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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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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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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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Barbers and beauty salons ‘rebound well’ from COVID

BARBERS and beauty salons were yesterday said to be “rebounding very strongly” from previous COVID-19 restrictions as more professionals return to work in the sector.

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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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Revisit National Lottery, ex-DNA leader demands

A former Democratic National Alliance (DNA) leader is urging the Government to revisit the creation of a National Lottery as a means to assist vulnerable Bahamians struggling with the cost of living crisis.

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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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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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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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Two accused of bar break-in

TWO men were granted $5,000 bail in Magistrate’s Court yesterday for allegedly breaking into a restaurant and bar on Carmichael Road and attempting to steal various smoking products.

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Four face court over boy’s stabbing

FOUR teenagers were granted bail in Magistrate’s Court yesterday after they were accused of attacking and stabbing another teenage boy.

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‘No warning shots’ for police says Fernander

POLICE Commissioner Clayton Fernander said officers have “the right to do what they have to do” when confronted with armed people who put their lives in danger.

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Two years in prison for stealing lawnmower from Govt House

A MAN was sentenced to a little more than two years at the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services (BDCS) for trespassing onto Government House grounds and stealing a lawnmower.

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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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Central Eleuthera water ‘blowout’ woes resolved

THE Water & Sewerage Corporation’s general manager says the “flange blowouts” that disrupted supply to central Eleuthera for between a week to ten days have now been resolved.

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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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Bowe cautious over ‘political posturing’ on inflation

A TOP financial expert has called for caution in political posturing over ways to ease the burden of inflation, explaining it is easy to “simply throw mud at a wall hoping something will stick”.

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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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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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