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Accused faces court over March 6 shooting death

A MAN was charged in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday in connection with the murder of Perez Cuffe.

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Bail granted in $52k marijuana case

A MAN was granted bail at nearly $10k in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday after allegedly being found with $52,800 worth of marijuana last week.

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Mixed fortunes for Bahamian pro basketball players in Europe and South America

This week produced varying results for Bahamian pro basketball players as their postseason runs continued in their respective leagues throughout Europe and South America.

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$4,500 fine for shotgun owner

A MAN was fined $4,500 in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday on charges related to having an unlicensed shotgun and ammunition.

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'Not feasible' to remove VAT on breadbasket items

ECONOMIC Affairs Minister Michael Halkitis maintained on Friday that removing value added tax on breadbasket items is not feasible at this time, noting the tax regime was a necessary initiative meant to reduce government borrowing and improve the nation’s overall “fiscal health.”

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Jogger victim of sex attack

A WOMAN who was jogging in Western New Providence was pulled into bushes and sexually assaulted, police have said.

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Hope for women who suffer from recurrent UTIs

A belated Mother's Day gift for women in the Bahamas: a ray of hope for women who suffer from recurrent urinary tract infections. Many women are plagued with the pain and tremendous frustration of recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs).

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Hope for women who suffer from recurrent UTIs

A belated Mother's Day gift for women in the Bahamas: a ray of hope for women who suffer from recurrent urinary tract infections. Many women are plagued with the pain and tremendous frustration of recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs).

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Bahamians in action over the weekend

HURDLERS Jahmaal Wilson and Denisha Cartwright took the spotlight s they led an array of Bahamians in action over the weekend in their various season-ending championship or conference championships collegiate track and field meets over the weekend throughout the United States of America.

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TEACHERS’ FEARS ON COVID TRACING: Union concern over ability to properly monitor school cases

THE Bahamas Union of Teachers is concerned about the capacity of the Ministry of Health and Wellness to facilitate proper contract tracing in the face of COVID-19 cases in schools and communities.

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Thriving with diabetes

New course provides information and support for those living with condition

SINCE there is still no cure for diabetes, those diagnosed must consider an overhaul in lifestyle practices to ensure proper management and control of the condition.

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Centro Basket: Under-15 boys getting ready to travel

QUINTON ‘Three Ounce’ Hall said it has been difficult getting a chance to view all of the potential players for the Bahamas Basketball Federation’s Under- 15 boys’ team that will represent the country at the Centro Basket Tournament.

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PM renews assault on COVID food initiative

The Prime Minister yesterday renewed his assault on “astounding” deficiencies with the COVID-19 food assistance initiative even though a 138-page audit report produced no evidence of corruption, fraud or misappropriation of funds.

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Demand leaves chicken farmer short on supplies

An Abaco poultry farm yesterday said it is “selling out” of chickens as demand has the farm “running out of supplies every month”.

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Bank wipes out $30m loss in three months

A BISX-listed bank says its best first quarter for a decade has more than wiped out the near-$30m full-year loss it suffered for 2021, which was sparked by a 41.4 percent jump in bad loan impairments driven by COVID-19 fall-out.

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Fredrick King Jr commits to Bluejays

Just over one month after he reopened his recruiting process, Fredrick King Jr committed to the Creighton Bluejays and will head to the Big East to begin his collegiate basketball career.

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Digital assets industry 'a major opportunity' for the Bahamas

PRESS Secretary Clint Watson said the government is working with key stakeholders to ensure that Bahamians can benefit from the digital assets industry.

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BUDGET: Halkitis hints at homeowner help

SOME relief to the public and incentives to promote homeownership will be some of the features of the Davis administration’s first full budget presentation today, according to Economic Affairs Minister Michael Halkitis.

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Hope and Fear

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THE recovery on the European financial markets continued vigorously in the second half of last week. Good corporate balance sheets and low prices beat fears of war and the return of COVID lockdowns.

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Deliverance from a terrible catastrophe

MARK Twain wrote a story called “The Great Catastrophe”. It concerns a group of people who get trapped in a tragic situation. They are doomed to die. They have no way to escape. They are, indeed, on the verge of a terrible catastrophe.