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EDITORIAL: Money now, but a headache later?

The announcement of a tax amnesty by Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday might sound good for those who can take advantage of it – but look a little deeper and it’s a bad sign for the state of our country.

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FACE TO FACE: From slave martyrs to an African Queen - Bahamian women to be proud of

The month of March is celebrated internationally as Women’s History Month.

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PETER YOUNG: Can judges really remain impartial?

One particular decision of Britain’s Supreme Court caught my eye last week.

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Haitian man fined $1,500

A HAITIAN man who was found in the country with an expired visa was ordered to pay $1,500 to avoid spending three months in prison before his deportation.

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Chipman ‘confident’ to win as independent

CENTREVILLE MP Reece Chipman yesterday expressed confidence in his chances to win his seat as an independent candidate, insisting that neither of the former major political parties have been able to do what he has done for his constituency “over the past three years”.

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Wells ‘not disappointed’ that first doses of vaccine have not arrived

HEALTH Minister Renward Wells said yesterday he is not disappointed that the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have not yet arrived in the country.

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Wilchcombe confident of winning PLP nomination

AFTER winning the runoff at the branch level, the PLP’s West Grand Bahama Branch believes former West End and Bimini MP Obie Wilchcombe will also come out ahead in the Bimini runoff tonight.

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Body found next to LW Young school

POLICE are seeking to identify the victim of the lastest homicide after gunshot wounds rang out shortly before 10pm last night.

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Gatherings? What gatherings?

DEPUTY Prime Minister Desmond Bannister said yesterday he has not seen “any evidence” of large gatherings being hosted by the Free National Movement in contravention of the COVID-19 emergency orders, saying if anyone has those types of gatherings, he’s certain “the law will take its course”.

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Govt eyes energy, food security funds

THE government is mulling whether to create “sector specific funds” to finance areas such as renewable energy and food security as it bids to close a $2bn-plus infrastructure gap.

Property tax amnesty ‘rewards delinquents’

Realtors yesterday give a mixed reaction to the government’s latest real property tax amnesty, acknowledging that it is rewarding delinquent taxpayers amid the “desperate” hunt for revenues.

Oil opponents ‘won’t be priced out’ over $200k costs award

Oil exploration opponents yesterday pledged they will “not be priced out of justice” after the Supreme Court ordered them to find $200,000 to cover Bahamas Petroleum Company’s (BPC) “security for costs”.

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‘Two-decade fast track fight’ at end

Architects yesterday voiced cautious optimism that their “two-decade fight” for fast-track building permit approvals may have a successful end after the prime minister pledged: “It’s a matter of when.”

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03022021 EDITION

Tuesday, 2nd March, 2021.

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Baha Mar in 100 new terminations

Baha Mar last night confirmed it has terminated another 100 staff as it prepares to re-open its high-end Rosewood and SLS resort properties in just two days' time.

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Picewell Forbes out of PLP race

CENTRAL and South Andros MP Picewell Forbes announced yesterday that he will not seek re-election, a decision that reflects his belief that Progressive Liberal Party leaders did not support his potential candidacy robustly enough.

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A woman for PM? That’s my dream

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis has again stressed that he looks “forward to seeing a female Prime Minister” one day.

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Lanisha: Everything was by the rulebook

IN her first interview since resigning as Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture last week, Seabreeze MP Lanisha Rolle said yesterday that her integrity is “intact”.

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50% PROPERTY TAX AMNESTY: Huge incentive to persuade families to wipe out arrears

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday announced the government’s intention to offer a real property tax amnesty programme while announcing a scheme to offer “upscale” western New Providence building lots to young Bahamians.

PM pledges affordable housing discounts

The Prime Minister yesterday pledged that the provision of affordable, quality housing for Bahamians via private sector partnerships will be a key priority if his party is returned to government.