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Virtual Independence programme airs on TV tonight

A four-hour, made-for-television, virtual Independence programme will air live from the studios of ZNS in New Providence and the Northern Bahamas tonight beginning at 8pm.

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AG wants investigation over 'rummaging'

Attorney General Carl Bethel requested a police investigation after he said a stranger is suspected of rummaging through old tabled documents in the Senate. Speaking in the upper chamber yesterday, Mr Bethel recalled coming into the Senate and meeti

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Bahamas keeps its Tier 1 status on human trafficking

FOR the sixth year in a row, The Bahamas has maintained its Tier 1 ranking from the US State Department for its compliance in helping to eliminate human trafficking.Announcing the news during a press conference yesterday, Minister of National Securit

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Attorney unhappy client is held after protest

AN attorney has decried the arrest of her client who held a two man protest in Rawson Square and outside Government House, saying his rights are being violated. Paul Rolle was arrested on Tuesday after video circulated online of him in front of Chri

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New cases a concern for some in Grand Bahama

WITH two new COVID-19 cases emerging in Grand Bahama, residents on the island have mixed feelings on whether the country should shut its borders to the US, which has emerged as “a global hotspot” for coronavirus infections. It is believed the island

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University of The Bahamas will have at least 6,000 students, says Lloyd

EDUCATION Minister Jeffrey Lloyd announced in the House of Assembly that University of The Bahamas anticipates the institution’s enrolment will exceed 6,000 students this Fall. According to Mr Lloyd, Bahamian students seeking to further their educat

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Auditor General's report calls for more staff in San Salvador

A NEWLY released auditor general’s report is calling for more staff to be hired at the post office in San Salvador to ensure appropriate staff segregation of duties after it was discovered that all postal transactions were being performed by only one

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Symonette and Sands question approach

FORMER Minnis administration Cabinet ministers Dr Duane Sands and Brent Symonette appeared unconvinced yesterday by Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis’ decision to close beaches during the upcoming Independence Day holiday weekend. In a robust defense

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TRUST ME: PM tries to persuade us he’s right

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis said he closed parks and beaches for the Independence Day holiday weekend “out of an abundance of caution” and because “prevention is better than cure”. He said the healthcare system could melt down if he does not make such tough decisions, painting a picture of a country where rare diseases like mumps, rubeola and measles could emerge as immunisation levels drop if COVID-19 cases overcome the system.

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Two walk free in 2016 killing

THE Court of Appeal yesterday overturned the murder and manslaughter sentences of two men accused of stabbing and killing another man in 2016, after the accused men argued that the trial judge failed to use his discretion when he allowed a statement from a witness who did not appear in court into evidence.

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Too drunk to remember stealing cash from bar

A 48-year-old man was ordered to pay back a sum of money he stole from a bar earlier this year after he admitted to stealing the funds while he was under the influence of alcohol. Joseph Rolle appeared before Senior Magistrate Derence Rolle-Davis ch

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Man charged with murder

A 23-year-old man was charged with murder in Magistrate’s Court yesterday. Shanfano Dean appeared before Senior Magistrate Derence Rolle-Davis charged with the murder of Jerone Thompson on March 28.According to initial police reports, shortly before

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12 fishermen apprehended

TWELVE fishermen were apprehended in the central Bahamas for fisheries violations on Tuesday by members of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force. While on routine patrol, patrol craft HMBS Lignum Vitae under the command of Senior Lieutenant Ricardo McQuee

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Restaurant pair admit trying to bribe police

TWO men were fined a collective $1,500 in Magistrate’s Court yesterday after they admitted to attempting to bribe two police officers to avoid being charged for operating a restaurant past the allotted time. Dennis Palomino, 51, and Michael Woodside,

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PM's boogying history helps dictate curfew

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis said no one can say whether he is right or wrong for imposing a 10pm to 5am curfew to prevent spread of COVID-19, admitting in the House of Assembly yesterday that there is no scientific basis for the decision to lockd

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