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  • $800,000 bill for relocating boarders September 18, 2020
    THE relocation of boarders from Princess Margaret Hospital to several senior citizens homes is expected to cost the government about $800,000.
  • ‘Mountain to climb’ in trying to accelerate Club Med reopening September 18, 2020
    TOURISM Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar said officials are trying to persuade Club Med to reopen its Columbus Isle Resort earlier than December 2021 but admitted the government has a “difficult mountain to climb”.
  • Campbell: Ministry looking at rental assistance September 18, 2020
    SOCIAL Services Minister Frankie Campbell said yesterday his ministry will respond to all applicants seeking rental assistance.
  • Sands: House of Assembly COVID case warrants a full investigation September 18, 2020
    FORMER Health Minister Dr Duane Sands said the potential exposure of dozens of government officials to a House of Assembly staffer who tested positive for COVID-19 warrants a full investigation by public health officials.
  • Diabetes link suspected in Goodman’s Bay death September 18, 2020
    RELATIVES of a man found dead in a parking lot at Goodman’s Bay earlier this week believe his death was the result of complications from diabetes.
  • Disaster authority head: no problem with zoning advice September 18, 2020
    KAY Forbes-Smith, head of the Bahamas Disaster Reconstruction Authority, said she has no issue with a new Inter-American Development Bank report that recommends prioritising zoning regulations in Abaco and East Grand Bahama, adding officials are preparing to discuss the issue with residents of those areas.
  • Food parcels for struggling taxi drivers September 18, 2020
    SOME 200 struggling taxi-cab drivers received food parcels this week at the Reach Out Community Centre in Freeport during the official renaming of the organisation’s feeding programme on Grand Bahama.
  • 83 Dominican poachers detained September 18, 2020
    MORE than 80 suspected Dominican poachers were apprehended by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force yesterday.
  • EDITORIAL: Give our loved ones a dignified farewell September 18, 2020
    THERE is a horrific situation that has developed at Princess Margaret Hospital.
  • COVID lockdown's $1bn tourism blow September 18, 2020
    The Bahamas lost around $1bn in tourism earnings at the COVID-19 lockdown's peak as this nation became a "net payer" for travel-related services for likely the first time in its history.
  • Work visa not planned as true 'needle mover' September 18, 2020
    The Economic Recovery Committee's co-chair yesterday said the proposed work/study visa was "never intended to be a needle mover" that would replace lost multi-billion tourism earnings.
  • Gov't staff must understand 'urgency of entrepreneurs' September 18, 2020
    Government employees must be "made to understand the urgency of entrepreneurs" to obtain essential permits and approvals, a Bahamian businesswoman argued yesterday.
  • 'No major concerns' on Morton Salt sale September 18, 2020
    Morton Salt workers yesterday said they presently have "no major concerns" over the company's impending sale so long as the buyer honours their industrial agreement and "treats us fairly".
  • Planning reforms to 'beat developer expectations' September 18, 2020
    The Town Planning Committee's chair has pledged to "exceed the expectations" of developers in streamlining the approvals process, adding: "Our compass is set on improvement."
  • Equestrian Achieves Historic Partnership September 18, 2020
    It has been a year of achievements for Bahamas Equestrian. This summer the National Equestrian Federation achieved another milestone by expanding its youth scholastic riding programme to partner with the US-based Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) and become the first international regional affiliate in the IEA’s history.
  • BOC calling for commission to assist local student-athletes September 18, 2020
    WITH the way the landscape of sports is shaping up around the world in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Bahamas Olympic Committee president Romell Knowles is calling for the formation of a commission to assist local student-athletes. When the BOC hosts their next board meting next week, Knowles is expected to introduce a proposal […]
    Brent Stubbs
  • Jazz’ Marlins, Antoan’s Giants to earn playoff berths September 18, 2020
    MAJOR League Baseball’s regular season is near its conclusion and with just weeks left to play to decide playoff positioning, both Bahamians in the big leagues could appear in the postseason. Both Jazz Chisholm’s Miami Marlins and Antoan Richardson’s San Francisco Giants are currently in line to earn playoff berths in the MLB’s new 16-team playoff […]
    Renaldo Dorsett
  • Tokyo Olympics ‘full steam ahead’ September 18, 2020
    Although they got delayed until next year due to the coronavirus pandemic, Bahamas Olympic Committee President Romell Knowles said they are now surging full steam ahead for the 2020 Olympic Games.
    Brent Stubbs
  • Food aid programme to end next month September 18, 2020
    THE government’s national food distribution programme will end next month, Minister of Social Services Frankie Campbell said yesterday.
  • ‘Morgue crisis can’t continue’ September 18, 2020
    THE Public Hospitals Authority has renewed its appeal for people to collect stored bodies at Princess Margaret Hospital’s morgue, saying the facility has more than 150 bodies in storage - over its maximum capacity of 66.

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