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US to freeze PI ‘Raider’s’ $21m

US regulators have moved to freeze three Bahamian bank accounts owned by the Paradise Island “Raider” as they bid to seize $21.1m in “ill-gotten gains” generated by a $100m multinational securities fraud ring.

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Govt following guidance on Johnson & Johnson vaccine

HEALTH and Wellness Minister Dr Michael Darville said local officials have stopped administering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for some time now following a United States regulator’s advisory that it is limiting use of the jab.

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Entrepreneur’s ‘shock’ over $15 lettuce price

A Cat Island entrepreneur yesterday revealed her “shock” when she discovered a local grocery store was selling lettuce for $15, saying: “The realities are striking.”

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Darville: Efforts to improve vaccine rates ‘not effective’

HEALTH and Wellness Minister Dr Michael Darville said social mobilisation, inclusive of gifts and prices, were not effective in sparking uptake of COVID-19 vaccines in The Bahamas.

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Defence on the attack

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This week was a dramatic rollercoaster ride on Wall Street.

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FNM Women’s Association reaches out to help ill resident

THE Grand Bahama FNM Women’s Association, along with the executives of the National FNM Women’s Association, launched a community outreach scheme at the weekend by donating and delivering food and other items to a Freeport resident who is ill and unable to leave her home.

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What is latest on Governor General’s health?

On April 7, both The Nassau Guardian and The Tribune broke the story of Governor General C.A. Smith falling ill while on official duty in North Eleuthera at P.A. Gibson Primary School.

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Couple in court accused of receiving stolen television

A COUPLE was charged in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday with receiving a stolen item.

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We want PM - not the PR

Seems the OPM has totally adopted the US system of a “policy-stating Director of Public Relations”... a position that should simply tell the facts — certainly never editorialise and just state the “policy” oh, sorry guy, no attacking a critical comment from the free press except correcting misinformation.

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What are the rules on masks?

Clarification, has the Ministry of Health and Wellness cancelled the wear mask mandate?

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STATESIDE: Victory doubts over GOP vote?

THE Republicans are widely favored to win majorities in both the House of Representatives and the Senate this November. This has been a heartening rallying cry for the GOP, but their increasingly smug assurance of victory might be faltering a bit these days.

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Baha Mar snub

BAHA MAR... snubbed By PM! Years open incredible success but celebration snubbed by Prime Minister - Deputy Prime Minister-Minister of Tourism and virtually all of Cabinet as they were off to Regatta! A massive red-letter day...massive investor confidence, but No.

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Boy cursed caretaker on day he was spanked

A BOY who testified in court yesterday of his alleged beating at the Children’s Emergency Hostel admitted to cursing one of the caretakers and calling her a “b----” on the day he got spanked.

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What killed three tourists in Exuma?

AN investigation is ongoing into the deaths of three American tourists who were found dead at the luxury Sandals Emerald Bay Resort in Exuma on Friday after they were reportedly stricken by an unknown illness.

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The cost of hosting sport events

July 10th, 2023 will be our 50th anniversary of Independence — certainly we should celebrate and celebrate but let’s use some sense and purpose.

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Talks on examinations for students in quarantine

WITH national examinations set to resume on schedule this year, Education Minister Glenys Hanna-Martin said officials are now discussing how best they can accommodate students in quarantine.

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A new vision

THE Bahamas always benefited from nefarious activities; giving shelter to crooks and shady characters is a historical fact. From 1698-1718, The Bahamas became the world’s capital of piracy. New Providence was sprinkled with whorehouses, motels and shops that catered to pirates. The records will bear witness to corrupt politicians, even governors, of that period, taking bribes and a share of ill-gotten loot.

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EDITORIAL: Give our nurses what they need to protect our health

IT is Nurses Month this month – an event in Freeport marked the start of the series of events to honour the efforts of healthcare workers in The Bahamas.

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Raising the rates for NIB

So, PM Davis will not increase the level of NIB Contributions although the experts, the IMO actuaries say NIB must have higher contributions and experts for 10 plus years have been telling Government it is a must..

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The right use of official titles

TITLES - right to use prefixes before ones name an issue as there is unfortunately many who abuse and are never corrected.

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