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Bahamas Bowl: Blue Raiders, Rockets accept invites

NASSAU, Bahamas – Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders will represent Conference USA and Toledo Rockets will represent the MidAmerican Conference as both institutions accepted bids today to the 2021 Bahamas Bowl, set for Friday, December 17 in Nassau’s Thomas A Robinson National Stadium.

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Golden Gates church row simmers on

FORMER defendants in the Golden Gates World Outreach Ministries case said the recent ruling of Supreme Court Justice Ian Winder, which was favourable to them, is still not being followed, more than a month after the judgement was handed down.

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Phones ‘ringing off hook’ for Thanksgiving rooms

Phones are “ringing off the hook” for one Family Island hotel which is already fully booked for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday weekend, its proprietor said yesterday.

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Teachers union: Health and safety protocols have to be clear

HEALTH and safety protocols have to be clear before any final decision is made regarding the reopening of schools for face-to-face instruction, according to comments sent by Bahamas Union of Teachers president Belinda Wilson.

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Schools restart in early January

ALL schools in the country will reopen for in-person instruction in the second week of January with just a few exceptions, according to Minister of Education and Technical and Vocational Training Glenys Hanna Martin.

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EDITORIAL: We are failing our children

THE children of our nation seem to be caught in the middle of an almighty mess.

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Govt targets vaccine for children under 12

HEALTH and Wellness Minister Dr Michael Darville said yesterday officials are hoping to receive paediatric doses of the Pfizer vaccine for five to 11-year-olds as soon as possible to assist with the successful opening of schools for face-to-face learning.

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BUT president: Concerns were raised over virtual platform, school repairs

AN alarm was sounded several months ago that not only was the Ministry of Education’s virtual platform inoperable, but that schools were in a dire need for repair, according to Bahamas Union of Teachers President Belinda Wilson yesterday.

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‘Schools not ready’ for classes in person

WHILE officials hope to soon announce a date for the resumption of face-to-face learning, Education Minister Glenys Hanna Martin disclosed that several schools will be unable to open due to an unsatisfactory state of repair.

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‘LET’S VACCINATE 200K BY YEAR END’: Health officials set goal of half of nation given jab by January

HEALTH officials plan to “ramp up” the country’s vaccination campaign with a goal to have about 50 percent of the population vaccinated by the end of the year, Health and Wellness Minister Dr Michael Darville said yesterday.

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Christian Science and COVID-19

I was taken aback after learning of two Grand Bahamian women who are adherents of Christian Science (not to be confused with L Ron Hubbard’s Scientology), a cult based in the north eastern region of the United States. Both women are Black.

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Atlantis rewards rising tennis stars

Sarae Rodgers and Maddison Bowleg, rising young players out of the Mark Knowles Tennis Bahamas programme, were rewarded by Atlantis Resorts yesterday for their victory and runner-up position at two separate (USTA) tournaments in Florida and Virginia respectively last month.

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Mingoes soccer team to hit pitch in Orlando

THE University of The Bahamas men’s soccer team is expected to hit the pitch this weekend in its second set of matches in almost two years.

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‘Why we’re getting our vaccinations’

CONCERNED about the nation’s climbing COVID-19 death toll, Steven Larrimore decided to get his first dose of the Pfizer vaccine yesterday.

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Lewis: I’m running for FNM leader

FORMER Minister of Disaster Preparedness, Management and Reconstruction Iram Lewis, the member of Parliament for Central Grand Bahama, announced yesterday that he is running for leader of the Free National Movement.

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Scores flock to gymnasium to get their vaccinations

SCORES of people flocked to the Kendal G L Isaacs Gymnasium yesterday hoping to get vaccinated against COVID-19 amid dwindling supplies of the vaccine.

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No more Pfizer first doses from Thursday

THE Ministry of Health and Wellness has advised that “due to diminishing supplies”, first doses of the Pfizer vaccine will no longer be offered effective Thursday.

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