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Woman in hospital after attack by pitbulls

A woman is in hospital after she was attacked by three pitbulls in Pinewood Gardens on Friday afternoon.

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Man killed, woman injured in East Bay Street crash

A man is dead and a woman is in hospital after a car crashed on East Bay Street in the early hours of Saturday.

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Ministry concerned about Bahamas Diabetic Association's funding

HEALTH Minister Dr Duane Sands says his ministry is concerned about the Bahamas Diabetic Association’s funding issue.

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Lloyd welcomes Asst Commissioner to ministry

EDUCATION Minister Jeff Lloyd said Friday he welcomes Assistant Commissioner of Police Leamond Deleveaux’s special assignment to his ministry where there are a “wide spectrum” of security responsibilities.

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Man arrested after gun, ammunition found

A MAN was arrested Thursday when police discovered a .9mm pistol with nine rounds of ammunition in a vehicle he was in.

Law enforcement and health officials in victim identification workshop

OVER two dozen local law enforcement and health officials were trained in victim identification techniques during a three-day training workshop led by the United Kingdom’s Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) Unit Specialists.

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Teens charged with robbing 90-year-old

TWO Bahamian teenagers were remanded to prison Friday after they were arraigned in a Magistrate’s Court for allegedly robbing a 90-year-old man of $500.

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Straw vendors criticise Bannister over closure for repairs

VENDORS Friday criticised Works Minister Desmond Bannister and the Straw Market Authority (SMA) for their decision to close the Bay Street Straw Market for repairs during one of their busiest sale seasons.

Coral reefs around Grand Bahama and Abaco quick to recover

MARINE scientists say most of the coral reefs around Grand Bahama and Abaco could rapidly recover to support fisheries and tourism sectors for those islands, with new research showing only 30 percent of reefs surveyed suffered severe damage.Researche

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Final chance for woman to appeal murder conviction

A WOMAN who was convicted of conspiring to have her friend killed has been granted one last chance to overturn her 35-year sentence for the crime. The Court of Appeal granted Caryn Moss leave to petition the London-based Privy Council in a bid to ha

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PM defends increase in travel budget

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday defended the government’s decision to increase its travel benefits for Cabinet ministers and their spouses.He insisted that records would show that officials’ spouses have not been taking advantage of the ben

Agreement close on border protection

THE government is expected to sign a memorandum of understanding on border protection with Turks and Caicos “very soon”, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis revealed yesterday. The issue of border control, according to Dr Minnis, was among the many topi

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1,400 have signed up for repairs plan, says Clarke

DISASTER Reconstruction Authority chairman John Michael Clarke announced that, as of Tuesday, more than 1,400 people have signed up to the Small Homes Repairs Programme.The chairman gave the update yesterday while explaining the authority’s role and

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Minnis: Lawsuit won’t affect flow of money

DAYS after HeadKnowles Foundation sued its co-founder Lia Head-Rigby, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis said he is not concerned about the lawsuit affecting future donations to the country.

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GoThankYou: Online platform pays $200k to cover ‘lost’ Dorian donations

CROWDFUNDING giant GoFundMe will donate more than $200,000 to the HeadKnowles Foundation, signalling its support for Gina Knowles as she tries to recover funds from charity co-founder Lia Head-Rigby.