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Nine held after drugs found worth more than $600,000

POLICE arrested nine persons over the weekend, including a Bahamian pilot and two men from Suriname, in connection with three major marijuana seizures in New Providence and Abaco.

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Amnesty hits out at LGBTI discrimination in the Bahamas

IN its 2016-2017 report on human rights in The Bahamas, Amnesty International has criticised The Bahamas for its “discriminatory” posture towards lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people and for the country’s rejection of last year’s constitutional referendum on gender equality.

‘Decisive measures’ call as deficit soars to $314m

A key Ministry of Finance adviser last night warned that the 112 per cent increase in the half-year fiscal deficit to $314.2 million was an “early warning signal” that the Government must take “very decisive measures” to stabilise the national finances.

Dionisio: Govt creating ‘country of dependents’

The FNM’s Freetown candidate yesterday accused the Government of seeking “to create a country of dependents” through ever-increasing social programmes that the Bahamas cannot afford.

Port left licensees ‘hung out to dry’

A former Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) attorney has accused the quasi-governmental authority of leaving its 3,500 licensees “hung out to dry” over Freeport’s new investment incentives regime.

GB Chamber chief ‘more comfortable’; tax queries remain

The Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce’s president says he feels “more comfortable” with Freeport’s new ‘tax breaks’ regime following Friday’s meeting with the Government, although key private sector questions remain unanswered.

Cable losses hit $16.7m amid wait for growth pay-off

Cable Bahamas suffered a 12.5 per cent increase in annual net losses to $16.658 million for 2016, driven by Hurricane Matthew-related repair costs and the wait for expansion investments to pay off.

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Dames tells Nottage to call him for solutions to crime

FORMER Deputy Police Commissioner Marvin Dames yesterday urged National Security Minister Dr Bernard Nottage to “call him” if he wants “real solutions” to the country’s escalating crime problem.

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Bahamas suffers 4-2 loss to USA

Before another jam-packed Malcolm Park beach soccer stadium, the Bahamas suffered a 4-2 loss to the United States of America yesterday and ended up in sixth place in the CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship.