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Fred Mitchell sorry Emancipation Day not marked

FORMER Fox Hill MP Fred Mitchell lamented the lack of celebrations yesterday to mark the 186th anniversary of the end of legal slavery in The Bahamas. “We continue to suffer the bitter legacy of racism and slavery these many centuries later,” Senato

Police deny McAfee gun allegations

POLICE officials have denied allegations made by Bitcoin millionaire John McAfee, who claimed he had bribed a Bahamian officer with $1,000 to secure his weapons back in 2018. In a series of tweets over the weekend, Mr McAfee alleged he attempted to

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Locals left in the dark over why power had to be off for so long

BAHAMAS Power and Light has left some locals in the dark about why their power was shut off for more than 30 hours in some cases despite winds from Hurricane Isaias barely at tropical storm levels as it churned over the country. BPL said teams are o

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NEMA chief grateful Isaias skirted country

THE director of the National Emergency Management Agency said Bahamians should thank God for small mercies after Hurricane Isaias skirted through the country without leaving any major damage in its wake. Captain Stephen Russell said thankfully no in

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Storm caused minimal damage on Grand Bahama

GRAND Bahama fared well overall as Isaias passed near the island on Sunday downgraded as a tropical storm, causing only minimal damage and isolated flooding in some communities due to heavy rain. Power outages were reported in some areas because of

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Senior exec at Albany contracts COVID-19

A SENIOR executive at the Albany resort has contracted COVID-19, The Tribune has learned. According to a well-placed Tribune source, the senior executive contracted the deadly virus from a Peruvian nanny who was taking care of his and another person

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PMH staff 'at tipping point'

LOCAL doctors and nurses are calling on health officials to implement the “necessary protocols” to better protect healthcare workers at Princess Margaret Hospital amid safety concerns about the COVID-19 threat. Their calls for more safety measures comes as the country continues to experience a surge of COVID-19 cases, with the total currently standing at 679.

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HERE WE GO AGAIN: Minimum two-week lockdown to try and halt new COVID surge

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis announced a strict “two-week minimum” national lockdown beginning tonight to curb the rapid spread of COVID-19, a decision he said came based on the advice of health officials.

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Marines apprehend Haitian sloop

A group of 44 Haitian migrants was apprehended in the central Bahamas on Sunday morning in a joint operation between the Royal Bahamas Defence Force and the US Coast Guard.

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No one hurt as car flips over

A car accident at Grosvenor Close Entrance at the Princess Margaret Hospital resulted in a vehicle being overturned and badly damaged Saturday evening, according to reports. Police officials could not confirm to The Tribune yesterday whether the driv

More than 800 on Grand Bahama now in quarantine

MORE than 800 people are in quarantine on the island of Grand Bahama, which continues to lead in recorded COVID-19 cases in the country.

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Another 31 cases as COVID count hits 679

COVID-19 cases in the country have skyrocketed to 679, with 31 additional cases recorded just yesterday as health officials expect cases to increase in the days ahead.

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PM announces national lockdown

Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis has announced a national lockdown for the entire Bahamas in the ongoing fight against COVID-19.

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31 new cases of COVID-19 reported on Monday

The Ministry of Health reported on Monday that there are 31 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19.

VIDEOS: Freeport during and after Isaias

These videos show the effects of Hurricane Isaias in Freeport over the weekend.

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