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Minnis: Govt priority should be those who have not been paid

FORMER Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis said the Davis administration’s priority should be on people who have not been paid for contracted government work and not on sending a large delegation to Dubai.

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Up to $50k a week planned for free test programme

HEALTH Minister Dr Michael Darville said government hopes to spend no more than $40,000 to $50,000 per week on its pilot free COVID-19 testing programme in New Providence.

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Cheques to be eliminated in three years

THE Central Bank of The Bahamas is looking to eliminate cheques by the end of 2024.

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PAHO praises free testing

A PAN American Health Organisation official has commended the government’s free COVID-19 testing programme, saying initiatives like these are helpful in increasing access to testing.

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FNM responds to Glenys Hanna Martin’s criticism of Jeffrey Lloyd

THE Free National Movement has responded to Education Minister Glenys Hanna Martin’s criticism of her predecessor Jeffrey Lloyd, with the party noting that Mr Lloyd was not criticising the Ministry of Education, but was simply offering suggestions.

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Pastor ‘appalled’ at spate of violence

COMMUNITY youth leader Pastor Darrin Rolle has expressed grave concerns over the spate of shooting deaths and gang-related violence in Grand Bahama and in New Providence.

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Josh Saunders chasing NFL dreams

THE latest prospect in the Grand Bahama to the University of Charleston pipeline has high expectations for his game at the next level of football.

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Leave the schools shuttered

The Prime Minister is a man after my own heart. In the midst of the ongoing pandemic he is focus and relentless on getting the nation into a recovery mode. The economy is showing vital signs of improvement and more and more Bahamians are going back to work and/starting new businesses. Churches; restaurants and other social venues are gradually reopening. There are some who are calling for the reopening of schools, especially within the public sector.

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WORLD VIEW: Deeper integration of CARICOM countries cannot wait

THE destruction by tornadoes of Kentucky, a south-eastern State of the United States of America (US), on December 12, has lessons for the countries of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), as 2022 dawns amid the continuing COVID-19 pandemic and weakened economies.

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ALICIA WALLACE: Four simple steps to really help us make this a better year

HERE we are, in a new calendar year. We always look forward to the fresh start a new year represents, but especially after going through a difficult one.

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Big data is big business

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A lot of investors call data the new oil or gold. But they are wrong, since data nowadays is much more valuable to all companies as it is almost irreplaceable.

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Coconut Grove shooting is first homicide of 2022

A MAN was found shot dead in the Coconut Grove area last night, becoming the first homicide victim for the year.

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Bahamas sees $715m gain if ‘infrastructure gap’ closed

The Bahamas stands to gain a $715m boost if it invests just $31m to close the “digital infrastructure gap” between itself and the world’s leading economies, a multilateral lender is arguing.

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Junkanoo goes virtual

MARIO Bowleg, the Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, said it will cost $300,000 to host a virtual Junkanoo parade in New Providence this year.

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There is a bright light within us

What makes humanity so special? Yes, special. We are agents of destruction and creation too. We look at our universe often in a survivalist manner, applying the rules of Darwinism to much that we do.

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FRONT PORCH: Archbishop Tutu’s rainbow vision and ethic

A RELATIVE recalls a solemn service at Westminster Abbey in London, one of the United Kingdom’s and the Church of England’s most prestigious religious edifices. A Royal Particular, the Abbey is directly responsible to the British Sovereign, the head of the Church. It is the site of coronations since William the Conqueror in 1066.

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Minister suggests using Family Islands for cannabis industry

MARINE Resources and Family Island Affairs Minister Clay Sweeting thinks the Family Islands would be ideal to support a cannabis industry.

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Youth choir ‘may not have met the criteria’

BAHAMAS National Youth Choir director Dexter Fernander said that although his group has a reputation for premier cultural displays through song and dance, it may not have met the criteria for participation at the world expo in Dubai.

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‘They are playing sports all over the world at the school level. Why not the Bahamas?’

THE Grand Bahama Secondary Schools Athletic Association (GBSSAA) and the Grand Bahama Primary Schools Sports Athletic Association (GBPSSAA) are calling on the relevant government ministries to allow the resumption of sporting activities in the schools in Grand Bahama.

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THE KDK REPORT: Lessons from a way of life

HAVE you ever noticed that members of the Rastafarian community have largely remained relatively unscathed by the COVID- 19 pandemic?

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