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Alliance seeks to help visually impaired

THE Bahamas Alliance for the Blind and Visually Impaired celebrates White Cane Day today after marking World Sight Day yesterday.

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Musgrove Jr and Neely proud to represent Bahamas at Caribbean Junior Cycling Championships

BARRON Musgrove Jr and Felix Neely are all set to represent the Bahamas at the Caribbean Junior Cycling Championships in the Dominican Republic over the weekend of October 23-24.

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COVID death tally passes 600 milestone

THE Bahamas achieved another grim milestone over the weekend after the number of confirmed COVID-19 deaths reached 605, with one senior physician warning the country could be grappling with another coronavirus surge.

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Straw vendors want talks on reopening market

THE association representing straw vendors says it wants the new administration to engage vendors in discussions on the re-opening of the Nassau Straw Market after months of being left in limbo on the market’s return under the former government.

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Shell ‘still committed’ to BPL energy deal

Shell North America (NA) yesterday said it remains committed to sealing its energy partnership with Bahamas Power & Light (BPL) despite the deal being placed under review.

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Richardson and Giants set for ‘instant playoff classic’

No matter whether you’re a fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers or San Francisco Giants, first base coach Antoan Richardson said he’s hoping the Bahamian public will throw their support behind his Giants in one half of the National League Divisional Series.

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ALICIA WALLACE: Petito case is one of too many cases where women are being killed

GABRIELLE “Gabby” Petito, a 22-year-old white woman went missing while on a cross-country road trip to Wyoming with her fiancé Brian. They had been documenting their trip on YouTube as Nomadic Statik and Van Life, but 23-year-old Brian returned to Florida, in her 2012 Ford Transit van, without her on September 1.

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APD container volumes 1,100 below pre-COVID

New Providence’s commercial shipping industry has suffered “no significant” impact from global supply chain disruptions with container volumes up 11 percent for the two months to end-August.

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Battling supply chain ‘every minute of day’

Super Value’s principal yesterday said he is battling supply chain disruption “every minute of the day” while reassuring that possible 8-10 percent Christmas price rises will not be “across the board”.

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Air arrivals now 76% of pre-COVID figures

Air arrivals to The Bahamas in July rebounded to over three-quarters of their pre-COVID levels, the Central Bank revealed yesterday, while the drop-off in vacation rental demand eased in August.

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Prison commissioner move ‘foul and inappropriate’

THE decision to send Corrections Commissioner Charles Murphy on administrative leave “is foul and inappropriate” and proves “something is amiss”, according to Mr Murphy’s lawyer Romona Farquharson Seymour, who yesterday urged Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis to intervene or publicly address the matter.

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Lucius Fox Jr ends season on 10-game hitting streak

LUCIUS Fox Jr extended his hitting streak to 10 games to conclude his season of AAA baseball with the Omaha Storm Chasers.

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Hurricane Hole developer targets 300 full-time posts

Hurricane Hole’s developer says the Paradise Island-based project is projected to create over 300 permanent jobs when its $250m investment is fully completed.

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Ian Lewis Named MVP

MIAMI Marlins prospect Ian Lewis was recognised by the organisation as one of the top performers in its farm system.

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Chisholm Jr hits three-run homer to help Marlins beat Phillies 3-1

MIAMI (AP) — Jesús Luzardo struck out a career-high 11 and Jasrado “Jazz” Chisholm Jr hit a three-run homer to help the Miami Marlins beat the Philadelphia Phillies 3-1 on Saturday night.

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Ships’ waste processor in $15m Freeport facility

A Freeport-based processor of ships’ liquid waste is planning to invest $15m in constructing a plant capable of treating 150,000 metric tonnes per year, it has been revealed.

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$3,500 fine over marijuana

A man caught with $1,000 worth of marijuana and ammunition must pay $3,500 to avoid spending six months behind bars.

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Ferguson praises new govt’s labour relations

THE new Davis administration has already started to “put money where their mouth is” as it relates to labour relations, Trade Union Congress president Obie Ferguson said yesterday.

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Gov’t opens up Sunday trading

The Davis administration last night further re-opened the Bahamian economy by abolishing the restriction that prevented construction and retail businesses from working on Sundays.

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