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Discussions Continue for Inagua Detention Centre

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The government is still counting on building a detention centre in Inagua despite strained finance. Though giving no timeline on when this will happen, Immigration Minister the Honourable Ellsworth Johnson said discussions in this regard continue.

Deadly Coral Disease Hits New Providence

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Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease (SCTLD) is taking a firmer hold of the nation according to a newly released report by the Perry Institute for Marine Science (PIMS). The non-profit organization committed to protecting oceans confirmed the occurrence of the disease in New Providence - the gateway to The Bahamas - less than three months after its deadly presence in Grand Bahama was publicly revealed.

BPL Customers Embrace Technology

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Bahamas Power and Light customers are embracing technology as nearly 27,000 of them have paid their bills online in the face of social distancing norms. The energy giant adopted a paperless system back in April to encourage its customers to receive their bills electronically.

Campbell Commends Government’s Response to Hurricane Dorian and COVID-19

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Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie A. Campbell, commended the Government of The Bahamas for its response in the aftermath of the monster storm, Hurricane Dorian in 2019, and to the COVID-19 Pandemic this year.

COA Quashes Manslaughter/Armed Robbery Conviction

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A man found guilty of manslaughter and armed robbery is free to go. The Court of Appeal has quashed the conviction and sentence of Dominic Thompson. The Crown argued that Thompson and two others murdered and attempted to rob Domingo Duncan April 2013 in the parking lot of Blue Waters.
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