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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 Tank' set for first title defence October 12

AFTER winning the triple WBO Asian and China titles on June 28, Sherman ‘The Tank’ Williams is now gearing up to return to China for his first title defence on Saturday, October 12.

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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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The hubris of Travis Robinson

Hubris is characterised by the possession of a potent witches’ brew of foolish pride, dangerous overconfidence, extreme arrogance and reckless ambition. At first sight it is hard to imagine one, much less all of these traits occupying the mind of the Member of Parliament for Bain and Grant’s Town, Travis Robinson.

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Minnis 'more than confident' of Killarney re-election

Minnis 'more than confident' of Killarney re-election By SANCHESKA BROWN Tribune Staff Reporter sbrown@tribunemedia.net DESPITE the challenges of contesting an expanded constituency, Killarney incumbent Dr Hubert Minnis said yesterday he is "more tha

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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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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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THINK UP: 'None but ourselves can free our minds'

A short cut through a less than safe area in Nassau triggered a very telling visual for me last week. As I drove, my eyes caught a drunken man who was being physically pushed aside by pedestrians within the community. When his stressed body finally gave out to the street in collapse, a handful of young potcake puppies were jumping all over themselves to engage the intoxicated man.

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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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FRONT PORCH: The Conceit and Danger of Blind Ambition

“To lose patience is to lose the battle.” – Mohandas Gandhi AFTER the results of the 1972 general election, Sir Randol Fawkes, honoured as the Father of Labour who helped to form the first Majority Rule government and became Minister of Labour and Commerce, was out of frontline politics and would never return as a Member of Parliament.

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EDITORIAL: Confusion and intrigue in British politics

STUDENTS of British politics are normally taught that the nation’s well established electoral system of first-past-the-post is straightforward and has stood the test of time in the Westminster model of parliamentary democracy.

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Sydney Clarke takes home ladies' title

FROM completing the junior ranks as the top player in the country to emerging as the Giorgio Baldacci National open champion, Sydney Clarke could ask for no better way to end 2018.

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FNM’s Mark Humes confident of win in Fort Charlotte

THE Free National Movement’s candidate for Fort Charlotte Mark Humes is confident he can pull off a win in the next general election, saying his campaign has received a “tremendous reception” despite the seat being held by the Progressive Liberal Party PLP for the last three elections.

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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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Crusaders stop Big Red Machine, 14-12

The Nassau Christian Academy Crusaders, sparked by a solo home run in a four-run seventh inning, held off the defending champions St Augustine’s College Big Red Machine for a 14-12 victory in a Bahamas Association of Independent Secondary Schools’ marquee senior boys’ softball game yesterday.

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NAUGHTY'S NFL PICKS: Working with the ‘short and sweet formula’ in Week 3

HERE we go, week three in the NFL and after a 12-4 week it seems I’m rounding into form.

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SPORTING MISCHIEF & MAYHEM: To all haters, the Cowboys’ loss didn’t stop my show

OKAY, let’s get this one out of the way. Despite my Cowboys losing for only the second time this season, again to the Giants, my trip to New York was far from being in vain!

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Past govts 'negligent' on $160m BTC pension hole

The Bahamas Telecommunications Company’s (BTC) unions yesterday slammed the “negligence” of previous administrations for creating a near-$160m pension hole that taxpayers must now plug. Ricardo Thompson, pictured , the Bahamas Communications and Pub

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