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Man found hanged in Grand Bahama home

Grand Bahama police are investigating the death of a man in the South Bahamia area Saturday.

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New case of COVID-19 in Grand Bahama

The Ministry of Health has confirmed a new case of COVID-19 in Grand Bahama..

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Office of the Prime Minister: Voice note claiming 30-day shutdown is completely false

The Office of the Prime Minister says a voice note on social media claiming that a country-wide 30-day shutdown will be announced on Monday is false.

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UPDATED: Ministry confirms new case of COVID-19

The Ministry of Health confirmed one new case of the novel coronavirus on Friday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to ten.

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PM suggests more restrictions on movement could come

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis suggested on Friday that more restrictions to movement under the emergency powers order could be coming.

Dozens of Bahamian students return home from Barbados

DOZENS of Bahamian students studying in Barbados took a Bahamasair flight on Friday to return to The Bahamas.

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Man in hospital after Grand Bahama shooting

A man was shot early Friday morning in Freeport and is hospitalised in serious condition, according to Grand Bahama Police.

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NIB 'has $1.7bn in reserves to satisfy claims'

THE Director of the National Insurance Board, Dr Nicola Virgil-Rolle, announced on Friday that NIB has about $1.7bn in its reserves to satisfy claims.

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Report: 600 being tracked in The Bahamas for signs of COVID-19

A TOTAL of 600 people in The Bahamas are being tracked through contact tracing for possible signs or symptoms of COVID-19, a new regional report has said.

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Davis disappointed by homeless convictions

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party Leader Philip “Brave” Davis is disappointed homeless people have been convicted of violating the COVID-19 curfew.

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One high-risk man’s fight to avoid getting ill

ELLIS Stuart has diabetes, high blood pressure and heart problems.

Curfew threatens safety of at-risk children, says expert

A SENIOR administrator of a New Providence school is disturbed by what the COVID-19 lockdown could mean for vulnerable children and wants the government to outline measures to help youngsters at risk of abuse.

Food bank serving 400 a day

GREAT Commission Ministries has been inundated with requests for food from needy residents amid the coronavirus pandemic, with the food bank serving between 300 to 400 people daily over the past few weeks.

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Exercise regulations amended, airport closed to incoming commercial passengers

REGULATIONS on where Bahamians can exercise have been amended for the current lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

More businesses added to exemption list

The government has added more businesses and services that are exempt from emergency order restrictions during the COVID-19 state of emergency.