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Woman dead, three seriously injured in Abaco crash

A woman is dead and three people have been airlifted to New Providence after three cars were involved in an accident in Abaco.

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Rotary begins rebuilding project for Sweeting's Cay

The Rotary Clubs on Grand Bahama have embarked on the Sweeting’s Cay Home Repair project to rebuild homes on the cay, where residents have been living in tents and displaced for the past 18 months since Hurricane Dorian.

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24-year-old charged with attempted murder

A 24-year-old man was charged with attempted murder in the Magistrate’s Court on Friday.

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Man placed on probation after drugs found

A 25-year-old man who was found with over two ounces of marijuana was on Friday placed on probation for two years.

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PLP deputy criticises decision to reduce spending on Family Island projects

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party Deputy Leader Chester Cooper criticised government’s decision to reduce spending on capital works projects on several Family Islands, saying the move will “strangle” the economy as the country tries to rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Veteran educator Zelma Dean dies age 84

VETERAN educator and former director of education Zelma Dean died on Friday morning after battling an illness for a long time. She was 84 years old.

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Store manager accused of defrauding employer

A STORE manager accused of defrauding her employer of more than $1,000 was granted bail on Friday before her trial.

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Contractor accused of stealing more than $40,000

A CONTRACTOR who denied stealing more than $40,000 from one of his clients was on Friday granted bail before his trial.

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Man charged with murders of two Long Island women

A MAN accused of killing two Long Island women whose bodies were discovered in shallow graves on the island last year was arraigned in the Supreme Court on Friday.

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PLP calls for virus testing plan

THE Progressive Liberal Party’s COVID-19 task force urged government to release a structured plan that allows for more virus testing throughout the country.

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Bahamians in Washington area safe, says ambassador

BAHAMAS ambassador to the United States Sidney Collie said all Bahamians living in the Washington area are safe as US fears mount over possible violence ahead of President-elect Joseph Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday, January 20.

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U.S. business leaders: Stop the drilling

THERE is growing opposition to oil drilling in The Bahamas as business leaders in the United States have called on government leaders to put a stop to it.

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Smith praises govt over costs decision

THE government will not seek security for costs from environmentalists in the judicial review proceedings involving Bahamas Petroleum Company’s exploratory oil drilling, drawing praise from attorney Fred Smith for removing a potentially significant obstacle.

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Good news with no holiday surge in COVID cases

WITH low COVID-19 infections being recorded for the past few weeks, a local infectious disease expert says it appears the recent holiday celebrations did not lead to an uptick of cases as officials initially expected.

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PMH temporarily suspends ID and autopsy services at morgue

Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) has suspended identification and autopsy services at the PMH Rand Lab (morgue) until further notice.


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