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A COMIC'S VIEW: All that it took to get people vaccinated was Black Friday

I COULD go so many ways this week; the material has been in abundance.

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‘No proper search and rescue for Rashard’

THE family of 30-year-old Rashard Cooper who went missing last week in Abaco is not satisfied with the police investigation and claims that a proper search and rescue was never carried out by authorities that fateful day.

Grand Bahama to host a number of events for National Older Persons Month

FREEPORT – The Department of Social Services is observing National Older Persons Month with a number of activities and events that focus on senior citizens here in Grand Bahama.

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Five in court over incident that ended in airport officer being shot

FOUR men and a woman were yesterday charged with conspiring to commit armed robbery in connection with an incident that resulted in an officer being shot at Lynden Pindling International Airport last week.

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Freshman Jacobi Bain in ITA Cup Championships

He is only in his freshman year at Xavier University of Louisiana, but Bahamian Jacobi Bain will be among the list of players participating in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Cup Championships in Rome, Georgia.

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Two accused over separate killings

A MAN and a teenager were yesterday charged with murder in two separate incidents.

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Showing up for work with COVID is ‘mind-boggling’

CONSULTANT Physicians Staff Association President Dr Sabriquet Pinder Butler said it is “mind-boggling” that some people who have contracted COVID-19 are still reporting to work and not properly isolating themselves.

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‘PEOPLE ARE DYING IN DROVES’ – SANDS: Former minister says change our policy or accept frequent deaths

AS people continue to die in “droves” painting an “ugly” picture of The Bahamas’ COVID-19 fatality rate, a senior physician says there continues to be a disconnect between the public’s perception of the virus’ implications and the challenges it has caused in healthcare.

EDITORIAL: We must not become numb to COVID death toll

THE biggest issue facing The Bahamas before the election remains the biggest issue facing the nation after the election.

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Officers sent on special assignment return in restructure

THE Royal Bahamas Police Force is in the process of restructuring with the return of three high-ranking officers who were controversially sent on special assignments in late 2019 and early 2020 after returning from forced vacation leave.

EDITORIAL: Commissioner claims curfews have no effect on crime

THE biggest issue facing The Bahamas before the election remains the biggest issue facing the nation after the election.

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Burrows and Tigers undefeated so far in preseason

SHAMAR Burrows continues to lead the Dalhousie Tigers in an undefeated preseason as Canadian U-Sports basketball returns to the floor.

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FRONT PORCH: Vaccine mandates and requirements needed to save lives

A colleague cum friend becomes apoplectic when discussing those refusing to be vaccinated against COVID-19, putting others, including family members, colleagues and strangers at risk of getting gravely sick or dying.

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J Barrie Farrington was a ‘visionary leader’ and true friend to tennis

MANY would remember J Barrie Farrington for his stellar work as a hotel executive, but he was revered by others for his tremendous accomplishments as a rugby, baseball, softball and tennis player, mentor and a friend of sports.

Honouring our unsung heroes

There has been much ado lately about who and what defines a, “National Hero”.

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Suspects identified in April Jerome Avenue massacre

POLICE Commissioner Paul Rolle says officers are “actively” searching for several suspects some of whom are believed to have left town following the mass shooting on Jerome Avenue that left six men dead in April.

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Basketballers Munnings, Burrows and Fritz shine across Europe

BAHAMIAN basketball players have continued their respective seasons in leagues across Europe.

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COVID death tally passes 600 milestone

THE Bahamas achieved another grim milestone over the weekend after the number of confirmed COVID-19 deaths reached 605, with one senior physician warning the country could be grappling with another coronavirus surge.

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Hesitancy still an issue - but vaccination rising in region

THE Pan American Health Organization has revealed that although vaccine hesitancy is still quite prevalent in the Caribbean, some 39 percent of the population is now fully vaccinated.

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Rehiring the retired? They get salary plus pension

THE Davis administration will allow retired civil servants who are reengaged by the government to simultaneously receive their salary and their pension, a shift in policy from the Minnis administration.