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Phoenix takes Deandre Ayton first in NBA draft

NEW YORK (AP) — The Phoenix Suns have made Bahamian Deandre Ayton the first No. 1 pick in franchise history.

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‘It was my duty to fire rebels’

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis said that his decision to revoke the government appointments of three Free National Movement members of Parliament who voted no to an increase in value added tax was not personal, but was based on his responsibility and obligation to follow parliamentary procedure.

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Door left open for reconciliation

ATTORNEY General Carl Bethel has defended the firings of two parliamentary secretaries and one board chairman this week by Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis, however he insisted “reconciliation” remains the focus.

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Grand Bahama ‘can be the new silicon valley’

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis told more than 400 persons attending the first Bahamas Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Conference in Grand Bahama The Bahamas is poised to be “new Silicon capital in the Caribbean”.

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Foulkes: Web shop job cuts unfortunate

A DAY after web shop Asure Win said it will close 11 locations and layoff about 50 workers, Labour Minister Dion Foulkes described impending staff cuts from the sector as “unfortunate”, but said there are several factors contributing to the closure of gaming houses aside from a tax increase.

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Bank teller ‘falsely signed’ for Hanna

THE former Bank of The Bahamas teller accused of stealing over $50,000 from former Governor General AD Hanna would fraudulently sign on behalf of a customer in order to validate cash withdrawal transactions, a bank employee alleged yesterday.Emmanuel Burrows, BOB’s assistant manager of physical security, claimed Cameron Rolle Jr would print off a cash withdrawal receipt for a certain amount without the presence of a customer, then sign for both him and that individual to conclude the process.

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FNM constituency association regrets picking Chipman

The Free National Movement’s Centreville Constituency Associationregrets backing Reece Chipman’s nomination for Parliament and will not recommend he be re-nominated in 2022, association chairman Juan Cartwright told The Tribune yesterday.

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Ayton ready for NBA draft

MANHATTAN, New York - With his life set to change in a matter of hours on NBA Draft night, Deandre Ayton is very cognizant of his place in Bahamian history.