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The remains of a razed shantytown on Hamster Road, off Faith Avenue North. FILE

Acting President of the Bahamas Christian Council (BCC) Anglican Archdeacon James Palacious said yesterday the elimination of shantytowns in The Bahamas will be a “painful and heart-wrenching" process, but suggested that the communities cannot continue and urged Bahamians to lend aid to residents who struggle

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A police officer looks on as a crowd enters the Delimart supermarket complex, which had been burned during two days of protests against a planned hike in fuel prices in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Sunday, July 8, 2018. AP

There is no “immediate concern” that The Bahamas will end up in a similar situation as Haiti where riots broke out over a 50 percent increase in fuel prices mandated by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest indicated yesterday. While speaking to

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Members of the Straw Business Persons Society (SBPS) were joined by Englerston Member of Parliament Glenys Hanna-Martin as they held a press conference at the British Colonial Hilton hotel yesterday. From left are SBPS Vice President Rebecca Small, SBPS President Reverend Esther Thompson and Hanna-Martin. AHVIA J. CAMPBELL

Among several demands made to the government yesterday, members of the Straw Business Persons Society called on Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis to remove the downtown straw market from the portfolio of Minister of Public Works Desmond Bannister. “The first thing we want to do is

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The Royal Bahamas Defence Force has increased patrols in the aftermath of civil unrest in Port-au-Prince and Cap-Haitien in Haiti. FILE

There are now increasing trends of Haitian migrants coming into The Bahamas illegally on stolen U.S. boats and more technologically advanced sloops, said Lieutenant Commander Carlon Bethell, squadron commanding officer in the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF), yesterday. Bethell’s comments come amidst increased patrols in the

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