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Minnis no longer the scapegoat

The December 2019 SARS-CoV-2 outbreak in Wuhan, China has exacted an immense social, physical, economic, psychological and political toll on Bahamians.

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Monday, 17th January, 2022.

How to get infected in 3, 2, 1...

When you flaunt basic disciplines and protocols of COVID what do you expect.....infection.

Supply chain woe ‘highly challenging’ for brewery

Commonwealth Brewery’s top executive yesterday said supply chain woes had made trade “highly challenging” for some of its imported brands with such issues set to persist in 2022.

Avoid ‘knee jerk’ Omicron response, business urges

Businesses yesterday urged the Government to avoid a “knee jerk” response to the rapid expansion of COVID-19 cases with 1,850 new infections reported over a five-day period.

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Defence Force COVID-19 cases peaked at 216 in first week of January

DURING the first week of this month, COVID-19 infections within the Royal Bahamas Defence Force peaked at 216 cases, according to its Commodore Raymond King.

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Minister looks forward to local govt nomination day

MINISTER of Agriculture, Marine Resources and Family Island Affairs Clay Sweeting has expressed excitement for local government nomination day, which takes place today.

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Southwest Tennis Club’s Doubles Challenge hits Flamingo Gardens

OVER the past few weeks, Michael Butler has been bringing some top notch tennis competition to the community of Flamingo Gardens with his Southwest Tennis Club.

Is an end to cheques a good move?

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

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Issues finding answers on Minnis administration's COVID spending

FINANCIAL Secretary Simon Wilson says finance experts have been challenged in gleaning the necessary information to determine a true picture of the former Minnis administration’s COVID-19 emergency spending.

Cannabis legislation ‘expected in first quarter’

THE Davis administration is expected to bring legislation for a cannabis industry in the first quarter of this year, Director of Communications in the Office of the Prime Minister Latrae Rahming announced yesterday.

Flat on our face over good service

There is a science for providing service unfortunately we talk a lot about being ‘Better and Better’ but we fall flat on our face many times when suggesting you are offering the general public a reasonable level of service.

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Man who died after being stabbed ‘was trying to stop fight’

A MAN died days after being stabbed on Christmas Day when he was trying to stop a fight, a relative said.

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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.

How the bounce-back was working before the fourth wave

The Central Bank of The Bahamas’ (CBOB) Monthly Economic and Financial Developments (MEFD) report for November, said tourist arrivals increased by nearly 3,400 percent from 2020.

Sale frustration leaves Treasure Cay ‘in limbo’

Uncertainty over Treasure Cay’s post-Dorian recovery and future ownership is dampening its economic prospects and resulting in “endless” streams of revenue being left untapped.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Is marijuana really a cure for COVID?

A NEW study released this week has marijuana enthusiasts beaming, comedians laughing as they pen the related material. (Yours truly included)

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Naughty’s New Year’s resolutions

How lost were we thinking 2021 would be so much different and better then 2020.

Realtor sees ‘bumper year’ over 400% transaction rise

A well-known Bahamian realtor yesterday revealed that his firm enjoyed a “bumper year” in 2021 with closed property transactions increasing by 400 percent year-over-year.

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Hotel workers 'helped tremendously' by govt's free COVID test pilot

BAHAMAS Hotel Catering and Allied Workers Union President Darrin Woods says hotel workers have been helped tremendously by government’s free COVID-19 test pilot.