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Government searching for site for New Providence hospital

HEALTH and Wellness Minister Dr Michael Darville said yesterday that the government is actively reviewing potential sites for a new hospital in New Providence.

‘One step forward, two back’ before port layoff reversal

GRAND Bahama’s Chamber of Commerce president yesterday said it feels like the island constantly takes “one step forward, two steps back” prior to Freeport Container Port reversing the termination of 20 workers.

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Man bailed on firearm, ammunition charges

A MAN was granted $10,000 bail in court on Friday after being accused of being found by police with a loaded gun.

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IDB visits renewable energy installations

AN Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) delegation has toured solar installations in New Providence and Abaco as part of an $89m project to revamp this nation’s energy sector.

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Minister: Bear with us over bed shortages

HEALTH and Wellness Minister Dr Michael Darville yesterday asked the public to “please bear” with his ministry as officials seek to address bed shortages at Princess Margaret Hospital and also carry out repairs at the facility.

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‘Enormous amounts’ of oil still at Equinor site

AN appeal is being made to the government to be vigilant concerning the oil spill clean-up at the Equinor South Riding Point plant in East Grand Bahama.

Basketball results

BASKETBALL results for Monday, January 16. Games were played at The Hope Center on University Commons. Mini Division

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Three separate shootings leave four wounded and one dead

POLICE are investigating three separate shootings that left one man dead and four others in hospital.

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‘Mentally ill’ prisoner dies after fight in cell

A “MENTALLY ill” prisoner died after complaining of chest pains following a fight at the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services on Friday.

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Construction chief challenges minority foreign owner block

The Bahamian Contractors Association's (BCA) president has challenged whether the Government can lawfully bar a foreign investor from becoming a minority partner in a local construction company.

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New Airport among infrastructural improvements planned for Cat Island

CONSTRUCTION for a new airport on Cat Island should begin no later than May, Prime Minister Phillip “Brave” Davis revealed yesterday. “The way it’s looking, we should be able to have shovels in the ground no later than May of this year,” he said.

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Eco-tour company back after Dorian

AN eco-tour company has resumed its tour operation in East Grand Bahama following the long road to recovery since Hurricane Dorian.

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‘No new tax measures’ for $4bn revenue goal

The Government’s top finance official yesterday reiterated his optimism that “no new tax measures” will be required to grow its revenues by some 43 percent to over $4bn during the next four years.

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Company responsible for Exuma Spill ‘will face penalties’ says AG

ATTORNEY General Ryan Pinder said yesterday the company responsible for last summer’s Exuma oil spill will face penalties.

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ROLLE-CURRY ROARS AHEAD FOR DRAGONS: MSUM school 400m record is broken twice in two weeks

ALTHOUGH she just started competing in the 400 metres when she joined the Dragons track team at Minnesota State University at Moorhead in Minnesota, Robynn Rolle- Curry has excelled as one of the top contenders in the USTFCCCA.

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Hot Mix and CFAL’s chief in GB airport bid

A well-known Bahamian contractor and local financial analyst were yesterday said to have partnered on a bid to transform Dorian-ravaged Grand Bahama International Airport.

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Ambassador visits Grand Bahama and Eleuthera

AMBASSADOR Cindy McCain, the United States Representative to the United Nations Agencies in Rome, travelled to Grand Bahama on Monday and was taken on a tour of the eastern part of the island.

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JUST SAYIN': RCCL deal is the final straw

AS IN nature, balance is the essence of order. Ecosystems that become imbalanced collapse. Environments subjected to invasive species where there is no natural predator can overwhelm indigenous species. There is a natural order to everything and if not carefully maintained can spell disaster. We fear that this may be the case with the cruise industry.

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Developer takes ‘Passion’ to his Love Beach project

A prominent Bahamian developer is taking his “Passion” to Love Beach with plans to construct two seven-storey condo buildings that will in total feature 61 three-bedroom units.

Fishermen urge: ‘Spare no expense’ on sunken vessel

Bahamian fishermen have urged the Government “to spare no expense” in preventing any environmental damage from the sinking of a cargo vessel off south Abaco just prior to the New Year.