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US pair accused of false declarations to officers at airport

TWO Americans were accused of making false declarations to US officers at Lynden Pindling International Airport.

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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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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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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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Candidate’s silence on his $53m fortune

KEVIN King, the Kingdom Government Movement’s leader who is vying for the East Grand Bahama seat, yesterday evaded questions to clarify his declared net worth of $53,129,820.

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Minister has no answer on when there will be more Dorian inquests

NATIONAL Security Minister Marvin Dames could not say in a recent interview if the Coroner’s Court will launch further inquests that would see more people who went missing during Hurricane Dorian be declared dead.

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Realtors back reform call on ‘antiquated’ Condo Act

Senior realtors yesterday backed a Supreme Court judge’s call to reform the “antiquated” Condominium Act because “everything gets thrown off” in a sale by the slightest error in unit size.

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Haitian man forfeits $20,000

A HAITIAN man who failed to declare nearly $20,000 in cash when he attempted to travel back to his home country had his money forfeited to the Crown yesterday.

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Judge urges Condo Act reform over PI blunder

An architect’s blunder has ensnared a multi-million dollar Paradise Island project in multiple legal battles and prompted a Supreme Court judge to call for the Condominium Act’s reform.

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The millionaires club

TOURISM Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar tops the list of millionaire candidates who are vying for re-election with a total net worth of $37,951,803, according to financial disclosures submitted to the Parliamentary Registration Department.

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EDITORIAL: The cost of those PLP promises to the unions

PROMISES, promises. It’s election time, and that means that candidates are making their pledges to would-be voters in hopes of winning their support.

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QC, husband embroiled in ‘cynical’ condo battle

A Bahamian QC and her attorney husband have voiced hope that lengthy legal appeals can be avoided in their battle with a Nassau condo complex, which has accused them of “cynical” behaviour over $222,302 in disputed fees.

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Appeal plan over invalid indictments

THE Department of Public Prosecutions intends to appeal a Supreme Court’s judge’s ruling that states that a rape accused’s voluntary bill of indictment was not valid as it was signed by an African prosecutor who was rejected for practice at the Bahamas Bar.

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‘Pass bill so candidates can be properly scrutinised’

A governance reformer has said the Integrity Commission Bill should be passed to allow for an independent body to be able to scrutinise and vet the disclosures of election candidates.

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‘Pass bill so candidates can be properly scrutinised’

A governance reformer has said the Integrity Commission Bill should be passed to allow for an independent body to be able to scrutinise and vet the disclosures of election candidates.

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Pintard stands out in early FNM running

MICHAEL Pintard is the name that stands out for leadership of the Free National Movement after many FNMs spoke to The Tribune on and off the record declaring their support for that candidate.

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Moultrie slams disrespect from ‘atheist’

HOUSE Speaker Halson Moultrie accused the executive branch of government of disrespect yesterday while complaining about an “atheist” who works in the government.

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Bahamas calls for diplomatic solution to Ukraine tensions

THE Bahamas government is appealing to all sides involved in Ukrainian- Russian tensions to seek a diplomatic solution that respects the rules-based system of international law and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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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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The Minnis era of the FNM

Shortly after becoming leader of the once respected and revered FNM, the Hon Hubert A Minnis (FNM-Killarney) publicly and politically stabbed the former Prime Minister, the Rt Hon Hubert A Ingraham frontally by declaring that the Ingraham Era was over. He thought, I am sure, that he was playing cute and dismissive.

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