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Electrical retailer in zoning clash with major developer

A major New Providence developer is objecting to an electrical retailer’s bid to rezone five acres it owns near Lyford Cay to commercial, which it argues will aid the property’s sale and fetch a higher purchase price.

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Why is a mentor so essential?

The beginning of your career is both thrilling and frightening too. Starting anything new is enticing, but uncertainty of how you will do or how your career will unfold is also daunting.

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Mystified by commentary

Hearing the pronouncements of Mr Williams, Acting Director of Public Prosecutions, and the subsequent media statements from Minister Wayne Munroe, QC, and Attorney Christina Galanos in reference to the plea-bargained sentence handed to the 40-year-old gentleman who admitted to having sexual intercourses with a then 14-year-old girl, I remain mystified by their logic.

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Munroe regrets reaction - but doesn’t take back rape comments

NATIONAL Security Minister Wayne Munroe said that he “deeply” regrets that his comments about an unlawful sexual intercourse case involving a 14-year-old victim “have caused concern”.

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UPDATED: Minister of National Security Wayne Munroe releases statement

NATIONAL Security Minister Wayne Munroe suggested yesterday that a 40-year-old man convicted of having unlawful sex with a 14-year-old girl received a sentence that was too severe, saying had he defended the case he would have argued it was not rape and that the girl consented.

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Atlantis chief: Our staff ‘need pay increase now’

Atlantis is awarding its unionised employees a 3 percent “across-the-board” pay increase with effect from April 25, its top executive saying: “Our team members need an increase now”.

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Sprinter Shatalya Dorsett qualifies for CARIFTA

SHATALYA Dorsett came to town and demonstrated that she’s ready for the journey to Kingston, Jamaica, for the return of the CARIFTA Games over the Easter holiday weekend.

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Airport authority signs union deal

THE Airport Authority signed a recognition agreement with the Public Managers Union this week.

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MLB players vote to end lockout, salvaging 162-game season

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball's acrimonious lockout ended Thursday when a divided players' association voted to accept management's offer to salvage a 162-game season that will start April 7.

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WORLD VIEW: The world will pay a high price for Russian aggression

THE invasion by the Russian Federation of the sovereign state of Ukraine has been roundly condemned by most countries of the world.

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Legislation ‘quickly’ to deal with land ruling

ATTORNEY General Ryan Pinder said his office is looking to quickly pass legislation that will remedy the consequences of a new Privy Council ruling so the matter does not become a “vexing problem” for Bahamians.

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Minister ‘disavows’ $7m warning to civil servants

A Cabinet minister was yesterday said to have “disavowed” a Ministry of Finance statement that warned that last week’s sick-out by finance officers could cost their fellow civil servants some $7m.

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Finance officers’ sickout may affect staff payouts

THE government lost an estimated $7.5m in revenue after finance and accounting officers throughout the public service withdrew their services from Monday to Friday of last week in what the Ministry of Finance has called an illegal “coordinated sickout”.

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STATESIDE: Options on the table - which one will Putin decide to take?

What’s going to happen with Ukraine? The ominous Eastern European crisis has people on edge all over America and especially, throughout Europe. It’s been over 75 years and three generations since Europe has been wracked by a major armed conflict. No one seems to have much of an appetite for what Vladimir Putin is now threatening. Analysts predict if his Russian army (and navy) conduct a full-scale assault on Ukraine, potentially hundreds of thousands of civilians will be killed. There would of course be many other costs as well.

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PM denies union’s Cable pre-election pledge fears

A trade union leader yesterday voiced doubts that the Prime Minister will live up “a pre-election commitment” to bring BISX-listed Cable Bahamas to the negotiating table.

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Are we all the same?

I knew a gentleman many years ago who spoke volumes to me as a young man, some the truth and a lot of bravado also. I was apprenticing for a machinist and he was one of my foremen. Paul was from Italy, and had worked for my dad’s firm for over twenty years. His conversations were like a Margaret Atwood novel, long, precise and often long winded, until finally a bead of truth appeared that was relevant to you the reader.

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Tech bubble or opportunity?

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Numerous stocks from the technology sector have recently been hit hard. Is the Opportunity there now to buy or leave it alone?

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UB Nursing school to relocate to make way for disease unit

THE University of the Bahamas’ Nursing School faculty is to relocate immediately from the Grosvenor Close Campus to make way for a temporary infectious disease unit to service a possible fourth wave of COVID-19 early next year.

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Central Bank unions file second trade dispute

THE two unions representing Central Bank employees have filed a second trade dispute over stalled negotiations with management related to an outstanding industrial agreement and other issues.

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Retailers detect Black Friday spend rebound

RETAILERS reported a “spending rebound” on Black Friday as shoppers queued from 5am to seek-out bargains leading into the Christmas holiday shopping season.

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