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Five days after one company secured hours extension, others to open til 9pm

THE Progressive Liberal Party has accused Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis of giving preferential treatment to the Myers Group by letting its restaurants remain open until 9pm while a general rule that businesses close by 8pm is in place.

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Union raises concerns as exams get underway

THE first day of the sitting of the national BJC and BGCSE exams had some challenges, according to Bahamas Union of Teachers president Belinda Wilson. The exams are controversially being held later than usual this year because of COVID-19 after months of school closures forced students to learn virtually.

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Pizza Hut employee has COVID

A PIZZA Hut employee in Grand Bahama was revealed yesterday to have COVID-19 as deep cleaning of the CA Smith complex began because a migrant with COVID-19 was present on the premises.

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Judges quash double murder conviction

THE Court of Appeal has overturned the convictions of two men who were found guilty of kidnapping and murdering a senior immigration officer and his girlfriend in 2013.

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Two new cases of COVID-19 in Grand Bahama

The Ministry of Health announced on Monday that there are two new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Grand Bahama.

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24-year-old driver dies after losing control

24-year-old Philip “PJ” Rolle lost his life on Independence Day when he seemingly lost control of his car and crashed into a concrete wall in Exuma. Although police did not release his identity, a Tribune source in Exuma identified Mr Rolle of Rolle

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Freeport Pizza Hut staff member tests positive for COVID-19

Pizza Hut in Freeport is closed until Wednesday after a member of its staff tested positive for COVID-19. I

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Sir Randol awarded top honour

GOVERNMENT House has announced the recipients of National Honours this year, with former labour leader Sir Randol Fawkes given the posthumous top honour of the Order of National Hero. Dubbed the “father of labour” Sir Randol pushed for the establish

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Operation Sovereign Bahamas takes to the streets

OPERATION Sovereign Bahamas held a march through the streets of New Providence on Independence Day over a myriad of issues. The march, organised by a team including former radio talk show host Adrian Francis and attorney Maria Daxon, called for “no

Three female US tourists climb locked fence at Cabbage Beach

THREE female tourists from the United States jumped a locked fence at the entrance of Cabbage Beach on Paradise Island on Friday. The women, who are from Boston, told a local news station they travelled to the Bahamas for the beach and were not dete

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Grand Bahama COVID cases are hard ‘wake up call’

FOLLOWING the sudden spike in COVID-19 cases on Grand Bahama, Deputy Prime Minister Peter Turnquest is urging residents to keep their “guard up”’ He said it is important that residents strictly adhere to the COVID-19 protocols to stop the spread of the virus. Six cases were recorded within one week on the island, while the country recorded seven cases overall last week. Health officials are conducting contact tracing.

Funding for students to study abroad put on hold

THE Ministry of Education has announced that it will not give new scholarships for international studies for the 2020/2021 year due to funding constraints. This includes scholarships to the University of the West Indies, among other institutions.

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ActivTrades: The story behind the decisions that lead to war

The history of mankind, has to a large extent been that of its wars, with the winners of any conflict invariably finding themselves in the privileged position of being able to immortalize their own version of the events.

Staff face probe after video shows court party

TOP judiciary officials are investigating a video of people - some who appear to be court staff - staging a party in a courtroom.

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RBDF officer among those arrested for possession of drugs

A ROYAL Bahamas Defence Force officer was among several people arrested on Friday and accused of drug possession. Shortly after 1pm on Friday, officers from the Operations Unit while patrolling Lewis Street, observed the occupants of a silver Honda