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Passengers hurt after ferry ran aground

MORE than a dozen passengers received minor injuries when a ferry boat they were on ran aground in waters near Man-O-War Cay, Abaco, on Sunday evening.

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Fire quickly contained at BPL plant

BAHAMAS Power and Light said a mid-morning fire yesterday at its decommissioned Station O at Clifton Pier had no impact on generation or other operations.

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Curfew places dining patrons on 'automatic'

A fast food restaurant says the 10pm COVID curfew has patrons on “automatic" amid a steady rush of business between 5pm and 8pm just prior to restrictions kicking in.

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Exuma businesses suffer lockdown hit

Some Exuma businesses yesterday revealed that the island's recent COVID-19 restrictions have cost them thousands of dollars prior to this week's easing.

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One dead and more than 50 migrants detained

MORE than 50 migrants and one deceased individual were taken to Inagua after they were discovered on a cay in the Southern Bahamas on Thursday morning by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force.

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One dead and more than 50 migrants detained

MORE than 50 migrants and one deceased individual were taken to Inagua after they were discovered on a cay in the Southern Bahamas on Thursday morning by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force.

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FRONT PORCH: The light and splendour of Christmas

Because of a global pandemic that began about a year ago, 2020 has been one of the most punishing and painful years in the lives of most of humanity. Many have died. Many are dying. Many more will die and millions have become ill, some with dire and long-term physical and psychological ailments.

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RIFLE SEIZED BY POLICE OFFICERS

GRAND Bahama Police say they discovered a high powered weapon believed to have been used in a serious incident on the island.

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Five schools found to have COVID cases

BAHAMAS Union of Teachers President Belinda Wilson yesterday expressed concern with the number of suspected COVID-19 cases being recorded in public schools across New Providence, claiming that most of the cases are students, some “as young as five-years-old”.

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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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Bahamas island owner accused of $40m fraud

The owner of a private island in the Abacos has been accused of masterminding a $40m fraud that has also ensnared a Bahamas-based financial services provider in the fall-out.

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Too many Governor Generals

Governor General C A Smith was appointed to his post in June 2019 by the former Free National Movement (FNM) government.

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Triathlete Ralph Wood III all set for inaugural Jr Pan Am Games

TRIATHLETE Ralph Wood III and several members of the swim team will be the first Bahamians to participate in their respective disciplines when competition begins at the inaugural Junior Pan American Games this week.

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DIANE PHILLIPS: Every little bit of care helps in the life of a single mom who lost her job to COVID

If you want to measure the impact of COVID-19, you can find it in the bare cupboards at Alysha’s apartment. Or the empty space where the refrigerator used to go before she had to sell it to help keep a roof over her children’s heads. The signs of the pandemic are everywhere in this space – the stove parts on top of the pulled apart appliance that only needs $153 to make it work again, but right now in Alysha’s world, $153 might as well be a thousand.

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Weinburger Jr and Lions eliminated in NAIA opening round

WADE Weinburger Jr and his Bryan College Lions had their run in the NAIA Baseball National Championship Opening Round come to an end yesterday in the Lakeland Bracket.

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Appeal court quashes harbouring conviction

THE Court of Appeal yesterday ordered that a woman who had been fined $3,000 for harbouring an illegal immigrant be reimbursed, after ruling the magistrate could not have found the charge against the appellant proved.

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Bahamian men who act like a Pithecanthropus should be treated like one

Academicians at the University of The Bahamas (UB), according to The Nassau Guardian, conducted a poll in which it was discovered that nearly 25 percent of its female participants were raped. This sobering statistic, I believe, is representative of a significant percentage of the overall population.

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ALICIA WALLACE: Action not just anger should be our response to Bella’s death

ON the weekend, it was reported that a four-year-old child was taken to the hospital. Soon after, there were claims on social media that the toddler had been sexually assaulted. The toddler, Bella Walker, died.

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Bank chief: Global projections mean nothing locally

A leading banker believes global growth projections mean nothing for The Bahamas and we should concentrate instead on the tour core tourism market of America.

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Men's national cricket team will be fit and ready for task ahead

IT’S been quite a while since the Bahamas Cricket Association has played any international competition. But with a new coach in town, president Greg Taylor is confident that the men’s national team will be fit and ready for the task ahead of them.

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