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STATESIDE: We hold these truths to be self-evident - but nothing’s really changed, has it?

So far, 2020 is providing ample evidence that real and perceived discrimination in the United States on the basis of gender and race remains a big issue.

EDITORIAL: Kneejerk politics as election appears on the horizon

SO the pretence is done – the countdown to the 2022 election has begun.

Officials looking into problems with two Family Island schools

THE Ministry of Education said officials are addressing the issues plaguing two Family Island schools. This comes after students at Harbour Island All-Age School protested over the lack of teachers and Progressive Liberal Party Senator Michael Darvi

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Elective surgeries back on at PMH

ELECTIVE surgeries at Princess Margaret Hospital will resume today, according to Health Minister Dr Duane Sands. Procedures were canceled by health officials earlier this week due to overcrowding at the public hospital, compounded by boarders, bed a

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'Existential threat of climate change'

CLIMATE change is an “existential threat” to the environment, the economy and “life itself”, a former minister of state for finance has said. Zhivargo Laing, executive director of the University of The Bahamas’ Government and Public Policy Institute,

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2019 a record breaking year for tourism

LAST year was a “record breaking" one for tourism, with the country hitting the highest recorded number of stopover visitors in its history, according to the Ministry of Tourism’s Director General Joy Jibrilu. Speaking at a press conference at the B

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Munroe: Drug reform a 'dishonest' agenda

ATTORNEY Wayne Munroe, QC, has accused the Minnis administration of “dishonesty” as it tackles marijuana reform, insisting the government wants to garner political support and restrict cultivators and suppliers of the the drug. On Tuesday, Prime Min

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Minnis on marijuana 'a publicity stunt' - PLP

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party Leader Philip “Brave” Davis downplayed the potential impact of Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis’ declaration that he supports prison release of those convicted for having small amounts of marijuana. Calling it a publicity st

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No travel restrictions imposed over China virus

THE Bahamas has not been advised to impose any travel or trade restrictions following the deadly coronavirus outbreak that has spread from China to the United States, health officials revealed yesterday. In a press statement, the Ministry of Health

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Woman in hospital after being shot by armed robber

A WOMAN is in hospital after she was shot by an armed robber outside her home, police said. Shortly after 11pm on Tuesday, a woman had just arrived at her home on Jumbey Drive, Golden Gates, when she was approached by an armed man who shot her befor

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Cable gets $31m less for US exit

Cable Bahamas’ top executive yesterday conceded the $31m drop in the price received for exiting the US was “warranted”, but said: “It’s still a massive return for investors.” Franklyn Butler, the BISX-listed communications provider’s chief executive

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Cavalier's collapse sparks lien law call

The Bahamas Society of Engineers (BSE) president yesterday said Cavalier Construction’s collapse has again exposed the “critical” need to end a 25-year wait for construction industry lien laws. Quentin Knowles told Tribune Business that such legisla

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Bahamas in 37% January tourism bookings swing

The Bahamas enjoyed a near-37 percent positive swing on January stopover bookings within six weeks, it was revealed yesterday, eliminating fears that tourism officials needed to “pack and go home”.Joy Jibrilu, the Ministry of Tourism’s director-gener

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IPO plan for $170m renewable vehicle

Bahamian investors will ultimately be given the opportunity to own the government’s $170m renewable energy financing vehicle through a public share offering, it has been revealed. An Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) report obtained by Tribune B

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‘VICTORY TRAIN’: Minnis sets sights on winning next election in 2022

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis laid the foundation for the Free National Movement’s re-election campaign during a rally last night.

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‘LAUGHABLE’: Davis blasts govt over explanation on Pointe permits

THE government's disappointment in the ratio of foreign workers to Bahamian labour at The Pointe is "laughable," according to Progressive Liberal Party Leader Philip "Brave" Davis.

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Evacuees moving to 90-day hotel

FIFTY rooms at the Poinciana Inn will temporarily shelter Hurricane Dorian victims in an agreement between the government and the hotel, the Ministry of Social Services announced yesterday.

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Free fruit to push healthy kids diet

THE Ministry of Health, in partnership with the Ministry of Education, announced yesterday the launch of a pilot programme to help encourage healthier eating habits among young people.

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Dead woman had been strangled and immersed in water, court told

A WOMAN who was found murdered nearly three years ago on Valentine’s Day in Eight Mile Rock, Grand Bahama had been strangled and immersed in water, the Grand Bahama Supreme Court heard yesterday.

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Bail denied to man, 31, accused of causing harm

A GRAND Bahama man was charged in the Freeport Magistrates' Court yesterday in connection with a video that was posted on social media of him allegedly punching another man. Wayne Garnett Barr Jr, 31, of Coco Plum Street, Pioneers Loop, appeared bef

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