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New Prime Minister Philip Davis sworn in, meets MPs, supporters

NEWLY elected Progressive Liberal Party parliamentarians and long-time PLP supporters greeted Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis at the airport Friday morning when he touched down in New Providence.

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FNM trustee urges Minnis to step down as party leader

A FREE National Movement trustee has urged party leader Dr Hubert Minnis to step down from the role to allow the organisation to refocus its efforts and become a viable force in the future.

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'Mother' Pratt alive and well: 'How many times are they going to say I’m dead?'

FORMER Deputy Prime Minister Cynthia “Mother” Pratt questioned “how many times are they going to say I’m dead?” yesterday, after it was reported that she passed away from COVID-19.

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Murder and attempted murder accused in court

TWO men were charged with murder and attempted murder in separate incidents in a Magistrate’s Court on Friday.

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Man claims he was arrested trying to turn in drugs

A MAN who claimed he was arrested after trying to turn in $20,000 worth of cocaine that he found on a beach was on Friday granted bail ahead of his trial.

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Court of Appeal refuses oil company's extension of time application

THE Court of Appeal has refused an extension of time application of an international oil company that was seeking leave to commence a judicial review of former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance K Peter Turnquest.

Curfew time amended

The Emergency Powers Order has been amended by Prime Minister Philip Davis to change the curfew time.

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Man shot dead in Eight Mile Rock

GRAND Bahama Police are investigating the shooting death of a man in Eight Mile Rock on Thursday evening.

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116 new cases of COVID-19, 22 virus-related deaths

MINISTRY of Health officials have reported 116 new cases of COVID-19 and 22 virus-related deaths, bringing the nation’s overall tally to 20,030.

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No red flags, say observers

THE chief of the Organisation of American States’ Electoral Observation Mission said he has not noticed any red flags in the voting process as Bahamians cast their votes yesterday.

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Unions ‘not surprised’ by result - and hoping grievances will be addressed

THE leaders of the country’s top labour unions said they are not surprised by the Progressive Liberal Party’s victory in yesterday’s election and are hopeful that their various grievances can be adequately addressed under the new administration.

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Pinder says FNM supporters harassed at poll sites

FREE National Movement Fox Hill candidate John Pinder claimed his supporters were “harassed” at polling sites yesterday.

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Smooth process reported at polling stations

VOTERS at various polling stations across New Providence reported a smooth process yesterday, a far cry from the chaotic and overly crowded scenes at last week’s advanced poll.

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Kwasi Thompson keeps seat in GB

KWASI Thompson thanked supporters after he was elected as the new member of Parliament for East Grand Bahama.

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Minnis term was dogged by disaster

AFTER a four-year term plagued by devastating hurricanes and a global pandemic, Dr Hubert Minnis was unable to convince the Bahamian people to re-elect him.