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Govt to decide Grand Lucayan return ‘shortly’

The Minnis Cabinet will decide “very shortly” whether to act on the Grand Lucayan Board’s plan to re-open the resort on February 1, a Cabinet minister revealed yesterday.

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UPDATED: Man dies after Village Road shooting

A MAN is dead after a shooting at Village Road yesterday.

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Officials having 'vigorous conversation' on corporal punishment in schools

EDUCATION officials are having a “vigorous conversation” about whether corporal punishment should still be allowed in schools, however there are some who are opposed to phasing out the practice, Education Minister Jeff Lloyd said.

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BIDEN DELIVERS CRIPPLING BLOW: New President unveils quarantine rule which will devastate tourism

UNITED States President Joe Biden yesterday signed an executive order requiring travellers to quarantine on arrival to the US, potentially dealing what Tourism Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar says could be a devastating blow to the Bahamian economy.

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Lloyd still waiting for approval on in-person learning

EDUCATION Minister Jeffrey Lloyd said his ministry is still awaiting the approval of the Ministry of Health as to when face-to-face learning can resume on certain islands.

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Man accused of killing two while driving dangerously

A 33-year-old man was yesterday charged with two counts of killing in the course of dangerous driving in connection with a horrific three-car collision that claimed the lives of a married couple on Christmas night.

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Man claimed he was keeping marijuana for friend

A 46-year-old man who was found with more than $5,000 worth of marijuana, which he claimed he was keeping for a friend, was yesterday fined $7,800.

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Man must pay compensation for hitting brother with fan

A MAN who hit his brother with an iron fan during an argument was ordered to compensate his sibling for the injuries he caused.

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Deandre Ayton posts career-high five blocks

Following a week of postponements and three missed games due to the NBA’s COVID-19 protocols, Deandre Ayton continued to play his best basketball of the season once the Phoenix Suns returned to the court.

Challenge to the two-party system

Last week we celebrated the 54th anniversary of Majority Rule – the day we pay homage to the pioneers of our modern democracy. Whether you stayed safe at home, took a day in at the beach or exercised your constitutional right to protest, we must never forget the day’s importance. I would like us to reflect on three significant submissions contrary to the notion that The Bahamas is a two-party political nation.

COVID test to enter U.S. a good step

The latest fit of hypocrisy to take hold here is the protestations from some Bahamians at the fact that the US is finally taking steps to bring its intractable Covid crisis to heel.

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Discus national record holder Serena has lofty goals

BAHAMAS women’s discus national record holder Serena Brown is working on some lofty goals in her senior year as a member of the Iowa Hawkeyes women’s track and field team.

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Rhema emerges as one of the top prep prospects in Florida

JUNIOR national basketball team standout Rhema Collins has quickly emerged as one of the top prep prospects among her class in the state of Florida.

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Sunshine Insurance Marathon Bahamas celebrates its 12th anniversary – virtually

THERE is no shortage of benefits when it comes to participating in races.

EDITORIAL: No more violence against children

THE video that showed adults at the Children’s Emergency Hostel beating the youngsters in their care was shocking enough – but yesterday added one further shocking twist to the incident.

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STATESIDE: Honest public service or a time to fill your pockets?

BE honest. What do you really think about government?

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FRONT PORCH: Trump skulked away but America’s difficult days remain

Yesterday’s inauguration of Joseph Biden Jr was welcomed by millions in America and around the world relieved and gladdened at the departure of the most vicious and divisive President in modern America, who incited, fuelled and epitomised the forces of white Christian nationalism, the great original stain and sin of the American Republic.

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Organisation calls for full FOI Act implementation

ORGANISATION for Responsible Governance has renewed calls for full implementation of the Freedom of Information Act, insisting all available resources be committed to its enactment.

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‘Don’t blame the victims, blame the men who rape them’

A WOMEN’S rights advocate wants society to stop placing the blame on young vulnerable girls being lured out of their homes and becoming victims of statutory rape and hold the men responsible accountable for their actions.

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‘Health experts needed on vaccine taskforce’

THE head of the Consultant Physician Staff Association believes more healthcare professionals should have been appointed to the government’s National COVID-19 Vaccine Consultative Committee.