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FNM chairman calls for answers over alleged incident between govt official and police officer

FREE National Movement chairman Dr Duane Sands has called for answers regarding an alleged incident that took place between a government official and a police officer over the weekend.

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Sands: Poor sacrificed ‘on tax efficiency altar’

The FNM’s chairman yesterday accused the Government of driving more Bahamian families into poverty, and sacrificing them “on the altar of tax efficiency”, by refusing to eliminate VAT on medicines and breadbasket foods.

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Masks indoors - but not for hotels in new rule changes

THE Ministry of Health and Wellness announced further relaxations to COVID-19 restrictions over the weekend, loosening mask requirements for those in hotels or outdoors and adjusting protocols for social gatherings, allowing larger events to take place.

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Calls for PM to resign over isolation breach

FREE National Movement Leader Michael Pintard on Friday blasted Prime Minister Phillip “Brave” Davis for breaking quarantine last month as the nation battled its fourth COVID-19 wave, labelling the decision as a “very serious one” and a “betrayal of his oath to uphold the law.”

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Duane Sands and family among those hit by virus

FORMER Health Minister Dr Duane Sands and members of his family have tested positive for COVID-19.

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Sands announces bid to run for FNM chairman

FORMER Elizabeth MP Dr Duane Sands has officially announced his bid to run as chairman of the Free National Movement, promising to be an “accessible, vocal and inclusive” chairman if elected.

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New COVID rules ‘threaten hardship’

A former Cabinet minister has warned the proposed COVID-19 rules are too “inflexible and draconian”, and threaten to “create hardship” for businesses and citizens unless amended.

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Ex-minister: Economy ‘too open’ for COVID

A former health minister is warning The Bahamas “will regret” failing to impose tougher curbs to control COVID-19 as the economy is “far more open than it ought to be”.

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Crisis’ toll on non-COVID patients

FORMER Health Minister Dr Duane Sands believes some people who have sought medical care for non-COVID-19 illnesses in the public healthcare system have probably suffered and died due to the strain the virus has had on resources.

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Duane sands warns of ‘tsunami’ of infections

THE Bahamas reached another grim milestone as it recorded over 600 new COVID-19 cases last week, including 228 cases on Thursday alone, representing the highest single day tally reported since the start of the pandemic.

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‘Mums giving birth while fighting COVID’

FORMER Health Minister Dr Duane Sands says healthcare workers have seen a “significant” number of Bahamian mothers giving birth while battling COVID-19.

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Sands fears for staff as cases spike

WITH daily recorded new COVID-19 infections back in the triple digits, former Minister of Health Dr Duane Sands says the country’s third wave appears to be accelerating.

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COVID claims life of five-month-old girl

COVID-19 related deaths have climbed by two to 254, with officials reporting that the country’s youngest victim is a five-month-old girl who died from the virus on June 26.

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Playing ‘catch up’ on $200m clinic needs

The Bahamas will always be “playing catch up” with public health infrastructure needs that could amount to $200m just to upgrade community clinics, a former Cabinet minister has revealed.

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‘We’re emerging from third wave’

AMID a decline of positive COVID-19 cases in the country, former Health Minister Dr Duane Sands says it appears the nation is “starting to come out” of its third wave of COVID-19, adding he hopes virus numbers continue to trend downward.


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