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President of the Medical Association of The Bahamas Dr. Marcus Cooper (left) presents the association’s position paper on medical cannabis to Minister of Health Dr. Duane Sands on Friday.

Doctors urge caution on marijuana issue

While the Medical Association of The Bahamas (MAB) supports the decriminalization of medical marijuana for treatment of certain specific illnesses, and acknowledges its potential benefit for others, it strongly warns against long-term use of cannabis. In a report titled “Position Paper on Medical Marijuana”, which was submitted to

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A Hurricane Dorian evacuee living in the temporary shelter at the Bahamas Academy gymnasium on Wulff Road sleeps on a mattress outside the shelter yesterday. AHVIA J. CAMPBELL

Future uncertain for remaining Dorian shelter residents

With only months before the last shelter on New Providence is set to close, some Hurricane Dorian evacuees are worried for their futures. The old Bahamas Academy gymnasium is the only government shelter still open on New Providence. The Guardian went there to interview evacuees who still

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Director of Public Relations of Bahamas Power and Light K. Quincy Parker shows the media one of seven new generators at BPL’s Power Plant Clifton Pier. FILE

BPL consumers will see ‘significant’ drop in bills next year

As Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) consumers brace for a 15 percent increase in their next electricity bills, BPL Director of Public Relations Quincy Parker projected that consumers won’t feel that increase by the end of summer and will likely see a “significant” drop in their bills by next

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The hurricane insurance trap

The saga of hurricane recovery continues. Early estimates suggested that as many as 70,000 or 17 percent of Bahamian residents were left homeless by Hurricane Dorian. Many hundreds of the hurricane-displaced found refuge internationally in the United States, some as far afield as Canada. Most sheltered with family

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