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03282017 EDITION

Tuesday, 28th March, 2017.

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Police car damaged in three vehicle collision

A POLICE car was severely damaged after being in collision with two other vehicles on East Street, Nassau, on Tuesday afternoon.

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Mackey: I’ve paid customs debt in full

DAYS after being exposed by Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Chairman Bradley Roberts for his failure to settle a 15-year tax debt of $9,500 to the Department of Customs, Free National Movement (FNM) North Eleuthera candidate Howard “Rickey” Mackey has followed through on promises to pay the debt yesterday.

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Moore’s Island acquisition of land ‘not political move’

PRIME Minister Perry Christie yesterday denied that the acquisition of more than 400 acres of land for the people of Moore’s Island was a “political move”, despite the tabling the resolution weeks before the general election.

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Operators reject fears over surrey horse health

CARRIAGE operators in New Providence have dismissed concerns raised over the treatment of surrey horses around the country, claiming that improvements in sector regulations have ensured that best practices are adhered to.

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Govt ‘on track’ over Baha Mar documents

THE Christie administration is “fully on track” to honouring its commitment to push for the release of the sealed Supreme Court Baha Mar documents before the scheduled April soft opening of the beleaguered West Bay Street mega resort, Attorney General Allyson Maynard-Gibson said yesterday.

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PM urges PLP supporters to 'help us register every vote'

REGISTER to vote was the consistent message uttered by Prime Minister Perry Christie and incumbent parliamentarians to hundreds of supporters at the Progressive Liberal Party’s (PLP) regional branch meeting last night.

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Hall warns on voter's cards

SEVERAL people have attempted to gain two voter’s cards by registering twice at different locations, Parliamentary Commissioner Sherlyn Hall said yesterday, adding that police officers have been called about at least one case.

Govt plans RFP for landfill deal

A Cabinet Minister yesterday said the Government was planning to issue a structured tender, seeking proposals to manage and remediate the New Providence landfill, “as soon as possible”.

Tourism to dominate ‘my generation and the next’

Tourism will be the dominant driver of Bahamian jobs and GDP “for mine and the next generation”, a senior Baha Mar executive predicted yesterday, with international forecasts potentially under-estimating the project’s jobs impact.

CLICO’s liquidator renews health policy ‘terminate’ warning

CLICO (Bahamas) liquidator has again warned that he will have to terminate all the insolvent insurer’s medical policies unless the portfolio can be “immediately” transferred to its proposed new underwriter.

NHI doctor sign-on ‘reasonable, not huge’

National Health Insurance’s (NHI) assistant project director yesterday said the number of doctors registering to provide services was “not huge but reasonable”, amid ongoing ‘care quality’ concerns surrounding the scheme.

Chamber chief says labour law revisions ‘seem to have held’

The Chamber’s chairman yesterday said agreed changes to the labour law reforms “seem to have held”, as numerous draft Bills were circulated between the Government, private sector and trade unions in a bid to conclude the controversial exercise.

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Speaker: Priority must be to deepen democracy

IN HIS last formal communication at Parliament this term, House Speaker Dr Kendal Major yesterday called on whoever forms the new government and opposition to “prioritise” the deepening of the country’s democracy to spark a greater level of trust from Bahamians.

EDITORIAL: Bahamians deserve better

BAHAMIANS deserve better.

Nothing better to do

THE country is poised to set yet another record for the number of murders, yet the “You Know Whos” remain silent.

Politics, not economics

I again find myself pressed to share my thoughts on yet another both stressful and poorly thought out issue presented by those who would again wish to govern us.

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RBDF operations with police ‘is not a long-term solution’

WHILE the increased collaboration between the Royal Bahamas Defence Force and police has netted results for law enforcement, one marine has warned that the strategy could not become the final solution to the nation’s violent crime ills.

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Mobile phone company Aliv offers support to victims of fire

AFTER a fire devastated a Haitian shantytown west of Fire Trail Road and left some residents homeless last week, Aliv teamed up with local activist and radio personality Louby Georges to help bring some comfort to the community.

Bell: Efforts being made to provide proper housing for seven families displaced by shanty town fire

MINISTER of State for National Security Keith Bell said efforts are being made “to construct proper housing with proper facilities” for the displaced families of last week’s shanty town fire in central New Providence.

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