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11 Cuban migrants apprehended on Bimini

Eleven Cuban migrants were apprehended on Bimini on early Friday morning, police reported.

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YOUR WEEKEND SECTION IS NOW ONLINE

Friday, 30th September, 2022.

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'Slight increase' in those seeking uniform assistance from govt

WITH the return of students to classrooms last month, Social Services and Community Development Minister Obie Wilchcombe said there was a slight increase in the number of persons who sought school uniform assistance from the government.

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Munroe warns those committing crimes 'police will get you'

National Security Minister Wayne Munroe on Friday expressed confidence in the government's crime plan despite the country's murder count surpassing 100 fatalities.

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09302022 EDITION

Friday, 30th September, 2022.

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Ministry seeking to repair 1,000 homes

THE Social Services and Urban Development Ministry is seeking to help repair some 1,000 homes over the next several months through its small home repair initiative, State Minister Lisa Rahming announced yesterday.

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Grand Bahama, Bimini fare well in storm conditions

GRAND Bahama and Bimini fared well as Hurricane Ian made landfall on Florida on Wednesday, with isolated power outages in Grand Bahama, some roof damage to the clinic in Bimini and minimal flooding reported.

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PM: Some concerns about whether sufficient action taken at Equinor site

PRIME Minister Philip “Brave” Davis acknowledged that there are some concerns about whether sufficient action was taken at the Equinor site in Grand Bahama where 55,000 barrels of oil spilled during Hurricane Dorian in 2019.

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Parents urged to ensure children’s immunisations are up to date

HEALTH officials are urging parents to ensure that their children’s immunisations are up to date, warning that they “are seeing the rise of forgotten illnesses in developed countries” that could potentially pose a threat to The Bahamas.

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Vaccines to be made available in schools

Parents to receive their vaccination consent letters in next two weeks

ACTING Chief Medical Officer Dr Phillip Swann said officials are making final arrangements to facilitate the administration of paediatric vaccines in schools to help increase vaccinations among children.

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PM to deliver first national address

ON Monday, October 10, Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis will deliver his first national address since being elected to office last September.

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Abaco MP voices concern after homicide

AN Abaco MP has appealed for young men to stop the violence after a homicide was recorded on the island on Wednesday.

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Dorian tax breaks renewal ‘even more urgent’ after Ian

Abaco’s Chamber of Commerce president yesterday said Hurricane Ian’s devastating impact on Florida makes it “even more urgent” that the Government renew her island’s post-Dorian tax breaks in full.

Banks facing ease of business ‘scorecard’

Bahamian commercial banks will soon be subjected to a “scorecard” that rates how well they perform in facilitating the ease of doing business and financial inclusion, a top regulator revealed yesterday.

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Bahamas ‘must get ahead’ of EU attack

The Bahamas “must get ahead” of the European Union’s (EU) assault, a well-known accountant is arguing, and “address anything seen as remotely non-compliant” before new blacklisting threats emerge.

Nassau enjoys 17,000 cruise diversion boost

Downtown Nassau and other cruise-dependent Bahamian businesses have benefited from an extra 17,000 passengers to-date being diverted to the city by hurricane devastation in Florida and the Caribbean, it was revealed yesterday.

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Renward Wells ‘not opposed’ to lifting of mask mandate

FORMER Health Minister Renward Wells supports the removal of the mask mandate, but regarding the COVID- 19 response he said the Davis administration was simply following the protocols left behind by the former Free National Movement government.

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STORM FALL-OUT TO HIT BUILDING MATERIALS: Warning that Florida’s post hurricane reconstruction will impact prices and availability in The Bahamas

Bahamian contractors yesterday warned it is “inevitable” that Florida’s post-Hurricane Ian reconstruction will hit building material prices and availability here as local inflation was revealed to have hit 7 percent.

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PM defends remarks in UN address

PRIME Minister Philip “Brave” Davis has defended remarks he made at the United Nations last week regarding the European Union blacklisting, saying the time has come for these nations to account for what they have done to countries like The Bahamas.

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Legal threat: PM tells FNM ‘bring it on’

IN response to the Free National Movement’s threat of legal action against the government over its failure to follow the Public Procurement Act, Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis has challenged the opposition to “bring it on”.