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Anger over Black Panther’s rating

PATRINA Farquharson, who works with children and charitable groups, is raising money to take young people to see “Black Panther,” the cultural phenomenon hailed for its rare and empowering portrayal of blackness on the silver screen.

Abaco suffers power crisis

A weekend-long power outage sparked by a blown pump was yesterday said to have caused “havoc” for Abaco and its tourist economy.

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Questions raised over refinery deal

AHEAD of an anticipated signing of a heads of agreement today, the Progressive Liberal Party is raising questions about Oban Energies, the company involved in a proposed $4.5bn oil refinery project for Grand Bahama, asking if the developers have their funding in place.

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Two dead, four injured in Pinewood shootings

POLICE are investigating the circumstances surrounding two separate shooting incidents that occurred in the Pinewood area between Friday and Saturday, one of which resulted in one person dying on the scene and another in hospital.

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We need work – now: Hundreds left waiting hours in GB jobs fair

HUNDREDS of job seekers attended the “Labour on the Blocks” job fair in Grand Bahama over the weekend in hopes of finding employment and to be registered in the Department of Labour’s databank.

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Foulkes confirms five made redundant at Melia

FIVE people have been made redundant at the Melia, according to Robert Sands, Baha Mar’s senior vice-president of government and external affairs.

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AK-47 rifles and ammo seized by police

POLICE seized two AK-47 rifles, dozens of rounds of ammunition and marijuana from a home on Market Street on Friday.

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Mortimer and Game of Thrones producer at movie event

PRODUCERS and directors who have mastered the art of filmmaking will help boost production standards in The Bahamas through the Movie Masters series presented by the Ministry of Tourism’s Film Commission and the University of The Bahamas set to begin tonight.

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Appeal court allows extradition move

THE Court of Appeal has ordered extradition proceedings to continue against a man wanted in the United States on a drug charge after dismissing his appeal of a Supreme Court judge’s decision not to transfer the matter to another magistrate on the grounds of alleged bias.

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Two killed, one injured in Pinewood Gardens shooting

TWO men were killed and another was injured after a shooting incident in Pinewood Gardens on Friday night.

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Man found dead with 'stab wounds' at Potters Cay

A MAN was found dead with apparent stab wounds in his body on Potters Cay Dock Friday morning.

Video said to show plane wreckage being investigated

THE legitimacy of a video purportedly showing discovered parts of the Piper Aztec plane that crashed in waters off Andros last month is being investigated, the Air Accident Investigation Department’s Chief Accident Investigator, Delvin Major, said Friday.

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Junkanoo season set for expansion

THE 2018-2019 Junkanoo season will be expanded from the “traditional two parades” to more than a week of activities, Youth, Sports, and Culture Minister Michael Pintard said Friday.

Grand Bahama hosts 'Labour On The Blocks' job fair

SOME 21 companies are expected to attend the 'Labour On The Blocks' job fair in Grand Bahama, which opens at 11am at the Susan J Wallace Park in Freeport today.

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Workers fired from Melia

SEVERAL persons were fired from the reservations department at Melia on Friday, the hotel confirmed.