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DIANE PHILLIPS: Growing the economy doesn’t happen when you do what you’ve always done

PRIME Minister Philip “Brave” Davis set off a maelstrom of misdirected mischief when he announced elimination of duty on pleasure boats, a concept that goes back decades and was intended to come to fruition at least ten years ago.

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Jay Fitness 5K was a success

MACKEY Williams and Lesli Hanna emerged as the overall male and female walk winners, while Dexter Adderley and Eve Dorsette won the run segment of the 5-kilometre race.

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‘No bang for the buck’: Insurer eases off motor

A Bahamian insurer says it is “shying away” from providing third-party motor coverage because “the bang for the buck is not worth it” when returns are weighed against potential losses.

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Carbon monoxide confirmed as cause of Exuma deaths

ASPHYXIATION due to carbon monoxide poisoning was yesterday confirmed as the cause of death of three people who died at Sandals Emerald Bay in Exuma nearly two months ago.

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46 new confirmed cases

FORTY-six new COVID-19 cases were recorded in The Bahamas on Saturday.

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‘Buddy’ headlines training camp for Sr Men’s National Team

MIAMI, Florida — The Bahamas senior men’s national basketball team is back on the path toward FIBA World Cup 2023 qualification and that journey began in earnest this week with an offsite training camp.

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Davis Cup: Team Bahamas avoids relegation to Group IV

THE Bahamas Davis Cup team, captained by Marvin Rolle and featuring Kevin Major Jr and brother Baker and Spencer Newman, avoided relegation to Group IV in Davis Cup play by winning their final match against Guatemala.

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Davis Cup: Bahamas suffers 2-1 loss to Jamaica

THE Bahamas suffered its second loss in as many days in play at the Davis Cup Group III Americas competition in Escazu, Costa Rica.

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One more death from COVID recorded

THE Bahamas has recorded another 77 COVID-19 cases and one death, according to the Ministry of Health & Wellness.

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FRONT PORCH: Madam Speaker: What will be your legacy?

LAST week, former Speaker of the House of Assembly, Halson Moultrie once again demonstrated why he should never have been elected to the Speakership. He suggested Long Island Member of Parliament, Adrian Gibson should resign his seat after being charged with a number of alleged offences.

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STATESIDE: Blurred lines of a conflict where there's no easy exit

WE’VE returned in this space several times over the past four months to the question of the inevitability of US and Western involvement in a shooting war with Russia over its invasion of Ukraine. Even as most major American media focus once again on ex-President Donald Trump, the January 6 committee hearings into his casual incitement of a shocking and fatal riot, and the chances of someone else taking control of the Republican Party before 2024, experts and scholars are quietly wondering aloud if America isn’t already at war with Russia and what it could mean for the short-term future of the world.

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Davis Cup: Bahamas suffers loss to Paraguay

TEAM Bahamas began its current Davis Cup tie with a loss to the top ranked team in its pool. Paraguay scored a 2-1 win over The Bahamas’ team of Kevin Major Jr, Spencer Newman, Baker Newman and Marvin Rolle yesterday at the Costa Rica Country Club in Escazu, Costa Rica.

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‘Don’t derail tourism revival with higher electricity costs’

The Bahamian tourism industry yesterday warned it “can ill-afford to be derailed” from its post-COVID recovery by a hike in electricity prices which remain “pivotal” to the sector’s global competitiveness.

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Tests remain for unvaccinated

TOURISM, Investments and Aviation Minister Chester Cooper said that a change to the requirement for unvaccinated travellers to be tested for COVID-19 is not being considered at present.

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THE KDK REPORT: A shallow grave

UNDER the cover of darkness, Anastasia and her family fled the bombing and gunfire now ravaging their homeland. No one in the car that evening could understand how they arrived at this point.

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Bust or deflated

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ACCORDING to experts, the cryptocurrency Bitcoin is entering its lowest and darkest market phase. The price of Bitcoin fell to its lowest level since December 2020 on Wednesday, and even hit $20,000 for a short time. The oldest digital currency was trading at around $20,500 on Friday, June 17.

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87 new cases of COVID

EIGHTY-seven new cases of COVID-19 were recorded last Thursday and Friday, according to the Ministry of Health and Wellness.

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DIANE PHILLIPS: Why do we feel so unsettled? Is it because we’re in the Age of Confusion?

I wasn’t around and probably you weren’t either, but after the upheaval of WWII, history seems to show us the relieved and exhausted world settled down to a new predictability.

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Tax hike measures branded ‘inevitable’

New and/or increased taxes are “inevitable somewhere down the road” as greater enforcement and collection efforts will be insufficient to meet The Bahamas’ revenue needs, an investment banker warned yesterday.

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