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Man accused of gunpoint robbery

A MAN was remanded to the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services yesterday for allegedly robbing a woman at gunpoint of her vehicle.

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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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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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BGDSA: Softball heats up

DESPITE the down pouring of the rain, the Bahamas Government Departmental Softball Association managed to play a couple of games in the Bankers Field at the Baillou Hills Sporting Complex on Saturday.

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Billie Jean King Cup: Team Bahamas opens play today

THE Bahamas, ranked at number one in Group II of the Americas Zone of the Billie Jean King Cup, will begin competition today in Panama City, Panama.

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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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‘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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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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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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LW Young and broke candidates

Leon Walter Young, better known to us as L W Young, was first elected to the House of Assembly in 1912, during the governorship of either Sir Gilbert Thomas Carter or Sir William Grey-Wilson. A carpenter and building contractor by profession, Young would serve in Parliament for the Eastern District of New Providence, from the aforementioned 1912 to 1942 – the year of the Burma Road Riots.

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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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Celebrating the best

DURING her address at the National Examinations Awards Presentation, Glenys Hanna Martin, Minister of Education and Technical and Vocational Training, underscored the determination and sacrifice of students who earned outstanding results in the 2021 examinations, despite the impact of COVID-19 on education.

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Mitchell: US crime warning has not affected tourism product

AFTER the US Embassy in Nassau issued a recent security alert for Americans in The Bahamas, Foreign Affairs Minister Fred Mitchell said it has not affected the tourism product. However, he said, the Bahamas government is working to get on top of the crime issue.

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‘New citizens should wait to have a vote’

FORMER parliamentarian Loretta Butler-Turner says she believes the government should legislate “a timeframe” for naturalised Bahamians to become participants in the nation’s electoral process.

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Billie Jean King Cup: Pratt replaced with Donaldson

AT the last minute as they prepare for the final stages leading up to the start of the Billie Jean King Cup in Panama, the Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association had to replace Grand Bahamian Simone Pratt with collegian Sierra Donaldson.

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STATESIDE: ‘Subtext’ in the crisis in Ukraine

ELAINE is a New Yorker who has travelled extensively and worked overseas, including in the Caribbean where she fell in love with The Bahamas. She is definitely “woke.” To describe her as a fervently liberal anti-Trumper is a huge understatement.

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New Providence or New Orleans?

I saw Twitter images of severe flooding throughout parts of New Providence over the weekend. I believe it was a meteorologist who told either The Nassau Guardian or The Tribune that the severe flooding caused by torrential rains was a hurricane drill for New Providence residents. As a resident of Grand Bahama who lived through Hurricanes Francis, Jeanne, Matthew and Dorian, I want Nassau residents to understand that the recent flooding in their communities is nothing compared to the flooding the aforementioned cyclones brought to our island.

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‘Just break the dang gas pedal’

DEANDRE AYTON AND TOP-SEEDED PHOENIX SUNS PLAYING LIKE THE FAVOURITES IN NBA PLAYOFFS

BAHAMIAN and National Basketball Association rising star Deandre Ayton liked the way his Phoenix Suns got started in game one of their Western Conference semifinal series on Monday night.

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Officers testify in weapons trial after firearm discovered

OFFICERS gave testimony yesterday in the ongoing weapons trial of three men.

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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.