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PM: ‘No regrets’ on Adrian Fox support

The Prime Minister yesterday said he had “no regrets” over urging a US judge to halt the federal authorities’ pursuit of Island Luck’s co-founder over charges relating to human smuggling.

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‘What did Fitzgerald do that was so bad?’

A TOP Progressive Liberal Party Queen’s Counsel says former Education Minister Jerome Fitzgerald did nothing that should disqualify him from a senior post in the Davis administration.

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ALICIA WALLACE: Fashion parade and dress code police

DRESS codes, to some people, are necessary. To others, they are restrictive. The way they are received depends heavily on the reason they are introduced, the effectiveness in addressing that cause, enforcement, and the consequences, both intended and unintended, of their existence. It often seems as though we like dress codes. It isn’t that we particularly enjoy being constrained, but watching other people fail to meet the standard appears to be a favourite pastime.

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‘High rise’ gambling costs Atlantis staffer

An Atlantis shift engineer’s claim for wrongful dismissal has been rejected after himself and other employees were caught gambling in the electrical room on the Reef’s 20th floor.

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FNM: PM should be condemned for Fox support

THE Free National Movement has called comments by Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis regarding his support for a United States court to terminate criminal proceedings against Island Luck co-founder Adrian Fox “astonishing and reprehensible”.

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Dictatorial tendencies cost Minnis

Immediately after the 2017 elections, Hubert Minnis set on a collision course, angered the majority of Bahamians, which ended in the most astonishing defeat in Bahamian history.

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‘ELECTION UPGRADES’ DELAYED FOR CHECKS: Govt says it’s stepping in to confirm last-minute promotions above board

FOREIGN Affairs and Public Service Minister Fred Mitchell said promotions granted in the last few weeks by the Minnis administration have been temporarily halted to give the new government an opportunity to review them to ensure nothing “nefarious” has taken place.

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Health visa reforms ‘remove the friction’

Family Island hotel and business executives have hailed the travel visa’s removal for inter-island trips as “removing a lot of the friction” that was hindering domestic tourism and commerce.

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Bahamian retailer expands eastward

A well-known Bahamian retailer yesterday said it is aiming to complete its eastern New Providence expansion in time for Christmas 2021 and reach a market segment currently underserved.

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Leave our statues alone

I saw a professor from the University of The Bahamas on the news saying that all of our colonial statues should be removed. I would like to know who gave him the job of speaking for the Bahamian people? He is free to voice his opinion, but he must not speak for the Bahamian people.

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Bahamas in world’s eighth largest electric car sale rise

The Bahamas was yesterday said to have exceeded last year’s electric vehicle sales in the first nine months of 2021, having produced the world’s eighth largest year-over-year increase during COVID-19’s peak.

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Privy Council hearing could halt Gov’t/developer ‘scuttling’

An outspoken QC was yesterday optimistic that an upcoming Privy Council case may set legal precedent over tactics employed by the Government and developers to “scuttle” court challenges.

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‘We will cut VAT and save economy’

THE Davis administration has pledged to “rescue” the economy, stabilise public finances, decrease value added tax, as well as ensure anti-corruption and government transparency.

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U.S.: Fox earned $300k from human trafficking

Island Luck’s co-founder allegedly earned up to $300,000 from human trafficking, US federal prosecutors have asserted, as they urged a New York judge to jail him for up to six months.

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Bank loss leaves Family Islands ‘out of economy’

Exuma’s Chamber of Commerce yesterday said it is aiming to engage the Government over the “devastating” impact the island has suffered from losing “two-thirds” of its bank branches.

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