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$600k system puts cabinet meetings into digital era

MINISTER of State for Finance Kwasi Thompson announced yesterday the launch of the Bahamas Electronic Cabinet Management Information System, also referred to as E-Cabinet.

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Grand Lucayan conclusion ‘soon’

OFFICIALS are hoping to soon bring a conclusion to the Grand Lucayan deal, according to Tourism, Investments and Aviation Minister Chester Cooper yesterday.

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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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Wilson hoping for better communication with new minister

BAHAMAS Union of Teachers president Belinda Wilson said her union hopes for better communication, clearer COVID-19 safety guidelines and a conclusion to negotiations over an industrial agreement with the new administration.

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‘The competition was fierce because we had a good show from many of our top junior veterans’

AFTER two exciting weekends of action during the Christmas break, the Southwest Tennis Club Holiday Tournament came to a resounding conclusion on Monday at the Flamingo Gardens Community Centre tennis court.

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EDITORIAL: Let the court decide on shanty towns

THE plans for free COVID tests are coming soon. The solution to the Cabbage Beach access row is coming soon. Plans for a “workable” wage are coming soon. The Grand Lucayan conclusion is coming soon.

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Man found shot dead in his car

POLICE are investigating after a man was fatally shot in his car on Milton Street yesterday afternoon.

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INSIGHT: Why hasn’t this project which could transform our country been put on the fast track Dr Minnis planned?

BAHAMAS Aviation, Climate & Severe Weather Network (BACSWN) is delighted to announce that following its recent designation as ‘Meteorological Weather Authority’ for International Civil Aviation; alongside, instructions contained in the Cabinet Conclusion — provided by Hon. Dionisio D’Aguilar to Eileen Dupuch-Carron, CMG, LLb, on February 14, 2020 — it has commenced the process of filing notice with the FAA, ICAO and IATA of its intention to stand-up, fund and staff our nation’s first ‘Meteorological Watch Office’ with “the necessary technical and operational expertise to maintain a continuous 24/7/365 real-time watch over the weather conditions affecting any flight or vessel operations within the 183,00 sq miles The Bahamas’ sovereign archipelagic baselines, territorial seas, contiguous and exclusive economic zone (EEZ).”

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Retrial ordered for man accused of sex with child

THE Court of Appeal yesterday ordered a retrial after it set aside a judge’s ruling regarding a man who was accused of having unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor.

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ALICIA WALLACE: It’s time to stop playing lip service to women’s role in government

International Women’s Day is less than a month away and the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations follows closely behind. The themes for these events focus on women’s leadership.

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BIG3 championship set

THE BIG3 had a successful launch playing its playoff rounds internationally for the first time and next week’s championship matchup is all set as the league’s fourth season is gearing up for an exciting conclusion.

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How accurate have the financial statements been?

If The Tribune had a quote of the week, certainly that attributed to MP Kwasi Thompson, MP for East Grand Bahama when he said…paraphrase…we only need to state what we wish to –we don’t state in financial statements everything.

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Attempted murder conviction quashed, sentence set aside, new trial ordered

THE Court of Appeal yesterday set aside the 35-year sentence of a man who was convicted of attempting to murder three men at a cemetery in East Grand Bahama over three years ago.

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Sandilands staff frustrated over delay in payments

A NUMBER of Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre employees gathered outside the facility yesterday in frustration over outstanding honorarium payments, according to Bahamas Public Service Union President Kimsley Ferguson.

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RECONSTRUCTION IN A MONTH IS HIGH ROCK CLINIC’S GOAL

RECONSTRUCTION of the High Rock Community Clinic in Grand Bahama began yesterday ahead of an ambitious deadline to restore the facility in one month.

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Vaccine is not the mark of the beast

The following is my exposition of Revelation 13 and the dreaded mark of the beast, which many Bahamians have wrongly assumed to be the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine. This faulty conclusion is due to them disregarding the time text indicators in the opening and closing sections of the Apocalypse (Revelation 1:1,3; 22:20).

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$820,000 a year spent on Town Centre Mall rent

MORE than two years after the Minnis administration entered into an agreement to rent the Town Centre Mall to house the General Post Office, the lease outlining the terms and conditions of the $820,000 a year rental was laid on the table of the House of Assembly yesterday.

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Senior accountant ‘disputes’ $10.8m NIB loan findings

A prominent Bahamian accountant yesterday said he “completely disputes” a forensic audit report’s conclusion that he and his firm “neglected their obligations” over a $10.8m government housing loan.

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UPDATED: Leon Griffin, husband of Melanie Griffin, shot dead in suspected robbery

LEON Griffin, the husband of former Social Services Minister Melanie Griffin, died last night after being shot in the head in a suspected robbery outside the family’s home.

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‘Jazz’ hits two-run homer in Marlins’ 4-2 win over Astros

JASRADO “Jazz” Chisholm’s hitting versatility was on full display yesterday afternoon and the Miami Marlins’ No.4 prospect continues to enjoy a recent efficient stretch at the plate.

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