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Women honoured as Girl Guides celebrate

SIX women, who have made “stellar contributions” to the Bahamas Girl Guides Association, were honoured as the organisation opened its centenary celebrations with a rally at Government House on Saturday night.

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Time to celebrate our first Olympic heroes

THIS week the country will officially commemorate the greatest achievement in Bahamian sports – the historic winning of the first Olympic gold medal.

Man dies while snorkelling

POLICE are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a European man while on a snorkelling trip to Rose Island yesterday.

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FNM Chairman says response to Ebola threat is too 'laid back'

FREE National Chairman Darron Cash yesterday criticised the government’s response to the potential threat of an Ebola case as “laid back” given the enormous risk the disease poses for the country’s tourism-driven economy.

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Neymour slams BEC management for oil spills

MANAGEMENT at the Bahamas Electricity Corporation’s Clifton plant continue to allow waste oil to spill out of containers and drain directly into the sea, according to former State Minister for Environment Phenton Neymour.

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Minister urges Bahamians not to give in to hysteria

POLICE and Immigration officials are investigating inflammatory remarks made by a shanty town resident during a demolition which were broadcast on ZNS last week, Foreign Affairs and Immigration Minister Fred Mitchell said yesterday.

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Health concerns of residents still unanswered

MARATHON residents continue to live in fear for their health nearly two years after a reported 30,000-gallon gasoline leak at a nearby fuel station.

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$2m flagship Wendy's restaurant opens its doors

WENDY’S Bahamas has completed construction of its new $2m flagship restaurant on Pioneer’s Way, adding significant commercial value to the downtown area of Freeport.

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19 Cubans arrested by Defence Force

NINETEEN Cubans were arrested by Royal Bahamas Defence Force officers over the weekend, Immigration Minister Fred Mitchell said yesterday.

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'No interviews' rule marks a change for the Governor General

GOVERNMENT House has announced that the Governor General “does not give interviews”, nor can members of the media interview anyone else inside Government House or on its premises during official functions.

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Five armed robberies in 24 hours

POLICE are appealing for public assistance in finding the culprits behind five armed robberies that occurred in New Providence in under 24 hours over the weekend.

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Two arrests over armed robbery

GRAND Bahama police have arrested two men in connection with an armed robbery that occurred on Friday on the East Sunrise Highway.