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FNM poll gives approval lead for PM over Davis

THE Free National Movement commissioned an internal poll that it says shows Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis leading Progressive Liberal Party leader Philip “Brave” Davis in approval ratings.

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Push Grand Lucayan sale ‘across goal line’

The Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce’s president yesterday urged the newly-elected government to make the Grand Lucayan’s sale “a high priority” and get it “across the goal line” as rapidly as possible.

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Insurers seek ‘urgent’ PM meeting on VAT reforms

Bahamian insurers are seeking “an urgent meeting” with the Prime Minister before the week ends over VAT-related reforms that will potentially increase medical bills and treatment costs for thousands of Bahamians.

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Is an end to cheques a good move?

Central Bank No more cheques after 2023..... have they thought this through?

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Chamber director calls for end to Shell talks

A Chamber of Commerce director yesterday urged the Government to move on from Bahamas Power & Light’s (BPL) talks with Shell and seek alternative options.

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Get rid of the Health Visa

As a long-time travel agency owner in cities in northern New Jersey I am writing because I am alarmed at the steep decline in interest for vacations in The Bahamas. For many years both Nassau and some of the out islands were very popular destinations for our clients. They were easy to book and good airline connections.

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Basketball camp Fosters more than talent with CWCO backing

ON the heels of national celebrations for various Bahamian sporting achievements, over 50 campers are now better equipped and motivated to make their basketball stardom dreams a reality.

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A mismanaged opportunity

The conclusion of Dr Minnis’ term as prime minister of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas came on September 16, 2021.

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COVID food initiative had ‘highest level of integrity’

The probe into the $51m COVID food assistance initiative will conclude that taxpayer funds were “used to the greatest effect” if it is unbiased, a governance reformer asserted yesterday.

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Pintard hits out at govt over food programme criticism

OFFICIAL Opposition leader Michael Pintard has said it is quite unfortunate that the government chose to publicise “fallacious” and “incomplete” information regarding the former administration’s food programme.

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Lucius Fox Jr ends season on 10-game hitting streak

LUCIUS Fox Jr extended his hitting streak to 10 games to conclude his season of AAA baseball with the Omaha Storm Chasers.

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Orioles claim Lucius Fox off waivers

LUCIUS Fox is headed to the fourth franchise of his Major League Baseball career.

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Govt plans medical cannabis regulation

ATTORNEY General Ryan Pinder says the Davis administration intends to advance comprehensive legislation to regulate a medical cannabis industry and a separate framework for industrial hemp.

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No certainty over BPL bond, Shell LNG deal

A Cabinet minister yesterday said no decision has been taken on whether Bahamas Power & Light’s $535m rate reduction bond (RRB) and Shell North America’s LNG plant will proceed.

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D-backs add Robinson to 40-man roster

KRISTIAN Robinson’s path to a possible return to the field just became a bit clearer for the 2022 season. The Arizona Diamondbacks added Robinson to their 40-man roster and he will be protected from selection in next month’s Rule 5 Draft.

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Elephants in the room

It is remarkable that Dr Hubert A Minnis (FNM-Killarney) the cling leader of the rump opposition, who never seemed to find the time to speak with the press and the media while in office, is now finding the time and talking points to do so. Minnis is really now irrelevant in Bahamian politics and is yesterday’s man. He may not have come to the brutal conclusion that few Bahamians, if any, now listen to him. He’s akin to the fabled Emperor who was told repeatedly that he had no clothes on. The massive rejection of his political leadership must have stung him worse than a scorpion.

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Vehicle theft claims ‘out of the ordinary’

A Bahamian insurer says an “out of the ordinary” increase in motor vehicle theft claims was among the principal factors why it missed profit projections for 2021.

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Retrial ordered for man convicted of kidnapping, attempted armed robbery

THE Court of Appeal has reopened the appeal and ordered the retrial of a fourth man who was convicted of kidnapping and attempting to rob a senior immigration officer and his girlfriend in 2013.

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Gardiner to contest 200, Thomas 7th in high jump

STEVEN Gardiner will return to competition for the first time since his 400 metre gold medal triumph at the Tokyo Olympics earlier this month.

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Halkitis: Dubai trip chance to boost investment

ECONOMIC Affairs Minister Michael Halkitis defended the trip to Expo 2020 in Dubai, saying the event was an opportunity to establish connections and hopefully boost foreign direct investment.