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Chief Medical Officer Dr. Pearl McMillan (center) addresses the media during a press conference at the Ministry of Health yesterday. Health Minister Dr. Duane Sands (left) was also in attendance. AHVIA J. CAMPBELL

Travel ban issued

As fears of the coronavirus spread globally, health officials announced yesterday that the government has implemented a travel ban on all non residents of The Bahamas who have visited China in the last 20 days. Residents will be allowed to return, but will have to be quarantined

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From left are Judson Wilmott, overall construction engineer for the project; Ken Kerr, principal of Providence Advisors; John Rodgers, chairman of the University of The Bahamas (UB) board; Dr. Rodney Smith, president and chief executive officer of UB; Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis; and Minister of Education Jeffrey Lloyd at yesterday’s groundbreaking ceremony. CODEL NEWTON

Ground broken on $95 million facility at UB

The University of The Bahamas (UB) broke ground on a $95-million-dollar residence and multipurpose building yesterday morning. The project, which Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis touted as one of the single largest investments in the Over-the-Hill community, has been years in the making. The facility will be constructed

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A police officer escorts Bahamas Department of Corrections officer Alexander Burrows (right) into court yesterday. AHVIA J. CAMPBELL

Corrections officer accused of sick slip fraud scheme

A corrections officer accused of defrauding the government of more than $2,000 in a sick slip scam was yesterday remanded to prison. Alexander Burrows, 26, of Pride Estates, pleaded not guilty to three counts of fraud by false pretenses at his arraignment before Deputy Chief Magistrate

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Seated, from left, are Ministry of Public Works Deputy Director Robert Mouzas, Ministry of Public Works Permanent Secretary Cora Colebrooke and Engineering and Technical Services Consultant Lambert Knowles. Standing, from left, are Director of Public Works Melanie Roach, Minister of Public Works Desmond Bannister and Minister of Tourism and Aviation Dionisio D’Aguilar, during a contract signing ceremony held at the Ministry of Public Works on John F. Kennedy Drive yesterday. AHVIA J. CAMPBWLL

Ministry of Public Works signs contracts totaling $6.3 million

The Ministry of Public Works yesterday signed contracts of almost $6.3 million for consultancy services related to the construction of a new Glass Window Bridge on Eleuthera and for an upgrade to the Fire Station at Lynden Pindling International Airport. The engineering consultancy contract for the

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