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Southern Bahamas islands warned weather system will bring flooding

TRANSPORT and Aviation Minister Glenys Hanna Martin has urged residents living in areas affected by Hurricane Joaquin last year to pay attention to weather warnings, as severe flooding is expected in those islands from Thursday morning.

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Family in tears after man found shot dead in Freeport

A MAN was shot dead in Freeport on Tuesday, pushing the homicide count on the island of Grand Bahama to 13 this year.

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PM is defended over Baha Mar

AMID questions surrounding which “world-class hotel and casino operator” will acquire Baha Mar and the concessions awarded to bolster the deal to open it, Attorney General Allyson Maynard-Gibson, QC, said there is no need for concern, adding that Bahamians should “trust” that negotiations are being handled by the “capable hands” of Prime Minister Perry Christie.

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Tourism chief to show efforts in fighting Zika

A DAY after health officials confirmed three additional cases of the Zika virus in New Providence, Tourism Minister Obie Wilchcombe said his ministry has ramped up its marketing machinery to convey the message that The Bahamas is doing all it can to guard against the spread of the virus.

BPL says power cuts suspended after 48 hours of "challenges"

BAHAMAS Power and Light Company Limited (BPL) said on Tuesday evening that it has suspended outage rotations in New Providence following two days of "challenges".

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New show focusing on women aims to transform local TV industry

Being a modern-day woman in the Bahamas can get complicated. And no one knows that better than comedienne Tracy Ann Perpall.

THUNDERSTORM WARNING - Freeport - Tuesday 1.47pm-2.45pm

INSURANCE MANAGEMENT: THUNDERSTORM WARNING

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NEMA: Get ready for 'peak season for storms'

THE National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has cautioned the public to "remain in a state of readiness" heading into the peak of this year's Atlantic hurricane season, with international weather agencies warning that this could be the "most active" season in almost five years.

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‘Wells was sacrificed in letter of intent row’

FORT Charlotte MP Dr Andre Rollins went back on the offensive yesterday accusing the Christie administration of sacrificing Bamboo Town MP Renward Wells in the letter of intent controversy in a bid to protect senior party members who orchestrated the signing.

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Sandals workers line up to reapply for old jobs

DESPITE being some of the 600 plus employees made redundant at the Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort last week, several former workers yesterday expressed no bitterness in having to reapply for their old jobs.

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UPDATED: Four confirmed Zika cases in New Providence

THE number of confirmed Zika cases in New Providence has increased to four, officials announced yesterday during a press conference at the Ministry of Health.

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Minnis calls for disclosure of "smoke and mirrors" Baha Mar deal details

DR HUBERT Minnis, Leader of the Free National Movement (FNM), has called the Prime Minister's announcement of a deal over Baha Mar another example of "smoke and mirrors to hide the broken promises made by the PLP", pointing to a lack of specific details and accusing the government of "suspicious" deals with the Chinese.

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UPDATED: Latest on Tropical Storm Gaston, tropical wave

TROPICAL Storm Gaston is getting stronger as it moves over the far eastern Atlantic and is expected to become a hurricane by Wednesday, according to US National Hurricane Centre (NHC) forecasters.

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Baha Mar work starts next month

CONSTRUCTION at the stalled Baha Mar resort is expected to resume in September in a move to have the $3.5 billion resort project open no later than the end of winter in 2017, Prime Minister Perry Christie announced last night.

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Moody’s downgrades the Bahamas’ credit rating

MOODY’S announced yesterday that it has downgraded the Bahamas’ credit rating by one notch mainly because of the country’s “low medium-term growth” prospects and limited fiscal space compared to similar countries.

Prime Minister Christie to be congratulated on Baha Mar news

LATE yesterday afternoon Prime Minister Christie took the “Shaunae Miller” Olympic dive to the micro-phones to give the Bahamian people the first bit of concrete news as to the future of the shuttered Baha Mar resort.

Christie is not to be blamed

IN light of Sandals’ decision to temporarily close the Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort to facilitate urgent repairs and renovations and in the process make over 600 workers redundant, many Bahamians have launched an attack on the Government and in particular Prime Minister, the Most Honourable Perry Christie.

Lottery to fund NHI, smell stink

There has been some suggestion that the government is toying with a National Lottery as a means to funding National Health Insurance. This is extremely interesting.

The secret of giving?

The Press now prints large notices of amnesties for late payment of Stamp duty on deeds and documents, and notices of land acquisitions to construct homes for the poor.

Error in notice to mariners

INASMUCH as the “powers that be” seem unable to keep our traffic lights in New Providence functioning, we should not be too surprised when The Ministry of Transport and Aviation, (Port Department), publishes a notice in your newspaper under the heading “ Aids-to-Navigation on the Little Bahama Bank”, following which, it proceeds to list five navigation lights.

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