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Minister announces registered sexual offender to be released from prison

NATIONAL Security Minister Wayne Munroe announced that a registered sexual offender was due for release on Friday although he was considered “a risk of significant harm to the health and safety of the public.”

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GBPA launches $1M road works project in Freeport

A $1M road works project is being undertaken by the Grand Bahama Port Authority Limited as part of an initiative to resurface roadways in Freeport.

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Reclassification brings COVID death tally to 810

THE Ministry of Health and Wellness has clarified that COVID-19 deaths have not increased as the country battles its latest surge of infections.

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Vendors hopeful after sale of Grand Lucayan Resort

MANY vendors at the Port Lucaya Marketplace are optimistic about the sale of the Grand Lucayan hotel alongside the new mega cruise port venture, which are expected to revive Grand Bahama’s ailing economy.

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Unions get ready for Labour Day

TRADE Union leaders yesterday announced several planned activities to be held to celebrate labour week, including the Sir Randol Fawkes Labour Day parade.

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Tributes to our fallen angels

RELATIVES of 16 nurses and support staff who have died gathered at the Princess Margaret Hospital in remembrance of the contributions they made to healthcare.

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‘Fix low hanging fruit’ before Lucayan close

The Government was yesterday urged to fix “the low hanging fruit” by ensuring Grand Bahama International Airport remains open beyond 6pm while it moves to close the sale of the island’s major resort.

Entrepreneur’s ‘shock’ over $15 lettuce price

A Cat Island entrepreneur yesterday revealed her “shock” when she discovered a local grocery store was selling lettuce for $15, saying: “The realities are striking.”

Make San Salvador World Heritage site

A Ministry of Tourism executive yesterday urged The Bahamas to “lobby in earnest” for the entire island of San Salvador to be designated a UN World Heritage Site, adding that this typically boosted business volumes by 8-15 percent.

‘Beyond time’ for key land reforms

It is “beyond time” for The Bahamas to reform a “precarious” land administration system where half of all privately-owned parcels were previously estimated to be in dispute, an attorney said yesterday.

Cat Islanders target July in airport revival proposal

Cat Island stakeholders are aiming to present a proposal to upgrade Arthur’s Town airport and other critical infrastructure to the Government by this July, it was revealed yesterday.

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AG: Digital Bill meets obligations under law

ATTORNEY General Ryan Pinder said yesterday the Digital Assets and Registered Exchanges Bill 2022 fulfils both local and international obligations, while seeking to strengthen the economic regime that will bolster the middle class of the country.