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Albury, Gibson call for gun changes

A MEMBER of the Democratic National Alliance (DNA) yesterday called on the Christie administration to “fast-track” the issuance of gun licences to “upstanding citizens who have no criminal records” so that they will not be “left defenceless and at the mercy of violent criminals”.

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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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The power of poetry

THE US Embassy, in partnership with American poet, author, and motivational speaker, Omekongo Dibinga of UPstander International, facilitated a five-day workshop focused on poetry and spoken word with over 50 students in grades 10-12 at C R Walker High School.

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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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Bahamas Roadmasters Virtual 9th Bahamas Half Marathon/ 10k set for November 20-21

WHILE they wait on the restrictions to be lifted for mass gatherings at public outings, Bahamas Roadmasters is encouraging persons to come out and participate in their Cancer Treatment of America Virtual 9th Bahamas Half Marathon and 10 Kilometre race.

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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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Antigua mission for Boys' Brigade

WITH all the negative news surrounding the state of young men in the Bahamas, The Boys’ Brigade is committed to its mission of developing boys into Christian men who are upstanding citizens.This past July, a Bahamas contingent travelled to the organi

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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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Power cuts hit radio stations

RADIO 100 JAMZ and Joy 101.9 went off the air early Thursday morning after a series of power cuts affected the antenna and transmission systems. Engineers were working all day yesterday and late into the night to repair the antenna and restore transmission as quickly as possible.

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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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US businessman denies having pistol and ammunition

AN American businessman who denied having a .9mm pistol and a large quantity of ammunition was yesterday granted bail ahead of his trial.

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Stand up for yourself

IT IS said that courage is not the absence of fear, but the realisation that some things are more important than fear. The courage to stand up for yourself is one of those things. And by standing up for yourself, I mean standing up for your own self-empowerment.

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Abroad, but no need to be out of REACH

Abroad, but no need to be out of REACH A NEW non-partisan, apolitical group composed of Bahamians abroad and friends of the Bahamas has come together to represent the interests of Bahamians who live overseas. The Council for Concerned Bahamians Abroad (C

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Abroad, but no need to be out of REACH

Abroad, but no need to be out of REACH A NEW non-partisan, apolitical group composed of Bahamians abroad and friends of the Bahamas has come together to represent the interests of Bahamians who live overseas. The Council for Concerned Bahamians Abroad (C

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Abroad, but no need to be out of REACH

Abroad, but no need to be out of REACH A NEW non-partisan, apolitical group composed of Bahamians abroad and friends of the Bahamas has come together to represent the interests of Bahamians who live overseas. The Council for Concerned Bahamians Abroad (C

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Abroad, but no need to be out of REACH

Abroad, but no need to be out of REACH A NEW non-partisan, apolitical group composed of Bahamians abroad and friends of the Bahamas has come together to represent the interests of Bahamians who live overseas. The Council for Concerned Bahamians Abroad (C

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Abroad, but no need to be out of REACH

Abroad, but no need to be out of REACH A NEW non-partisan, apolitical group composed of Bahamians abroad and friends of the Bahamas has come together to represent the interests of Bahamians who live overseas. The Council for Concerned Bahamians Abroad (C

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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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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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‘Reckless’ posts on massacre

NATIONAL Security Minister Marvin Dames says he’s disturbed by social media reports naming police officers as responsible for the murders of six men last week and cautioned the public against spreading unsubstantiated claims.

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