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Airport: We’ve got the manpower

WITH Lynden Pindling International Airport experiencing heavy traffic this holiday period, an airport representative said they are satisfied immigration officials have the manpower to process passengers quickly and safely disperse crowds.

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Pinder's Point foam was from fire drill

WHITE foam which was dispersed during a fire drill conducted at the Buckeye plant in Grand Bahama last Thursday was blown into the Pinder’s Point residential community, a spokesperson for the company confirmed on Monday.Greg LaRoda, a local represent

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IDB bans companies for fraud and corruption

THE Inter-American Development Bank has sanctioned ten Bahamian entities for fraudulent and collusive practices, barring those companies and individuals from participating in IDB-financed contracts as well as other linked international organisations.

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Haitian sloop with more than 50 migrants on detained

MORE than 50 Haitian migrants were apprehended in the eastern Bahamas on Wednesday morning during a joint exercise by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, Royal Bahamas Police Force and immigration authorities.

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Police called after row between man and woman at Freeport NIB Building

POLICE were called to a disturbance at the National Insurance Building in Freeport where a man and woman were involved in an argument on Valentine’s Day.

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BISX explores Global Depository Receipt

The Bahamas International Securities Exchange (BISX) is exploring the creation of a Global Depository Receipt (GDR) that would allow international companies based in this nation to issue securities in any currency, its chief executive yesterday saying multi-million dollar investors had already expressed interest in the product.

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Ministry says spill is no risk

A CARGO ship leaking Heavy Fuel Oil left a slick off Grand Bahama yesterday that officials assured poses no threat to coastal areas of the Bahamas.

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I'm pleased but we could do better, says Turnquest

DEPUTY Prime Minister Peter Turnquest is generally pleased with relief distribution in Grand Bahama but admits that a “better job can be done” concerning the dispersal of building materials to residents in East End.“It is taking longer than we are li

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Beach party organisers face being prosecuted

THE people responsible for hosting a beach party near Sweeting’s Cay over the weekend will be brought to court for organising a large public gathering in breach of the COVID-19 emergency orders, police said.

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Volunteers in Florida send supplies to help

LAST week, in a matter of only four days volunteers from Lend a Hand Bahamas in south east Florida collected supplies to fill a 40-foot shipping container to be sent over to The Bahamas to aid in the relief effort post Hurricane Matthew.

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Time to rethink traffic light set-up

Can the persons in charge of traffic lights, please study and reprogramme the Village Road/Wulff Road/Johnson Road/Soldier Road/Parkgate Road junctions travelling north during the early morning traffic period?

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Home repairs poised to start

THE Disaster Reconstruction Authority is scheduled to begin its home repair programme for Hurricane Dorian victims in Grand Bahama and Abaco early next month. The programme, set to begin the first week of February, will involve vouchers being disper

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‘Great success’ as mangrove restoration gets underway

MANGROVE restoration is underway in Grand Bahama and Abaco, where replanting events have taken place, bringing the total number of mangroves planted to over 10,000.

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Police car damaged at protest

A POLICE vehicle was damaged during a protest near Windsor Park on Tuesday. Police said 39 people were arrested during the short-lived protest because they did not have lawful permission to demonstrate. “The officers questioned the purported leader

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Apple stores set for a major overhaul

APPLE is overhauling its nearly 480 stores worldwide, starting with its new two-storey location in San Francisco.

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Saudi Arabia warns destructive computer virus has returned

Saudi Arabia is warning that a computer virus that destroyed systems of its state-run oil company in 2012 has returned to the kingdom, with at least one major petrochemical company apparently affected by its spread.

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Teachers taking action 'could be jailed'

THE Department of Labour yesterday warned teachers that they could be fined and jailed if they make any movement towards industrial action while union trade disputes are before the Industrial Tribunal.

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200 teachers march on Rawson Square

THE Bahamas Union of Teachers renewed calls for the dismissal of the education minister when more than 200 teachers marched on Rawson Square yesterday.

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First class after Erika

State of emergency in Dominica our sister CARICOM country, following the devastation caused by the tropical storm Erika, surely does not require our Foreign Affairs Minister to fly from Nassau to Dominica, to evaluate what possible aid The Bahamas could give?

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200 gallons of oil spilled into Freeport Harbour

MORE than 200 gallons of oil were spilled into Freeport Harbour early Sunday morning, according to the Ministry of Environment.

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