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One-third of dormant taxi plates ‘rescued’

One-third of the 90 dormant taxi plate holders have paid-off arrears owed to the Government within 48 hours of being warned they would otherwise lose these assets.

Four accused of stealing

FOUR men were arraigned in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday on two separate charges of stealing.

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Crowdfunder aiming to be ‘next Bamboo Shack’

A Bahamian restaurant entrepreneur yesterday unveiled ambitions to become “the next Bamboo Shack” after raising almost one-third of his minimum $320,000 capital target within the first ten days.

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COVID testing end ‘game changer’ for key markets

High-spending tourism markets have hailed the elimination of COVID entry testing and the Health Travel Visa as a potential “game changer” for The Bahamas given the reduced “hassle” involved in accessing the country.

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$200 fine over Indian hemp find

A MAN was fined $200 in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday for possession of dangerous drugs.

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Swimmers make a splash at FINA Worlds

Competition got underway for Bahamas Aquatics’ four-member team at the FINA World Aquatics Championships in Budapest, Hungary.

‘Stagnant’: Fears for auto sales until 2023

Auto dealers fear new car sales will be “stagnant” for at least another year with global supply chain disruption causing order backlogs of up to 200 vehicles for some operators.

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Dome families exit deadline

PEOPLE living in emergency dome houses at Abaco will soon be given a deadline to leave the temporary structures, Transport and Housing Minister Jobeth Coleby-Davis announced yesterday.

Gov’t invests $1.5m in housing infrastructure

A Cabinet minister yesterday said the Government is spending $1.5m on infrastructure for its low-cost housing subdivisions during the upcoming 2022-2023 fiscal year.

Former cruise destination chief loses $335k claim

An ex-Atlantis executive has lost his $335,000 constructive dismissal claim against a cruise tourism destination because its failure to pay his due salary was not the primary reason he resigned.

28-member team named to represent Bahamas at Commonwealth Games

AHEAD of the national championships for track and field and swimming, the Bahamas Olympic Committee has announced a 28-member team of athletes and seven coaches to represent the Bahamas at the Commonwealth Games.

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Miller-Uibo settles for fourth in 200m

Shaunae Miller-Uibo, preparing for another medal at the World Championships in Eugene, Oregon in July, had to settle for a fourth-place finish in her season debut in the women’s 200 metres yesterday at the Wanda Diamond League in Rome.

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Nation ‘must be prepared’ for monkeypox outbreak

THE Bahamas must be on alert and prepared to take rapid action for an inevitable outbreak of monkeypox, according to a Pan American Health Organization official.

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Davis: $2bn in investments approved by government

PRIME Minister Phillip “Brave” Davis has revealed his administration has approved over $2bn in investments since assuming office last year.

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DOMES USED AS ‘BROTHELS’: Officials probing new claims of illicit use of emergency housing

GOVERNMENT officials are investigating reports that emergency dome houses on Abaco are being used as brothels.

EDITORIAL: Domes should not be empty when people are in need

THE domes bought to shelter residents temporarily left homeless by Hurricane Dorian have been a mess from the start.

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DOMES FOR RENT: Emergency homes in Abaco have been secretly rented out

DISASTER Reconstruction Authority executive chairman Alex Storr said investigations launched on the dome project on Abaco, initiated by the previous government administration, found some residents were renting the temporary housing structures for monetary gain.

No monkeypox cases recorded in The Bahamas

THE Ministry of Health and Wellness has assured the public there are no confirmed cases of Monkeypox in the country.

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Police passing out parade held in Grand Bahama

The Royal Bahamas Police Force Training College made history hosting a Passing Out for 200 new recruits – the largest ever to complete police training at one time on Grand Bahama.

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DIANE PHILLIPS: What has happened to us?

WHEN I was young, we carried books to school, not guns. When I was young, I knelt by the side of the bed and prayed asking God to make my family happy, not to keep them safe from the bullets of an evil lunatic or the fury of a troubled teen. When I was young, l was innocent, but the world did not look then like it looks now. The weather was unpredictable, not the person sitting next to you.