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Minister announces registered sexual offender to be released from prison

NATIONAL Security Minister Wayne Munroe announced that a registered sexual offender was due for release on Friday although he was considered “a risk of significant harm to the health and safety of the public.”

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GBPA launches $1M road works project in Freeport

A $1M road works project is being undertaken by the Grand Bahama Port Authority Limited as part of an initiative to resurface roadways in Freeport.

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Tributes to our fallen angels

RELATIVES of 16 nurses and support staff who have died gathered at the Princess Margaret Hospital in remembrance of the contributions they made to healthcare.

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Reclassification brings COVID death tally to 810

THE Ministry of Health and Wellness has clarified that COVID-19 deaths have not increased as the country battles its latest surge of infections.

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Vendors hopeful after sale of Grand Lucayan Resort

MANY vendors at the Port Lucaya Marketplace are optimistic about the sale of the Grand Lucayan hotel alongside the new mega cruise port venture, which are expected to revive Grand Bahama’s ailing economy.

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Unions get ready for Labour Day

TRADE Union leaders yesterday announced several planned activities to be held to celebrate labour week, including the Sir Randol Fawkes Labour Day parade.

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AG: Digital Bill meets obligations under law

ATTORNEY General Ryan Pinder said yesterday the Digital Assets and Registered Exchanges Bill 2022 fulfils both local and international obligations, while seeking to strengthen the economic regime that will bolster the middle class of the country.

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Three-year plan on floods

SEVERAL prominent government ministers and senior representatives came together for a press briefing yesterday to discuss government’s three-year flood remediation plan.

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PMH at full capacity, say officials

PRINCESS Margaret Hospital is full, officials reported last night – but not because of COVID-19.

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Budget ‘to pay attention to people feeling the pinch’

PRESS secretary Clint Watson yesterday foreshadowed some of the features of the Davis administration’s budget, which the prime minister will present next week.

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Minister hopeful of solution after sitout

EDUCATION Minister Glenys Hanna Martin said she was hopeful that teachers who staged a sit-out at Gerald Cash Primary School yesterday would find resolve overnight, noting students were already at a loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Gibson preparing to return after police request

LONG Island MP Adrian Gibson is making preparations to return to The Bahamas from abroad after police requested to speak with him as part of their ongoing investigations into the Water and Sewerage corporation, his attorney told The Tribune yesterday.

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PM HITS BACK ON BREADBASKET VAT – while Watson claims tax reintroduction does not hurt consumers

PRIME Minister Philip “Brave” Davis told his predecessor yesterday to take his own advice, as he hit back over new criticisms levelled at his administration over its refusal to remove value added tax from breadbasket items.

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Two accused in court of fraudulent marriage

TWO people were charged in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday with attempting to obtain a residence spousal permit by entering into a fraudulent marriage.

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Woman accused of stealing $4,800

A WOMAN was arraigned in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday for allegedly stealing more than $4,800 from the insurance company where she was previously employed.

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