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Barbados early poll day delayed

September 08, 2021

THE Minnis administration has amended the Parliamentary Elections Act through an Emergency Powers Order to allow an advanced poll in Barbados to be rescheduled.

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RBDF on standby for Haiti sailings
RBDF on standby for Haiti sailings

August 18, 2021

THE Royal Bahamas Defence Force remains on heightened alert should there be an influx of migrants to The Bahamas in the aftermath of a deadly earthquake in Haiti.

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UPDATED: 1,297 dead and 5,700 injured in Haiti earthquake
UPDATED: 1,297 dead and 5,700 injured in Haiti earthquake

August 16, 2021

MONDAY UPDATE: Haiti's Civil Protection Agency said 1,297 dead from the magnitude 7.2 earthquake had been counted by Sunday, a day after the temblor turned thousands of structures into rubble and set off frantic rescue efforts ahead of a potential deluge from an approaching storm.

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UPDATED: 724 dead and 2,800 injured in Haiti earthquake
UPDATED: 724 dead and 2,800 injured in Haiti earthquake

August 15, 2021

SUNDAY UPDATE: LES CAYES, Haiti (AP) -- The death toll from a magnitude 7.2 earthquake in Haiti soared on Sunday as rescuers raced to find survivors amid the rubble ahead of a potential deluge from an approaching tropical storm.

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Govt monitoring situation in Cuba

July 16, 2021

THE Ministry of Foreign Affairs says it is monitoring the situation in Cuba after protests there but noted there have been no reports of Bahamians on the island requiring assistance amid the unrest.

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS: Haiti President Jovenel Mose assassinated at home
INTERNATIONAL NEWS: Haiti President Jovenel Mose assassinated at home

July 07, 2021

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haitian President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated in an attack on his private residence, according to a statement Wednesday from the country's interim prime minister, who called the killing a "hateful, inhumane and barbaric act."

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Ministry 'monitoring' collapsed condo tragedy
Ministry 'monitoring' collapsed condo tragedy

June 28, 2021

THE Ministry of Foreign Affairs said it is monitoring the tragedy in Surfside, Florida where at least nine people are dead and more than 100 people are unaccounted for after a multi-story condo building partially collapsed.

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Derek Chauvin Sentenced to 22 1/2 Years
Derek Chauvin Sentenced to 22 1/2 Years

June 25, 2021

Derek Chauvin Sentenced to 22 1/2 Years for the killing of George Floyd

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Anti-virus software creator McAfee kills himself in prison
Anti-virus software creator McAfee kills himself in prison

June 24, 2021

AMERICAN anti-virus software founder John McAfee, pictured, was found dead in his cell at a Barcelona prison in an apparent suicide, according to international reports.

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BAHAMAS LEADS OACPS PANEL DISCUSSIONS ON EU BLACKLISTING
BAHAMAS LEADS OACPS PANEL DISCUSSIONS ON EU BLACKLISTING

June 24, 2021

Brussels, Belgium, (June 24, 2021) – The Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific responded to the resolution of the 111th OACPS Council of Ministers to organise a virtual seminar on Tax Matters and Anti Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism to discuss the state of play of member states and
brainstorm on a concerted OACPS action on the issue.

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS: McAfee antivirus software creator dead in Spanish prison
INTERNATIONAL NEWS: McAfee antivirus software creator dead in Spanish prison

June 23, 2021

MADRID (AP) -- John McAfee, the creator of the McAfee antivirus software who last year claimed he had bribed a Bahamian officer, has been found dead in his cell in a jail near Barcelona, a government official told The Associated Press on Wednesday.

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International Non-profit and Caribbean Leaders urge International Community to Speak Out
International Non-profit and Caribbean Leaders urge International Community to Speak Out

May 04, 2021

Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL), an international peace organization with Special Consultative Status with the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and associated with the UN Department of Global Communications (DGC), issued an official statement expressing deep concern about the human rights crisis arising from the recent military coup and mass protests in Myanmar.

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BPC investor pulls out, citing commitment to sustainability
BPC investor pulls out, citing commitment to sustainability

April 28, 2021

Swiss investor Lombard Odier Investment Managers (LOIM) has pulled its investment out of Bahamas Petroleum Company (BPC), citing its need to move away from funding projects that are counter to sustainability.

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Derek Chauvin Guilty On All Charges
Derek Chauvin Guilty On All Charges

April 20, 2021

Derek Chauvin was found... GUILTY! Convicted on all charges! Second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

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Jury Has Reached a Verdict - George Floyd Trial
Jury Has Reached a Verdict - George Floyd Trial

April 20, 2021

#BREAKING NEWS: The jury has reached a verdict at murder trial of ex-cop Derek Chauvin in George Floyd's death. It is expected to be read later this afternoon around 4:30 p.m. ET.

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Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, dies aged 99
Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, dies aged 99

April 09, 2021

LONDON (AP) -- Buckingham Palace officials say Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, has died. He was 99.

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Shaq O'Neal Paid Off Random Guys Engagement Ring
Shaq O'Neal Paid Off Random Guys Engagement Ring

April 07, 2021

A Georgia man received quite the surprise while he was at a local jeweler working out a possible payment plan for an engagement ring, as none other than Shaq overheard the conversation.

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UN report blasts 'regressive' tax structure
UN report blasts 'regressive' tax structure

March 15, 2021

The Bahamas’ regressive tax structure is exacerbating inequalities in the country, the United Nations (UN) Common Country Analysis 2020 on The Bahamas points out, adding that this country is one of only a few in the region not collecting corporate or income taxes.

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Space debris found on beach
Space debris found on beach

March 01, 2021

A STRANGE titanium ball covered in Russian text has been discovered on a beach in Harbour Island.

British woman, Manon Clarke, spotted the 41kg reflective ball poking out of the sand while she was walking with her family last Wednesday evening.

“We went walking to a different spot than usual and I noticed this silver shiny moon thing poking out the sand,” the 24-year-old told The Independent.

“We could see the Russian writing on the side, so we started digging away to see more of it, which was a bit of a bold move given that we had no idea what it was.”

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Tiger Woods In Roll Over Crash - He Is Currently In Surgery
Tiger Woods In Roll Over Crash - He Is Currently In Surgery

February 23, 2021

Tiger Woods was injured Tuesday morning in what the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department termed a "single vehicle roll-over traffic collision."

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