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Office of the Prime Minister moves

THE Office of the Prime Minister and the Ministry of Finance will relocate to the former SG Hambros building, now the new Sir Cecil Wallace-Whitfield Centre, today. Telephone numbers and e-mails are unchanged.

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US travel advisory remains unchanged

THE United States Embassy in Nassau has stressed that the US State Department’s overall travel advisory for The Bahamas has not changed since a previous level two advisory was issued in February. In a post to its Facebook page, the embassy said an a

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No further change in Caricom position on marijuana

THE Bahamas’ position on marijuana remains unchanged despite the regional bid to further studies on its medicinal use. Foreign Affairs Minister Fred Mitchell maintained that there has been no further consideration on legalisation in an interview with The Tribune yesterday.

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The Bahamas ranks 39th on economic freedom

THE Bahamas has been ranked 39th out of 152 nations included in the Economic Freedom of the World: 2013 Annual Report, which has been released today by the Nassau Institute.

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Bahamasair changes schedule in response to virus

BAHAMASAIR has announced changes to its flight schedule in light of the coronavirus outbreak.

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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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UPDATED: US Embassy says travel advisory 'unchanged'

THE US Department of State has issued another travel alert for The Bahamas ahead of the holiday season due to the “increased risk” of becoming a victim of crime.

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Tackling crime in isolation is not going to solve problem

Much has been said about fighting crime in The Bahamas but whatever strategy the government employs the situation will reach Nash equilibrium – a stable state of a system involving the interaction of different participants, in which no participant can gain by a unilateral change of strategy if the strategies of the others remain unchanged.

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Compared: The new FOI draft vs the 2012 Bill

THE section of Exempt records in the new Freedom of Information (FOI) Bill 2015 released yesterday that was most expanded related to law enforcement.

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Unemployment rate down to 9.5 percent

THE national unemployment rate has improved - with labour force officials revealing on Friday a decrease to 9.5 percent.

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BAAA member Jennings dies at 37

THE Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations is mourning the loss of another one of its members.

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Ministry of Finance statement on Moody's confirmation of Baa3 credit rating

Today, Moody’s Investor Services confirmed The Bahamas’ Baa3 credit rating—after initiating a review for downgrade on 6 July, 2017. Moody’s also left unchanged most of the risk ceilings for The Bahamas’ long-term and short-term financial obligations.

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Gov’t share already ‘embedded’ in oil explorer’s licence

The Government yesterday unveiled plans to “maximise” its revenue share from oil exploration activities, although it is unclear whether its increased take will apply to the current licensee.

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Election nonsense

The usual PLP stalwarts have come out with the predictable drivel in your letters page reference the election.

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Chamber chief urges income inequity focus

The Chamber of Commerce’s chief executive yesterday said that despite the “encouraging” 1.2 percentage point decline in the national jobless rate, income inequality and unemployment among men must be addressed.​Jeffrey Beckles told Tribune Business:

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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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IMF’s no rate change stance ‘unbelievable’

The International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) assertion that Bahamian monetary policy should remain unchanged has been slammed as “unbelievable”, a well-known doctor asserting: “Interest rates must come down.”

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Ministry announces new passports to be introduced this month

THE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration last night announced that the government is to introduce a new series of passports at the end of this month.

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FNM deputy can’t back cable rise

THE FNM’s deputy leader yesterday said he could not support Cable Bahamas’ bid for a 27 per cent increase in the price of its basic pay-TV package, suggesting it delay this for “another year or so”.

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Racist rant must be challenged

This in reply to “The Graduate”, editorial letter 8th Feb 2017.

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