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  • BPL Skyguard Severe Weather Alert 21st October: Nassau 11.20pm October 22, 2021
    STARTS: 10/21/2021 11:20 PM EDT EXPIRES: 10/22/2021 12:20 AM EDT
  • BPL Skyguard Severe Weather Alert 21st October: Nassau October 21, 2021
    STARTS: 10/21/2021 7:38 PM EDT EXPIRES: 10/21/2021 9:30 PM EDT
  • 10212021 EDITION October 21, 2021
    Thursday, 21st October, 2021.
  • STATESIDE: Powell led a distinguished career October 21, 2021
    THE flags outside American defense headquarters at the Pentagon were all flying at half-staff Tuesday. Right below them, the familiar black clenched-fist MIA-POW banner saluted those still unaccounted for in overseas conflicts. A stiff northwesterly breeze kept the flags fully unfurled.
  • FRONT PORCH: Prepare now for the next deadly wave October 21, 2021
    THE next COVID-19 surge is coming. Though it is not certain when the next wave will strike New Providence and Grand Bahama, or how severe it will be, another surge is certain. The country should begin preparing for the upcoming wave, now.
  • EDITORIAL: What one proposes, the other opposes October 21, 2021
    IT’S amazing the different views people can have when in Opposition as compared to when one’s party is in office.
  • Free testing begins in Inagua October 21, 2021
    ABOUT 100 people got free COVID-19 tests in Inagua yesterday after the government launched the pilot phase of its promised free testing programme.
  • PAHO pleased at increase in vaccinations October 21, 2021
    OFFICIALS at the Pan American Health Organization are happy about the uptick in COVID-19 inoculations in The Bahamas but have advised that a decision on a third booster shot would have to be made on logistics and after the vulnerable of society are vaccinated.
  • Backlog at courts caused by ‘systemic’ problems October 21, 2021
    CHIEF Justice Sir Brian Moree said yesterday a number of systemic problems have caused a backlog of cases at the courts, particularly when it comes to criminal proceedings.
  • VAT bill ‘before end of the year’ October 21, 2021
    BEFORE the end of this year the Davis administration expects to bring before Parliament three pieces of key legislation, including one that will decrease value added tax to 10 percent from the current rate of 12 percent.
  • Mitchell addresses turbulence in Haiti October 21, 2021
    FOREIGN Affairs Minister Fred Mitchell spoke on the safety of the Bahamian diplomats in Haiti after international media reported the kidnapping of American and Canadian missionaries in that country.
  • Tourism rides supply chain ‘roller coaster’ October 21, 2021
    Tourism’s post-COVID rebound will not be undermined by global supply chain woes, a top hotelier reassured yesterday, despite the industry enduring a logistics “roller coaster”.
  • Salary deduction needed for $10m cruise IPO loan October 21, 2021
    Bahamians wanting to access a $10m interest-free loan facility to finance investing in the Nassau Cruise Port can only do so if their employer “qualifies” for a salary deduction programme.
  • ‘Next hurricane can wipe us out’ October 21, 2021
    The Bahamas “must be at the table” in developing a financial compensation mechanism for climate change, a top official said yesterday, adding: “The next hurricane can wipe us out.”
  • URCA: Renewable policies not working October 21, 2021
    Bahamian energy regulators have conceded their renewable policies are “not attractive” for companies and investors seeking to enter the sector, and are proposing a pricing structure switch.
  • Electricity rate rise ‘extra burden’ for GB revival leaders October 21, 2021
    Grand Bahama Power Company’s planned electricity rate increases will impose “an extra burden” on the very businesses the island is relying on to pull it out of recession, it was argued yesterday.
  • Minnis: No one forgot to order vaccines October 21, 2021
    FORMER Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis has denied claims made by Health and Wellness Minister Dr Michael Darville that the previous administration “forgot” to order additional COVID-19 vaccines before being voted out of office.
  • Wells and Mitchell trade barbs October 21, 2021
    AFTER blaming the government’s easing of restrictions on the recent surge in COVID cases, former Minister of Health Renward Wells has come under heavy fire from the chairman of the Progressive Liberal Party who has referred to him as a “total failure as a minister.”
  • Ann Marie Davis takes up office she questioned October 21, 2021
    AFTER receiving advice from technical experts in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Prime Minister’s wife Ann Marie Davis decided to keep the Office of the Spouse active despite previously questioning its purpose.
  • FNM 'will not allow leader nominations from the floor' October 21, 2021
    THE Free National Movement, which has officially opened its nomination process for party leader, will not allow nominations for the post to be made on the convention floor as is custom, according to a party memorandum The Tribune has obtained.

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