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Lloyd launches new curriculum guides

EDUCATION Minister Jeffrey Lloyd yesterday announced his ministry has revised curriculum guides for primary and high schools to ensure students are equipped with the practical skills they need to be successful in the 21st century.Speaking at a press

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Campbell cutting red tape on Dorian relief

IN response to frustrations, Social Services and Urban Development Minister Frankie Campbell said his ministry has removed red tape over requests for hurricane relief assistance to help residents on Grand Bahama. “Having heard the frustrations, the

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Abaco marketing campaign to get extra support

MINISTER of Tourism and Aviation Dionsio D’Aguilar said yesterday officials will be revisiting their marketing campaign to include new updates about ongoing developments in Abaco following Dorian to help facilitate more visitors to the island. This

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Photographer hopes award-winning image of trapped sea turtle will inspire change

A PHOTO of a dead turtle hooked and tangled in fishing line in Bahamian waters has gained international attention after winning a prestigious photography award. The image, which was captured in 2017 by Canadian dive instructor Shane Gross, placed fi

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Powerful earthquake hits between Cuba and Jamaica – effects felt at Cabinet meeting

The U.S. Geological Survey says a powerful magnitude 7.7 earthquake has struck south of Cuba and northwest of Jamaica – with its effects being felt in the Bahamas.

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That’s it - we quit: Valley Boys resign in protest over loss of Boxing Day title

THE Valley Boys resigned from the Junkanoo Corporation New Providence (JCNP) yesterday, saying they will no longer participate in upcoming parades managed by the body.

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Fernander takes on new job - by remote

ASSISTANT Commissioner of Police Clayton Fernander did not report to the Ministry of Health yesterday, but is actively handling its security matters since being briefed by the minister of health, according to his attorney.

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Students stay put in China - for now

AS the government continues to closely monitor the deadly coronavirus in China, Foreign Affairs Minister Darren Henfield said yesterday that officials see “no real reason” to evacuate Bahamians studying in Wuhan.

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US urged to amend warnings

THE government believes travel advisories issued by the US State Department should be revisited, according to Foreign Affairs Minister Darren Henfield, who stated yesterday the warnings “are counterproductive” to the country’s tourism industry.

Mrs Minnis in Belize for CARICOM meeting

PATRICIA Minnis, wife of Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis, travelled on Sunday to attend an executive meeting and adolescent Forum hosted by the Spouses of CARICOM Leaders Action Network (SCLAN) in Belize City, Belize. The event began yesterday and e

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Police find illegal firearm, marijuana

POLICE recovered an illegal firearm and a quantity of dangerous drugs from the streets of New Providence on Sunday. In the first incident, according to reports, shortly before 1pm, operations officers acting on intelligence conducted a search of a b

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Double rapist loses bid to overturn 14-year sentence

A DOUBLE rapist has lost in his bid to have the country’s highest court overturn a lower court’s decision to dismiss his appeal of one of his sentences without hearing the matter first. The Privy Council, in a written ruling, set aside Melvin Saunde

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Call to speed up $450,000 honoraria investigation

EDUCATION Minister Jeff Lloyd is anxious for police to complete their investigation into allegations that workers defrauded taxpayers of nearly $450,000 by manipulating a system of stipends and honoraria. Accountability, he said in a recent intervie

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Woman stable after drive-by shooting

A WOMAN is in hospital in stable condition after she was injured during a drive-by shooting, police said. According to a police report, shortly after 1am yesterday, a man and a woman were driving on Mackey Street, near Chesapeake Road, when occupant

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Two men remanded on unlawful sex charges

TWO men were remanded to prison yesterday over allegations they each had sex with a teenaged girl.