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Mom’s relief as son survives shooting

A MOTHER is breathing a sigh of relief after her son survived a shooting incident in the Nassau Village community over the weekend.

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Food for The Punch

Two stories hit me from your Tuesday edition... if there was still The Punch today I am sure Ivan Johnson will have had a totally different spin on those stories.

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‘Colleague hit me with his truck in parts row’

A tow truck driver yesterday testified of how an old colleague struck him with his truck after he confronted the man about parts that were stolen from his vehicle.

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Freshman Jacobi Bain in ITA Cup Championships

He is only in his freshman year at Xavier University of Louisiana, but Bahamian Jacobi Bain will be among the list of players participating in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Cup Championships in Rome, Georgia.

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High expectations for coach McPhee-McCuin and Rebels

EXPECTATIONS loom large for Ole Miss Rebels women’s basketball head coach Yolett McPhee-McCuin and her programme with the return of a core group that finished as runners-up in the WNIT.

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LJ Rose joins Rockets staff

A FORMER Bahamas senior’s men’s national team player will make the move from the court to the sidelines as he joins the staff of his hometown NBA franchise.

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Saved from the storm

EAST End resident Maydon Cooper Swann could not believe her eyes when she was finally reunited with her fully restored wedding dress that was found battered in dirt after Hurricane Dorian destroyed her home two years ago.

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Munroe: Murphy told me he didn’t get support from previous govt

NATIONAL Security Minister Wayne Munroe, QC, said yesterday that Corrections Commissioner Charles Murphy told him he was unable to fulfill all his duties at the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services because he did not get the support needed under the former administration.

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Entrepreneur relives exporting ‘nightmare’

A Freeport entrepreneur yesterday branded exporting a “nightmare” due to costs that are more than quadruple product prices and delays encountered in getting sales to customers.

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WSC: If police don’t have a complaint, we can’t investigate

ROYAL Bahamas Police Force Commissioner Paul Rolle was adamant that police have no authority to “dig into nobody’s business” unless there is a complaint in response to questions of whether an investigation would be launched into allegations at a government agency.

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MURDER RATE RISES BY 61%: Police Commissioner hails overall crime drop - but denies curfew played part

POLICE Commissioner Paul Rolle revealed yesterday a 26 percent increase in crimes against the person, with nearly all criminal offenses in that category including murder, robberies and rape trending upward this year.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: All that it took to get people vaccinated was Black Friday

I COULD go so many ways this week; the material has been in abundance.

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A NEW DAY - BUT WITH OLD FACES: Cabinet decision to hire retirees defended amid ‘double dipping’ claim

THE Office of the Prime Minister has defended Cabinet’s decision to allow re-engaged retirees to receive a salary and their pension, saying the process will be selective, merit-based and infrequent.

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Rolle: Pension was suspended only for those who didn’t show they were alive

FORMER Public Service and National Insurance Minister Brensil Rolle said the Minnis administration had suspended pension payments to nearly 10,000 people who failed to verify if they were alive.

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Mario Ford Baseball Camp back in full swing

AFTER taking a short break due to the COVID-19 restrictions, the Mario Ford Baseball Camp is now back in full swing at the Columbus Primary School park.

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Ferguson makes his debut for the Ottawa Redblacks in CFL

CHRIS Ferguson made his long-awaited debut for the Ottawa Redblacks of the Canadian Football League.

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‘No proper search and rescue for Rashard’

THE family of 30-year-old Rashard Cooper who went missing last week in Abaco is not satisfied with the police investigation and claims that a proper search and rescue was never carried out by authorities that fateful day.

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Facing great expectations

Now that the PLP and the Hon Philip ‘Brave’ Davis, QC, are in charge of the administration of our wonderful nation, there are great expectations on the part of our people. We live in instant society and we tend to expect advances and corrections immediately, regardless of the circumstances. Yes, electoral promises would have been made and we fully expect that they will be delivered on. We have to, however, be realistic.

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STATESIDE: 10 years without a US Ambassador

AS you may have noticed, ten months into the Biden administration, we still don’t have a sitting American Ambassador here in Nassau. As a matter of fact, for those not keeping score on such matters, within five weeks, it will have been fully ten years since a Senate-confirmed U.S. envoy has overseen the work of the large American Embassy still located on Queen Street downtown until the new U.S. embassy headquarters building is ready for occupancy. Do you remember who was the last American ambassador to The Bahamas?

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Minister pledges to redevelop parks and health facilities

ENVIRONMENT and Natural Resources Minister Vaughn Miller pledged to enhance and redevelop public parks and health facilities in Adelaide Village during a tour of the community yesterday.

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