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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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Is an end to cheques a good move?

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

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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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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.

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Police end search after report of downed plane

POLICE have suspended the search for a reported downed plane, according to press liaison officer, Superintendent Audley Peters.

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HUBERT EDWARDS: Reigniting the debate on Bahamian taxation

This will be a very interesting year economically. Continued COVID-19 headwinds, the first true Budget from the new administration and, consequently, the change in “ownership” of prevailing policy positions will definitely cause a shift in perspective.

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Commodore unhappy over marine’s health disclosure

WHILE the investigation into the fatal police shooting of Royal Bahamas Defence Force Leading Seaman Rodney Adderley is “basically” concluded, Commodore Raymond King says there should be an established protocol regarding how police officers interact with members of the service.

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ISLAND INSIGHTS – Climate Change: Are we ready?

In this segment, we will explore the issues Small Island Developing States (SIDS) such as The Bahamas face regarding climate change. The Bahamas, among other countries within the region, are extremely vulnerable and sensitive to the direct and indirect impact of climate change. It is a topic of concern that some countries have taken seriously while others are moving at a slower pace to address such pertinent issues.

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DIANE PHILLIPS: The Great Resignation – is The Bahamas vulnerable?

ALL the talk about everything COVID has made us weary.

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‘Concerns’ over food programme controls

THE Davis administration is “concerned” about preliminary details which have emerged from the process of auditing the former government’s COVID-19 spending, with one official saying the lack of the availability of critical information is “disturbing”.

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HUBERT EDWARDS: Reigniting the debate on Bahamian taxation

Commenting on public policy issues requires careful and determined effort given that these are always fluid and dynamic, while positions taken often draw scrutiny. Over this series of articles looking at the Bahamian tax regime, I am always mindful there are things I do not know, but with careful analysis there are important matters that can be explored. This, the final of four pieces, looks at developing issues that have the potential to move the needle while sharing a few cautionary points.