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32 new cases and one more death confirmed

THIRTY-TWO new COVID-19 cases and one more virus-related death were recorded in the country between Friday and Saturday, pushing the nation’s tally to 8,551 with 980 of those cases still active.

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Strike three for Bahamasair

AFTER Bahamasair was fined for a third time for allowing passengers to travel without a travel health visa, the national flag carrier’s chairman Tommy Turnquest said the infractions happened at Cuba and Haitian ports.

Cruise ships showing interest in Grand Bahama sailings

GRAND Bahama tourism chief Steven Johnson promises that “better days are ahead” for the island, revealing that cruise ships are now beginning to express interests in sailing here.

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Family left ‘devastated’ by man’s road death

THE family of the man who lost his life in a traffic fatality in Exuma more than a week ago say they are “devastated” and struggling to come to terms with his untimely death.

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Picewell Forbes announces he won't run for re-election

MANGROVE Cay and South and Central Andros MP Picewell Forbes announced in the House of Assembly on Monday morning that he is not running for re-election.

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Space debris found on beach

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

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Former PM Ingraham's recovery continues

FORMER Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham is expected to be released from hospital by mid-week after showing steady signs of improvement as he recovers from COVID-19.

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Davis warns: Act now to avoid third wave

THE Progressive Liberal Party wants the government to adopt new COVID-19 prevention measures that allows for more virus testing and isolation to help prevent a third wave in the country.

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MP’s firm fighting $450k blaze claim

FIRE destroyed four residential units in Harbour Island when an unlicensed gas company owned and operated by North Eleuthera MP Rickey Mackey performed services there in June 2018, plaintiffs allege in court documents.

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Police investigate fatal traffic accident on Exuma

Police are investigating a fatal traffic accident in Exuma that happened last weekend.

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Warm welcome for new Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture in Freeport

IRAM Lewis, the new Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, returned to Freeport on Friday to a warm welcome from a large turnout of well-wishers at the Grand Bahama International Airport.

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PLP Chairman calls for PM to 'come clean' about Rolle resignation

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party Chairman Fred Mitchell has called on Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis to “come clean” about the resignation of former Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Lanisha Rolle.

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Tighter restrictions on Abaco 'a painful blow'

AN Abaco administrator said impending tighter restrictions for the island will be a “painful blow” for those trying to “resurrect” their business activities after Hurricane Dorian.

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Former bank employee charged with stealing $30,000

A FORMER Commonwealth Bank employee was charged in a Magistrate's Court on Friday with stealing more than $30,000 from her employer over a seven-month period.

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Man accused of stealing car bumper

A 50-year-old man accused of stealing a car bumper last month was granted $500 bail in the Magistrate’s Court on Friday.


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