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Activists say abortion ban a factor in illegal pills trade – For some ‘there’s no choice’

LEGISLATION restricting women’s access to reproductive health care has harmed residents and should be the focus of national discourse, not abortion drugs some obtain without a doctor’s prescription because they have no other choice.

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Are Valley Boys set to lose crown to Saxons?

QUESTIONS swirled last night about whether the official results of the 2019 Boxing Day Junkanoo Parade strips the Valley Boys of its victory and pushes the Saxons Superstars into first place.

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Police alert after series of armed home invasions

FOLLOWING a string of recent home invasions in the capital, Royal Bahamas Police Force Superintendent Shanta Knowles is urging members of the public to take all necessary precautions to avoid making their homes targets for intruders.

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Grand Bahama airport crisis as 100 jobs on the line

DEPUTY Prime Minister Peter Turnquest says the disengagement of workers at the Grand Bahama International Airport is a concern, and that addressing the current situation at the airport is a priority for the government.

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Hayward family’s grief over ‘suicide’

THE family of the late Sir Jack Hayward has expressed shock and sadness over the death of their father’s longtime personal butler Trevor Bethel, who was found dead on Friday morning at his residence off Royal Palm Way.

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Road access still blocked after Dorian

FIVE months after Hurricane Dorian, road access in some private subdivisions in East Grand Bahama are still blocked. Some residents say the state of the community poses safety risks. Boats are still blocking roadways, and there are also downed pole

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'No degradation of 51 bodies kept in cooler'

THE Ministry of Health criticised Englerston MP Glenys Hanna Martin’s “insensitive” and “reckless” claims that the bodies of Hurricane Dorian victims in Abaco are creating a “stench” because the container in which they are stored is not cooling adequ

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Police hunt for armed men who invaded home

POLICE are looking for a group of men responsible for a home invasion and robbery that occurred on Sunday. Police said around 3am yesterday, a group of armed men forced their way into a home on Joe Farrington Road, “held residents at bay” and robbed

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BPL has no coherent plan, says PLP leader

OPPOSITION Leader Philip “Brave” Davis demanded the Minnis administration “come clean” on what it plans to do with Bahamas Power and Light. He spoke after BPL Chairman Dr Donovan Moxey said last week the company intends to sell Stations A and D at t

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Bahamian accused of cocaine possession

A BAHAMIAN man was arrested at Lynden Pindling International Airport on Saturday after he was allegedly found in possession of cocaine. According to reports. shortly after noon, the man presented himself to a US customs officer after checking in for

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Sir Jack's former butler in suicide probe

GRAND Bahama police are continuing investigations into an apparent suicide of a man who is believed to the former long-time butler of the late Sir Jack Hayward of the Grand Bahama Port Authority, and who was embroiled in a legal battle over his inter

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Scalding oil thrown at woman in family row

A MAN threw hot liquid on a woman and caused burns to her body, police say.

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Vasyli begs to avoid murder retrial

THE country’s highest court is currently mulling over whether to overturn a lower court’s decision to order that Donna Vasyli be retried of the stabbing death of her millionaire podiatrist husband five years ago.

Wrap up warm - it’s going to get cold

Wrap up warm folks because we’re going to get a wintry blast across The Bahamas later this week. With a cold front coming in from the north west overnight temperatures are going to go down quicker than an ice cold Kalik.

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Secret trade in abortion tablets: Chemists selling drug without demanding doctors’ presciptions

THE illegal sale of a drug obtained without a prescription but used to cause abortions has been uncovered by The Tribune.