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Man fined $5,000 for bid to tamper with jury

A 26-year-old man was fined $5,000 yesterday for asking a female juror to declare the man whose trial she was judging as innocent.

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SAFE & SECURE: SIGNS OF THE TIMES

Almost two years later and there is seemingly no end in sight to the COVID-19 pandemic; the fifth such declared event since 1918. This particular one, though, harnesses the power of the Internet to drive its messaging. The media impact, notwithstanding the global spread, has been immediate and consistent. Perhaps the coverage has done more damage than the actual virus, but that is another story.

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FRONT PORCH: Archbishop Tutu’s rainbow vision and ethic

A RELATIVE recalls a solemn service at Westminster Abbey in London, one of the United Kingdom’s and the Church of England’s most prestigious religious edifices. A Royal Particular, the Abbey is directly responsible to the British Sovereign, the head of the Church. It is the site of coronations since William the Conqueror in 1066.

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COVID-19 surge forces NCAA Div. I Basketball programmes to postpone scheduled openers

The surge of COVID-19 cases due to the omicron variant has forced several NCAA Division I basketball programmes to postpone their scheduled conference openers.

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Plea agreements bring high rate of convictions

THE Director of Public Prosecutions Office secured a high conviction rate of 85 percent in 2021 while its use of plea agreements recovered after COVID-19 caused disruption in 2020, according to Director of Public Prosecutions Garvin Gaskin.

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Grand Bahama set for local govt elections on January 27

SOME 70 council seats are up for grabs in this year’s local government election in Grand Bahama slated for January 27.

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Majority Rule Day

Amid the surging COVID-19 numbers on New Providence, The Bahamas is gearing up to commemorate Majority Rule Day on January 10.

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HUBERT EDWARDS: Reigniting the debate on Bahamian taxation

Commenting on public policy issues requires careful and determined effort given that these are always fluid and dynamic, while positions taken often draw scrutiny. Over this series of articles looking at the Bahamian tax regime, I am always mindful there are things I do not know, but with careful analysis there are important matters that can be explored. This, the final of four pieces, looks at developing issues that have the potential to move the needle while sharing a few cautionary points.

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WORLD VIEW: Commonwealth Caribbean countries – all republics by 2030?

BY 2030, it is more than likely that the eight independent Commonwealth countries which are still monarchical states, with Queen Elizabeth II as their Sovereign, will become Republics.

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WORLD VIEW: Deeper integration of CARICOM countries cannot wait

THE destruction by tornadoes of Kentucky, a south-eastern State of the United States of America (US), on December 12, has lessons for the countries of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), as 2022 dawns amid the continuing COVID-19 pandemic and weakened economies.

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DIANE PHILLIPS: Strange as a 3-dollar bill, but it’s real and I get it

I HAVE a $3 bill. It’s Bahamian. I can’t remember where or when I got it, but I always believed there was something special about it so I tucked it away in a small basket with other odds and ends in my daughter’s room right next to a US $2 bill which I also cannot recall where or when I got it.

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STATESIDE: Short-term gains can lead to long-term problems

THERE’S an old saying: what goes around, comes around. It means that if you do something today, there may well be consequences down the road. You may be well pleased now with the results of what you did, but in the future, maybe you won’t be so happy.

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FACE TO FACE: A sacred place shared by generations

WHEN Joan Rolle first stepped foot on her property in Exuma it took her breath away. The panoramic views of the beautiful sea, the rolling hills… the scene was so awe inspiring she called it “a spiritual experience”.

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HUBERT EDWARDS: Reigniting the debate on Bahamian taxation

This will be a very interesting year economically. Continued COVID-19 headwinds, the first true Budget from the new administration and, consequently, the change in “ownership” of prevailing policy positions will definitely cause a shift in perspective.

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PETER YOUNG: A hat-trick of howlers has taken the shine off of Great Britain

British people have always been avid travellers. Waves of migration from the days of colonial expansion during the early 19th century have been followed in modern times by large numbers choosing to live overseas, sometimes in the pursuit of economic opportunity, while nowadays the younger generation tends to be more mobile in an increasingly integrated world.