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Grand Lucayan workers will get what they deserve – PM

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday addressed the Grand Lucayan severance pay dispute, saying his administration is “law-abiding” and will ensure those employees who are eligible will receive what they are entitled to.

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A warm welcome for an unexpected guest

THE MS Oriana made an unscheduled visit to Freeport with over 1,700 passengers yesterday as part of a 35-night Caribbean and Central American cruise.

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Passenger banned after jumping from cruise ship in Nassau

A ROYAL Caribbean passenger has been banned from the cruise line for life after jumping off the 11th floor of a Symphony of the Seas ship that was docked in Nassau.

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Britain's Prince Philip, Queen's husband, in car accident

LONDON (AP) — Buckingham Palace says the 97-year-old husband of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, has been in a car accident but wasn't injured.

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Minnis right to go on EU visit, says Turnquest

DEPUTY Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest defended Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis’ travel to meet European Union officials after former Foreign Affairs Minister Fred Mitchell attacked the trip.

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Marijuana move could take years

THE Bahamas National Commission on Marijuana (BNCM) is expected to deliver its first draft to the government by April but any implementation concerning the “business of marijuana” could take years, rotarians were told yesterday.

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Campbell apologises for rape remarks

AFTER he was roundly criticised for his “unbelievable” remarks when questioned about a rise in reported rapes, Minister of Social Services Frankie Campbell has apologised for his “insensitive” comments.

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Bonus scam firings on hold for police probe

MINISTRY of Education officials were to meet with investigators of the Royal Bahamas Police Force’s Anti-Corruption Unit yesterday to discuss the parameters of a probe into suspected collusion among employees who are believed to have defrauded the government of almost $450,000.

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Murder trial adjourned

A CASE management hearing ahead of the murder trial of Leo Roderick Johnson has been adjourned until January 23.

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‘Owning Grand Lucayan an investment in our economy’

FINANCE Minister K Peter Turnquest yesterday told critics that the government’s decision to temporarily own the Grand Lucayan was an “investment” toward the overall health of the economy.

Another tech company gets go-ahead to operate in Grand Bahama

ANOTHER technology company has been approved by the government under the Commercial Enterprises Act to operate a software development firm in Grand Bahama.

Gun owners urged to renew licences

MORE than 700 licenced firearm holders were registered in 2018 on Grand Bahama and police are urging those who have failed to the meet the deadline for renewal of their licences to do so immediately.

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University did not provide enough training, says union

THE union representing lecturers at the University of The Bahamas has hit out at the institution’s president Rodney Smith, who blamed late submission of grades by faculty as one of the reasons for long registration lines earlier this month.

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Two New Year babies welcomed into the world

Doctors Hospital celebrated the promise of a new year by proudly welcoming two precious new lives into the world.

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PLP’s chairman criticises the lack of support for Venezuela’s new president

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party chairman and Senator Fred Mitchell has criticised the country’s decision to vote against the recognition of Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro’s second term.