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Bahamian music icon gunned down in his own home

BAHAMIAN musician Sylvester “Sly” Roker was killed after a home invasion in the Turks and Caicos Islands yesterday morning.According to Royal Turks and Caicos Island Police, around 3.05am yesterday officers received reports that armed assailants ent

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PMH resumes non-emergency ops

NON-EMERGENCY surgeries will resume today at Princess Margaret Hospital following a brief suspension, the Public Hospitals Authority announced yesterday. “All patients whose procedures were cancelled during the temporary suspension will be reschedul

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Ministry of Tourism hit by computer virus

TOURISM Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar is calling for computer security at the Ministry of Tourism to be beefed up following the discovery of a virus on a ministry server on Tuesday. Mr D’Aguilar confirmed the existence of the virus to reporters yester

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'Don't be tempted' on BTC buy-out proposal

A Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) union leader last night urged the government “not to be tempted” by any Liberty Latin America offer to acquire its stake in the company. Dino Rolle, the Bahamas Communications and Public Officers Union’s (B

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Legal fight begins over controversial Briland investment

Opponents of a controversial Harbour Island project have seen the Supreme Court reject their bid to include the local council as a respondent in the battle to overturn its permits and approvals.Justice Diane Stewart ruled on Monday that local hotelie

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Gaming Bill tabled with fresh tax scales

THE government’s Gaming Amendment Bill 2019 proposes a winnings tax and returns the Gaming Board to a regulatory body with power to shut web shops, search them and seize documents that may prove noncompliance with laws. According to Attorney General

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In hindsight, I was wrong to be alone with woman

CHIEF Immigration Officer Norman Bastian yesterday maintained that it was not “improper” for him to have had sex with a Jamaican woman he questionably had in his exclusive custody and who has accused him of raping her, though, he said, in hindsight h

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Chipman presents petition over Quieting Titles Act

CENTREVILLE MP Reece Chipman yesterday moved a petition to review the Quieting Titles Act of 1959, which currently outlines the process to claim unused land without holding a legal title. During the request for presentations of petitions yesterday i

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Sebas hails increased Gaming Board powers

Island Luck’s principal last night hailed the Gaming Board’s enhanced regulatory powers as “great for the industry as a whole”, although he described the patron winnings tax as “a wild card”.Sebas Bastian told Tribune Business that the web shop indus

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RBC alliance 'three-way win' for financial access

Royal Bank of Canada’s (RBC) alliance with a payment solutions provider was yesterday hailed as a “three-way win” for solving financial access woes when it rolls out across all Out Islands.Omni Financial Services executives, unveiling their pilot Lon

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