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Fresh crew transfer to cruise ships in Nassau

CARNIVAL Corporation on Saturday completed a routine embarkation of fresh crew on to a number of their vessels in accordance with established COVID-19 protocols, officials said.

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Four more ventilators donated

THE Ministry of Health has received four ventilators to help the fight against COVID-19.

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Symonette: Turnquest right to resign

EAST Grand Bahama MP Peter Turnquest was right to resign last week as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, according to St Anne’s MP Brent Symonette.

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‘Threat to climate yet we’re okay to drill’

THE Bahamas National Trust has declared it is “categorically opposed to oil exploration in The Bahamas.”

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SIX STOLEN YEARS: Record $640K in damages to Kenyan illegally held and beaten at detention centre

DOUGLAS Ngumi, a Kenyan national who endured cruel and inhumane treatment during an unlawful six-and-a-half-year imprisonment at the Carmichael Road Detention Centre, has been awarded $641,950 in damages by the Supreme Court.

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‘Risk we are opening our doors to a third wave’

WITH major resorts set to open by mid-December, consultant physicians are concerned the country could be on the brink of a third COVID-19 wave.

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Lucayan could open by mid-February

TOURISM Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar hopes the Grand Lucayan in Grand Bahama can be turned over to its purchasers by January, telling reporters COVID-19 had brought “frustration” to the deal.

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PM: New Deputy PM, Minister of Finance will be announced 'very soon'

ANNOUNCEMENTS about who will be the new minister of finance and deputy prime minister could come this week, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis suggested on Friday.

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14 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday

THE Ministry of Health recorded 14 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, continuing a trend in declining numbers.

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Thanksgiving dinner held for Grand Bahama Children's Home

IL Cares Foundation held a Thanksgiving dinner for the children at The Grand Bahama Children’s Home – an initiative started three years ago.

Parents want answers over son’s Texas death

THE parents of murdered Bahamian student Kani Rahming are still waiting for justice two months after their son was fatally shot in Houston, Texas.

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In year of lockdowns and curfews, crime down

WITH movement restrictions and curfews in place for most of the year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, National Security Minister Marvin Dames expects a “double digit” drop in major crime when 2020 statistics are revealed.

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‘We’re flattening the curve’

HEALTH Minister Renward Wells declared in the House of Assembly yesterday that Bahamians are flattening the COVID-19 epidemic curve.

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‘Economy doesn’t sit on one man’s shoulders’

WHILE Peter Turnquest’s resignation from Cabinet presents a challenge for the government, the country’s economic recovery does not rest on the shoulders of one man, a top banker asserted yesterday.

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FNM thanks Turnquest

THE Free National Movement yesterday officially thanked former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest for his service, saying he did a “commendable job” in the face of “unprecedented, back-to-back crises”.


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