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Capital punishment

On the books, legal BUT….since the last hanging 2000 - David Mitchell, when there was a double hanging under the Ingraham Government, the Crown has not been able to win– if you have to use a descriptive word – a Privy Council approval to carry out hanging – 21 years.

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Regulatory easing for BTC on double-digit mobile fall

Regulators are proposing to ease the Bahamas Telecommunications Company’s (BTC) regulatory burden after its mobile revenue share suffered annual double-digit declines in each of the five years after Aliv entered the market.

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Law compliance fear over BPL fuel costs

Concerns were voiced yesterday that Bahamas Power & Light (BPL) could potentially be violating the law by failing to fully pass its fuel costs on to residential and business consumers.

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Key files ‘removed’ at Beach Authority

STAFF at Bahamas Public Parks and Public Beaches Authority were told to file a police report after files from a computer in the office were downloaded and removed “after hours” without approval.

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Marine guilty of pulling gun on his ex-girlfriend

A Royal Bahamas Defence Force officer was convicted of pulling a gun on his former girlfriend and her new lover yesterday and has been ordered to pay $5,000 to avoid spending 18 months behind bars.

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Marine guilty of pulling gun on his ex-girlfriend

A Royal Bahamas Defence Force officer was convicted of pulling a gun on his former girlfriend and her new lover yesterday and has been ordered to pay $5,000 to avoid spending 18 months behind bars.

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Quarantined will be allowed to cast vote

MINISTER of Health Renward Wells has confirmed the government will not prevent people in quarantine from voting in next week’s general election, suggesting that doing so could result in several legal issues for the Minnis administration.

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Man waved cutlass

A MAN was ordered to attend counselling after he was charged yesterday with unlawfully carrying arms and brandishing a weapon.

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EDITORIAL: Showdown ahead for Minnis and Davis

SECONDS out, it’s time for the battle between former Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis and his successor, Philip “Brave” Davis.

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Businessman: Create more ‘Freeports outside Freeport’

A Grand Bahama businessman yesterday suggested that the Government create more “Freeports outside Freeport” until the situation with the existing city resolves itself.

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Police hunt for identity of stabbing victim

MAN was found dead with injuries consistent with stab wounds Monday morning off Prince Charles Drive.

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Man ‘stabbed his landlord in neck’

A TENANT stabbed his landlord in the neck multiple times during a confrontation last month, a court was told yesterday.

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Plans to rejuvenate Bay Street

I see rejuvenance of Bay Street, that is the section between the British Colonial hotel and East Street, is again causing interest with “something must be done” although what that may be is not made clear.

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Game of Thrones or a spectacle?

In a few short weeks the rump FNM will be meeting in convention to decide on the leadership going forward.

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‘We can’t become a nation for sale’

A prominent realtor yesterday voiced fears The Bahamas will become “a nation for sale” unless it quickly gets its $10.4bn national debt and associated economic and fiscal crises under control.

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We have the right to refuse

Anyone who does not wish to receive the COVID vaccine has a right to refuse it. Government officials and all those who are writing articles and letters in the paper are confused.

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The FNM and our money

Debate on Supplementary Budget through May, 2022… yet again input of so many of the MPs, clearly shows their personal lack of information and facts and really reality.

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Crime prevention and prisoner rehabilitation

As the debates are being discussed as how to solve the crime problems in the Bahamas, here are some suggestions to deal with the vexing problems. The first way to deal with the crime problem is having a Police Task Force assigned to dismantling gangs in the Bahamas and be able to identify gang members so they can get them off the street from committing crimes.

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‘Give comfort’ VAT slash makes sense

The Government must “give comfort” that its planned VAT rate cut will not worsen The Bahamas’ already-precarious economic and fiscal position, an ex-Cabinet minister warned yesterday.

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EDITORIAL: Is the PLP ship veering off course?

IS EVERYONE in the Davis administration on board the same ship?