next month in Nashville, Tennessee. This award is presented to individuals that.......

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BTVI to Holland College: Discovering the Possibilities

January 30, 2018

“As individuals, we tend to place limitations upon ourselves regarding dreams and ambition, which is a self-imposing threat to our own success. Nothing is impossible once you believe you can. As Nike says, ‘Just do it.’” These were the encouraging words of Keandra Knowles - a student at the Bahamas.......

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BahamasLocal.com Participates in The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure®

January 15, 2018

"The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® series is the world’s largest and most successful education and fundraising event for breast cancer ever created...Komen focuses on supporting those with the fewest resources: uninsured, underinsured and low-income women and men unable to access care..."

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Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis Surgery a Success
Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis Surgery a Success

January 04, 2018

The Cabinet Office informs the general public that the Prime Minister, Dr. The Honourable Hubert A. Minnis’ surgery yesterday, 3rd January, 2018, at the Princess Margaret Hospital was successful. The Prime Minister thanks Dr. Jeffrey Sweeting who removed a cataract from his eye as well as the anesthetist, Dr. Mark Weech for their professional care and attention. The Prime Minister tolerated the procedure well and was sent home 2 hours later to convalesce and follow the doctor’s orders.

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Three Bahamians To Receive Knighthoods
Three Bahamians To Receive Knighthoods

December 30, 2017

The Queen's New Year Honour list is out and several Bahamians are being honoured, including 3 receiving Knighthoods.

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(Video)Supernova: BahamasLocal.com reflects on our time with Ronnie Butler

November 20, 2017

As the country mourns the loss of Bahamian music legend Ronnie Butler BahamasLocal.com reflects on our time with the icon during an interview six years ago. We love you Ronnie.

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Facebook Spy's Monitoring Your Account
Facebook Spy's Monitoring Your Account

September 21, 2017

By entering the term “Facebook Security” into Facebook’s “block users” field it would reveal a list of people whom the social network had engaged to furtively monitor your activity, and each of whom had to be individually blocked by you to prevent them from spying on you:

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PHOTOS: Hurricane Irma tears through Freeport

September 10, 2017

As the island of New Providence gave thanks for being spared, Hurricane Irma bore down on Grand Bahama with devastating fury. In spite of likewise being spared a direct hit, Freeport saw roofs ripped from homes, multiple tornadoes and downed power lines that started at least one fire as Hurricane Irma began the US leg of her tour of destruction.

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PHOTOS: Hurricane Irma hits Freeport with tornadoes

September 10, 2017

Hurricane Irma hits Freeport with tornadoes.

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VIDEO: Exuma feels the force of Hurricane Irma

September 08, 2017

Exuma lashed with hurricane force winds and torrential rains as Hurricane Irma continues her march to Florida.

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Salina Point, Acklins suffers Hurricane Irma's storm surge

September 08, 2017

Salina Point, Acklins took a toll from the incredible storm surge brought on by Hurricane Irma.

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Statement from the Honorable Adrian Gibson, Member of Parliament for Long Island

September 08, 2017

Statement from the Honorable Adrian Gibson, Member of Parliament for Long Island:

Long Island Hurricane Irma Update #3:

The worst of Hurricane Irma is over.

Fortunately, I can say that no deaths or injuries have been reported.

Official assessments of south Long Island have been completed. An assessment of north Long Island is currently ongoing.

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Morton Salt suffers millions in damages from Hurricane Irma

September 08, 2017

As reports come in from the Southeastern Bahamas it’s clear that the country has taken yet another economic blow.

The Morton Salt Factory in Inagua has yet again suffered extensive damage from a major hurricane. Still recovering from Hurricane Joaquin which hit in 2015 initial estimates put the damage from Hurricane Irma in the millions.

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The Atlantic Basin 2010 vs 2017

September 08, 2017

As Floridians continue to evacuate in droves and Bahamians prepare to assess damage in the days to come meteorologists worldwide are taking note of a seemingly angry Atlantic Basin. For the first time in 7 years we had 3 active hurricanes, Irma, Jose; and Katia.

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