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Haitian man fined $1,500

A HAITIAN man who was found in the country with an expired visa was ordered to pay $1,500 to avoid spending three months in prison before his deportation.

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Chipman ‘confident’ to win as independent

CENTREVILLE MP Reece Chipman yesterday expressed confidence in his chances to win his seat as an independent candidate, insisting that neither of the former major political parties have been able to do what he has done for his constituency “over the past three years”.

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Wells ‘not disappointed’ that first doses of vaccine have not arrived

HEALTH Minister Renward Wells said yesterday he is not disappointed that the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have not yet arrived in the country.

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Wilchcombe confident of winning PLP nomination

AFTER winning the runoff at the branch level, the PLP’s West Grand Bahama Branch believes former West End and Bimini MP Obie Wilchcombe will also come out ahead in the Bimini runoff tonight.

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Body found next to LW Young school

POLICE are seeking to identify the victim of the lastest homicide after gunshot wounds rang out shortly before 10pm last night.

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Gatherings? What gatherings?

DEPUTY Prime Minister Desmond Bannister said yesterday he has not seen “any evidence” of large gatherings being hosted by the Free National Movement in contravention of the COVID-19 emergency orders, saying if anyone has those types of gatherings, he’s certain “the law will take its course”.

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Picewell Forbes out of PLP race

CENTRAL and South Andros MP Picewell Forbes announced yesterday that he will not seek re-election, a decision that reflects his belief that Progressive Liberal Party leaders did not support his potential candidacy robustly enough.

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A woman for PM? That’s my dream

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis has again stressed that he looks “forward to seeing a female Prime Minister” one day.

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Lanisha: Everything was by the rulebook

IN her first interview since resigning as Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture last week, Seabreeze MP Lanisha Rolle said yesterday that her integrity is “intact”.

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50% PROPERTY TAX AMNESTY: Huge incentive to persuade families to wipe out arrears

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday announced the government’s intention to offer a real property tax amnesty programme while announcing a scheme to offer “upscale” western New Providence building lots to young Bahamians.

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Abaco man killed in traffic accident as car flips

AN Abaco man is dead after a traffic accident on Sunday.


CABINET Office yesterday announced the resignation of Myles Laroda as Public Disclosure Commission chairman.

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Former bank supervisor guilty

A FORMER bank supervisor yesterday admitted stealing over $35,000 from customer accounts to help pay her own bills.

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Woman who turned killer?

A JAMAICAN woman was charged with murder yesterday in connection with a stabbing incident which left another woman dead last week.

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BTVI ‘is trying to intimidate employee’

THE union vying to represent workers at the Bahamas Technical Vocational Institute has accused the facility of “trying to intimidate” an employee as part of an investigation to find out who was behind flyers circulated on social media about the school.


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