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App to help track garbage collection set for release

THE Ministry of Environment will be releasing an app that will allow users to track garbage collection, Director of Environmental Health Services Melanie McKenzie said yesterday.

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We need ministry of natural resources, says MP Chipman

CENTREVILLE MP Reece Chipman petitioned the House of Assembly yesterday to establish a Ministry of Natural Resources.

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Supreme Court to decide if Archer gets new appeal

THE Court of Appeal has ordered that a Supreme Court judge will determine whether Ministry of Works Registrar Omar Archer’s appeal of his conviction for threatening a former assistant commissioner of police in a social media post should be reinstated.

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Joenel’s appeal for help to pay for her kidney op

A TEENAGER is seeking donations to help pay for a needed kidney transplant.

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Isaac takes top prize in writing competition

Isaac Choute of CI Gibson Senior High School scooped first prize as overall winner at last week’s awards ceremony for the third annual national essay competition organised by the Ministry of Education in collaboration with The Nassau Institute. Runner-up was Angel Knowles of Temple Christian Senior High School and Megan Thompson of Kingsway Academy came third.

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Call to prevent expansion of shanty towns

THE government is working on an enforcement plan to prevent the expansion of shanty towns in the country, according to Labour Minister Dion Foulkes yesterday.

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Grand Lucayan buyers down to 'three or four'

THE government has narrowed its list of potential purchasers for the Grand Lucayan down to “three or four” out of 60 interested bidders, according to Tourism Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar.

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'Attack does not warrant formal advisory about travelling to America'

THE savage knife attack of a Bahamian at a Pembroke Pines eatery over the weekend, while “unfortunate,” does not warrant a formal advisory for Bahamians travelling to the United States, two Cabinet ministers have said.

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Stay on your guard in US, slash victim warns Bahamians

READMITTED to a hospital in Florida due to severe swelling and excruciating pain in his face, Harold Williams warned Bahamian travellers to “stay on your guard” during their next visit to the United States.

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Dames defends failure to appoint inspectorate

NATIONAL Security Minister Marvin Dames yesterday defended the government’s failure to appoint the Police Complaints Inspectorate despite its legal mandate to do so.

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Police call 911 for suspect ‘beaten’ in custody

EMERGENCY medical services were called to the Central Detective Unit of the Royal Bahamas Police Force yesterday to help a man who was allegedly beaten in custody, according to his lawyer Christina Galanos.

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PM’s initiative - just 17 apply

WITH no restroom and an unseemly roof, Trevor Moss’ tyre shop in Bain and Grants Town would be an ideal beneficiary of tax concessions under the government’s Over-the-Hill programme.

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‘New post office - it’s months away’

BAHAMIANS have been “deceived” by the government regarding the relocation of the General Post Office, Progressive Liberal Party leader Philip “Brave” Davis said yesterday.

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PM set to meet Donald Trump on Friday

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis and other regional leaders will meet with US President Donald Trump on Friday as the American leader looks to “counter China’s predatory economic practices” in the region among other things.

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Foulkes calls for ‘give and take’ in Morton Salt talks

AMID tenuous negotiations between Morton Salt (Bahamas) and the trade union representing its line-staff, Labour Minister Dion Foulkes has called for a process of “give and take,” urging the two sides to move closer to a resolution.