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21-year-old mother jailed for false COVID test result

A 21-year-old mother was sentenced Friday to six months in prison for presenting a false Doctor’s Hospital COVID-19 test result when she attempted to travel earlier this week.

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54-year-old faces three charges

A 54-YEAR-OLD man was arraigned Friday on three charges, including possession at night of a housebreaking instrument.

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Lewis opens Job Ready Programme in Grand Bahama

YOUTH, Sports, and Culture Minister Iram Lewis officially opened The Job Ready Programme in Grand Bahama on Friday.

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Dozens of workers receive first vaccine dose at Atlantis

DOZENS of hotel workers received their first dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine at the Atlantis resort on Friday.

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Man shot dead in Kemp Road area

A MAN wearing an ankle monitoring bracelet was the country’s 32nd murder victim Friday when he was fatally shot in the Kemp Road area.

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Students lead the way to raise $2,500

THE students and alumni of St Paul Methodist College donated $2,500 to the Grand Bahama Children’s Home yesterday.

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Senate to debate home ownership resolution

WHEN the Senate next meets it will debate a resolution recently tabled in the House of Assembly which is designed to bring home ownership to young Bahamians.

‘No justification for illegal invasion of homes’

HUMAN Rights Bahamas has condemned what it called an “illegal” and “regressive” invasion of homes at a shanty town in Abaco yesterday.

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Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, dies aged 99

LONDON (AP) — Buckingham Palace officials say Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, has died. He was 99.

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Pay incentive to take the vaccine

BAHA Mar has strongly encouraged its employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, offering staff members who receive two doses of the shot a half day’s base pay.

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PLP reviews campaigning to cope with COVID rules

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party chairman Fred Mitchell said the party’s leader has ordered a review of all campaign practices after Chief Medical Officer Dr Pearl McMillan said gatherings should not be taking place outside of Emergency Order protocols.

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Students fall sick after eating marijuana cookies

SEVERAL students on Eleuthera fell sick after consuming marijuana laced cookies which were shipped to the island, police reported yesterday.

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‘AG office has duty to give court answers’

FORMER Immigration Minister Brent Symonette said the Office of the Attorney General should do what it is paid to do and provide answers in court cases.

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DAWN RAIDERS: Abaco shanty town The Farm is target of huge multi-agency operation

LAW enforcement descended upon The Farm shanty town in Abaco yesterday in a joint sting operation, confiscating generators, food supplies, personal items, illegal contraband and arresting several residents for various alleged infractions.

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HEALTH officials confirmed 43 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday.


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