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Govt invests $37k in national school farming initiative

THE Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources has invested over $37,000 to launch a national school farming initiative.

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ALICIA WALLACE: Gender expression should not be a restriction but an opportunity

LAST week, there were reports of a man attempting to use a women’s restroom at a sports facility. This was later found to be false, and the original report was the result of hysteria. The person who was accused of trying to enter a women’s restroom said that they were merely accompanying someone to the general area of restrooms. It was reported that the person was wearing a crop top. This was an important detail because it gives insight into what the person who made the false report was thinking.

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Man charged with two counts of attempted murder remanded

A MAN was sent to prison after allegedly trying to kill two people last week.

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Police release identity of victim of shark attack

POLICE have identified the woman killed in a shark attack on Monday as Lauren Erickson Van Wart, 44, of Massachusetts.

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Ministry of Energy and Transport says BPL responded ‘swiftly’ after criticism from Cartwright on Acklins and Eleuthera power outages

FREE National Movement deputy leader Shanendon Cartwright ripped the government’s “unreliable” electricity and water supply to Eleuthera and Acklins yesterday, drawing a response from the Ministry of Energy and Transport, which said electricity issues have been quickly addressed.

UNESCO adds Junkanoo to Intangible Cultural Heritage list

JUNKANOO has been inscribed on UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) of Humanity.

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IMF report response blasted as ‘embarrassing if not so serious’

The Government and Opposition responses to the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) report on The Bahamas “would be embarrassing if it wasn’t such a serious matter,” a financial observer has blasted.

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Business Licence full audit ‘screams you don’t trust us’

The Government’s enhanced Business Licence verification regime “screams that you don’t trust us” to pay all due fees, the Bahamas Motor Dealers Association’s (BMDA) president argued yesterday.

Briland ‘won’t have a product to sell’ if energy woes persist

Briland resorts and property managers yesterday warned “we won’t have a product to sell if this continues” after the high-end tourism destination was hit by a third successive week of power and utility outages.

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National debt shrinks $77m in third quarter

The Bahamas’ national debt shrank by almost $77m during the 2023 third quarter but this proved insufficient to reverse the total $400m-plus growth incurred over the prior 12 months, it was revealed yesterday.

Banks see 30% profits increase

Bahamian commercial banks collectively enjoyed a 30 percent year-over-year profit increase to $109.2m during the 2023 second quarter due to rising interest income, it was revealed yesterday.

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Judge finds Daxon claims ‘frivolous, vexatious’

A JUDGE tore apart and struck out two lawsuits Maria Daxon brought against police and other public bodies, finding her claims frivolous, vexatious and abusive of the judicial process with no real prospect of success.

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FNM files complaint with police on Johnson’s accusation over attack

LEADERS of the Free National Movement party filed a complaint with police about Richard Johnson, the organisation’s vice-chairman, saying he falsely accused them of orchestrating the physical attack he experienced last week.

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‘Junkanoo parade has outgrown Bay Street’

JUNKANOO Corporation of New Providence Chairman Dion Miller said the annual parades have outgrown their Bay Street venue –– and Youth, Sports and Culture Minister Mario Bowleg agrees.

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Monetary donations are at all-time low, say charities

THE Good Samaritan Senior Citizens Home has received many donations this holiday season –– but the gifts have been smaller than in the past.

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‘HATE CRIME’ ATTACK ON TRANS WOMAN: American tells court ‘five or six men’ beat her at Bay Street club

A LAWYER claimed an American transgender woman was beaten “black and blue” during a “hate crime” at a club on West Bay Street on Saturday.

DON’T BLINK: Stage set for baseball extravaganza this week

The stage is set for the Don’t Blink Baseball extravaganza this week. It all begins 4pm today at the Andre Rodgers Baseball Stadium with a kid’s clinic, organised by the MLBPA. Immediately following that at 7pm will be the celebrity softball game at the stadium as well.

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Major Jr excited to be back home

BACK home among family and friends after completing his first semester as a freshman for the Bison men’s tennis team at Howard University, Michael Major Jr is looking forward to displaying his skills at both the Mark Knowles Tennis Cup and the Baldacci Tennis Open.

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Catholic Primary Schools Finals: Shockers go up 1-0

THE Sts Francis and Joseph School Shockers boys and girls advanced to a 1-0 series lead after game one of the Catholic Board of Education Primary Schools Championships yesterday at Loyola Hall.

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UB Mingoes In 1-1 draw with Western Warriors

THE University of The Bahamas men’s soccer team came into the Bahamas Football Association match against The Western Warriors looking for a win and a shot to move up the standings.