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UPDATED: Death toll reaches 52

FRIDAY UPDATE: New information on autopsies was released on Friday, which indicated that two children (one girl and one boy) were among the dead in Abaco.

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Shanty legal fight: Smith warns govt cannot use Dorian to take away people’s property rights

ATTORNEY Fred Smith says the property rights of residents from The Mudd and Pigeon Peas survived Hurricane Dorian’s destruction of buildings in their communities.

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Haiti ‘in no position to help’ displaced residents

MANY displaced residents of The Mudd and Pigeon Peas shanty towns are wedged between a rock and a hard place because Haiti is in no position to accept them and their homes in Abaco have been completely wiped out.

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Survivors picking up the pieces

FOR many Hurricane Dorian victims who were lucky to survive the monster storm, the uncertain process of picking up the pieces of their lives now begins.

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Reservist no longer faces charge of unlawful sex

RESERVE Sergeant Dwayne Decosta is no longer charged with having sex with a 13-year-old girl last year, his attorney revealed yesterday.Murrio Ducille said instead of being charged with unlawful sexual intercourse, Decosta is now charged with abducti

'How can you take delegation of ten but not the athletes?'

PICEWELL Forbes, Progressive Liberal Party MP for South Andros, questioned why the government is reportedly sending a ten-person delegation to Doha, Qatar for the IAAF Track and Field Championships at a time when the ministry has clamped down on spen

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Union chief claims ‘scare tactics’ used in stand-off with teachers

BAHAMAS Union of Teachers President Belinda Wilson criticised the Ministry of Education for “victimising and using scare tactics” against the teachers at Carlton E Francis Primary School.

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UPDATED: Man shot dead as he sits in his car

A MAN died in hospital after he was shot while sitting in his car on Wednesday night, police said.  The incident is the sixth killing police reported this week. It pushed the murder count to 76 for the year, according to this newspaper’s records.

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Bahamian spirit shines through despite horror

“YES, something positive came out of Hurricane Dorian.”

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Man wants to apologise to family of victim he shot dead in the street

A 25-year-old man wants to apologise to the family of a man he shot to death three years ago.Christopher McQueen maintains he shot the man because the deceased threatened him and accused him of seeing his girlfriend.McQueen told Justice Cheryl Grant-

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Motorcyclist killed in accident

A motorcyclist is dead on Grand Bahama following a traffic accident in the Lucaya area this week. Grand Bahama police said an accident occurred shortly 4pm on Tuesday at Midshipman and Balao Roads, involving a 2006 omnibus and a 2012 Ducati motorcyc

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NEMA updates on Grand Bahama

The Minister of Education Jeffery Lloyd was expected in Grand Bahama on Thursday, September 19, 2019 to tour public schools badly damaged by Hurricane Dorian.

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Forbes-Smith: All donations checked before distribution

AS relief supplies continue to pour in from organisations and individuals overseas, Senator Kay Forbes-Smith stressed that the National Emergency Management Agency is inspecting all donated hurricane relief supplies and aid before distribution in Gra

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NIB simplifies process for replacement smart cards

THE National Insurance Board has taken steps to simplify the application process for replacement smart cards for residents of Abaco and Grand Bahama, who lost their cards during Hurricane Dorian. The official police report required for all lost or s

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42 autopsies completed - death toll now at 52

OFFICIALS have now completed autopsies on 42 Hurricane Dorian victims, allowing some families to begin the process toward closure, Health Minister Dr Duane Sands said yesterday.While there are efforts to complete this aspect of handling Dorian victim