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Police warn of increase in counterfeit currency

POLICE have seen an increase in counterfeit Bahamian currency being distributed in communities, the most common being $20 and $50 notes.

Bahamas AIDS Foundation establishes safe, supervised study centre for kids

The Bahamas AIDS Foundation has received permission from the Competent Authority to assist a small number of primary school-aged children to access and benefit from the Ministry of Education’s virtual learning platform in a safe and supervised space.

Red Cross seeks volunteers

THE Bahamas Red Cross Society is looking to increase its volunteer intake across the country to assist in its work to provide relief and assistance to those in need and during times of disaster.

Chamber director disagrees over severance payout call

A Chamber of Commerce director says he disagrees with the director of labour's call for some employers to pay furloughed workers full severance packages over fears they will not find new jobs.

Billboards up and Grand Bahama campaign has begun

ELECTION billboards and political paraphernalia are out in Grand Bahama where five constituency seats are up grabs.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Lots of talk but little action when it comes to citizenship

THIS week, I watched something that I usually (aggressively) try to avoid; the televised Senate proceedings.

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Moree: Be careful about criticism of the judiciary

DAYS after Deputy Prime Minister Desmond Bannister criticised a Supreme Court ruling, Chief Justice Sir Brian Moree said officials must be careful about denigrating judges to avoid eroding public trust in the judicial system.

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‘Adequate’ policing to deal with fish fry crowds

AMID complaints of large crowds gathering at the popular Fish Fry at Arawak Cay, Commissioner of Police Paul Rolle said he thinks there is adequate police presence at the site.

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Nurses warn it's too early to remove testing for vaccinated travellers

BAHAMAS Nurses Union says it disagrees with plans to remove the COVID-19 testing requirement for fully vaccinated travellers believing there is no guarantee people won’t contract or spread the virus even after receiving two doses of the vaccine.

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‘Judge’s ruling is wrong and we’ll be fighting it’

WORKS Minister Desmond Bannister criticised a Supreme Court ruling which bans the government from further demolishing shanty town structures across Abaco, saying it has set a “dangerous” precedent that has “usurped” the power of the Ministry of Works.

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Man fined $750 for causing harm

A MAN who injured another man in the face during an argument was fined $750 and ordered to compensate the victim for his injuries.

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Punch-up at work costs man $350 fine

A 23-year-old man, who assaulted another man at his place of employment last week, was ordered to pay $350 compensation to the victim.

Cruise port chief: ‘We’ll ignite fuse’

Nassau Cruise Port’s top executive yesterday pledged that Prince George Wharf’s $268m transformation will “ignite the fuse” to spark the downtown improvement both Bahamians and cruise lines desire.

Leave our statues alone

I saw a professor from the University of The Bahamas on the news saying that all of our colonial statues should be removed. I would like to know who gave him the job of speaking for the Bahamian people? He is free to voice his opinion, but he must not speak for the Bahamian people.

Atheism and the FNM

It would be discriminatory of evangelical Christians and other theists to single out Acting Financial Secretary Marlon Johnson for harassment and disenfranchisement for his atheism.

Commission chief wary over digital ‘sandboxes’

THE Securities Commission’s top executive yesterday said “serious” digital assets providers wanted to operate in a well-regulated jurisdiction and did not need “sandboxes” to facilitate their innovation.

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STATESIDE: To Rush Limbaugh it was all so simple - most Americans just don’t like the Left and Democrats

Rush Limbaugh died last week. A defiant cigar smoker, he died at the age 70 from lung cancer.

IAN FERGUSON: Stopping politics getting out of hand in workplace

As the US remains embroiled in election turmoil, the topic of politics in the workplace again surfaces. How vocal should employees be on topics of religion, sexual orientation and political persuasion? With the start of our Bahamian political season looming, how employees talk about their party of choice and opposing political views matters. We all know how distracting political aggression and banter can be in the workspace. Efforts to minimise this confusion, while not thwarting free speech, are the great balancing act that corporate leaders must achieve.

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‘Extending powers is right’

SUPER Value owner Rupert Roberts yesterday voiced his support for the government’s intention to extend the country’s Emergency Powers Orders to December 28.

Fake Nygard video reported to police

HUMAN Rights Bahamas yesterday insisted it did not sponsor a “sham” video that “maliciously and heartlessly exploits” the victims of embattled Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard’s alleged sex trafficking ring.