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Minister: 'Extreme frustration' over Grand Lucayan

A Cabinet minister says it is "extremely frustrating" that the Grand Lucayan's sale continues to be delayed by the protracted wait for ITM/Royal Caribbean to close their separate deal with Freeport Harbour Company.

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PMH update on Emergency Department assistance

ONLY people needing emergency medical attention should seek assistance at Princess Margaret Hospital's Emergency Department, the facility advised on Friday.

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Year's probation for drug charge

A MAN was placed on a year's probation on Thursday on a drug charge.

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The Ike Turner syndrome

Senate President LaShell Adderley gave a heartwarming tribute to the late Carissa Culmer, who is alleged to have taken her own life on March 10.

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Man dies after Flamingo Gardens shooting

A MAN died in hospital after he was shot outside his home in Flamingo Gardens on Thursday night.

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FNM Chairman defends PM's election decision

FREE National Movement Chairman Carl Culmer on Friday defended Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis’ decision to call an early election as COVID-19 strains the country's healthcare system, saying: “COVID ain' going anywhere.”

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'TREASURE SHARE MUST FAVOUR US': Govt seeks to secure ‘majority’ of riches found by explorers

A multi-million underwater explorer yesterday said it will cease treasure salvaging in Bahamian waters immediately if the Government's plans to take a "majority" share of the financial rewards prove unworkable.

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Ministry to offer on-the-spot vaccinations after walkabouts

THE Ministry of Health and Wellness’ social mobilisation unit will set out for a third weekend on a walkabout in key communities to offer on-the-spot vaccinations and educational resources to its residents.

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UPDATED: 1,297 dead and 5,700 injured in Haiti earthquake

MONDAY UPDATE: Haiti's Civil Protection Agency said 1,297 dead from the magnitude 7.2 earthquake had been counted by Sunday, a day after the temblor turned thousands of structures into rubble and set off frantic rescue efforts ahead of a potential deluge from an approaching storm.

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18 Bahamians named in Queen's Birthday Honours

Eighteen Bahamians have been named in the 2022 Queen’s Birthday Honours.

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Rawson Square lights up for Christmas

Video showing the finishing touches being put to Rawson Square's spectacular Christmas decorations this week.

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Coleby-Davis: We’ll review Prospect Ridge

TRANSPORT and Housing Minister JoBeth Coleby-Davis said yesterday her ministry will review the former government’s Prospect Ridge development project before it makes any decision relating to the housing programme.

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No. 6 Baylor beats Michigan State 75-58 for Battle 4 Atlantis title

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — James Akinjo held the MVP trophy as he danced on the court in a crowd of his new Baylor teammates. Around him bounced talented freshmen and multiple guys thriving in larger roles.

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UPDATED: PM releases statement on assassination of Haiti President Jovenel Moise

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haitian President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated in an attack on his private residence, according to a statement Wednesday from the country's interim prime minister, who called the killing a "hateful, inhumane and barbaric act."

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Shenseea should be banned

A US-based online news site recently reported that The Bahamas leads the world in rape cases per capita. According to the site, the rate is pegged at 133 per 100,000 people. In the Caribbean country of St Vincent and the Grenadines, the rate is 112 per 100,000; while in Jamaica it is 51 per 100,000.

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Williams lowers his own national marathon record

ONEIL Williams lowered his own Bahamas national record in the men's marathon when he competed in the fourth edition of the Eldoret City Marathon in Kenya on Sunday.

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Minnis no longer the scapegoat

The December 2019 SARS-CoV-2 outbreak in Wuhan, China has exacted an immense social, physical, economic, psychological and political toll on Bahamians.

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Abortion and marital rape

There is no such legal creature as “marital rape” and I, as a trained lawyer, am sick and dead tired over the miss abuse application of that terminology. In law, rape is rape....the forcible sexual intimacy between a male and female, regardless of marital status. A woman's or man's body belongs to him or herself, apart from God as our Creator.

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‘Rise Bahamas, Rise!’

Attached is a poem written by me in April 1999, which I submit for publication in memory of our little darling Bella and the call to our national compassion and action: “Rise Bahamas, Rise!”