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EDITORIAL: Tourism market remains volatile

THERE was mixed news on the tourism front yesterday – and it shows how the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy are very much still with us.

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Scheme to cut down on drugs at prison

THE Bahamas Department of Correctional Services yesterday launched a pilot electronic inmate visitation programme in a move officials say will crack down on contraband and drug smuggling at the prison, among other things.

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‘Non-lethal weapons may not be effective’

AS debate continues on the use of non-lethal weapons on the police force, National Security Minister Wayne Munroe suggested yesterday such tools may not be effective in violent or hostile crime situations.

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PAHO praises free testing

A PAN American Health Organisation official has commended the government’s free COVID-19 testing programme, saying initiatives like these are helpful in increasing access to testing.

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Parties united in concern over Grand Bahama power rates

FREE National Movement leader Michael Pintard says an increase in electricity rates on Grand Bahama is inconsiderate and worrisome and would only hamper efforts to strengthen the island’s economy.

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Govt should talk before cannabis legislation

OPPOSITION leader Michael Pintard said the Davis administration should have a conversation with stakeholders before moving forward with their version of cannabis legislation.

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Police end search after report of downed plane

POLICE have suspended the search for a reported downed plane, according to press liaison officer, Superintendent Audley Peters.

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Immigration officer is one of two arrested over attack on woman

AN immigration officer is one of two men in custody after a video showing a man kicking a woman to the face, knocking her unconscious on a sidewalk, went viral on social media.

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IMF restructure?: ‘Not on my watch’

A Cabinet minister yesterday pledged “not on my watch” after a noted Caribbean economist again forecast The Bahamas will need an “IMF restructure” with GDP still below pre-COVID at end-2023.

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Atlantis heads for Somewhere Else

Atlantis yesterday unveiled a partnership that will see part of the iconic property, the Beach Towers, rebranded under a different name for the first time in its 27-year history.

Bahamian entry changes ‘more alarming’ than CDC

Bahamian tourism operators yesterday shrugged off the latest downgrade by US health authorities, arguing that constant changes in this nation’s COVID protocols are “more alarming” to visitors.

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Hilton’s ‘indefinite’ close threatens up to 130 jobs

The “fragility” of tourism’s post-COVID rebound was yesterday underscored by the British Colonial Hilton’s decision to “indefinitely” close from February 15, 2022, and terminate up to 130 staff.

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Churches want new tax breaks for greater role

BAHAMAS Christian Council president Bishop Delton Fernander wants the government to expand tax exemptions for churches that offer key community services.

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In-person classes to resume on Monday

STUDENTS across the country will return to school campuses for in-person learning on Monday, the Ministry of Education, Technical and Vocational Training announced yesterday.

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WE PRAYED OVER HER ’TIL HER LAST BREATH: Pastor tells of horror as woman died fleeing gang shootout outside church

CHURCH goers prayed over a fatally wounded Claudette Capron as she took her last breath after being hit by stray bullets on Tuesday night.

Tourism sees little impact from COVID downgrade

Hotel operators yesterday forecast that The Bahamas’ downgrade to “do not travel” status yet again by US health authorities will have little to no impact on travel demand.

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Woman hit in face in robbery

A WOMAN was hit in the face and robbed of her handbag while walking near a bus stop in Freeport yesterday morning.

Barriers stop Bahamas travel

We have been attempting to come to stay at our holiday property and visit Bahamian relatives for nearly two years without success. Every time we are able to travel your Government has restrictions which make it impossible to comply with your draconian entry rules.

Is an end to cheques a good move?

Central Bank No more cheques after 2023..... have they thought this through?

Social injustice for students

The Minister of Education has revealed that there are 8,000 delinquent students of the Virtual Learning Platform – who have been missing in action since the COVID-19 pandemic began. What a shameful social injustice.