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‘Consultation calms fears’

GOWON Bowe, president of the Bahamas Institute of Chartered Accountants, warned yesterday against xenophobic reactions to the Minnis administration’s Commercial Enterprises Bill even as he criticised the government for not consulting Bahamians more widely on it. 

Activists demand halt to migrant crackdown

RIGHTS Bahamas  yesterday urged the government to cease and desist its heightened immigration crackdown, pointing to an incident where a mother and child reportedly fell off the back of a truck and were hurt as they tried to evade authorities.

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Rights change may go back 17 years

AMENDMENTS to the Bahamas Nationality Act to expand automatic citizenship rights for children of Bahamians may retroactively apply for up to 17 years, Attorney General Carl Bethel said yesterday.

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Suspect charged with teen’s murder

A 24-year-old man was arraigned in Magistrate’s Court yesterday charged with the murder of a Fox Hill resident.

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Bodycams boost to better policing

THE Ministry of National Security is still unaware of how much it will cost to outfit Royal Bahamas Police Force officers with body cams, National Security Minister Marvin Dames said yesterday.

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Sir Arlie’s family backs down

TWO days before Sir Arlington Butler’s funeral, his children announced their decision to relinquish any direct involvement in planning of the arrangements to their stepmother.

Increased notice periods for redundancies on the table

The Labour Department is formulating amendments to the national Employment Act which include an increase in the notice period for redundancies, Labour Minister Dion Foulkes told Tribune Business yesterday.

‘Bend to foreign investment or go bankrupt’

A BAHAMIAN businessman and leading governance reform advocate yesterday slammed opponents of the Commercial Enterprises Bill (CBE), arguing ‘xenophobic and myopic thinking’ will ‘send the country bankrupt’.