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Contractors brand concrete supplier shrinkage ‘big blow’

Bahamian contractors yesterday warned that a Grand Bahama concrete manufacturer’s decision to shut down two of its units is “a big blow” for major commercial and infrastructure projects in this country.

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Hot Mix’s expansion ‘not connected’ to Gold Rock

Bahamas Hot Mix’s chairman yesterday said the imminent expansion of its Freeport-based concrete and asphalt production capabilities has “got absolutely nothing to do” with a rival supplier’s troubles.

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Three dead in bloody 24 hours

THREE men were killed in separate incidents less than 24 hours apart, pushing the country’s murder count to 69 for the year.

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ALICIA WALLACE: In the heart of Africa, a union of nations seek to work as one

THE Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2022 is now underway in Kigali, Rwanda, after being postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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FACE TO FACE: A coronation in the homeland of Junkanoo

THE heart of a man who went on a quest to learn the origins of Junkanoo only to be crowned in the name of the king responsible for its origins, must be filled with unspeakable joy.

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ACCORDING to experts, the cryptocurrency Bitcoin is entering its lowest and darkest market phase. The price of Bitcoin fell to its lowest level since December 2020 on Wednesday, and even hit $20,000 for a short time. The oldest digital currency was trading at around $20,500 on Friday, June 17.

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Minister’s brother fined

A MAN was fined in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday on multiple charges, including disorderly behaviour and assaulting a female police officer.

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FACE TO FACE: A couple who shared their life building a family and the nation

IT is always extraordinary when you come across entire families that have a legacy of nation building. When matriarchs and patriarchs put service above self, they leave indelible marks - not only on their families - but on their country. In this case, I share the heritage of the Coakley family as they say goodbye to their matriarch, Marietta Margaret Coakley.

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Blaze rips through Grand Bahama junkyard

A massive blaze broke out at a car junkyard yesterday in the commercial industrial area of Queen’s Highway, Freeport.

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I’VE NOTHING TO APOLOGISE FOR: Speaker insists she stands by criticism of NEMA’s director

HOUSE Speaker Patricia Deveaux yesterday maintained she sees nothing wrong with her criticism levelled at National Emergency Management Agency director Captain Stephen Russell and sees no need to apologise.

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Chisholm Jr responds to criticism

JASRADO “Jazz” Chisholm Jr was reportedly the subject of criticism from fellow Miami Marlins teammates in a players only meeting, but the much maligned star second baseman responded on the field with the most productive stretch of his MLB career.

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Pro basketball player Dwight Coleby signs in Venezuela

DWIGHT Coleby’s next stop on his professional basketball journey will take him to the Venezuelan SuperLiga.

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Jazz speaks on his first grand slam, career high 6 RBI

JASRADO “Jazz” Chisholm Jr broke out of his recent slump with an electrifying performance and continues to build his résumé toward a 2022 National League All-Star berth.

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Saunders hits his first home run for Cyclones, BJ Murray overcomes slow start

WARREN Saunders hit his first home run for the Brooklyn Cyclones while BJ Murray overcame a slow start to emerge as an offensive leader for the Myrtle Beach Pelicans in Single A Baseball.

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UPDATED: Tropical Storm Warning for northwest Bahamas discontinued

From the Bahamas Department of Meteorology:

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Grand Bahama Minister Ginger Moxey releases statement on Potential Tropical Cyclone One

Minister for Grand Bahama Ginger Moxey released a statement on Potential Tropical Cyclone One on Saturday night, saying the public is advised to remain indoors and to remain vigilant:

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Potential Tropical Cyclone One – Friday early evening update

From The Bahamas Department of Meteorology:

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Eight Mile Rock hosts Randol Fawkes Labour Day March

Despite overcast skies, marchers turned out in force for the Randol Fawkes Labour Day March which started at Seagrape, Eight Mile Rock, at 8am on Friday and concluded at the St Stephen's Anglican Church grounds where various trade union representatives spoke.

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Waterspout forms next to Paradise Island Bridge

This video shows the moment a waterspout appeared at the Paradise Island Bridge on Thursday afternoon.