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Three killed in traffic accident in Grand Bahama

Three people were killed in a traffic accident in Grand Bahama on Monday night.

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Cannabis reform - ‘get on with it’

MEMBERS of the Rastafarian community say they want the government to stop “dragging their feet” on marijuana law reform, noting the drug, if legalised, could help aid the country’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis.

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Speaker backs down in blocking Glenys

HOUSE Speaker Halson Moultrie had another tense clash with opposition members in the House of Assembly yesterday after he backpedalled on his order not to allow Englerston MP Glenys Hanna Martin into Parliament.

Abaco struggles to find new workers

Abaco's labour shortages are causing post-Dorian reconstruction prices to "skyrocket" by at least 25 percent, the island's Chamber of Commerce chief warned yesterday.

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PM announces closure of beaches for holiday weekend

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis announced Monday that beaches and parks in New Providence, Paradise Island and Grand Bahama will be closed throughout the Independence Day holiday weekend, beginning 10pm on Thursday and ending 5am on Monday.

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Monday, 6th July, 2020.

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INSIGHT: Uncovering the early childhood traumas that lead to violence

MANY of the adolescents who are brought before the courts for minor infractions suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to a pilot study conducted by leading psychiatrist David F Allen and local colleagues.

EDITORIAL: The traumas that create killers

WHEN you think of a murderer in this country, what do you think of?

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INSIGHT: Marchar Jean was her school’s star pupil - today she’s trapped by a nonsensical system which is a stain on our nation

Sadly, unnecessarily and illegally, the life of an innocent young Bahamian in waiting is in limbo!

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INSIGHT: Can we all just get on the same page please?

LAST week’s confusion over the landing of 135 workers from Mexico brought in to help restore the hurricane-ravaged Bakers Bay led to quite a stir. Perhaps the biggest concern should have been the rising threat COVID-19 is becoming in Mexico.

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Woman still missing after boat runs aground

THE Royal Bahamas Defence Force is still searching for a missing woman from an American vessel that ran aground near South Bimini on Thursday, which left one man dead and two others injured. According to reports, the boat left Luna Beach en route to

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Change in teaching at university

UNIVERSITY of The Bahamas professors anticipate there will be a blended learning environment for students for the upcoming fall semester, one that could include limited face-to-face instruction and a continuation of virtual learning classes.During a

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Same-day virus tests set to be introduced

WITH Doctors Hospital announcing plans to introduce same day PCR COVID-19 testing, a local health official does not expect this to lead to a significant rise in confirmed virus cases because there is “no community transmission” occurring at the momen

Family Islands return

TOURISM attractions, excursions and tours will be permitted to resume operations on all Family Islands effective today, the Office of the Prime Minister reminded in a press release. Facial masks and physical distancing protocols are mandatory, OPM st

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I am sure we will rise again, says Turnquest

AMID current economic uncertainty, Deputy Prime Minister Peter Turnquest has expressed hope that Grand Bahama will move forward again in a positive direction. His comments came at a flag-raising ceremony in Grand Bahama as part of the country’s 47th

Commission to begin work again shortly

ALTHOUGH the work of the Bahamas National Commission on Marijuana was placed on hold for more than three months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, group co-chairs Bishop Simeon Hall and Quinn McCartney yesterday said the commission plans to reconvene in s

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Coronavirus pandemic – the ActivTrades perspective

The coronavirus pandemic is a one in a generation event. The disruption it brought to the lives of countless individuals and businesses is unparalleled during times of peace; For the first time in several generations, life came to an almost standstill.

AID sales up 20% - but drop off imminent

A major Bahamian retailer says its 20 percent "better than normal" sales performance has given it sufficient optimism to move ahead with an $8.2m investment.

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Doctors Hospital cuts 43 staff over 'blunt fiscal reality'

Doctors Hospital has revealed the termination of 43 workers after aggressive cost-cutting measures proved insufficient to offset “diminished patient activity”.The BISX-listed healthcare provider, in a statement issued at the weekend, warned that it w

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Govt revenues off 50% in last quarter

The government’s revenues for the 2019-2020 fiscal year’s final quarter dropped by “50 percent or so” compared to normal, the deputy prime minister said yesterday.K Peter Turnquest, responding to a series of messaged Tribune Business questions, said