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BPL Skyguard Severe Weather Alert 25th September: Freeport

STARTS: 09/25/2020 5:31 PM EDT EXPIRES: 09/25/2020 11:00 PM EDT

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Indoor dining permitted on all islands except New Providence, Abaco, Paradise Island

THE latest Emergency Powers (COVID-19 Pandemic) Order permits indoor dining to take place on all islands except New Providence, Abaco and Paradise Island.

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Senior pastor accused of preventing pastoral board from entering church

A DEFENCE attorney on Friday accused the senior pastor of Golden Gates Assembly of “throwing jeers” at members on the church’s pastoral board and preventing them from having access within the church, in what was described as an abuse of power.

Ministry of Health to be cleaned and sanitised

THE Ministry of Health on the corner of Meeting and Augusta Streets will be deep cleaned and sanitised on Saturday, Cabinet Office announced.

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Residents 'happy' GBPC storm recovery charge suspended – but will continue to fight implementation

ALTHOUGH “happy” that a storm recovery and stabilisation (SRS) charge by the Grand Bahama Power Company has been further suspended, the Coalition of Concerned Citizens pledged to continue to fight its implementation.

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Re-opening of Bahamian Brewery Production Facility called a 'success story'

MINISTER of State for Grand Bahama Senator Kwasi Thompson says the reopening of the Bahamian Brewery Company’s production facility is an example of what it means to go through hard and difficult times and come back out bigger and better.

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Poaching captain jailed for nine months and fined

THE captain of “Angel Gabriel”, one of the Dominican vessels caught last week poaching in Bahamian waters, was yesterday sentenced to nine months in prison and ordered to pay a $35,000 fine.

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Culmer: Miller doesn’t have what it takes to win for PLP

FREE National Movement Chairman Carl Culmer doesn’t believe Golden Isles MP Vaughn Miller has what it takes to win the seat for the Progressive Liberal Party should it decide to run him as its candidate in the 2022 general election.

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Dames tells RBDF to make safe decisions

NATIONAL Security Minister Marvin Dames reminded Royal Bahamas Defence Force officers of their responsibility to ensure the safety of their vessels and crew members, urging them to make wise and well thought-out decisions while at sea.

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Schooner Bay security staff reportedly suffer infections

THERE are reportedly four confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus in the security department of the high-end gated community of Schooner Bay in Abaco, including the head of security, and another case on a construction site, according to residents.

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Days after Commissioner says prison has no cases, Minister says officers have COVID-19

WHILE the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases among correctional officers is “very low,” National Security Marvin Dames said it is natural for officers to have fears about safety in the workplace.

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'Plan ahead for vaccine'

COUNTRIES should not wait for a COVID-19 vaccine to be developed before they start planning and preparing for its arrival, Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) director, Carissa F Etienne said this week.

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Business brings new weapon to the COVID fight

TWO Bahamian businessmen have joined forces to bring a new weapon to The Bahamas in the fight against the spread of COVID-19.

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Education Minister and union boss go to war

EDUCATION Minister Jeff Lloyd said his ministry will not attend meetings with Bahamas Union of Teachers President Belinda Wilson or view her as a credible representative of teachers unless she apologises for her conduct and stops behaving in a “disrespectful and insulting” manner.

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McAlpine stays on fence over issue of allegiance

PINERIDGE MP Frederick McAlpine says he remains in the “valley of decision” regarding his political future, but he doesn’t think he’ll make any moves right now.


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