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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
OPPOSITION leader Michael Pintard said the Davis administration should have a conversation with stakeholders before moving forward with their version of cannabis legislation.
POLICE have suspended the search for a reported downed plane, according to press liaison officer, Superintendent Audley Peters.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
BAHAMAS Christian Council president Bishop Delton Fernander wants the government to expand tax exemptions for churches that offer key community services.
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.
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.
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.
A WOMAN was hit in the face and robbed of her handbag while walking near a bus stop in Freeport yesterday morning.
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.
Central Bank No more cheques after 2023..... have they thought this through?
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.