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Dedicated teacher keeps classes going after Dorian

Grand Bahama school teacher Autumn Joi Wildgoose is the perfect example of a dedicated educator. In the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian she took it upon herself to hold off-campus classes for her students who are unable to attend school because of severe flood damage at the Hugh Campbell Primary in Freeport.

Five people missing from East End, Grand Bahama

Police on Grand Bahama are searching for five missing people from East End. They are:

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Man found hanging in suspected suicide

Grand Bahama police are investigating a suspected suicide after a man was found hanging from a tree in bushes near a school play field in Freeport.

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Security guard gets six years for shooting at nightclub

A SECURITY guard has been sentenced to six years in prison for shooting another man in the stomach following a physical argument at a nightclub three years ago.

Freeport business owners 'do not know where to turn' after Dorian

BUSINESS owners in Freeport say they do not know how they will recover and resume their operations after such a devastating blow from Hurricane Dorian.

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Oprah Winfrey Scholarship for Bahamian Nathan Rolle

THE future is bright for Bahamian Nathan Rolle.

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BUT president: 100 teachers yet to be assigned to a school

ONE hundred teachers oriented at the beginning of the semester have not yet been assigned to a school more than a month into the term, according to Bahamas Union of Teachers President Belinda Wilson.

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Tributes paid to Tennyson Wells

FAMILY, friends, and members of Parliament gathered at Christ Church Cathedral yesterday to mourn the death of Tennyson Wells, a former Cabinet Minister and BAMSI's Chairman.

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Landing gear collapses on Pineapple Air plane

ACCIDENT investigators are investigating an occurrence involving a Pineapple Air plane that suffered a landing gear collapse Friday morning.

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$20m repair bill for Rand and Marsh Harbour Clinic

WITH cost of repairs to the Rand Memorial Hospital and Marsh Harbour Clinic said to be more than $20m, Health Minister Dr Duane Sands believes it is possible that the government will have to acquire additional loans to assist the recovery process in

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Domes unveiled to house 1,000 people in Abaco

THE family centre relief site in Abaco that will feature dome housing structures capable of withstanding 180mph to 200mph winds will accommodate 250 domes and about 1,000 people, according to co-chair of disaster and reconstruction committee, John-Mi

112 Haitians deported

MORE than 100 Haitians were deported to Port-au-Prince yesterday. The Department of Immigration said a Bahamasair flight departed Lynden Pindling International Airport at 8.07am to Haiti with 112 Haitians, escorted by a team of law enforcement offic

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McAlpine backs Chipman - but doesn't follow him

PINERIDGE MP Frederick McAlpine supports Reece Chipman’s resignation from the Free National Movement but has no plans to follow suit anytime soon. Mr McAlpine has, along with Mr Chipman and Golden Isles MP Vaughn Miller, been vocal critics of the FN

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GOING IT ALONE: Chipman abandons FNM dismayed by party politics

MEMBER of Parliament for Centreville Reece Chipman had been contemplating severing ties with the governing Free National Movement to represent the constituency as an independent since January.

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Dorian missing confirmed - 282

A DAY after Social Services Minister Frankie Campbell said 1,208 are still unaccounted for following Hurricane Dorian, National Security Minister Marvin Dames clarified that police have reports of just 282 people still being missing.