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Jobeth Coleby-Davis denies claims she assaulted officer with her vehicle

TRANSPORT and Housing Minister JoBeth Coleby-Davis has denied claims that she assaulted a Royal Bahamas Police officer with her vehicle over the weekend during a Carnival event.

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Ferguson sets sights on Labour Day parade return

OBIE Ferguson, Trade Union Congress president, announced yesterday his organisation's intention to resume their annual Labour Day parade after the previous two attempts were cancelled due to COVID-19 safety concerns.

Food authority warns on peanut butter recall alert

THE Bahamas Agricultural Health and Food Safety Authority has advised the public to be on high alert after a number of Jif Peanut Butter products were recently recalled in the United States due to concerns about potential salmonella contamination.

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US working with Bahamas to tackle migration issues

THE United States government is actively working with nations in the region such as The Bahamas to tackle the root causes of “irregular migration”, according to a high-ranking US State Department official yesterday.

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Darville tells World Assembly of healthcare plans

HEALTH Minister Dr Michael Darville said the government is working to recruit public health specialists and allied health professionals to pave the way for telemedicine platforms and the digitisation of medical records.

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State minister says public services union ‘ungrateful’

STATE Public Service Minister Pia Glover-Rolle has branded recent comments from the Bahamas Public Services Union as “ungrateful”, while denying claims the government is stalling on labour issues.

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Two found dead in Abaco hit-and-run

ABACO police are investigating a hit-and-run accident early yesterday morning that resulted in a double fatality of two men believed to be Haitian nationals.

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2022/23 Budget: Key points

Prime Minister Philip ‘Brave’ Davis delivered the 2022/23 Budget Communication in the House of Assembly on Wednesday, saying it would ”steer the country in a new direction”.

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Discussions ongoing between NIB and managers union

DISCUSSIONS remain fluid between National Insurance Board officials and the Public Managers Union, according to Myles Laroda.

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FNM chairman calls for answers over alleged incident between govt official and police officer

FREE National Movement chairman Dr Duane Sands has called for answers regarding an alleged incident that took place between a government official and a police officer over the weekend.

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CDC raises COVID risk rating to level three

TOURISM, Investments and Aviation Minister Chester Cooper said he doesn’t expect the nation’s tourism product to be seriously affected after the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention raised the country’s COVID-19 travel risk rating to level three due to increasing virus cases.

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BUDGET: Halkitis hints at homeowner help

SOME relief to the public and incentives to promote homeownership will be some of the features of the Davis administration’s first full budget presentation today, according to Economic Affairs Minister Michael Halkitis.

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FINANCE STAFF ACCUSED OF $4M OVERPAYMENT: Glover-Rolle says officers adjusted their own pay rates

STATE Public Service Minister Pia Glover-Rolle has accused some finance officers of adjusting the system to increase their pay rates, resulting in a collective overpayment of $4m.

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Man who attacked and threatened to kill his ex-girlfriend fined $850

A MAN was fined $850 in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday for assaulting his former girlfriend who he accused of having an affair with his brother.

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Four in court over dangerous drug possession charges

FOUR MEN were charged in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday on separate drug offences.