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‘Fantasy budget fails to tackle problems’

FREE National Movement (FNM) Deputy Leader and Shadow Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest yesterday called the Prime Minister’s 2016/2017 Budget Communication “a complete fantasy” being used to “secure an Election Day victory”.

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PM hails significance of today’s budget debate in Parliament

PRIME Minister Perry Christie said today’s budget debate will be the most “significant and interesting” debate in his term as leader.

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PM slams predecessor on $99m BTC deficit

Prime Minister Perry Christie has again slammed the former Ingraham administration for failing to provide the $39 million needed to cover the Bahamas Telecommunication Company’s (BTC) original pension fund deficit, arguing that this had caused the shortfall to balloon to $99 million.

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Cable to repay $30m-plus debt

Cable Bahamas yesterday confirmed it has moved into the second stage of its balance sheet restructuring by unveiling the early redemption of $30m-plus in preference shares.

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‘Nothing to celebrate’ on $99m borrowing

The Opposition yesterday argued there was “nothing to celebrate” in the Christie administration’s revelation that it is only borrowing $99 million to fund the 2016-2017 fiscal deficit, its finance spokesman saying it had over-burdened Bahamians with taxes to achieve this.

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Landing gear collapses on Pineapple Air plane

ACCIDENT investigators are investigating an occurrence involving a Pineapple Air plane that suffered a landing gear collapse Friday morning.

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Al Jarrett dies, aged 69

RETIED banker, economist and patriot Alfred Jarrett, pictured, died early yesterday morning after a massive heart attack.

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There’s a buzz about as hailstorm hits Grand Bahama

GRAND Bahama experienced a hailstorm due to severe weather conditions that developed yesterday afternoon.

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A rare chance to see Mercury pass across the face of the Sun

LOCAL astronomy enthusiast Dr David Sands yesterday introduced dozens of Bahamians to one of the rarest astronomical occurrences - a Mercury transit across the face of the sun.

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Civil service pension reform eyed by govt

The government is in the process of hiring consultants to study the feasibility of making civil servants contribute financially to their own retirement via a defined contribution pension plan.

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‘Protocol fault’ blamed for medical waste at landfill

THE repeated occurrence of biohazardous medical waste turning up at the New Providence landfill without being incinerated has been blamed on a “fault in protocol and directives” by senior health officials.

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Thoughts on Chinese proposal, The Pointe Garage and a lottery

WASN’T it James Catalyn who had the Show - Laughin at Wee self? Well certainly certain occurrences recently qualify under that title.

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Crohn's Disease and the mouth

Crohn's Disease and the mouth By Dr Andre Clarke Crohn's disease is a disease of chronic inflammation affecting the end of the small intestine and the beginning part of the large intestine. The intestine is the part of the digestive tubing between the

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Crohn's Disease and the mouth

Crohn's Disease and the mouth By Dr Andre Clarke Crohn's disease is a disease of chronic inflammation affecting the end of the small intestine and the beginning part of the large intestine. The intestine is the part of the digestive tubing between the

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Stuck! Jitney stranded as road turns into beach

SANDYPORT lived up to its name yesterday as a series of large waves swept across West Bay Street, stranding jitneys and cars and causing traffic chaos.

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NAUGHTY'S PICKS: Let’s hit the road for starters with Steelers and Colts

FIRST let me open by saying thank you Jesus, King of Endless Glory, who reigns in Heaven, for allowing me to see another NFL season, and for positioning ‘our’ Dallas Cowboys (Yes, God is a Cowboy, thus the retractable roof in the stadium, we leave it open so God can watch His team, the Cowboys, play) on the threshold of another Lombardi Trophy!

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Fishermen's concern over oil spillages

The BAHAMAS Commercial Fishers Alliance (BCFA) has expressed “extreme disappointment” that the organisation has not been brought up to-date on several recent oil spills.

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Unrest grows over new health insurance scheme

THE Bahamas Customs, Immigration and Allied Workers Union has joined forces with several law enforcement associations to protest a new health insurance scheme.

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Ladies night at the movies

Rave reviews from patrons is the reason “Ladies Night” will become a monthly occurrence at the Fusion Superplex.

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Does menopause affect your mouth?

Menopause is the permanent end of menstruation and fertility. It is defined as occurring 12 months after a woman’s last menstrual period. In brief, menopause is when the menses (some Bahamians refer to it as the “health”) stop in a woman. It is a normal physiological occurrence and is not an illness or a deficiency.

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