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Health authority wants your views in consultation

THE National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) has released its latest public consultation paper and is asking for feedback.

Bookings are slow as the doors reopen to tourism

WITH the reopening of the tourism industry due on Sunday, one boutique property says bookings have been slow.

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Alarm over runway lights in Acklins

MEMBER of Parliament for Englerston Glenys Hanna-Martin has raised alarm about the state of emergency runway lights at the airport in Acklins and called for the repair of all non-functioning emergency lights nationwide.

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Stretching to make ends meet

THERE were mixed reactions from residents who were collecting parcels from various food distribution centres yesterday, with some complaining about the amount of goods given and the quality of the items while others were grateful for the help.

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Culmer: FNM not disconnected

FREE National Movement Chairman Carl Culmer doesn’t believe the party is disconnected from Bahamians.

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Rapid antigen tests not to spot cases with no symptoms

HEALTH officials say the rapid antigen tests, which are key to the country’s plan to reopen with relaxed requirements, are not useful in detecting the disease in asymptomatic carriers of the virus.

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Official doesn’t believe there is a Spanish Wells outbreak

AMID reports of rising COVID-19 infections on Spanish Wells, one community official said while there have been several cases recently reported for the island, he does not believe there is an outbreak.

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Cooper calls for urgent meeting over Scotiabank

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party Deputy Leader Chester Cooper yesterday urged the government to seek immediate meetings with Scotiabank over its decision to end operations on four Family Islands, arguing the move will deal a “serious blow” to their already struggling economies.

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Man dies after being shot by off-duty officer in Exuma

A man died after a shooting incident involving an off-duty police officer in Exuma last night.

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Minnis tweaks emergency rules but high numbers of cases keep up the pressure

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis announced a slight relaxation in COVID-19 rules yesterday, but warned that Bahamians must get used to cycles that involve tightening and loosening of restrictions because the pandemic will be “with us well into next year”.

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Two held after car chase

POLICE arrested two people after being led on a short car chase in New Providence yesterday, according to Chief Superintendent Shanta Knowles.

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Three arrested over stabbing incident

THREE men were arrested in connection with a stabbing incident that left another man in hospital.

Balearia ferry service aims for November GB return

A FERRY service for passenger sailing between Fort Lauderdale and Grand Bahama is expected to resume next month.

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Probation for harassing woman over six months

A MAN who harassed a woman by bombarding her with messages on social media was placed on six months’ probation yesterday.

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$250 fine over a bowl of souse

A SAN SALVADOR woman who claimed she violated the weekend lockdown because she left her home to take her friend a bowl of souse was fined $250 yesterday.

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