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AG: BPL needs 400MW in new generation plant

Bahamas Power & Light (BPL) needs more than 400 mega watts (MW) of new generation capacity to address a “dire” situation requiring between 60-80 percent of its existing plant to be replaced within five years.

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‘Gibson owes judges apology for comment’

NATIONAL Security Minister Wayne Munroe said Long Island MP Adrian Gibson should apologise to judges for saying their biases could affect the outcome of trials where they must render a verdict in the absence of a jury.

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Munroe suggested evidentiary hearings could expedite the legal process

NATIONAL Security Minister Wayne Munroe said an amendment to the Supreme Court Act can potentially facilitate evidentiary hearings to determine the admissibility of evidence before a trial.

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Trial by Judge Alone Bill passes in the House of Assembly

ELECTED officials passed a bill yesterday that would let people waive their constitutional right to a jury trial in favour of a trial by a judge alone.

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‘Explanation owed’ on back dated revisions to BPL debt

The Opposition’s leader yesterday argued that the Government “owes an explanation” for why it has retroactively revised the debt owed by Bahamas Power & Light (BPL) going back almost two years.

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Sweeting says shanty town task force to re-focus on New Providence

WORKS and Family Island Affairs Minister Clay Sweeting said the Unregulated Communities Action Task Force (UCATF) will refocus on New Providence shanty towns “throughout the summer” after becoming aware of “quite a number” of them.

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Two senior police officers accused of trying to steal $90k from a business

TWO senior police officers are accused of trying to steal $90,000 from a business in March.

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Pintard bashes Davis for being ‘unprepared’ to answer questions

FREE National Movement leader Michael Pintard bashed Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis for being “unprepared” to answer several questions related to a $500m Inter-American Development bank loan, the status of Bahamas Power and Light (BPL), the government’s efforts to enhance transparency, and other more matters.

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Tourism backlash fear over dolphin fatalities

THE Bahamas was yesterday warned it faces a “PR nightmare” and severe tourism backlash unless it saves the five surviving dolphins at an abandoned project off New Providence’s north coast.

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‘Save dolphins after eight die’

‘Living nightmare’ as five more suffer at Blackbeard’s Cay

The Bahamas was yesterday warned it faces a “PR nightmare” and severe tourism backlash unless it saves the five surviving dolphins at an abandoned project off New Providence’s north coast.

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Cousin says she never conspired with Gibson

THE cousin of Long Island MP Adrian Gibson said yesterday that she never conspired with the former WSC executive chairman to defraud the corporation, adding that the courtroom was the first time she learned that WSC contracts had been awarded to a company of which she was a shareholder.

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Five ways to reduce inflammation quickly

Chronic inflammation is one of the most insidious causes of disease in modern society. Certain lifestyle factors increase inflammation and as a result our cells lose the capacity to function at peak performance. The result is the slow deterioration of health that often leads to full-blown diseases like autoimmunity and cancer. In this article, you will discover five ways to reduce inflammation quickly!

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PETER YOUNG: UK local election results show Tories in trouble

In this week’s column, I should like to comment on politics in Britain where last week local council and mayoral elections were held. These were the last test of public opinion before the next general election. They are, of course, an important part of the working of democracy and require some coverage today, not least because some of the extensive press reporting has been misleading. Some clarification might anyway be useful.

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No investor ‘eyebrows raised’ on GBPA fight

The Prime Minister last night said investors with projects worth hundreds of millions of dollars in Grand Bahama have not “even raised an eyebrow” over the Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) dispute.

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Gov’t ‘not begun to repay’ $239m IMF SDRs loan

The Government “has not begun repayment” of the $232.3m in IMF special drawing rights (SDRs) it controversially accessed via the Central Bank as the outstanding “loan” balance grew by $6.18m over 2023.

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PM: Break ‘scare tactics’ to hold GBPA accountable

The Prime Minister last night urged the private sector to break free of the “scare tactics” employed whenever the Government demands the Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) “live up to its obligations”.

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Central Bank exposed to $3m claim on abandoning new HQ

The decision to abandon the Central Bank’s new Royal Victoria Gardens headquarters has exposed the banking regulator to a potential $3m-plus claim from one of the project vendors.

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BAMSI suffers loss of 40 percent of livestock in recent Andros fires

BAHAMAS Agriculture and Marine Science Institute (BAMSI) president Dr Raveenia Roberts-Hanna said BAMSI’s loss of 40 per cent of livestock pasture due to a fire last month did not greatly affect operations on the island.

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FTX chief’s Albany handover to preserve $200m recovery

The head of FTX’s Bahamian subsidiary is handing over his Albany home to local liquidators to ensure the recovery of “more than $200m” from selling-off the crypto exchange’s real estate is not endangered.

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RF: ‘No impact’ from core software dispute

RF Bank & Trust yesterday asserted that a dispute with its core software provider will “not in any way impact customer funds or overall operations” as it bids to resolve their differences.