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IMF fears 13,500 missed benefits

Some 13,500 "informal economy" workers may have missed out on COVID unemployment benefits, the IMF said yesterday, adding that "execution fell short" on some government assistance initiatives.

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Papers, please

Suggestion: A combination card that holds three sets of information of each Canadian Citizen:

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Commissioner ‘a major step forward’

THE Organization for Responsible Governance has described the appointments of the nation’s first freedom of information commissioner and deputy commissioner as a “major step forward” but noted there is still much more work to be done.

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Sunryse founder leaves following company’s sale

Sunryse Information Management’s founder was yesterday said to no longer be with the company he founded over two decades ago following its sale to a US-based provider.

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‘Time to deliver on Freedom of Information pledge’

SENATOR Ranard Henfield yesterday criticised the government for failing to appoint a Freedom of Information Commissioner.

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Davis: I was not consulted on information commisioner

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party leader Philip “Brave” Davis has criticised the government’s Freedom of Information Commissioner appointment, complaining that he was not consulted as the law requires.

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Man shot dead in Fox Hill area

A MAN was found shot dead in front of a residence on Collie Bluff in the Fox Hill area yesterday.

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‘Full accounting’ demanded by oil opponents

Oil exploration opponents yesterday submitted their third Freedom of Information Act request in a bid to obtain greater transparency over the Government’s dealings with the ex-Bahamas Petroleum Company.

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Information Act critical to assess FDI risks posed

A governance reformer yesterday said freedom of information is critical to assessing foreign direct investment (FDI) risks as oil exploration opponents demanded further disclosures by the government.

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Man found dead in subdivision

POLICE are seeking information from the public after a man died on Wednesday night with injuries consistent with gunshot wounds.

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Organisation calls for full FOI Act implementation

ORGANISATION for Responsible Governance has renewed calls for full implementation of the Freedom of Information Act, insisting all available resources be committed to its enactment.

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Minister disputes IMF over jobless benefits

A Cabinet minister has disputed assertions by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) that up to 13,500 "informal economy" workers may have been unable to obtain COVID unemployment benefits.

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Bahamas urged on credit registry move

An Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) economist has urged The Bahamas to go beyond its proposed credit bureau by establishing a credit registry to enable better lending decisions.

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Thompson named as first in Freedom of Information role

RETIRED Supreme Court Justice Keith Thompson has been appointed the nation’s first Freedom of Information Commissioner, Attorney General Carl Bethel announced yesterday.

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Unpaid tax, utility bills to factor into credit track record

The Central Bank’s governor yesterday warned that unpaid tax liabilities and utility bills will factor into Bahamians’ credit scores once the nation’s first Credit Bureau begins issuing reports to lenders.

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‘Teed off’ over lack of lockdown information

An Andros resort owner yesterday said she was “teed off” because critical information concerning the island’s COVID-19 lockdown is not being shared equally among all businesses.

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NACAC Athletes Commission session

IN its first information session, the NACAC Athletes Commission has reaffirmed its commitment to becoming particularly active, increasing its visibility and working with all its athletes, addressing issues and concerns they may have.

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Over the Hill tax-free zone in mixed review

Businesses yesterday cited uncertainty, confusion and lack of information as to why they are not taking advantage of the Over the Hill Tax Free Zone (OHTFZ) incentives.

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POLICE SHOOT MAN WHO ‘PULLED GUN’: One suspect killed and three more on the loose, say officers

A POLICE-involved shooting yesterday left one man dead and three suspects on the loose.

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Don’t fall prey to romance scams

THE Financial Crimes Investigation Branch of the Royal Bahamas Police Force has advised the public not to fall prey to online romance scams/fraud.

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