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Sarkis warns: I’ll reveal ‘illegal kickback’ proof

Sarkis Izmirlian is doubling down on allegations of “shocking evidence” that Baha Mar’s main contractor “paid illegal kickbacks to the family of Bahamian officials” as part of a plot to seize Baha Mar and establish “Chinese control”.

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Dorian tax breaks extension ‘no brainer’ following Nicole

Extending the Hurricane Dorian tax breaks in their existing form was yesterday branded “a no brainer” by Abaco residents, who argued that to do otherwise would be “pretty heartless” after the latest storm to strike the island.

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Nicole: Tourism suffers no ‘overwhelming shrinkage’

The Bahamian tourism industry has not suffered a “material” reduction in bookings and guests despite now-Hurricane Nicole striking Grand Bahama and Abaco, a senior hotelier said yesterday.

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Bahamian regulator probing FTX woes

The Securities Commission was yesterday investigating the crisis that has left The Bahamas’ flagship digital assets investor on the brink of collapse after a rival crypto currency exchange walked away from a rescue deal.

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‘So far so good’ for Abaco

ABACO residents dealt with immense flooding from the late season storm Nicole yesterday, with some experiencing anxiety and others thankful this experience was not as traumatic as Hurricane Dorian.

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FIBA World Cup ‘23 Americas Qualifiers postponed

WITH the impending impact of Tropical Storm Nicole on The Bahamas, FIBA and the Bahamas Basketball Federation announced the postponement of the latest window of the World Cup 2023 Americas Qualifiers.

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ALICIA WALLACE: Speaking out with a strong voice on climate action

OVER the next few days, there will seem to be no end to the conversations about COP27.

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‘Rethink’ Lucayan deal via complex break-up

A former Grand Lucayan Board member yesterday urged the Government to “rethink” its strategy for selling the resort by splitting up the complex and re-opening the largest hotel property.

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‘FTX forced sale will not undermine’ nation plans

The seemingly-forced sale of The Bahamas’ flagship digital assets investor will not undermine the country’s ambitions to become a major “hub” in this space, a prominent banker argued yesterday.

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DPM: We couldn’t let $100m Grand Lucayan buyer stall

THE deputy prime minister yesterday said the Government had grown tired of the prospective $100m Grand Lucayan buyer constantly stalling over the deal by repeatedly asking for due diligence extensions.

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New Providence residents at ease

NEW Providence residents seemed generally unbothered by the arrival of Tropical Storm Nicole as many were casually preparing around town.

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Chinese saw Baha Mar as ‘state-owned assets’

Baha Mar’s Beijing-owned contractor and major financier were already treating the mega resort project as “state-owned assets” prior to finally ousting Sarkis Izmirlian as the project’s developer.

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‘I told you so’: $100m Lucayan sale collapses

The Grand Lucayan’s former chairman last night said “I told you so” after the Government admitted the resort’s $100m sale has collapsed and it is now seeking an alternative purchaser.

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WORLD VIEW: US Mid-term elections - a defining moment

DEMOCRACY is at stake in the country that proclaims itself as the world’s bastion of democracy.

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Corporal punishment

“Corporal punishment is not abuse”, says Bishop. The Tribune featured a story, “Corporal punishment is not abuse” says Bishop. Where is the Tribune trying to lead us? The newspaper presents some strong statistics, such as 90% of Bahamians identify as being Christians. From a social point of view, it seems we are truly failing as a nation.

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Pintard: PLP govt a shadow of its former self

FREE National Movement Leader Michael Pintard yesterday called the Davis administration a “shadow of its former self”, saying this “new day” party is far more concerned about politics than good governance.

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Doctors urge Gov’t: ‘Hit pause button’ over NHI

Bahamian doctors yesterday urged the Government to “hit the pause button” over its proposed National Health Insurance (NHI) reforms, warning they “cannot support the Bill” tabled in the House of Assembly as is.

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New House row on BPL’s fuel hedging

The controversy over Bahamas Power & Light’s (BPL) fuel charge hikes erupted again yesterday after the Opposition’s leader argued that the Government’s “dereliction of duty” had “heaped” a $100m bill on the Bahamian people.

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Bran ‘confident’ pharmacy price control deal workable

The Democratic National Alliance’s (DNA) former leader last night said he “has every confidence the compromise is sustainable” after the pharmaceutical industry struck a deal with the Government to end their price control dispute.

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Food retailers expand price control list offer

Food retailers were last night hoping the Government will agree to an “expanded list” of price-controlled products before the weekend so that Bahamian consumers can enjoy cost of living “relief” come Monday.