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Public alert over real estate scam

THE general public has been put on high alert by the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) to be on the lookout for a real estate scam artist.

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Sand Dollar set to enjoy ‘multiple security levels’

A Central Bank official yesterday said there are “multiple levels of security” to protect transactions involving the Bahamian digital currency, the Sand Dollar.

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Why the minimum is never enough

In the second of a three-part series, Hubert Edwards says the minimum wage should be viewed as part of a long-term strategy to combat poverty and not merely a 'hand out' . . .

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PRIZE FOR TAKING THE JAB: Restrictions off for fully vaccinated

FULLY vaccinated people can travel to The Bahamas without a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test come May 1, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis announced yesterday.

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‘$2.5m benefit’ for residents in economic zones

RESIDENTS and businesses in inner-city economic empowerment zones on New Providence accessed about $2.5m in tax concessions up to November 2020, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis said during debate on the budget in the House of Assembly yesterday.

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Students advance to golf Nationals

Girls Lower Primary (8am)

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Former Atlantis staff to get $500 payment

SOME disengaged Atlantis workers can expect to receive a $500 stimulus payment from the National Insurance Board on Christmas Eve.

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One dead and more than 50 migrants detained

MORE than 50 migrants and one deceased individual were taken to Inagua after they were discovered on a cay in the Southern Bahamas on Thursday morning by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force.

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One dead and more than 50 migrants detained

MORE than 50 migrants and one deceased individual were taken to Inagua after they were discovered on a cay in the Southern Bahamas on Thursday morning by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force.

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BOOSTER JAB FOR AT-RISK PATIENTS: Third injection may be offered for elderly and those with health issues

HEALTH and Wellness Minister Dr Michael Darville said local officials are examining whether third shots should be made available to Bahamian residents who are immunocompromised and/or over 60 years old.

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Sea search goes on for five Cubans

A SEARCH is ongoing for five Cubans who are presumed missing after 19 others were picked up, including a deceased male, during a joint law enforcement operation in the southern Bahamas last week.

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Restrictions eased for those fully vaccinated in the US

PEOPLE who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 do not need to wear masks or physically distance themselves, whether they are indoors or outdoors in most circumstances, according to the US Centres for Disease Control.

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Almost 4,000 collected NIB benefits while still working

A Cabinet minister yesterday said he has been informed that almost 4,000 persons were illegally collecting jobless benefits during COVID-19 while still employed

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COME AND GET IT: Govt opens up vaccine rollout from today for anyone aged 18 or over

ALL people 18 and older in The Bahamas are eligible, starting today, to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, the National COVID-19 Vaccine Consultative Committee announced yesterday.

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Realtors urged to be vigilant in fraud fight

The Bahamas Real Estate Association’s (BREA) president yesterday urged realtors to be more vigilant in combating fraud and increase their awareness of Know Your Customer (KYC) principles.

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We have the right to refuse

Anyone who does not wish to receive the COVID vaccine has a right to refuse it. Government officials and all those who are writing articles and letters in the paper are confused.

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NIB considers extension as pandemic benefits reach $100m

The National Insurance Board (NIB) has paid out over $100m in pandemic unemployment benefits thus far and a decision on whether payments will continue will happen by the end of September.

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Closing arguments in Supreme Court shanty town hearing

ATTORNEY Fred Smith said the Supreme Court must now decide whether the government can lawfully target and destroy all communities of Haitian ethnic origins in the country.

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Why the minimum is never enough

In the final of a three-part series, Hubert Edwards argues that the minimum wage must be part of a broader discussion on raising productivity and lifting Bahamians out of poverty . . .

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‘Show us the proof on hiring’

FORMER Public Service Minister Brensil Rolle yesterday said it was “totally untrue” that people were hired in the civil service on the day of the election.

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