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Former Deputy PM: Christie suggesting legislation to prevent further defections

PRIME Minister Perry Christie’s suggestion that he could soon be drafting legislation to block MPs from switching sides without resigning from their seats is a bid to prevent further defections from his party because it has obvious problems, former Cabinet Minister Brent Symonette told The Tribune on Friday.

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Police anger at brutality headline

GRAND Bahama’s Police Chief is taking grave exception to a headline article carried by a local newspaper on Wednesday regarding suggestions of alleged police involvement in the death of a man at Casa Bahama, and is calling for an immediate retraction.

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FNM deputy: I'd back payroll tax

FNM Deputy leader Loretta Butler-Turner suggests that a payroll tax coupled with another revenue generation scheme like a national lottery should be implemented rather than the controversial Value Added Tax (VAT).

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‘Time will tell’ if Carnival led to more promiscuity

CHRISTIAN Council President Rev Dr Ranford Patterson yesterday defended himself from previous criticism that suggested he was out of touch for saying that Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival would encourage “promiscuity, fornication, rape, incest and other sins of the flesh.”

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Privatise Junkanoo

WE love Junkanoo so much that every single post parade there is controversy so I suggest privatise the whole event and let’s see whether the public really is willing to put their money where obviously their mouths are.

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French lesson

I have two phrases which I suggest students learning French should look up.

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PM hits back at Baha Mar 'untruths'

Prime Minister Perry Christie, has dismissed as “absolute nonsense” Baha Mar’s suggestion that the Government’s initiation of winding-up proceedings amounts to a seizure of private assets.

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Mitchell slammed for ‘disrespect’ to women politicians

FNM Chairman Michael Pintard yesterday criticised Fox Hill MP Fred Mitchell for showing “continuous disrespect for Bahamian female politicians” after his scathing critique of Long Island MP Loretta Butler-Turner.

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Bahamas 'left behind' without transparency

The Bahamas will “continue to be left behind” unless it becomes fully transparent, amid suggestions yesterday that the Government could save $13 million annually through procurement. K Peter Turnquest, Deputy Prime Minister and minister of finance,

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78-year-old woman's death investigated

POLICE are investigating the death of a 78-year-old woman who died in circumstances that suggest a suicide.

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Poll says no fee for casino entry

Bahamians should NOT have to pay a fee to gamble in local casinos, according to the majority of voters in the Tribune242.com poll.

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Bloated health insurance

Re: All Homes Must Have Insurance’: Leading Insurer Warns Mandatory Cover Has To Be On Agenda After Dorian. – Tribune, Wednesday, Feb 5th.

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Talking at the wheel

Didn’t we ban the use of cellphones when driving? Not any difference from what I see but then you never see a police vehicle let alone a traffic cop except for their once a month licence check. Suggest that law was all PR.

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Death penalty does not work in reducing crime

IT was rewarding to read this thoughtful editorial.

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Collect the taxes

FINDING the $200m required to off-set catastrophic hurricane Matthew damage I suggest in a painless method should be through the collection of the large arrears of Real Property Taxes.

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Reparations owed from slave horror

I read The Tribune’s story on Saturday, October 12, captioned “Bahamas Suing UK over Slavery” with some amusement and subsequently wrote a friend a note suggesting, inter alia, that “Most Bahamians will not consider this important but that is simply because we have generally run away from the whole horrific experience of slavery and the apartheid state of the colony of the Bahamas for the more than a century following the abolition of the business of slavery in the British Empire.

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Unions demand employers held to ‘same standards’

Labour leaders yesterday demanded that employers be held to the “same standard” over their calls for trade unions to be struck off if they are insolvent or fail to file their annual returns.

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No excuses, PM

If the sip-sip is even near to correct, with respect to the Prime Minister “ordering”, “suggesting”, “cajoling” the National Insurance Board to “invest/loan/give” $200m to Bank of Bahamas, one has to wonder if the Prime Minister has taken leave of his senses. 

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Bahamas 'never better placed' to grow financial services

The Bahamas “has never been more well placed” to become “a dominant jurisdiction” in financial services, a Cabinet minister yesterday suggesting this nation needed to “integrate” its international co-operation regime.

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Quo Vadis

EDITOR, The Tribune. In another missive (Tribune, March 22), Mr Dupuch suggests we take our country back. He does not tell us how to do that, or what/who we are taking back from or even what do with it if we figure out the hows, whys and what fors. He al