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PM presented with Key to the City of Lauderhill, Florida

LAUDERHILL, Florida – Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis attended a dinner reception in Lauderhill, Florida, this week in honour of all those who helped The Bahamas in the aftermath of the devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian.

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Extended vaccine doses for immunocompromised begin Monday

THE Ministry of Health and Wellness has announced that effective Monday, extended dose appointments (not boosters), will be available in New Providence to those that are immunocompromised.

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Ministry relaunches 'Shock Treatment' youth intervention programme

THE Ministry of National Security has announced the relaunch of its Shock Treatment youth intervention programme, which officials allege was shelved for no reason by the Minnis Administration, “leaving troubled children out in the cold”.

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10 more COVID-19 deaths

TEN more COVID-19 deaths have been confirmed.

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Man arrested at airport for marijuana possession

AN American tourist’s vacation in paradise ended before it began as he was arrested at the airport for marijuana possession shortly after his arrival.

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Illegal migration case dismissed

A Haitian man who was charged with illegally migrating to the country had his case dismissed when immigration officials failed to appear to testify against him.

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Probation for marijuana possession

A man caught with a quantity of marijuana was given probation on Friday.

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Man charged with murder

A 37-year-old man was charged in the Magistrate’s Court on Friday with attempted murder.

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Testing for HIV/AIDS declined 55% in 2020

TREATMENT for HIV/AIDS has remained stable during the COVID-19 pandemic but testing for the virus declined by 55 percent in 2020, according to Dr Nikkiah Forbes, director of the National HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Programme.

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Central Bank unions file second trade dispute

THE two unions representing Central Bank employees have filed a second trade dispute over stalled negotiations with management related to an outstanding industrial agreement and other issues.

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Oscar the COVID canine detective

MAN’s best friend can possibly be a four-legged COVID-19 test sniffing for the virus. This ability has already been unleashed at the Miami International Airport and a Miami Heat game—now a local canine detection company hopes to bring the practice to The Bahamas.

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Halkitis hits out at FNM over VAT Bill amendment

MINISTER of Economic Affairs Michael Halkitis accused the Free National Movement of continuing to “peddle its misguided tax policy” by trying to pass a last-minute amendment to the government’s Value Added Tax Bill in the House of Assembly last night.

BDCS committing names to the sex offender register

THE Bahamas Department of Correctional Services is in the process of committing names to the sexual offender register, National Security Minister Wayne Munroe confirmed yesterday.

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Darville questions Minnis on hospital upgrades deal

HEALTH Minister Dr Michael Darville said the Minnis administration negotiated a multi-million-dollar deal for hospital upgrades in which the loan was drawn down before construction began.

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Thompson: Economic performance improved from July to September

EAST Grand Bahama MP Kwasi Thompson is adamant that the former Minnis administration’s policies were working, pointing to increased revenues between July to September.