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Lockdown and curfew lifted for Spanish Wells

The Office of the Prime Minister has announced that, based on the advice of health officials, Spanish Wells may resume normal commercial and social activity, effective immediately.

Good Samaritans pay vendor’s court fine

A 20-year-old man, who was convicted for selling coconut water without a permit last month, was able to pay his $800 court fine on Friday thanks to good Samaritans.

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Two in court on fraud related charges

TWO men were arraigned in a Magistrate's Court Friday on fraud related charges.

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UPDATED: 30 new cases of COVID-19, two deaths reported on Friday

COVID-19 cases in The Bahamas have now risen to 1,119.

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Teens charged with armed robbery

TWO teenagers were remanded to prison on Friday after being arraigned in a Magistrate’s Court on two counts of armed robbery.

'Extension of food distribution programme needed'

WITH more than 35,000 households nationwide registered under the National Food Distribution Task Force, its Chairman Susan Larson has said there is a need to extend the programme past month’s end.

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Two injured after attempted armed robbery

AN ATTEMPTED armed robbery at a business establishment has left an employee and suspect injured and receiving care in hospital.

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Man charged with grievous harm

A 21-year old Haitian man, who claimed he attacked another man because he believed he was sexually assaulted by him, was remanded to prison on Friday.

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5,000 sign petition to demolish the Torii Gate

A 5,000-signature petition for the demolition of a well-known Freeport landmark has been launched and has already exceeded 50 percent of its signature target.

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Health officials respond to rising cases at facilities

IN response to an increasing number of COVID-19 cases across Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) facilities, officials yesterday said several countermeasures have been put in place in New Providence and Grand Bahama.

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University employees test positive

TWO University of the Bahamas employees have tested positive for COVID-19, leaving officials to now determine the level of exposure to the virus of essential employees.

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Wards temporarily relocated at Rand Memorial

The “increasing demand” for resources to facilitate COVID-19 health care and ongoing construction at Rand Memorial Hospital has resulted in the temporary relocation of the medical and surgical wards outside of the public health institution.

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COVID TAKES HIGH TOLL ON MARRIAGE: Lawyers report surge in couples looking to divorce after lockdown

PROMINENT attorneys yesterday revealed “a tremendous increase” in divorce cases coming before them following the end of the first COVID-19 nationwide lockdown.

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Frontline police now fitted with body cams

THE Royal Bahamas Police Force has officially launched the use of body worn cameras for its first responders and front line officers.

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‘Officers were collecting meals for inmates’

COMMISSIONER of Police Paul Rolle said yesterday that a restaurant that has been opened in the Golden Gates Shopping Plaza during lockdown is one of several servicing people in police custody, but it should not be selling food to members of the general public.


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