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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.

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EDITORIAL: Ignorance is no defence for lawmakers

LAST month, an American tourist faced court in The Bahamas.

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‘I disclosed’ - but Bowleg blames issue on communication

A CABINET Minister yesterday blamed “mixed communication” for the failure of some members of Parliament to file financial disclosures by the March 1 deadline.

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$1BN BLACK HOLE OF UNPAID TAXES: Inland Revenue reveals scale of outstanding arrears by Bahamians

The Government’s top revenue agency yesterday revealed that “unacceptable non-compliance” by Bahamian taxpayers had resulted in the build-up of $1bn in outstanding tax arrears that it was now aggressively pursuing.

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WORLD VIEW: Abortion is a woman’s right - legalise it

(The writer is Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador to the United States of America and the Organization of American States. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London and Massey College in the University of Toronto).

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Private pilots: ‘Trust but verify on show stopper’

Private pilots plan to “trust but verify” pledges by Customs to ease clearance reforms that some argue could cost this nation up to 25 percent of its existing business if implemented in their original form.

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Protect our sovereignty

I write to you as a concerned Bahamian citizen, urging The Bahamas Government to oppose the proposed amendments to the World Health Organisation's International Health Regulations, which would effectively cede the Bahamas' sovereignty to a globalist organisation seeking the power to control free nations' response to future health crises.

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ALICIA WALLACE: No excuse for failing to disclose on time

HERE we are again. It is a familiar place. Government administrations change with some regularity, and many of the practices remain the same.

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Spread the message on climate change

Almost exactly 30 years after the United Nations declared at COP1 that human activities are changing the Earth’s climate and that these “adverse effects are a common concern of mankind,” little has changed for the better, and the facts remain:

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US working with Bahamas to tackle migration issues

THE United States government is actively working with nations in the region such as The Bahamas to tackle the root causes of “irregular migration”, according to a high-ranking US State Department official yesterday.

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Recognise the talent within all employees

In large companies and government agencies, we often run into the challenge of viewing team members as multiple ‘fish’ swimming in a large ocean. Sometimes our companies become so large and impersonal that people - and their talents and gifts - get lost in the fray. I understand this all too well, as I have in many cases felt undervalued in various companies where I have served, both socially and from a work perspective.

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Abaco Chamber chief: ‘We’re in a scary time’

Abaco’s Chamber of Commerce president yesterday said The Bahamas and whole world are entering “a pretty scary time”, adding that the island was “just waiting for the other shoe to drop” when it came to further price hikes.

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BISX-listed Fund eyes restart for dividends after 15-year gap

The BISX-listed Bahamas Property Fund’s Board will within the next month receive a recommendation to resume investor dividend payments after a 15-year hiatus following completion of its $8m preference share financing.

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STATESIDE: Why is Kremlin reportedly planning a grand celebration of its military?

THIS Sunday is celebrated generally in the West and specifically in the US and UK as V-E (Victory in Europe) Day, commemorating the Allied triumph over the Axis powers in World War II. May 8 was the date in 1945 when the German army surrendered to the victorious allies led by America and Great Britain.

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FRONT PORCH – Hubris: Wavering between reality and fantasy

Years ago in a high school English literature class reading and studying Macbeth, many of the students were surprised that the eponymous leading character constantly refused to heed the warnings of his impending doom as he vaingloriously pursued his bloody ambitions.

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ALICIA WALLACE: Back to the office - but is that best?

MOST of us spend more time working than doing anything else. We are trained for this from childhood.

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FRONT PORCH: The dangers and conceits of Christian nationalism

“GUN ownership is a more important right than voting. Voting is not really a human right at all but a privilege that should be reserved for those who are qualified to do it properly. It should be easier to buy a gun than vote.” – Christian right commentator Matt Walsh

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PETER YOUNG: European unity called into question

ONE interesting aspect of the terrible war in Ukraine that has gradually emerged is the failure of the European Union as an institution to play a significant role in equipping that beleaguered country to resist Russia’s prolonged aggression. With the war now into a third month, this is worth examining.

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PETER YOUNG: Northern Ireland in the spotlight

THE Northern Ireland Protocol agreed between Britain and the European Union as part of the arrangements for the former’s withdrawal from the bloc has been controversial and a source of tension since it came into force at the beginning of last year.