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Bahamas ‘must get ahead’ of EU attack

The Bahamas “must get ahead” of the European Union’s (EU) assault, a well-known accountant is arguing, and “address anything seen as remotely non-compliant” before new blacklisting threats emerge.

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STORM FALL-OUT TO HIT BUILDING MATERIALS: Warning that Florida’s post hurricane reconstruction will impact prices and availability in The Bahamas

Bahamian contractors yesterday warned it is “inevitable” that Florida’s post-Hurricane Ian reconstruction will hit building material prices and availability here as local inflation was revealed to have hit 7 percent.

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One year sentence for shop breaking, stealing

A LONG island man was sentenced to a year in prison after admitting to breaking into and stealing from a local medical laboratory.

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Man gets two years for shopbreaking and stealing

A MAN was sentenced to two years in prison yesterday after admitting to shopbreaking and stealing over $4,000 worth of solar lights and a mechanic’s equipment.

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Investors ‘get wise’: RF funds up $60m

A Bahamian investment bank yesterday said total assets under management in its local currency mutual funds have increased by $60m year-to-date as investors “get wise” to the negative returns on bank deposits.

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A year in jail over loaded pistol

A MAN was sentenced to one year at the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services yesterday for having a loaded pistol.

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STATESIDE: Biden’s age, inflation and immigration record to be tested

POLITICIANS are quite comfortable lobbing verbal grenades at an incumbent president of the opposing party, and the current crop of Republican office holders and job seekers is no different. In the steady, numbing drumbeat of GOP criticisms of Joe Biden and his administration, the loudest seems to be about his age.

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EDITORIAL: Missed opportunity in mask announcement

THE lifting of the mask mandate is a major moment in the history of the pandemic in our country. It will also likely prompt mixed feelings for Bahamians.

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Financial expert warns on borrowing

A TOP financial expert called for Bahamians to save their money and stay away from frivolous borrowing.

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‘Be prepared for hurricanes’

WITH the hurricane season heating up, local stores are advising Bahamians to make the necessary preparations in advance of a major storm.

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New organisation helping grandparents caring for their grandchildren

THE Bahamas Grandparents’ Support Foundation, a newly formed non-profit organisation, is helping grandparents who are caring for their grandchildren in their golden years.

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Jailed for stealing $6 of hot dog buns from church

A MAN was sentenced to two and a half years in prison in Magistrate’s Court yesterday after admitting to breaking into a church and stealing food.

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STATESIDE: Queen’s passing sent a shock wave around the world

DOES it feel to you that the world has somehow become a less comfortable, secure and stable place since the death of Queen Elizabeth II just a week ago? Whether or not you feel The Bahamas should remain in the Commonwealth of Nations or follow the path of Barbados into republican status, the queen’s passing seemed to send a shock wave around the world. Her death, though at her age of 96 it was hardly unexpected, was an emotional tsunami. She had that kind of impact around the world.

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EDITORIAL: Which Mr Davis should we listen to?

LET us hear a tale of two opinions on whether The Bahamas should become a republic.

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A time to party and let loose in a judgement-free environment

IF YOU’VE been running on empty in regards to your social life or have just not managed press pause on every-day, mundane life to party a little, then the seventh annual Girls Night Out may just be just the perfect event for you.

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Port sets July record on container volumes

Nassau’s commercial shipping port set a July record after container imports increased by more than 20 percent with its top executive yesterday confirming business volumes have rebounded to pre-COVID levels.

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Road Traffic change ignites political battle

The Government and Opposition yesterday traded blows over assertions that a Cabinet minister’s brother has been replaced as acting Road Traffic controller due to the ongoing controversy over too many taxi plates being issued.

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Bank to ‘double’ dividend on pre-Dorian profit return

Commonwealth Bank will this month “double” its quarterly dividend payment, and return more than 27 percent of year-to-date profits back to shareholders, as it forecasts returning to pre-Dorian annual profits of $50m-$60m for 2022.

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Politicians urged: ‘Preach the lessons’ of hard work

The Bahamas is suffering from “a shortage” of political leaders who “preach the lessons” of hard work as opposed to offering hand-outs and giveaways, an outspoken businessman is arguing.

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Human rights group ‘appalled’ by decision

LOCAL advocacy group Human Rights Bahamas said it is “appalled” by reports from Abaco that families made homeless by Hurricane Dorian are being “forced back into the street” as the government demolishes domes that were erected as temporary shelters after the monster storm.

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