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Minnis calls on govt to declare a ‘war on guns’

FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis has called on the government to declare a “war on guns” and establish a dedicated intelligence gathering facility to partner with the international community for this purpose.

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Pilot fined for failing to declare he had more than $10,000 in cash

A 25-year-old commercial pilot was fined $1,000 for failing to declare that he had just over $10,000 in cash when he flew into the country from Haiti two months ago. The sum was declared to be the proceeds of criminal conduct.

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Customs finalises cases over false declarations cases

THE Customs Department finalised cases on Tuesday against three individuals found making false declarations to Customs officers and being found in possession of unstamped tobacco products on arrival at Lynden Pindling International Airport from Cuba.

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Hall says it’s not his job to check disclosures accuracy

AMIDST mounting controversy over the accuracy of disclosures filed by election candidates last week, both Parliamentary Commissioner Sherlyn Hall and Public Disclosure Commission Chairman Myles Laroda said yesterday they were not responsible for verifying the data put forward by candidates, insisting that responsibility lies with other government agencies.

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WORLD VIEW: Upholding human rights against arbitrary arrest

THE Government of Canada has taken an initiative to promote a Declaration by like-minded countries against the use of arbitrary detention in state-to-state relations.

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The Health Services Rules 2021

The PLP has issued the Health Services (COVID-19) Rules 2021, which should be read and construed in conjunction with one another and are alleged to amend section 29 of the Health Services Act to declare a pandemic of COVID-19 (i.e. a state of emergency) in The Bahamas.

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American trio fined for failure to disclose

THREE American men were each ordered to pay $1,000 in fines or face three months in prison for failing to declare over $50,000 in cash to US Border Patrol agents earlier this week.Additionally, Assistant Chief Magistrate Subusola Swain ordered the $

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Dr Melisa Hall declares herself

THE Bible is filled with words of wisdom concerning the power of the tongue. Many Scriptures directly address how speaking positive words and faith-filled words has the power to influence good outcomes in a person’s life.

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PM confirms a number of MPs have failed to disclose assets

THE PUBLIC Disclosures Commission has expressed concern over the widespread failure of officials to comply with legislation mandating the turnover of annual financial declarations, Prime Minister Perry Christie told the House of Assembly last night.

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At least eight senators failed to disclose assets

AT least eight sitting senators are outstanding on their annual public disclosures, according to documents obtained by The Tribune.

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US trio give up $27k to walk free

THREE Americans were spared a criminal conviction yesterday despite admitting to making a false declaration concerning $27,000 in cash when they tried to leave the country on the weekend.

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Charge bungle acquits trio of false declaration

A WELL-known businessman and two employees were acquitted of making a false $28,401 US currency declaration because Crown prosecutors failed to charge them with a conspiracy.This meant that allegedly “inconsistent” statements made by James Curling, p

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Symonette top of rich list with $156m declaration

FORMER Deputy Prime Minister Brent Symonette leads the pack of a long list of millionaires and wealthy candidates who are vying for seats in the House of Assembly with a total net worth of $156m, according to financial disclosures submitted to the Parliamentary Registration Department.

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Three more MPs failed to declare their assets

WHILE the March 1 deadline for members of Parliament to file financial disclosures has passed, three more MPs have confirmed that they have yet to declare their assets, which is required by law.

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Govt defending ‘sole source’ Customs app

A top Ministry of Finance official yesterday defended the decision to accept a “sole source” bid for the app that now allows persons to file their Customs declarations electronically prior to arrival in The Bahamas.

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Tourists forfeit $11,000 to court

TWO American tourists who were accused of making a false declaration to a US customs officer chose to forfeit over $11,000 when arraigned before a magistrate yesterday.

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Minnis calls on govt to declare 'disaster areas'

FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis has called on the Christie administration to declare all of the areas devastated by Hurricane Matthew "disaster areas", insisting that the move should be paired with robust exigency orders and extensive rate cuts by financial institutions and private business to "help rebuild the country and keep Bahamians safe”.

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WORLD VIEW – CARICOM: Pride turned to gloom

THREE weeks ago, I and many other committed Caribbean integrationists, declared that the unity displayed by CARICOM countries at the Organization of American States (OAS) on May 31 “was a moment for unbridled pride”.

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Minnis declares ‘War on Crime’

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday reiterated his plea for the country to unite against criminality as he underscored the psychological toll murders wrought on the nation.

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EDITORIAL: Excuses over disclosures are dangerous nonsense

THERE appears to be a dangerous nonsense developing in the discussion over parliamentary disclosures.