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Police warn of increase in counterfeit currency

POLICE have seen an increase in counterfeit Bahamian currency being distributed in communities, the most common being $20 and $50 notes.

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Bahamas AIDS Foundation establishes safe, supervised study centre for kids

The Bahamas AIDS Foundation has received permission from the Competent Authority to assist a small number of primary school-aged children to access and benefit from the Ministry of Education’s virtual learning platform in a safe and supervised space.

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Red Cross seeks volunteers

THE Bahamas Red Cross Society is looking to increase its volunteer intake across the country to assist in its work to provide relief and assistance to those in need and during times of disaster.

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Galleria targets Friday re-open

Galleria Cinemas is targeting this Friday for its re-opening after an 11-month COVID-19 enforced shutdown even though it is still awaiting the formal go-ahead from the Government.

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Pub owner: Capacity curb more harmful than curfew

A pub and restaurant owner says capacity restrictions rather than the 10pm curfew are more damaging to his business, adding that a few extra evening hours will do little to improve trade.

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Liquor sales 'slower than normal' post-Christmas

Liquor retailers yesterday said January sales to-date have been "much slower than normal" even though many traditionally see a drop-off post-Christmas.

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Atlantis employee: I was 'targeted' for termination

A former hotel union presidential candidate yesterday alleged he was "singled out and targeted" for termination by Atlantis just one day after the resort re-opened to much jubilation and fanfare.

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Eleuthera rebound ready after firms 'caught hell'

Eleuthera's private sector “caught hell” but is ready to move beyond weekend lockdowns and tight curfews after the Prime Minister announced an easing to the island's COVID-19 restrictions.

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Judge slams CCA over Sarkis papers

A Supreme Court judge has blasted Baha Mar's contractor for "unacceptable" conduct in failing to disclose it obtained Sarkis Izmirlian's disputed legal papers one day before a court hearing on the matter.

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Turnquest resigns as Deputy PM, Minister of Finance

Peter Turnquest has resigned as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance. In a statement, Mr Turnquest hit out at the “unfounded and untrue claims” against him and said he would continue to serve as the Member of Parliament for East Grand Bahama.

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MP pushes for bank shared service hubs

Long Island's MP yesterday urged Bahamian commercial banks to created shared services hubs that will cater to multiple Family Islands rather than abandon these locations completely.

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A new entertainment network for the ‘new normal’

EWURABENA Appiah has been a freelance writer and media professional for more than a decade.

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'They'll do anything to harm my name' – Ex-Sky chief hits out at airline's former financier

Sky Bahamas' former principal says efforts by the airline's main financier to discredit him by instigating police probes in The Bahamas and US "shows the lengths they will go to damage my name".

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Entertainment destinations ‘hold firm’ on opening wait

Entertainment destinations yesterday said they are "holding firm" as they negotiate COVID-19 protocols with the Ministry of Health in a bid to re-open ten months after the COVID-19 pandemic started.

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Rental assistance

Navigating one's way through the sweltering heat of hardship is no easy undertaking. An unduly harsh economic climate, reduced work hours and the myriad of uncertainty that surrounds and assails the poor and marginalised in this country can be daunting.

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Fighting fear of entrepreneurship: Bahamian businesswoman in California gives advice

WITH so many people out of work due to the pandemic and few jobs to come by, entrepreneurship is being seen as the way out of the economic ditch. Even those currently employed believe having their own venture to supplement the income they do have is necessary.

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Recovery strategy exposes 'lost years'

The Economic Recovery Committee's (ERC) report is an admission The Bahamas has "wasted three to four years" that may have given it a head-start on COVID-19 recovery, a top banker said yesterday.

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Bahamian moms dream of summer vacations

Summer has arrived with a bang and has brought with it rising temperatures and the desire to dream of vacations to faraway exotic lands (especially since 2020’s ‘Hot Girl Summer’ never materialised because of that virus we won’t name).

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Bishop in battle with cancer

“Doctors have given me 18 months more to live. God promised me up to 120 years. Whose report should I believe?”

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'Hang in there', union chief tells furloughed employees

A trade union leader yesterday urged frustrated hotel employees and other furloughed workers to "hang in there" and not seek termination packages due to the difficulty many will have finding new jobs.

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