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Christian Council ‘not moral police’

NEWLY appointed Bahamas Christian Council (BCC) President Bishop Delton Fernander yesterday pledged to transform the group into more of a “social justice ecumenical” council, as he said its focus should not be on presenting itself to be the “moral police” of society.

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PM concern over division ahead of vote

PRIME Minister Perry Christie said yesterday there is a very “tenuous line” between the manifestation of “hatred” and “violence” while admonishing Bahamians that “we must all live together” after next month’s general election.

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Hall says it’s not his job to check disclosures accuracy

AMIDST mounting controversy over the accuracy of disclosures filed by election candidates last week, both Parliamentary Commissioner Sherlyn Hall and Public Disclosure Commission Chairman Myles Laroda said yesterday they were not responsible for verifying the data put forward by candidates, insisting that responsibility lies with other government agencies.

NIB imposed broker connected to Minister

The National Insurance Board (NIB) sought to simultaneously make a company owned by a Cabinet Minister’s mother the ‘broker of record’ for both its group health and property insurance business less than two months after the 2012 general election.

OECD chief tells Bahamas: Act now to avoid ‘blacklist’

The OECD’s Global Forum head yesterday delivered a blunt warning that the Bahamas must “take quick action” to avoid being ‘blacklisted’, arguing that this nation’s image was that of “the last tax haven standing”.

‘Fluff contracts’ would face FNM Govt review

The FNM’s deputy leader has dismissed Government claims his party will ‘stop, review and cancel’ all agreements if elected to office, although “fluff contracts” would face close scrutiny.

Minister: ‘Only logical’ to assess tax info stance

A Cabinet Minister yesterday conceded it was “only logical” for the Bahamas to now re-evaluate its position on automatic tax information as a result of the European Union’s (EU) hardline stance, saying: “We want to make sure we do what’s best for the country”.

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Gray finding favour despite island infrastructure problems

DESPITE evident neglect and infrastructural needs throughout their community, voters in Acklins appear apprehensive about a potential future without incumbent MP V Alfred Gray.