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Man found shot dead off Wilton Street

A MAN was shot dead in the Wilton Street area of Nassau on Thursday night, police have reported

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06302016 edition

Thursday, June 30, 2016

PM targets ‘top 50’ business ease rank

The Prime Minister yesterday said he was targeting a ‘top 50’ ranking for the Bahamas in the World Bank’s ‘ease of doing business’ index within five years, arguing that its current 106th spot does not reflect its capabilities and potential.

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ADRIAN GIBSON: Who will emerge to champion the FNM?

Yet again, the Free National Movement (FNM) is engaging in politically cannibalistic behaviour that would see delegates once more flying from the Family Islands to New Providence to select a leader less than two years after re-electing Dr Hubert Minnis to the party’s top post.

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Loretta Butler-Turner confirms FNM leadership bid

LONG Island MP Loretta Butler-Turner has declared that she and running mate Senator Dr Duane Sands will make the “strongest team” to not only contest the top two leadership posts of the FNM, but to turn the country around.

PM open to election debate

PRIME Minister Perry Christie said yesterday the country had “reached the level of sophistication” that warrants public debates among persons vying for public office, hinting that he would be open to such a move.

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Mitchell asks for patience ahead of more passport office delays

FOREIGN Affairs and Immigration Minister Fred Mitchell said yesterday that the Passport Office is experiencing the “summer from hell” as he announced delays of more than 12 weeks for e-passports.

Father-of-three found hanged

A 48-year-old father of three was found hanging from the ceiling of a wooden shed attached to his Hillside Estates home early yesterday morning.

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Baha Mar fails to gain control of legal claim

SUPREME Court Justice Ian Winder yesterday dismissed a petition Sarkis Izmirlian’s Granite Ventures filed as part of its process to get the Supreme Court to require Baha Mar’s Deloitte & Touche receivership team to surrender control of a $192m legal claim the company has against China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC).

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Wells says fellow FNM MP was disrespectful to him

BAMBOO Town MP Renward Wells went on the defensive yesterday, criticising Central Grand Bahama MP Neko Grant as disrespectful for his comments that criticised his performance during the 2016/2017 budget debate.

Buddy Hield and Pelicans all set for NBA Summer League

THE fanfare of the draft and introduction to his new team have subsided, now the next step on the NBA journey for Buddy Hield will be the proving ground for all rookies and players still in search of a roster spot.

Best swimmers in Caribbean making a splash in Bahamas

As the premier swimming meet in the region got underway yesterday, Prime Minister Perry Christie used the platform to discuss the local infrastructural improvements as key to the sport’s development.

Stingers in 9th edition of summer basketball camp

THE Stingers Basketball Youth Association is into the 9th edition of their annual summer basketball camp.

Road To Rio: Which athletes will make up Team Bahamas for this year’s Olympics?

SO, who will make up Team Bahamas for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 5-21?

4th Quarter Press: All for one and one for all - welcome to the new monied NBA

SINCE we last spoke star free agent Kevin Durant jilted my Los Angeles Lakers.

PETER YOUNG: Britain's Brexit gamble to go it alone

THE headlines in the British press following last week’s referendum on the nation’s relationship with the European Union (EU) said it all.

'Too early' to tell effect of Brexit on The Bahamas

FOREIGN Affairs Minister Fred Mitchell said yesterday while there will “likely” be an impact for The Bahamas and the Caribbean of Britain’s vote to exit the European Union, it is “too early to say” what that impact will be.

'Cut down on plastic bag usage'

THE Raising Awareness Bahamas Landfill (RABL) group is organising a Facebook photo contest on Sunday - “International Bag Free Day” - to raise awareness of the dangers and negative environmental impacts of plastic bags usage.

South Africa factfinding trip for NHI Secretariat

MEMBERS of the National Health Insurance Secretariat went to South Africa in mid-June to observe and evaluate best practices for the implementation of universal health coverage in The Bahamas.

Minnis slams govt one year on from Baha Mar bankruptcy

ON the anniversary of the Baha Mar bankruptcy filing, Free National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis declared that “there is no opening in sight” for the resort as he criticised the government for offering “empty rhetoric and broken promises”.

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