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STATESIDE: You have to play close attention to follow how this game is being played

The notion of outside manipulation of American elections is now part of the contemporary political lexicon, thanks to the shenanigans of Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump’s amateurish but successful 2016 presidential campaign.

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FRONT PORCH: Good habits help reduce crime

AMID the surge in violent crime and gang retaliation, some Bahamians suggest law-abiding citizens need not worry that gang members are killing each other. The argument is the former are doing the country and the police a favour.

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‘Taking Over-the-Hill projects to new level’

A prominent doctor is asserting that his planned 15-storey parking garage and residential condo complex on Collins Avenue will “take Over-the-Hill developments by Bahamians to another level” if approved.

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‘Success formula rethink’ on Eleuthera’s BPL woes

Eleuthera’s Chamber of Commerce president yesterday said the island “needs to rethink the formula for our success” with rolling power outages and blackouts set to potentially impact the island until Tuesday next week.

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Firms ‘bleeding red’ as inflation hits 6.2% high

An accountant yesterday warned that “many Bahamian businesses are on the cusp of being in the red” as local inflation hit a “record” 6.2 percent increase for the 12 months to end-June 2022.

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Wilchcombe ‘to meet’ church on marital rape

SOCIAL Services and Urban Development Minister Obie Wilchcombe said he intends to meet with church leaders this month to the discuss the issue of marital rape.

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Explorer: We won’t sell off Bahamas heritage

An underwater explorer has pledged not to sell or “split up” the valuable gems and historical artifacts it is recovering from the wreck of a centuries-old Spanish treasure galleon in Bahamian waters.

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Businessman: Gold Rock’s exit comes after expansion

A Bahamian businessman yesterday voiced surprise that Gold Rock and its principals have decided to exit Freeport after expanding the size of their business interests in recent years.

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ALICIA WALLACE: Free in name - but what does it really mean for individuals and society?

EVERY year, we celebrate Emancipation Day, often referred to as August Monday. In a statement released on Monday, Niambi Hall Campbell- Dean, PhD, Chair of the Bahamas National Reparations Committee acknowledged there are varying ideas about the meaning of “freedom” and how it is (not) realized and embodied.

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US: Bahamas campaign finance open to abuses

The US government has warned that election campaign financing in The Bahamas remains wide open to abuse that exposes this nation’s governance to “corruption and foreign influence”.

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Police investigate suspected suicide

POLICE are investigating an alleged suicide in the Carmichael Road area.

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CARICOM at its limits?

I am indebted for the title of this commentary to the Honourable Bruce Golding, a former Prime Minister of Jamaica, who has been and remains one of the foremost political minds in the Caribbean and wider afield.

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PETER YOUNG: The games deliver on cherished friendships

The Commonwealth Games are a unique event. They are based on the strength of the Commonwealth itself and are underpinned by the common core values of equality and mutual respect of this 56-member voluntary association and the support and assistance it provides.

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Expand visa system to control Haitian flow

HAITIAN Chargé de Affairs Anthony Pierre Brutus says he believes the only way to discourage Haitians from travelling illegally to and from The Bahamas is to grant visas to the community.

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DIANE PHILLIPS: When fear of violence shrinks, aggression becomes all consuming

I AM terrified of guns, of any kind of violence, in fact.

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Doctors enjoys up to 40% non-COVID revenue rise

Doctors Hospital plans to unveil its new Bay Street pharmacy within 30 days, a top executive revealed yesterday, with monthly non-COVID revenues up to 40 percent higher than pre-pandemic comparatives.

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Bahamas ‘nowhere near crisis’ despite new US recession fear

A prominent businessman yesterday sought to reassure that The Bahamas “is nowhere near crisis mode” despite mounting global economic gloom with suggestions that the US is now in an “unofficial recession”.

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FRONT PORCH: Getting away with murder and other crimes?

THE multiyear COVID- 19 pandemic exacerbated a perennial criminal justice problem in The Bahamas and many other jurisdictions: the inability to prosecute criminals in a timely (swift), certain and fair manner, encapsulated in the coinage, Swift Justice, the concept of which has its origins in the thinking and research of the late American criminologist Mark Kleiman.

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Bank chief pushes back on non-profits

Bank of The Bahamas’ managing director yesterday asserted it is “absolutely not” correct to accuse the commercial banking industry of seeking to “exclude” non-profit groups and charities from the financial system.

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Man admits indecent assault at PI hotel

A MALE AMERICAN tourist was remanded in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday for indecently assaulting a female tourist at a hotel bar at Paradise Island.