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New case of COVID-19 in Grand Bahama

The Ministry of Health announced on Thursday that there is one additional confirmed case of COVID-19 on Grand Bahama.

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BUT president: Union yet to receive plan for schools reopening

BAHAMAS Union of Teachers (BUT) Belinda Wilson said the union has yet to receive a plan or framework from the Ministry of Education for the reopening of schools.

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Shaunae finishes second in 150m – as athletes compete from different locations

American Allyson Felix came out on top in her rematch with Bahamian Olympic 400 metre champion Shaunae Miller-Uibo as they competed against Switzerland’s Mujinga Kambundji in the 150m at the Welklasse Zurich Inspirational Games on Thursday.

Teachers received naked pictures, obscene voice notes on online learning platform

TEACHERS have received naked pictures and voice notes with obscene language from students on the online learning platform, revealed Bahamas Union of Teachers (BUT) President Belinda Wilson.

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07092020 EDITION

Thursday, 9th July, 2020.

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This week's Tribune Obituaries PDF edition

Thursday, 9th July, 2020.

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Your Independence Supplement is now online

Thursday, 9th July, 2020.

EDITORIAL: Beach closure explanation just doesn't add up

AT long last, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis spoke up yesterday to explain why he is closing the beaches for the Independence holiday.

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STATESIDE: Trump has become the reality he railed against four years ago

The other day someone wrote “Trump 2020” in big yellow chalk letters in the middle of a street in an upscale New York neighbourhood. Within an hour, that slogan had been erased and BLM (Black Lives Matter) had replaced it, also written in chalk.

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FRONT PORCH: PM has our safety at heart - nothing more sinister than that

In an impassioned communication in the House of Assembly yesterday, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis pleaded with Bahamians and residents to better appreciate and to take more seriously the current and potential long-term health consequences of COVID-19.

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Virtual Independence programme airs on TV tonight

A four-hour, made-for-television, virtual Independence programme will air live from the studios of ZNS in New Providence and the Northern Bahamas tonight beginning at 8pm.

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AG wants investigation over 'rummaging'

Attorney General Carl Bethel requested a police investigation after he said a stranger is suspected of rummaging through old tabled documents in the Senate. Speaking in the upper chamber yesterday, Mr Bethel recalled coming into the Senate and meeti

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Bahamas keeps its Tier 1 status on human trafficking

FOR the sixth year in a row, The Bahamas has maintained its Tier 1 ranking from the US State Department for its compliance in helping to eliminate human trafficking.Announcing the news during a press conference yesterday, Minister of National Securit

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Attorney unhappy client is held after protest

AN attorney has decried the arrest of her client who held a two man protest in Rawson Square and outside Government House, saying his rights are being violated. Paul Rolle was arrested on Tuesday after video circulated online of him in front of Chri

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New cases a concern for some in Grand Bahama

WITH two new COVID-19 cases emerging in Grand Bahama, residents on the island have mixed feelings on whether the country should shut its borders to the US, which has emerged as “a global hotspot” for coronavirus infections. It is believed the island

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University of The Bahamas will have at least 6,000 students, says Lloyd

EDUCATION Minister Jeffrey Lloyd announced in the House of Assembly that University of The Bahamas anticipates the institution’s enrolment will exceed 6,000 students this Fall. According to Mr Lloyd, Bahamian students seeking to further their educat

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Auditor General's report calls for more staff in San Salvador

A NEWLY released auditor general’s report is calling for more staff to be hired at the post office in San Salvador to ensure appropriate staff segregation of duties after it was discovered that all postal transactions were being performed by only one

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Symonette and Sands question approach

FORMER Minnis administration Cabinet ministers Dr Duane Sands and Brent Symonette appeared unconvinced yesterday by Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis’ decision to close beaches during the upcoming Independence Day holiday weekend. In a robust defense

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'Opaque' dealings hit City Markets HQ sale

AML Foods is battling a series of “opaque” transactions as it seeks to uphold “the validity” of its $3m purchase of City Markets’ former headquarters building. The BISX-listed food retail and franchise group, in legal filings supporting its bid for

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Parts of BPL network ‘not working optimally’

Bahamas Power & Light’s (BPL) chairman yesterday disclosed that parts of its grid “are not working optimally” due to the utility’s delayed $535m bond refinancing.

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