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PM denies union’s Cable pre-election pledge fears

A trade union leader yesterday voiced doubts that the Prime Minister will live up “a pre-election commitment” to bring BISX-listed Cable Bahamas to the negotiating table.

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FRONT PORCH: Archbishop Tutu’s rainbow vision and ethic

A RELATIVE recalls a solemn service at Westminster Abbey in London, one of the United Kingdom’s and the Church of England’s most prestigious religious edifices. A Royal Particular, the Abbey is directly responsible to the British Sovereign, the head of the Church. It is the site of coronations since William the Conqueror in 1066.

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How income tax works

A letter appearing in your column of Friday the 17th of December, written by a Kim Sawyer, displays a common misunderstanding of the nature of the Bahamian economy.

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We must repudiate more than Minnis era

Benjamin Disraeli, the 19th Century British Prime Minister, when once asked to clarify the distinction between a misfortune and a calamity, illustrated his response with two scenarios involving his great rival, William Gladstone.

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‘Justice for Bella’

SCORES of people took to the street in Grand Bahama yesterday chanting “Justice for Bella” in the aftermath of the death of four-year-old Bella Walker last week.

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HUBERT EDWARDS: Day one downgrade can spark impetus for change

The pendulum has swung the other way. The people of The Bahamas have spoken and there are some important lessons to learn, based on the results and extent of voter participation.

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Doctor dies from COVID

ANOTHER medical practitioner has lost their battle to COVID-19.

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Inflation, structural or transitory?

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MUCH has been said about the recent escalation in consumer prices, which some see as the result of the economic boom and logistical issues arising in the aftermath of the pandemic, likely to soon start fizzling out. However, others view the situation as something more serious that is likely to linger on for years.

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Under 50% of Bahamian firms use social media

Less than 50 percent of Bahamian businesses are using social media to drive sales and promotions, it was revealed yesterday, exposing just how much work the government faces in its digitisation drive.

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$10m message to stop injustice

GHANA native Joseph Amihere is suing the government for $10.6m with interest for illegally detaining him for nearly seven years at the Carmichael Road Detention Centre, during which time he endured poor treatment where he was “physically, emotionally and psychologically abused”.

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Bank's new owner aiming to become 'standard bearer'

A Bahamian bank's new owners yesterday said they aim to expand its assets under administration to $1.5bn within two years and pledged to become "a standard bearer" for the jurisdiction.

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Sentence upheld in gun possession case

THE Court of Appeal yesterday affirmed the sentence of a man who was convicted in 2017 for having an unlicensed loaded gun.

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WORLD VIEW: Accommodating Guaidó sparks divisions at OAS

EVENTS at the Organization of American States (OAS) continue to reveal that, notwithstanding the efforts by some of its 33 member states, the Organization is the handmaiden of powerful governments which control it through various methods, including coercion.

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‘Why didn’t police try to extradict Nygard?’

ATTORNEY Fred Smith said Commissioner of Police Paul Rolle should have encouraged local extradition proceedings against Peter Nygard over the sexual assault allegations he faces.

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PETER YOUNG: How China spread its wings over the world - including the Caribbean

A FRIEND has kindly lent me a new book about the business activities of the Sassoon and Kadoorie families in China and Hong Kong during the last century. Entitled “The Last Kings of Shanghai”, it is written by British journalist and author Jonathan Kaufman, and was published earlier this year. Impressively comprehensive and evidently well researched, it is billed as the story of rival Jewish dynasties that helped create modern China.

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'Informal economy': 75% of SMES at disadvantage

Some 75 percent of small Bahamian businesses face a persistent competitive disadvantage because they are up against rivals in an "informal economy" that generates up to 30 percent of Bahamian GDP.

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EDITORIAL: What a difference a week makes

THIS week started with optimism from Tourism Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar about an October reopening. It ends with the grim reality that the doors of one of our megaresorts, Baha Mar, will not likely open until Christmas at the earliest.

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INSIGHT: Uncovering the early childhood traumas that lead to violence

MANY of the adolescents who are brought before the courts for minor infractions suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to a pilot study conducted by leading psychiatrist David F Allen and local colleagues.

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INSIGHT: Marchar Jean was her school’s star pupil - today she’s trapped by a nonsensical system which is a stain on our nation

Sadly, unnecessarily and illegally, the life of an innocent young Bahamian in waiting is in limbo!

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Marley called it mental slavery

American hegemony and cultural domination looms large all over the world, nowhere more so than here in the Caribbean.

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