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Debt, debt and debt

A past writer was spot on when he wrote and estimated that BPL’s bad accounts had to exceed $100m.

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Awards for Grand Bahama businesspeople

GRAND Bahama Minister Ginger Moxey has indicated the government is committed to rebuilding and revolutionising the island of Grand Bahama and its economy.

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Moss calls for national anti-crime strategy

BAHAMAS Against Crime Executive Director Rev C B Moss yesterday called for a comprehensive national anti-crime strategy, noting that the scourge of crime has continued to ravage Bahamian society.

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A call for collective action

Under the cover of the Covid 19 Pandemic which has dominated the local news for nearly two years, the scourge of crime has been ravishing our society.

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Just 72% of vendors back to Straw Market

Just 72 percent of straw vendors are returning to the re-opened Bay Street facility, it was revealed yesterday, representing a 140-person decline from pre-COVID levels.

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Team Bahamas falls to 1-1 at ITF/COTECC 12U Team Finals

THE three-member team of Tatyana Madu, Kaylah Fox and Briana Houlgrave suffered a 2-1 loss to top seeded Mexico’s top team yesterday on day two of competition at Santo Domingo, The Dominican Republic.

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PM will make decision on next steps for sports audit

PRIME Minister Philip “Brave” Davis will decide whether “damning” findings from an audit of the National Sports Authority should be turned over to the Attorney General’s Office for further investigation.

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Minister not surprised by audit of National Sports Authority

YOUTH, Sports and Culture Minister Mario Bowleg said he is not surprised by an audit that found numerous problems at the National Sports Authority.

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Sports ministry’s $1.2m ‘Dorian funds’ under fire

The National Sports Authority’s ex-chairman yesterday said he halted the spending of $1.18m in “Hurricane Dorian funds” due to “the lack of clarity” on how they were to be spent.

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AUDIT LIFTS LID ON MINISTRY FAILINGS: ‘Many failures’ identified at Sports ministry Minnis ordered be ‘locked down’

A CONTRACT awarded without Cabinet approval is among the problems Auditor General Terrance Bastian uncovered when he audited the National Sports Authority for the period between July 1, 2018 to January 2021.

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The Health Services Rules 2021

The PLP has issued the Health Services (COVID-19) Rules 2021, which should be read and construed in conjunction with one another and are alleged to amend section 29 of the Health Services Act to declare a pandemic of COVID-19 (i.e. a state of emergency) in The Bahamas.

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GLIMMER OF HOPE: Ratings agency S&P sees economic upturn but private sector cautious

The Bahamas does “not have enough control over our own plight” to take comfort from Standard & Poor’s (S&P) belief that COVID devastation has “bottomed out”, it was argued yesterday.

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Gov’t and Opposition trade blows over S&P downgrade

The Government’s attempt to blame the former Minnis administration for The Bahamas’ latest downgrade “does not line up” with Standard & Poor’s (S&P) analysis, an ex-Cabinet minister says.

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Jonquel Jones scores 30, grabs 17 rebounds in win

JONQUEL Jones delivered another dominant performance for Bosnia and Herzegovina in the FIBA Women’s EuroBasket 2023 Qualifiers.

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Bahamas downgraded by Standard & Poor's

Standard & Poor’s (S&P) today downgraded The Bahamas’ sovereign creditworthiness citing “the failure of successive governments to implement timely and effective” fiscal reforms even prior to COVID-19.

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Jones catches fire with monster 44-point game

Jonquel Jones had the most dominant performance of her professional basketball career to lead Bosnia and Herzegovina to an opening round win in the FIBA Women’s EuroBasket 2023 Qualifiers.

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Addressing critical national problem

The media is currently filled with letters, comments, and opinions in response to the reported recent abuse and death of a four-year-old girl.

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Two-and-a-half year sentence is affirmed

THE Court of Appeal has affirmed the two-and-a-half-year sentence of a man who was caught riding in a car with two loaded firearms three years ago.

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VAT issue - good, bad or stupid?

Comments by a leading manager indicates that removal of the exemptions and returning VAT on Insurances will have a double-edged sword for Government... isn’t the Government Health Insurance some $100m premium so 10% = $10m VAT payment.

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Pro basketball player ‘Shaq’ Cleare will return to Spain

SHAQUILLE Cleare will return to Spain in the Española de Baloncesto – Gold while Travis Munnings and Kino Burrows had season high performances for their respective clubs.

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