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Cruise ships showing interest in Grand Bahama sailings

GRAND Bahama tourism chief Steven Johnson promises that “better days are ahead” for the island, revealing that cruise ships are now beginning to express interests in sailing here.

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Family left ‘devastated’ by man’s road death

THE family of the man who lost his life in a traffic fatality in Exuma more than a week ago say they are “devastated” and struggling to come to terms with his untimely death.

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Monday, 3rd March, 2021.

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Doctors’ GB plans gain $13.5m boost

Doctors Hospital’s president last night said a $13.5m Canadian investment will accelerate the launch of a Grand Bahama care facility “comparable to our New Providence” assets by 2022.

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‘Don’t fall into tax reform trap’

GOVERNANCE reformers yesterday warned Bahamians not to fall “into the tax reform trap” by failing to first tackle inefficiency, wasteful spending and corruption in a bloated government.

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Digital provider eyes ‘exponential’ growth on Sand Dollar move

A Bahamian digital payments provider yesterday said it expects its near-20,000 client base to “increase exponentially” after enabling them to transact in Sand Dollars without any restrictions.

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The object in the stars that could be a sign of alien life

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BLAISE Pascal was a 17th Century French philosopher, theologian, mathematician and physicist who created the famous Pascal’s Wager. A theory, in which he argues a rational person should live as though God exists. The principle is simple: if God really exists the believer will only suffer the loss of some terrestrial pleasures in exchange for infinite gains (eternal life in paradise); on the other hand, the non-believer stands to enjoy the limited and short term benefits of a sinful terrestrial life but will afterwards endure eternity in hell.

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Picewell Forbes announces he won't run for re-election

MANGROVE Cay and South and Central Andros MP Picewell Forbes announced in the House of Assembly on Monday morning that he is not running for re-election.

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Former PM Ingraham's recovery continues

FORMER Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham is expected to be released from hospital by mid-week after showing steady signs of improvement as he recovers from COVID-19.

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Davis warns: Act now to avoid third wave

THE Progressive Liberal Party wants the government to adopt new COVID-19 prevention measures that allows for more virus testing and isolation to help prevent a third wave in the country.

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MP’s firm fighting $450k blaze claim

FIRE destroyed four residential units in Harbour Island when an unlicensed gas company owned and operated by North Eleuthera MP Rickey Mackey performed services there in June 2018, plaintiffs allege in court documents.

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Marinas eye ‘five-fold’ yacht charter growth

A SENIOR marina executive says he expects The Bahamas’ yacht charter business “to grow five-fold within the next five years” based on rapidly-increasing interest in the destination.

BTC offering 21% niche ISP discount

THE Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) is offering niche Internet Service Providers (ISP) a 21 percent discount to what it charges its own retail customers for using its network infrastructure.

Fishermen now realising new Act’s consequences

BAHAMIAN fishermen are now realising the controversial Fisheries Bill 2020 has a far greater impact than simply banning Dominican fishermen, critics of the legislation are arguing.

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Wells and Moss impress

Versatile Sasha Wells emerged as the most outstanding athlete, while Daejha Moss was the most outstanding field competitor in one meet and Grand Bahamian Shyrone Kemp and Denisha Cartwright turned in record breaking performances in another.

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Hudson and Mackey qualify again for postponed CARIFTA Games

TARHJ Hudson and Camitra Mackey both surpassed the qualifying standards for the postponed CARIFTA Games - again - at the Roadrunners 15th annual Dianna Lynn Thompson Classic on Saturday at the Thomas A Robinson National Stadium.

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Swimmer Izaak Bastian sets two school records

IZAAK Bastian’s performance at the 2021 Atlantic Coast Conference Championships included school records, NCAA qualifying swims and a fifth-place finish for his No.15 Florida State Seminoles.

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Lester Brown Jr loses via 2nd round TKO

LESTER Brown Jr’s return to the ring ended in disappointment against a highly touted amateur prospect in his professional debut.

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‘Jazz’ Chisholm makes early case for starting job

IF the Miami Marlins’ Spring Training play will determine position battles, Jasrado “Jazz” Chisholm made an early case for the starting job at second base.

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Police investigate fatal traffic accident on Exuma

Police are investigating a fatal traffic accident in Exuma that happened last weekend.