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$300 a week: Pinder reveals new target for minimum wage

THE government is looking to raise the minimum wage in the public sector to at least $300 per week, Labour Director John Pinder said yesterday.

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‘They beat me because I had a job’

A HAITIAN man whose rough arrest was captured in a viral video has alleged that an immigration officer told him he was beaten because he has a job at BTC when many Bahamians can’t find employment.

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‘14 domes should be up by Friday’

WITH 14 of the government’s 250 dome structures expected to be completed by Friday, Chairman of the Disaster and Reconstruction Committee John-Michael Clarke said yesterday the government is still in the process of determining who will be allowed to live in those domes.

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Grand Bahama still being battered by Dorian

FOR many residents on Grand Bahama, the destruction brought by Hurricane Dorian has only compounded the frustration of trying to make a living in an already anaemic economy that has not been able to fully recover from previous storms more than a decade ago.

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Boy shot as he plays with gun

A boy is in hospital after he was shot in the groin while playing around with a gun found inside a relative’s home, police said.

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Video shows officer hitting man in face

THE Department of Immigration’s internal investigation teams are probing the circumstances surrounding a video in which an immigration officer is seen hitting a man in the face, according to Immigration Director Clarence Russell.

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VIDEO: Police shoot into air to calm rowdy crowd

DEPUTY Commissioner of Police Paul Rolle yesterday said the Royal Bahamas Police Force is investigating the actions of two police officers who fired a dozen “warning shots” in the air to quell a public disturbance that was captured on video.

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FNM dismisses PLP no-confidence vote

THE Free National Movement has called the Progressive Liberal Party’s planned no confidence vote in Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis nothing more than an “ill-timed” piece of political theatre meant to score points with the electorate.

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Minnis: Protect the poor and marginalised

AMID the cost of living increasing in the country, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis said his policy is in place to “protect the poor and marginalised”.

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Increase in minimum wage ‘a cold, cynical act’ to garner support - Mitchell

THE prime minister’s recent announcement of a minimum wage increase for government employees is a “pathetic and desperate measure” to “buy support” from the electorate, Progressive Liberal Party chairman Fred Mitchell has said.

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The medical blunders which cost Elizabeth Dupuch-Carron her son

MY name is Elizabeth, but my friends and family call me “Lizzy” and for two years a little man by the name of Aidan Roger Dupuch-Carron, called me “mum”.

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UPDATED: Man dies after crash on Tonique Williams Darling Highway

A man died after a two car collision on Tonique WIlliams Darling Highway early on Sunday.POLICE in New Providence are investigating a traffic accident that left a man dead yesterday.

Ex-PM Ingraham leads observation mission

FORMER Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham led an electoral observation mission of the Organisation of American States to Dominica for its general election last week.

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Woman awaiting deportation dies at police station

Police are investigating after a woman awaiting deportation died at the Central Police Station in Grand Bahama on Friday.

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Cable Bahamas ordered to pay fine and compensate customers for TV channel change

REGULATORS have ordered Cable Bahamas to pay a fine and compensate customers after the company replaced eight television channels without giving the required notice.