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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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TEACHER FEARS AS PRINCIPAL ATTACKED: Head of LW Young struck on head during altercation

BAHAMAS Union of Teachers President Belinda Wilson said the safety of teachers at public schools in the country continues to be a concern, insisting teachers everyday witness violence on campuses and at times have suffered physical harm.

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Two found dead in Abaco hit-and-run

ABACO police are investigating a hit-and-run accident early yesterday morning that resulted in a double fatality of two men believed to be Haitian nationals.

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Triathlon Nationals on Jaws Beach May 15

With the successful return of competition with the Potcakeman Championships in March, the Bahamas Triathlon Association (BTA) is eager to stage its National Championships next weekend in Jaws Beach.

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GBPA launches $1M road works project in Freeport

A $1M road works project is being undertaken by the Grand Bahama Port Authority Limited as part of an initiative to resurface roadways in Freeport.

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Cartwright threatened with removal

DEPUTY House Speaker Sylvanus Petty threatened to have St Barnabas MP Shanendon Cartwright removed from yesterday’s morning sitting of Parliament after the member continuously stood to argue with Englerston MP Glenys Hanna Martin as she made a contribution.

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Ayton leads Suns past Mavericks

PHOENIX (AP) — Deandre Ayton scored 25 points, Devin Booker added 23 and the top-seeded Phoenix Suns rolled to a 121-114 win over the Dallas Mavericks last night in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals.

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Mixed fortunes for Bahamian pro basketball players in Europe and South America

This week produced varying results for Bahamian pro basketball players as their postseason runs continued in their respective leagues throughout Europe and South America.

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Family tree chopped down by the rules

This will come as a shock to all members of Ancestry DNA, who are involved in building family trees.

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Man remanded to prison ahead of sentencing for stealing car battery, other items

A MAN was sent to prison Friday after admitting to stealing a woman’s car battery and an assortment of items from a local grocery store last month.

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Today, 11 UB Mingoes student athletes graduate ‘with Class’

THE University of The Bahamas Mingoes will graduate one of its largest classes of student-athletes during this year’s commencement.

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Man dead, another shot in the head

A MAN has died and another is in hospital being treated for a gunshot wound to the head after a shooting incident on Monday night.

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MAN SHOT DEAD BY POLICE ‘FIRED FIRST’: Officers’ vehicle struck by bullets during gun battle

A MAN, who allegedly shot at police, was killed by officers on Antigua Street yesterday.

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Armando Moss qualifies for triathlon ahead of the Commonwealth Games

A RAINY weekend in New Providence held up just long enough for the Bahamas Triathlon Association to crown new champions in the return of its National Championships which served as both a CARIFTA and Commonwealth Games qualifier.

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It’s Mangrove Mania - in bid to save forests

ANN Marie Davis, wife of Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis, rang the bell to kick-off Mangrove Mania, the first-ever competition aimed at restoring Grand Bahama’s mangrove forests that were severely affected by Hurricane Dorian.

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In WNBA, Jonquel Jones and Sun begin preseason on Sunday

EXPECTATIONS loom large for reigning WNBA MVP Jonquel Jones and her Connecticut Sun as the franchise is expected to be a major contender once again in pursuit of its first title.

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GB attorney ‘found dead in swimming pool’

WELL-known Grand Bahama attorney Jethro Miller is believed to have been found unresponsive in a swimming pool at his residence on Sunday.

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Minister hopeful for ‘trickle-down-effect’

GRAND Bahama Minister Ginger Moxey said the sale of Grand Lucayan Resort will have an “enormous trickle-down effect” on the island and for the Port Lucaya Marketplace.

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EDITORIAL: Ignorance is no defence for lawmakers

LAST month, an American tourist faced court in The Bahamas.

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Davis highlights sports in Budget

According to Prime Minister Philip Davis, the development of the local sporting community and the country’s sports tourism product will figure prominently in his administration’s plans for the immediate future.