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Disaster authority repairs scheme to resume ‘in a matter of weeks’ says Lewis

THE Disaster Reconstruction Authority’s Small Homes Repair programme will resume in a matter of weeks, Minister of State for Disaster Preparedness, Management, and Reconstruction Iram Lewis announced on Saturday in Grand Bahama.

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Davis: Show us the plan to prevent a third wave

WITH several new infectious COVID-19 strains already spreading in some parts of the world, Progressive Liberal Party leader Phillip “Brave” Davis is urging the government to release a plan that allows for more virus testing and isolation to help prevent a third wave of COVID-19 in the country.

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Govt to extend state of emergency until May

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis gave notice in the House of Assembly Monday morning of his administration’s intent to extend the country’s state of emergency until May 23.

Ex-British politician dies diving in Exumas

FORMER British politician Robert Rowland died after a diving accident near his home in Exuma over the weekend.

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Mortician’s funeral ‘did not’ receive OPM sign-off

THE OFFICE of the Prime Minister said it did not give organisers special permission to host a large funeral procession for a well-known mortician last Saturday.

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COVID takes toll on Lucayan deal

OFFICIALS are still reviewing a proposed post-COVID deal by Royal Caribbean and the ITM Group for the sale of the Grand Lucayan resort, according to State Minister for Finance Kwasi Thompson who lamented that the terms are “not as favourable as before”.

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Pinder warns quarantine rule by U.S. will cost jobs

LABOUR Director John Pinder yesterday warned that there could be more layoffs in the country’s hotel sector if The Bahamas does not seek exemption from the US on its new travel quarantine requirement.

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FOUR SUSPENDED IN CARE HOME SCANDAL: Police called in to probe horrific child beatings which shocked nation

FOUR female staff members at the Children’s Emergency Hostel have been “relieved of their duties” after shocking surveillance footage showed numerous children at the care home being severely beaten.

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17 NEW COVID CASES ON SATURDAY

THE Ministry of Health confirmed 17 cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, bringing the nation’s toll to 8,127.

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PM opens London Creek Bridge in Andros

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis officially opened the London Creek Bridge in Andros during a special ceremony on Friday, saying the development is just one of many infrastructural projects lined up to better improve the island.

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Bannister: You’re going to see definite movement on Andros shanty towns

WORKS Minister Desmond Bannister on Friday pledged that the government will take the necessary action to deal with unregulated developments on Andros, saying Bahamians can expect to see “definite movement” on the matter soon.

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Eight men plead guilty to illegal landing

EIGHT Haitian men who were caught residing in the country without the required legal documents were each fined $300 on Friday.

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13 new cases of COVID-19

THE Ministry of Health has reported 13 new cases of COVID-19.

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Man fined for fake driver's licence

A MAN who presented a fake driver’s licence to Road Traffic Department officials was fined $300 on Friday.

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27-year-old charged with robbing man of cash, gold teeth

A 27-year-old man was charged on Friday with robbing a man of cash and gold teeth.

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