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Promotions 'on the way'

HUNDREDS of promotions held back since before the 2017 general election are on the way for government workers in the coming weeks, including those in the armed forces, State Public Service Minister Pia Glover-Rolle said yesterday.

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Bell optimistic over jobs

LABOUR and Immigration Minister Keith Bell expressed optimism about the country’s job situation, saying more people are going back to work.

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Holiday ends in court over drugs

AN American couple’s honeymoon in paradise was cut short when they were caught with $30 worth of marijuana last week.

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Security officer admits having unlicenced gun

A magistrate is set to determine the fate of a security officer who admitted having an unlicenced firearm that he claimed he kept with him for “protection”.

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Vagrant to have psychiatric evaluation

A VAGRANT accused of unlawfully entering someone else’s property was yesterday remanded into custody pending a psychiatric evaluation.

Abaco housing process to open ‘soon’

CHAIRMAN of the Disaster Reconstruction Authority John-Michael Clarke says officials are hoping to soon open the application process for the housing development in Central Pines, Abaco which is set to be completed before next month’s end.

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Mitchell denies infighting but says supporters must be ‘straight soon’

WHILE accusing the opposition of spreading lies on infighting in his party, Progressive Liberal Party Chairman Fred Mitchell said it is imperative for party supporters to “be straight soon.”

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Fruit trees planted in Fox Hill ahead of climate conference

OFFICIALS from the government, the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute, Bahamas National Trust and the British High Commission recently partnered to plant fruit trees in the community of Fox Hill.

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Davis: Climate change an existential threat to nation

PRIME Minister Philip “Brave” Davis stressed the impact climate change has on low-lying countries like The Bahamas while calling on international youth leaders to lobby for change.

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‘Why we’re getting our vaccinations’

CONCERNED about the nation’s climbing COVID-19 death toll, Steven Larrimore decided to get his first dose of the Pfizer vaccine yesterday.

Moore: Hold FNM convention for all officers

A FREE National Movement founding father says he does not support the decision to seek a new leader next month as the move was sparked by some “emotional” FNMs who remain hurt over the party’s crushing defeat at the polls in September.

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Thieves ransack Bahamas Humane Society

THIEVES broke into the Bahamas Humane Society on Sunday night, ransacked the place and left more than $20,000 in damage at the animal shelter.

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‘Police force tribunals should not be secret’

NATIONAL Security Minister Wayne Munroe said the outcome of Royal Bahamas Police Force Disciplinary Tribunal proceedings should not be kept secret from Bahamians unless a compelling rationale exists.

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‘DYING PEOPLE TOO SLOW TO SEEK HELP’: Darville says patients not seeking medical aid until it is too late

HEALTH and Wellness Minister Dr Michael Darville has lamented the country’s rising COVID-19 death toll, saying local health experts believe it is the result of people seeking medical intervention too late in their illness when help is less likely to yield results.

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Rassin named chairman of Rotary Foundation

ROTARIAN Barry Rassin has been elected to become chairman of the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International for the year 2023-24.