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Fox eyes $100m hotel after New York go-free

Island Luck’s co-founder yesterday said “a weight has been taken off my shoulders” after a federal New York judge allowed him to walk free rather than impose a minor jail sentence.

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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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A cold winter results in hot prizes

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The energy crisis has long since arrived in England. Long queues in front of petrol stations are no longer uncommon, and price increases are also imminent in Europe because the gas price is at a record highs.

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HUBERT EDWARDS: Much rides on ‘new day’s’ authenticity

A listener to a recent radio show texted in to ask: “Can there be a new day without new thinking?”

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Minister: We stopped developer ‘free for all’

A Cabinet minister says the Minnis administration stopped a development “free for all” by introducing new laws and regulations similar to what foreign investors must comply with in their home nations.

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WORLD VIEW: Venezuela talks – mountain went forth and produced a mouse

IT was predictable that, in an attempt to show they are capable of collaboration, the rival political groups in Venezuela would pick their spurious claim to two-thirds of Guyana’s territory as a show of unity.

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‘Assault by police left me ruined’

A SECOND person who claimed police tortured him at the Governor’s Harbour Police Station for a crime for which he was never charged, yesterday said the incident not only caused him injury but contributed to him experiencing considerable financial loss.

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ALICIA WALLACE: We vote in a broken system which fails us and the options in most cases are terrible

THE signs are here – and they are terrible. The uninteresting, uninspiring, unsightly lawn signs litter New Providence with red, yellow and not much else.

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Are FNMs ready for PM Davis?

I believe that diehard Free National Movement (FNM) supporters must now come to terms with the possibility of Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Leader Philip Brave Davis becoming the next prime minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas. Three years ago, Davis becoming this nation’s leader seemed farfetched. However, the onslaught of COVID-19 and the catastrophic passage of Hurricane Dorian have placed this highly coveted job well within reach of the PLP leader.

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Billboards up and Grand Bahama campaign has begun

ELECTION billboards and political paraphernalia are out in Grand Bahama where five constituency seats are up grabs.

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Police warn of increase in counterfeit currency

POLICE have seen an increase in counterfeit Bahamian currency being distributed in communities, the most common being $20 and $50 notes.

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STATESIDE: A deep divide but salvation lies in awaking the middle ground

The old friends sat together on a comfortable bench whose careful contours well suited their ageing frames. Shaded from a brilliant hot summer sun under a large oak tree, two men who had known each other for nearly 40 years talked together about the events of the day.

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STATESIDE: Problems for the pollsters - they just can’t get it right

Public opinion polling here in The Bahamas is neither high art nor exact science. In fact, if we weren’t bombarded with references on American television stations to the latest “breaking news” from some poll or another in the US, we might not pay any attention at all to this often influential, lucrative but decreasingly reliable method of determining public attitudes on social, political and economic issues.

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EDITORIAL: The debate over mandatory vaccination

Should vaccination be mandatory?

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NURSES - DON’T TRY TO FORCE JAB ON US: As hospitals buckle under surge of cases, mandatory vaccines meet opposition

CHIEF Medical Officer Dr Pearl McMillan’s assertion that mandatory vaccines for healthcare workers is under consideration was yesterday criticised even though vaccine hesitancy particularly among medical workers continues to be a challenge.

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Culmer: PLP is politicising the pandemic

THE Free National Movement’s chairman has called out leaders of the official opposition for “politicising” the pandemic and pushing the race card instead of encouraging Bahamians to better themselves.

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INSIGHT: He’s no longer centre stage but the bite’s still there

As far as former Cabinet Minister Loftus Roker is concerned, “anything” is better at governing The Bahamas than the current Minnis Administration.

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Speaker in new clash over report sign-off

HOUSE Speaker Halson Moultrie committed a “clear and flagrant breach of the Constitution” when he submitted a report on Friday to Governor General C A Smith that contained only his signature and no one else’s from the Constituencies Commission, committee member Marco City MP Michael Pintard said in a statement.

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Freeport’s bonded regime faces ‘precarious situation’

Freeport faces “a very precarious situation” after Customs’ top official made clear the agency’s determination to disregard the city’s founding treaty as well as prior Supreme Court rulings.

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