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Sweeting: Review committee looking to give local government ‘more teeth’

OFFICIALS are looking at possibly amending the Local Government Act to give it more “teeth”, Agriculture, Marine Resources and Family Island Affairs Minister Clay Sweeting said yesterday.

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Officers questioned whether Evans was identified as a suspect before shooting

AN attorney representing Deangelo Evans’ estate questioned police assertions that Evans was the suspect in an armed robbery that preceded his death in 2018.

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Dame Marguerite

Seems she did not receive an “official invitation” - who organises the national events? Cabinet Office and mostly Ministry of Foreign Affairs - suggest possibly the plot thickens here and now - so Foreign Affairs who invites presumably omitted Dame Marguerite.

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Warning on crime

I had written several Letters to the Editor in 2022 in The Tribune newspaper giving great recommendations and suggestions to deter gangs, reduce guns and prevent crime in the Bahamas.

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Mario Bowleg embraces ideas for improvements and promotion of Bahamian culture

YOUTH, Sports and Culture Minister Mario Bowleg embraced suggestions for improvements his ministry should consider, including the rebirth of the Botanical Gardens, murals throughout downtown Nassau and rigorous and intentional advertisements of local arts and culture professionals.

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EDITORIAL: A clever solution to a long-time problem

THERE always seems to be more problems in public life than solutions – so when an imaginative way to resolve an issue is suggested, it is well worth taking a moment to applaud it.

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Ministry says diplomatic notes exchanged after DeSantis comments on rockets

UNITED States Charge d’Affaires Usha Pitts regrets if Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ comments about levelling The Bahamas suggest “anything other than a close alliance between our two democratic nations,” according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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Witness accused of wrong calculations in Gibson trial case

A SENIOR manager of the Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC) denied a defence attorney’s suggestion yesterday that she made the wrong calculations when estimating the cost of painting WSC tanks.

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EDITORIAL: Building on ideas for the future

IN last week’s Tribune, we ran a series of guest editorials from individuals across the spectrum of our culture.

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PM leans towards paternity testing for citizenship proof

PRIME Minister Philip “Brave” Davis suggested his administration is leaning toward requiring genetic test results as proof of paternity for people expecting Bahamian citizenship after the Privy Council affirmed that children born to Bahamian men are citizens regardless of their mother’s nationality.

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Mitchell ‘would have resigned’ if he lost

FRED Mitchell said he would have resigned from Cabinet if he had lost the chairmanship race on Friday at the PLP’s convention.

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A foot-soldier for the truth

Firstly let me say that I carry no water for any government.

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After latest police shooting, Munroe says 300 body cams to be bought

NATIONAL Security Minister Wayne Munroe said yesterday the government is seeking to buy another 300 body cameras for police officers, suggesting the decision came following a recent incident.

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EDITORIAL: Tourism record a sign of healing post-COVID

THE news that The Bahamas has set a new record for tourist arrivals is not only welcome, but a sign of our nation’s healing.

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RCI following same developer rules as Atlantis and Baha Mar, says Cooper

ROYAL Caribbean International (RCI) is following the same environmental protocols for its Paradise Island project that Atlantis and Baha Mar followed for their multi-million dollar ventures, according to Tourism Aviation and Investments Minister Chester Cooper.

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Pintard says PAC will work despite prorogation

OPPOSITION leader Michael Pintard suggested that the work of the Public Accounts Committee would continue despite the prorogation of Parliament, drawing a rebuke from Attorney General Ryan Pinder.

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WSC worker denies being coerced to testify against Gibson

A SENIOR employee at the Water and Sewerage Corporation denied a defence attorney’s suggestion yesterday that she was coerced into giving evidence against Adrian Gibson and his co-accused to avoid being charged in the case.

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Experts: We need healthier soil to bolster nation’s food security

UNIVERSITY of The Bahamas researchers said the country must improve soil health to achieve food security and strengthen its agricultural sector.

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Shame on govt - $350 not enough

I have a tremendous amount of respect and regard for the Honourable Pia Glover Rolle, Member of the Cabinet of The Bahamas. Nevertheless, I feel it necessary to cry shame upon her suggestion that a minimum of $350 per week for people in The Bahamas would be “a little reckless”.

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