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‘Discretion’ in name switch tax dodgers clamp down

The government has introduced “discretion” into the crack down on corporate tax cheats who seek to evade their liabilities by reincorporating under a different vehicle or name.

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Bannister: Public education campaign undermines referendum

FORMER Education Minister Desmond Bannister yesterday accused the government of undermining the success of the gender equality referendum through its myopic approach to public education.

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Sentence in child molester case prompts legal rethink

THE Office of the Attorney General is considering reviewing the law as it relates to cases that are inappropriately charged, to allow officials to use their discretion to give tougher penalties where warranted.This comes as activists are calling for

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Teenager who tried to rob policeman is given probation

A TEENAGER who pleaded guilty to the attempted armed robbery of a police officer has been given a second chance to avoid running afoul of the law when he was sentenced to five years probation yesterday.

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Cruise port requires $284m total funding

The Nassau Cruise Port’s transformation has $284.3m in total financing needs with its developer/operator having the ability to introduce new services and charges at its “discretion”. The details are revealed in documents issued to potential investor

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Omar Archer pleads not guilty

POLITICAL activist Omar Archer will return to Magistrate’s Court in a month to stand trial in connection with libel and a death threat against National Security State Minister Keith Bell.

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Dolphin assault led to sacking

A FORMER Dolphin Cay marine mammal specialist was wrong for not informing her supervisor that a female guest had breached company policy by touching a dolphin’s genitals seven years ago, the Court of Appeal has ruled.

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Speaker: I do not fear political fallout

SPEAKER of the House Dr Kendal Major said he does not fear any political fallout after he clashed with senior members of the PLP for allowing Opposition Leader Dr Hubert Minnis to make a communication about embattled MICAL MP V Alfred Gray.

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Dames: No let up on marijuana arrests

POLICE officers will not stop arresting marijuana users despite the recommendations made by the Bahamas National Commission on Marijuana concerning the drug, according to National Security Minister Marvin Dames.

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Engineers eye ‘level playing’ field via WTO

The Bahamas Society of Engineers (BSE) president has voiced optimism that joining WTO will create a “level playing field” that protects local professionals and grows their “share of the pie”.

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Bail decision upheld for human trafficking suspect

THE Court of Appeal has upheld a judge’s decision to grant bail to a man accused of having a role in human trafficking.

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Two and a half years in jail for sex assault on minor

A MAN who pleaded guilty yesterday to sexually assaulting a minor for nearly two decades will spend two and a half years behind bars for the crimes.

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Crime and granting of bail

EDITOR, The Tribune.

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Legislation for immigration policy tabled in Parliament

LEGISLATION to regularise the government’s new immigration policy and establish a legal framework for the Carmichael Road Detention Centre were tabled yesterday.

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Judges and the public interest

I welcome Justice Anita Allen’s response to those of us in the wider public and press who have grown increasingly impatient with perceived failures of the court, which we view as a significant causative factor in the crime wave we are witnessing.

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Attorney General confident despite stenographer row

ATTORNEY General Allyson Maynard-Gibson yesterday expressed her full confidence in the discretion of the Chief Justice and Chief Magistrate amid concerns over the removal of stenographers from the Magistrate’s Court system.

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'12-hour shifts pay a non-issue'

POLICE Commissioner Ellison Greenslade says that he reserves the right to enact the 12-hour shift system at his discretion while stating that compensation for officers is a “moot point”.

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More evidence of judicial failure

While it gives me no pleasure to continue to point out the direct and indisputable role that Bahamian Judges and their inept decisions play in the continued breakdown of law and order in The Bahamas, I feel it would be irresponsible on my part not to highlight on a consistent basis the weekly instances that evidence that link.

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Another light sentence

Anyone following sentencing by Magistrates for gun possession, and then following the names of repeat offenders that pop up every few months or years, charged with the same offence, will be left with no sense of wonderment as to the principle reason for the high rate of gun violence in the country.

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Baha Mar claims process: No one guaranteed to be paid

THE claims committee responsible for administrating payouts to former employees and creditors of Baha Mar updated its website yesterday with additional information about the claims process, including a warning that no one is guaranteed to be paid.