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PM: New Deputy PM, Minister of Finance will be announced 'very soon'

ANNOUNCEMENTS about who will be the new minister of finance and deputy prime minister could come next week, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis suggested on Friday.

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14 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday

THE Ministry of Health recorded 14 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, continuing a trend in declining numbers.

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Thanksgiving dinner held for Grand Bahama Children's Home

IL Cares Foundation held a Thanksgiving dinner for the children at The Grand Bahama Children’s Home – an initiative started three years ago.

Parents want answers over son’s Texas death

THE parents of murdered Bahamian student Kani Rahming are still waiting for justice two months after their son was fatally shot in Houston, Texas.

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In year of lockdowns and curfews, crime down

WITH movement restrictions and curfews in place for most of the year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, National Security Minister Marvin Dames expects a “double digit” drop in major crime when 2020 statistics are revealed.

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‘We’re flattening the curve’

HEALTH Minister Renward Wells declared in the House of Assembly yesterday that Bahamians are flattening the COVID-19 epidemic curve.

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‘Economy doesn’t sit on one man’s shoulders’

WHILE Peter Turnquest’s resignation from Cabinet presents a challenge for the government, the country’s economic recovery does not rest on the shoulders of one man, a top banker asserted yesterday.

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FNM thanks Turnquest

THE Free National Movement yesterday officially thanked former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest for his service, saying he did a “commendable job” in the face of “unprecedented, back-to-back crises”.

Love lights a tree event to be held tonight

THE annual Love Lights A Tree event will be held tonight.

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Rocky Creek rebuilding continues

THE Rotary Grand Bahama Disaster Relief Committee, in its recent partnership with the Grand Bahama Power Company, supplied a truck load of building materials to residents of Rocky Creek in East Grand Bahama.

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Drilling ship sets sail for Bahamas

The 750-foot Stena IceMAX drill ship has sailed from the Canary Islands en route to Grand Bahama in preparation to drill an exploratory oil well off the coast of West Andros.

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Dames - my respect for Turnquest resignation

NATIONAL Security Minister Marvin Dames said former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest made the “honourable” decision to resign in the best interest of his family and the government.

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Can Bay Street survive ‘til cruise ships return?

TOURISM Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar has questioned whether Bay Street can “hold on” for the return of the cruise ship market, which is the lifeline of businesses down town.

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PM - WE’RE DOING THE RIGHT THING: Minnis bats off critics insisting emergency extension is needed

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis called assertions that the government’s emergency powers are unnecessary “highly irresponsible, reckless and unreasonable”.

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Adrian Gibson helps out schools

LONG Island MP Adrian Gibson visited all schools in his constituency last week and presented the principals/administrators with a combined total of 300 tablets.


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