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PM presented with Key to the City of Lauderhill, Florida

LAUDERHILL, Florida – Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis attended a dinner reception in Lauderhill, Florida, this week in honour of all those who helped The Bahamas in the aftermath of the devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian.

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Extended vaccine doses for immunocompromised begin Monday

THE Ministry of Health and Wellness has announced that effective Monday, extended dose appointments (not boosters), will be available in New Providence to those that are immunocompromised.

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Ministry relaunches 'Shock Treatment' youth intervention programme

THE Ministry of National Security has announced the relaunch of its Shock Treatment youth intervention programme, which officials allege was shelved for no reason by the Minnis Administration, “leaving troubled children out in the cold”.

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10 more COVID-19 deaths

TEN more COVID-19 deaths have been confirmed.

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Man arrested at airport for marijuana possession

AN American tourist’s vacation in paradise ended before it began as he was arrested at the airport for marijuana possession shortly after his arrival.

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Illegal migration case dismissed

A Haitian man who was charged with illegally migrating to the country had his case dismissed when immigration officials failed to appear to testify against him.

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Probation for marijuana possession

A man caught with a quantity of marijuana was given probation on Friday.

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Man charged with murder

A 37-year-old man was charged in the Magistrate’s Court on Friday with attempted murder.

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12032021 EDITION

Friday, 3rd December, 2021.

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DIANE PHILLIPS: Art in public places, lifting spirits and boosting revenue, bank on it

THERE’S a new reason to smile while driving along Eastern Road. It’s a painting of a young woman with eyes like giant saucers, glowing cheeks and silken skin, a face of innocence amid a swirl of bubbles.

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DeChambeau leads a holiday event shaping up to be much more

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — This holiday event in the Bahamas is taking on a little more meaning for Bryson DeChambeau seeking a small measure of revenge and for Collin Morikawa pursuing a more noble goal of reaching No. 1 in the world.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Our heated parliamentary debates are not so bad

THIS week, thanks to YouTube and a few spare minutes I managed to grab by playing Hide and a Seek with my ten-year-old (note to parents: the laundry room is a great hiding spot), I was able to watch how the Brits get down in their parliament.

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Testing for HIV/AIDS declined 55% in 2020

TREATMENT for HIV/AIDS has remained stable during the COVID-19 pandemic but testing for the virus declined by 55 percent in 2020, according to Dr Nikkiah Forbes, director of the National HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Programme.

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Central Bank unions file second trade dispute

THE two unions representing Central Bank employees have filed a second trade dispute over stalled negotiations with management related to an outstanding industrial agreement and other issues.

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Oscar the COVID canine detective

MAN’s best friend can possibly be a four-legged COVID-19 test sniffing for the virus. This ability has already been unleashed at the Miami International Airport and a Miami Heat game—now a local canine detection company hopes to bring the practice to The Bahamas.

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Halkitis hits out at FNM over VAT Bill amendment

MINISTER of Economic Affairs Michael Halkitis accused the Free National Movement of continuing to “peddle its misguided tax policy” by trying to pass a last-minute amendment to the government’s Value Added Tax Bill in the House of Assembly last night.

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Securing your business over Christmas holiday

Before you spend your time and money on Christmas festivities, remember to plan for a safe and secure holiday. While the festive season brings joy and excitement, it unfortunately also sees a rise in criminal activities, especially those directed against the business community. Here are our most effective tips for holiday safety and security:

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Tourism relief: Biden doesn’t kill Christmas

The Bahamian tourism industry yesterday voiced relief that the US chose not to impose harsher COVID border restrictions that would have undermined the peak Christmas/New Year season.

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Bahamas’ $35m airport funding IDB’s worst loan

A Cabinet minister yesterday revealed that the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has branded $35m provided to The Bahamas as its “worst performing loan in the region”.

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Gov’t ‘burying their head in sand’ on global tax threat

A former Cabinet minister yesterday accused the Davis administration of “burying their head in the sand” to The Bahamas’ “detriment” on global tax moves that threaten to impact this nation.

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