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Ministry remembers Alrae Ramsey and Dr Blair John on anniversary of disappearance

THE one year anniversary of the disappearance of Alrae Ramsey and Dr Blair John in Italy was marked on Friday.

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Man killed, 10-year-old girl among injured in shooting

A MAN is dead and a ten-year-old girl is in critical condition after a shooting on Friday in Bel Air Estate. Two other people were injured in the incident - one from gunshot wounds and the other from injuries suffered while trying to escape.

Road works at Milo Butler Highway, Tonique Williams Darling Highway junction

THE junction at the Milo Butler Highway and Tonique Williams Darling Highway will be closed from Saturday, May 30, to Sunday, May 31, from 7am to 7pm for road works.

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Woman injured in daylight shooting

A WOMAN is in hospital after being shot in broad daylight on Thursday.

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Man violated curfew 'to take aunt for dialysis treatment'

A MAN who claimed he violated the national curfew because he was trying to take his aunt to the Princess Margaret Hospital for her dialysis treatment was fined $400 on Friday.

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Arawak Cay, Potter's Cay vendors anxious to resume operations

VENDORS at Arawak Cay and Potter’s Cay Dock say they are anxious to resume operations and are hoping to be given the “green light” soon to conduct business as it’s “unfair” that more businesses are allowed to operate, while their establishments remain closed.

GBPA donation helps restore Grand Bahama public library

THE only public lending library on Grand Bahama is undergoing restoration after being severely damaged by Dorian, thanks to more than $250,000 from the Grand Bahama Port Authority.

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Landlord pleads guilty to threatening to harm tenant

A LANDLORD who threatened to harm a tenant who refused to comply with his eviction orders was charged in the Magistrate’s Court on Friday

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Man charged with assaulting police officer

A 37-year-old man was charged in the Magistrate’s court on Friday with assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest.

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Rotary clubs give helping hand to children displaced by Dorian

CHILDREN displaced by Hurricane Dorian from Abaco and Grand Bahama have been given a helping hand by the Rotary clubs of The Bahamas.

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DIANE PHILLIPS: Add his name to the list - George Floyd, another victim of American  racism which won’t go away

The statistics have been there all along. You can read them if you have the courage to digest. You can study the charts, hot spots, numbers, watch the nightly news, gasp at coverage and go about the rest of the evening as if nothing changed if you have a mind to.

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WORLD VIEW: Salute the 'CARICOM Three' for their sacrifice

HERE are three heroes of democracy in the 15-nation Caribbean Community (CARICOM): Cynthia Barrow-Giles (St Lucia/Barbados), John Jarvis (Antigua and Barbuda) and Sylvester King (St. Vincent and the Grenadines). Their names must not be forgotten.

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$1k fine juror told to pay for missing part of a trial is dismissed

THE Court of Appeal has quashed a $1,000 fine a juror was ordered to pay after he failed to attend all of the hearings of a criminal trial in the Supreme Court held earlier this year. Walcott Miller was sworn as a juror in a murder trial which comme

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PLP can't support lockdown extension, says Davis

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party leader Philip “Brave” Davis said he cannot support the government’s extension of the COVID-19 state of emergency in its current form. Giving a contribution as the House of Assembly debated a resolution extending the state o

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Govt won't intervene in rent disputes

DEPUTY Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest said the government does not plan to intervene in and settle disputes between landlords and tenants who qualify for the COVID-19 rental assistance programme. On April 27, Prime Minister D

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Churches opening up

THE Bahamas Christian Council expressed pleasure yesterday at relaxed protocols that allow sanctuary worship beginning next month, stressing churches are capable of enforcing COVID-19 social distancing and proper hygiene protocols. Yesterday, Prime

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Inland Revenue urged: Probe $68m 'tax gap'

The government’s financial watchdog has urged the Department of Inland Revenue (DIR) to be more aggressive in probing discrepancies of up to $68m between a company’s VAT and business licence fee turnover. The auditor-general’s report for the 2016-20

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PM puts web shops in 'dice roll' dilemma

Two Bahamian web shop operators must now “roll the dice” on whether to proceed with their legal action against the Prime Minister after he re-opened the industry less than 24 hours after its filing.Wayne Munroe QC, the attorney for Paradise Games and

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