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Respect the process and don't jump to conclusions

The nation knows that I supported and voted for the now Minister of National Security who was seeking election to the House of Assembly for Mount Moriah. As a constituent and resident, I was terribly disappointed by the representation of the then MP. He was the worst of the worst in my view. This was no state secret as I had told the then DPM this on countless occasions, in the presence of that individual. The PLP and its leadership cadre paid me no mind, to their peril.

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US ‘jumping to conclusions’ on suspect deals reporting

The US was yesterday accused by a former finance minister of “jumping to conclusions” over its assertion that too few suspicious transaction reports (STRs) are filed by Bahamian banks.

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Urban Renewal waits for PAC before pursuing contractors

THE Urban Renewal Commission is awaiting the conclusion of the Public Accounts Committee’s probe into its Small Homes Repair programme before fully pursuing the contractors who were allegedly paid to repair homes but did not undertake or complete their duties, Urban Renewal Co-Chair Algernon Allen said yesterday.

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Death by Stress? – Part I

WE’VE all heard the saying that stress kills. First and foremost, what is stress, and how true of a saying is this? Is this literally what happens or is this just another case of us blowing something grossly out of proportion? Well, I have come to my conclusion, but I wanted to put some information before you and let you decide for yourself.

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Christie fails to clarify Wells issue

PRIME Minister Perry Christie defended his capacity for making tough decisions in the House of Assembly yesterday while renewing his commitment to address the controversial signing of a letter of intent with a waste-to-energy company by Renward Wells.

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Grand Lucayan sale ‘on cusp’ of conclusion

TOURISM Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar yesterday described the sale of the Grand Lucayan as on the “cusp” of conclusion, more than one year after a sale and Heads of Agreement was signed between the government and purchasers.

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The rants of Bradley Roberts

After listening to Bradley Roberts’ rant on television, I’ve come to the woeful conclusion that advanced age has had no affect on his strange logic.

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What about the cost to poorer nations?

LET me start by saying that I am a Catholic. Although I am ashamed of many events in the history of the Catholic Church, I had hoped that now, in a time of enlightenment, the leadership in the Vatican would spend their time on affairs that are important

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How many holes do we dig?

IT IS oftentimes good to look at the past to see how far we’ve gone and what has happened along the way.

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Define success at Baha Mar

IN an article posted in the Tribune by journalist, Neil Hartnell, dated August 30th, 2017, Neil recounts a report issued by liquidators of the Baha Mar resort.

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Moody's: Economy not growing fast enough

NO one should be surprised at Moody’s latest assessment of this country’s GDP growth for 2013...

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Nygard racks up new court setback

A Florida district judge’s decision to dismiss Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard’s lawsuit against an investigator hired by Save The Bays (STB) was upheld by a federal appeals court.

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Author discovers men are ‘emotionally starved’

BASED on the feedback from her latest book, Kelda Rolle has come to the conclusion that many men out there are “emotionally starved and attention deprived” in their relationships.  

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Crash probe puts focus on pilots

OFFICIALS have completed their analysis into the cockpit voice recorder and digital electronic engine monitors on board the plane that crashed in Grand Bahama over a month ago, killing prominent pastor Dr Myles Munroe and eight others.

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Report blasted by managers

MANAGEMENT at the Public Hospitals Authority claim that the forensic audit conducted on its supply of pharmaceutical drugs and supplies did not follow best practice industry standards and exposed the agency to civil litigations, according to documents obtained by The Tribune.

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Smith disappointed with decision to add only one more constituency

FORMER Progressive Liberal Party Cabinet minister George Smith expressed disappointment yesterday in the conclusions of the Constituencies Commission to recommend only one additional seat to Parliament before the next general election.

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Minnis aims to avoid ‘blindsiding’ on Oban deal

AS pushback mounts over the proposed $5.5 billion Oban Energies oil refinery and storage facility in Grand Bahama, the Minnis administration remained tightlipped over the deal yesterday.

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BBA offers no comment on application to have president imprisoned

FOLLOWING the conclusion of chamber proceedings yesterday, no comment was offered by the Bahamas Bar Association on an application by one of its members to have the BBA president committed to prison for contempt.

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Press secretary

THE creation of the Press Secretary attached to OPM seemingly and intentionally by design to hide the Prime Minister from the media has so far been a disaster and I doubt it will be anything better - conclusion abandon ship and close it down and allow BIS, who for years did the same job exceptionally well, of course with a Prime Minister understanding better the political importance of having a positive relationship with the media.