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Laroda denies bishop being targeted by govt

MYLES Laroda, State Minister for Disaster Preparedness, yesterday rejected assertions that the government is targeting Abaco resident Bishop Silbert Mills after police conducted a search of his church and retrieved several housing supplies belonging to the Disaster Reconstruction Authority.

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Bank client switch raises questions

A Central Bank-appointed administrator has transferred former Lucayas Bank (PIB) clients, and their assets, to another Bahamas-based institution whose ultimate principal has since been charged with bribery in the US.

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Key City Markets pension asset faces decade tie-up

A trustee for City Markets employee pension fund yesterday warned that the dispute over its main asset “must be resolved out-of-court” otherwise it will be tied up in litigation for another decade or more.

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PM: NOT THE TIME FOR REPUBLIC DEBATE – Discussion can be had after official mourning period ends

PRIME Minister Phillip “Brave” Davis said he does not believe now is the time to start having conversations about the country’s future with the monarchy following Queen Elizabeth II’s death, adding that discussions over the issue can be had after the official mourning period ends.

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Governor targets 1m Sand Dollar issuance

THE CENTRAL Bank’s governor yesterday said “steps” are being taken to draft legislation for the creation of the proposed movable collateral asset registry.

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EDITORIAL: Flyaway leaders while people left in need

TWO contrasting stories in today’s Tribune show how people living in the same country can be worlds apart.

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No overnight flight crews in Freeport for 7-8 years

A Grand Bahama hotelier yesterday exposed the depths of the island’s tourism decline by revealing that no regular commercial airline flight crew has stayed overnight at his resort for around seven to eight years.

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City Markets retirees in fresh pension blow

Hundreds of City Markets pensioners were yesterday dealt a new blow after efforts to solve the legal quagmire blocking AML Foods’ $3.36m purchase of its former head office failed despite the latter “giving it a real go”.

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Politics as monarch changes

Such a short time ago we lost our Sovereign Queen - Queen of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas - monarchists will mourn anti-monarchists will see an opportunity to lobby - push for the removal of the Sovereign as Head of State to a Democratic Republic like the majority of the Commonwealth of Nations.

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Bahamas ‘not ready’ for step to republic

THE recent death of Queen Elizabeth II has sparked conversation on whether The Bahamas should become a republic, however residents who spoke with The Tribune yesterday are not ready for the country to take that step yet.

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Gov’t: Inflation did not drive VAT revenue rise

Record inflation generated less than $10m of the VAT revenue increase in the first six months after the rate cut, the Ministry of Finance asserted last night, with the 2021-2022 deficit slashed by 48.4 percent year-over-year.

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Road Traffic change ignites political battle

The Government and Opposition yesterday traded blows over assertions that a Cabinet minister’s brother has been replaced as acting Road Traffic controller due to the ongoing controversy over too many taxi plates being issued.

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‘IT’S LIKE DORIAN ALL OVER AGAIN’: Residents distressed over ‘short notice’ of dome demolition

ABACO residents expressed distress over the sudden and “short notice” demolition of the domes that had been home to them and their families for more than two years.

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WORLD VIEW: OAS plays significant role for democracy in elections

THERE are intermittent squabbles in the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS), concerning the controversial general elections of October 20, 2019, in Bolivia.

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EDITORIAL: No policy on the blueprint, but a republic referendum

THE news of the death of Queen Elizabeth II was only a day old before Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis floated the prospect of The Bahamas going without a monarch altogether.

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Politicians urged: ‘Preach the lessons’ of hard work

The Bahamas is suffering from “a shortage” of political leaders who “preach the lessons” of hard work as opposed to offering hand-outs and giveaways, an outspoken businessman is arguing.

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Govt: Domes had to be demolished

THE OFFICE of the Prime Minister has vigorously defended the demolition of domes on Abaco in the wake of criticisms over the move, stressing the operation was necessary due to serious mismanagement of the housing structures and the “squalid” and unsafe state of the dome site.

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WILL CHARLES BE OUR LAST KING?

PRIME Minister Phillip “Brave” Davis said on Friday that his administration will let Bahamians decide whether The Bahamas should transition into a republic amid reignited discussion over the issue following Queen Elizabeth II’s death.

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Monkeypox vaccine on the way to The Bahamas

A Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) official revealed batches of monkeypox vaccines are on the way for countries as part of their revolving fund.

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Shark encounters ‘our safest dive’

A prominent Bahamian dive operator yesterday predicted Tuesday’s fatality will not have a long-lasting impact on tourism, adding that over four decades shark encounters have proven to be his company’s “safest dive”