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Roads closed and rough seas - but New Providence spared

HEAVY flooding caused by Hurricane Nicole’s outer bands resulted in several roads in New Providence being closed yesterday.

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NICOLE MAKES LANDFALL: 800 seek shelter as hurricane hits Grand Bahama and Abaco

MORE than 800 people were forced to seek shelter yesterday as Hurricane Nicole barreled across Abaco and Grand Bahama, dumping heavy rain and gusty winds – stirring up painful memories for many still reeling from Dorian’s devastation.

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WEDNESDAY UPDATES: Hurricane Nicole

Speaking this evening, Acting Prime Minister Chester Cooper said in Eleuthera, Andros and New Providence “schools and universities will resume classes tomorrow (Thursday) and all government workers are asked to return to duty.

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PM: Climate issues will only get worse

PRIME Minister Philip “Brave” Davis told heads of government that as the world enters a new climate era, the situation will only get worse requiring binding commitments instead of statements alone that have been used to postpone real action.

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SKYGuard | Dept of Meteorology Tropical Cyclone eAlert

Bahamas Govt. has issued a Hurricane 🌀 Warning ⚠️ for Abaco, Berry Islands, Bimini, and Grand Bahama.

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EDITORIAL: Take storm Nicole seriously

OF all the people in our nation, the ones who need to be reminded least of the importance of taking a storm seriously are the people of Abaco and Grand Bahama.

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UPDATED: Hurricane warning in effect for Grand Bahama, Abaco, Bimini, and Berry Islands

NICOLE EXPECTED TO STRENGTHEN TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY…

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SKYGuard | Met. Dept future Tropical Cyclone eAlert

Sunday, 6th November.

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Low pressure area could become tropical storm

Special Weather Statement issued by the Bahamas Department of Meteorology at 2:00 pm EST Sunday, 6th November 2022.

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STATESIDE: Political violence in the US

T HE stunning home invasion and severe wounding of American House of Representatives speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband Paul last week proved that the U.S. can still shock itself. The assailant’s background and the awful response to the attack by Republicans who should know better are noteworthy for their discouraging revelations about current American society. More on that a bit later.

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Row in House over wage rise

THE House of Assembly became heated at times yesterday when government MPs and members of the opposition engaged in a back-and-forth while debating a resolution to increase the national minimum wage.

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Sports Notes

THE Bahamas Small Schools Athletic Association’s 2022 volleyball season continued on Wednesday at the Tom “The Bird” Grant Sporting Complex in Yellow Elder with the following results posted:

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BAIN ARRESTED AT PARLIAMENT: Activist and coalition members held after Rawson Square protest

ACTIVIST Lincoln Bain, along with several supporters, were arrested yesterday outside of the House of Assembly after scores of them bombarded Parliament Square demanding that the government tackle what they deemed an “immigration crisis”.

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DIANE PHILLIPS: Street people – Where home is a piece of pavement or a plot of littered land

W E see them every day, the street people of Nassau.

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Govt has its annus horribilis

This week was the equivalent of that famous quote of Her Majesty - ‘annus horribilis’.

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Hubert Edwards: Is economic dignity the Bahamas’ new direction?

Is there a new economic philosophy emerging in The Bahamas? With a relatively new administration, a first-time prime minister and a decidedly tough task ahead in coping with the economic fall-out from COVID-19 and Hurricane Dorian, there could be very fertile ground for such out-of-the-box thinking.

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Woman shot dead at Arawak Cay

Police say they are aggressively searching for a man who shot and killed a woman at Arawak Cay early on Sunday.

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STATESIDE: Put the beer in the fridge, it’s almost election game time

American voters have about six weeks to wait before the next Congressional elections. Pundits, operatives and commentators from across the political spectrum are all weighing in on what they think is going to happen. It all makes for interesting speculation and if you basically see politics as theatre, it’s almost as much fun to read and listen to all this pontification as it is to follow your favourite NFL team. Politics also has winners and losers and endless speculation, just like football.

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**7AM** SKYGuard | Bahamas Dept of Meteorology Special Wx Bulletin on Major Cat 3 Hurricane Ian

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE ISLANDS OF GRAND BAHAMA & BIMINI .. RAIN BANDS FROM HURRICANE IAN WILL CONTINUE TO AFFECT NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS THROUGH FRIDAY..