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Showdown: Public service unions warn tomorrow’s talks with Minnis critical

The Government must explain why it is “in such dire financial straits” that it cannot meet public sector worker demands, trade union leaders warned yesterday.

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Doctors strike day two - ‘it’s not just about pay’

THE junior doctors’ strike continued for a second day yesterday, despite their union having a “favourable” meeting with Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis on Wednesday.

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Child ‘rape’ victim stays silent

THE teenage girl at the heart of an unlawful sexual intercourse allegation against a police reservist quietly told a court that “nothing” happened between her and Dwayne Decosta in June 2018.

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Haitians in dark over visa ban

HAITI’S Foreign Affairs Minister Bocchit Edmond said yesterday he hoped the government’s decision to suspend visa services to Haitians would be resolved quickly.

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PM ‘understands anger and frustration’

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis hopes that union representatives will come to appreciate the less-than-ideal state of the government’s finances when he meets them on Saturday, but says he understands the anger and frustration of Bahamian workers.

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'We shouldn't have hired US team to fix power issues'

A FORMER Bahamas Electricity Corporation chairman yesterday slammed the government’s decision to hire a six-man team of American specialists to address the power generation issues at Bahamas Power and Light. Leslie Miller, a former MP and Cabinet min

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Family shares in Marco milestone

ON the eve of what would have been Marco Archer’s 19th birthday, a $3.05m contract was signed between the government and Multimedia Technologies for the MARCO’s Alert system.National Security Minister Marvin Dames yesterday explained citizens can enr

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Man shot dead off Cowpen Road

A YOUNG man was shot dead last night as he sat on a stairway.

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Visas for Haitians suspended by govt

THE Ministry of Foreign Affairs has suspended issuing visas to Haitians until further notice.

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EMERGENCY ONLY: Doctors’ patience runs out as they launch snap strike

FED up with a lack of a resolution over longstanding disputes, more than 400 junior doctors went on strike yesterday forcing the nation’s public healthcare system into “emergency mode”.

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‘We have to check Turin 2 evidence’

FOREIGN Affairs Minister Darren Henfield yesterday said the government’s independent probe into the mysterious deaths of two Bahamian men in Italy was launched to ensure it has done all it “possibly can” to attain satisfactory answers regarding this tragedy.

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Elderly’s plight when power goes off

PAT’S Senior Citizens Home has lost medication, food, four air-conditioning units and three electronic beds due to daily load shedding exercises by Bahamas Power and Light.

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Girl to testify in rape case

THE teenager at the heart of an unlawful sexual intercourse allegation against a former police reservist will give her testimony in open court today.The girl, who was 13 at the time of the incident, will take the witness stand before Justice Cheryl G

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Woman who fell on dock must pay costs

BAHAMAS Ferries Limited has been absolved of a Supreme Court order to pay a woman $10,000 in damages because she slipped and fell on a rain-soaked deck of one of its vessels six years ago.The Court of Appeal set aside the previous court order for Bah

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Four marijuana fields discovered

FOUR separate marijuana fields were discovered this week in East Grand Bahama, totaling over 800 plants with an estimated street value of $80,000, a senior police official reported. Assistant Superintendent of Police Terecita Pinder said Drug Enforc

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