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A STRUCTURAL fire at Potter’s Cay on Sunday has left six stalls completely burned to the ground and two others with damage.

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‘Making money off The Farm’

PUBLIC Works Minister Desmond Bannister has defended a sting operation at The Farm shanty town in Abaco last week, insisting residents had broken the law.

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‘Now it’s our turn to help’

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis said Cabinet will discuss giving financial assistance to those affected by the volcano eruption in St Vincent and the Grenadines.

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Four Guyanese men reportedly missing after leaving for The Bahamas

POLICE said they have not received any missing person’s reports about four Guyanese men who reportedly went missing after leaving their home country for The Bahamas in early January.

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Commission gives estimate on registrants number for voter parity

HOUSE Speaker Halson Moultrie said the Constituencies Commission estimates that each constituency in New Providence should have about 5,100 registrants for the next general election to ensure voter parity.

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‘Possibility’ of new COVID-19 mutations being in the country

WITH a number of new COVID-19 infections linked to recent travel, a local health union official believes it is likely that new COVID-19 variants detected abroad could already be here in The Bahamas.

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GB doctor’s vaccine claims: ‘No official complaint made to Ministry of Health’

ALTHOUGH a well-known Grand Bahama doctor has claimed his family suffered adverse side effects from the AstraZeneca shot, Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Delon Brennen says there was no official complaint made to the Ministry of Health.

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BUT president says to her knowledge only one member inquired about taking vaccine

EVEN though teachers are now eligible to receive the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, Bahamas Union of Teachers President Belinda Wilson said to her knowledge, public educators have expressed limited interest to the union about getting the shot.

75-year-old Andros resident dies of COVID

AN Andros resident is the latest casualty of COVID-19, having died from the disease on Saturday.

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Power out for more than 20 hours for some after storm

SOME residents in New Providence were left without power for more than 20 hours after severe weather Sunday night affected Bahamas Power and Light’s systems.

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Man charged with murder

A 21-year-old man was yesterday charged with murder in the Magistrate’s Court.

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Haitian man and woman must pay $300 to avoid prison

A HAITIAN man and woman who admitted travelling to the country illegally must each pay $300 to avoid spending a year in prison prior to their deportation.

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Teenager placed on daily curfew after fight

A TEENAGER who last month fought another youngster who accused him of being a homosexual was yesterday placed on a daily curfew.

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More than 15,000 vaccine doses administered

MORE than 15,000 doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in New Providence, Grand Bahama and Eleuthera.

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Police warn against fake COVID tests

THE Royal Bahamas Police Force has warned people against obtaining fake COVID-19 tests, noting several people have recently been arrested and charged in court as a result.

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