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BUT calls for Ministry to establish communicable diseases protocol

THE BAHAMAS Union of Teachers President Belinda Wilson is calling for the Ministry of Health to establish a protocol relating to tuberculosis, scabies or any communicable diseases.

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Body found in Carmichael Road area 'a homicide'

POLICE are currently investigating the discovery of a body at a Lake Grove Road house late Thursday as a homicide, Chief Superintendent Solomon Cash has said.

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BUT to present government with letter over industrial agreement

THE Bahamas Union of Teachers will present the government with a letter on Monday relating to its new industrial agreement and is calling for the government to respond within seven days, according to president Belinda Wilson.

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Man convicted of home invasion killing seeking to appeal

THE man who shot and killed Blair Estates resident Andre Cartwright during a home invasion five years ago is maintaining that he did not commit the crime.

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Negotiations between nurses union, PMH reach impasse

NEGOTIATIONS between the Bahamas Nurses Union and Public Hospitals Authority have reached an impasse, BNU President Amancha Williams said Friday, while indicating there could be industrial action at any time if there is no consensus on lingering concerns.

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PM attends multilateral meeting with US President Donald Trump

PRIME Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis participated on Friday in a multilateral meeting between Caribbean Heads of State and Government, and United States President Donald J Trump at Mar-a-Lago, Palm Beach, Florida.

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NTC holds second annual general assembly

THE National Tripartite Council (NTC) held its 2nd annual general assembly Friday under the theme “Transform, Innovate and Restore”.

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Mitchell unhappy with HOA 'arrogance'

THE details in the Heads of Agreement between the government and Disney for a cruise facility at Lighthouse Point, Eleuthera have raised concerns, Progressive Liberal Party chairman Fred Mitchell said yesterday.

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Don't be alarmed by TB figures, says Sands

HEALTH Minister Dr Duane Sands confirmed yesterday that of almost 200 people screened for tuberculosis in two government schools, skin tests for 20 of them have come back from the lab positive. However, he said this is nothing to be alarmed about.

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Jamaican fined $3,000 as he admits impersonating dentist

A Jamaican teenager who goes by the nickname “Pumpkin” has been fined $3,000 for admitting to impersonating a local dentist over the last five months.

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Farewell Monsignor

DURING his funeral service at St Francis Xavier Cathedral yesterday the late Monsignor Preston Alexander Moss Jr was described as a gifted preacher, great citizen, and “priest of rare gifts and tremendous talents” by Archbishop Patrick Pinder.

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RBDF senior command to relocate - Dames

THE government remains committed to the decentralisation of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, National Security Minister Marvin Dames has suggested.

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Five top officers join force exodus

NATIONAL Security Minister Marvin Dames yesterday pledged “there will be more to come” after five high-ranking Royal Bahamas Police Force officers were retired.

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‘Beaten’ suspect: Seven cops took part

A LAWYER whose client was taken from the Central Detective Unit by emergency medical services this week say pictures capture the bruises the man allegedly sustained in custody.

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Robber’s killing ruled lawful

A POLICE officer was justified in killing a teenager who was said to have robbed one man and attempted to rob another while armed with a fake gun less than an hour before his death in 2012, a jury has found.

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