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President of the Union of Public Officers at NIB Ghion Roach addresses workers at NIB’s Baillou Hill Road headquarters yesterday. TONYA ALEXIS

Tensions rise at NIB

National Insurance Board (NIB) workers who are members of the Union of Public Officers (UPO) went on work to rule yesterday as tensions over an outstanding industrial agreement boiled over. UPO President Ghion Roach was flanked by scores of NIB workers as he made the announcement outside the

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A Bahamas coroners team carries a body out of The Mudd neighborhood in the Marsh Harbor area of Abaco in The Bahamas in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019.

Dorian’s death toll rises to 67

The official death toll for Hurricane Dorian has climbed to 67, according to National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Director Captain Stephen Russell. “As the debris clearance operations [continue], we’re mindful that we can still be in the recovery mode, searching for deceased persons that may still

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Members of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force during recent patrols on Abaco. In a post on its Facebook page, the RBDF said its joint operations are to ensure that a safe environment exists for residents on Abaco. RBDF

King: RBDF can adjust to better respond to natural disasters

Acting Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) Commodore Dr. Raymond King indicated yesterday that improving the RDBF’s strategic positioning to respond to natural disasters could avoid some of the issues the defense force was criticized for in the wake of Hurricane Dorian. “In many cases, it’s not

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People sit under broken palm trees outside the Leonard M. Thompson International Airport after the passing of Hurricane Dorian in Marsh Harbour, Abaco on Sept. 5, 2019. AP

Abaco airport to open to international flights in next 10 days

The Leonard M. Thompson International Airport in Marsh Harbour, Abaco, will be opened to international flights within 10 days, according to John Michael Clarke, who is the co-chairman of the Reconstruction Committee. “The fence contract is supposed to be issued this week,” Clarke said. “Based on the

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Where is the love?

Dear Editor, Speaking in the House of Assembly last week, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis announced that the government has collected just under $7.4 million in donations since Hurricane Dorian. “And, Mr. Speaker, I just want to give an update. [T]here are many Bahamians who believe that

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