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Boy’s home escapee ‘made gun threat’

A 16-YEAR-OLD boy was sent to the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services after escaping Simpson Penn School for Boys and threatening a man with a gun.

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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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Capital Group gives $50k to youth education

TO celebrate its fifth year in business, IX Capital donated $50,000 for youth education in Financial Services.

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Jonquel Jones and Christianity

I am hoping that Bahamian WNBA player Jonquel Jones’ public swipe at BTC will not cause any significant retaliation from the US towards The Bahamas. That country is currently governed by a far-left president who officiated the same-sex wedding ceremony of two White House staffers, Brian Mosteller and Joe Mahshie, in 2016.

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Referenda and citizenship

Once again the government, through Attorney General Ryan Pinder, has foreshadowed its plan to introduce legislation to bring about citizenship changes which the referendums of 2002 and 2016 did not. In my view, this is rather unfortunate.

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Juveniles put on probation for gay slurs and throwing rocks

TWO male juveniles were put on a year’s probation by a Magistrate’s Court yesterday for hurling rocks and homophobic slurs at a man last year.

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Woman attacked former business partner with piece of wood

A WOMAN was put on six months’ probation yesterday after threatening and attacking a former female business partner with a piece of wood.

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Two accused over weapons

TWO men were separately sentenced in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday - one in connection with possession of a component part of a firearm and another for carrying arms.

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Teen jailed for causing harm

AN 18-year-old youth was sentenced to 18 months in prison yesterday after being found guilty of grievous harm.

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National amateur golf champions crowned

After four gruelling rounds of competition at various sites on the island, Heathcliff Kane and Ashley Michel were crowned the Bahamas Golf Federation’s men and women national amateur golf champions.

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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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‘Coach Yo’ named to men’s national team coaching staff

YOLETT McPhee-McCuin continues to make history in the coaching ranks and achieved another milestone on her résumé when she became the first woman to join the coaching staff of a Bahamas senior men’s national basketball team.

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Mets’ Warren Saunders assigned to AAA

NEW York Mets prospect Warren Saunders received the highest promotion of his minor league career thus far.

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Bahamas set for Caribbean Amateur Junior Golf Championships

THE Bahamas Golf Federation (BGF) confirms its participation in the upcoming Caribbean Amateur Junior Golf Championships (CAJGC) scheduled for June 28-30 in Puerto Rico.

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EDITORIAL: Nice words, but what is actually being done?

GLASGOW last year, Rwanda this week, Egypt for the COP27 conference in November … with all this jetting around the world, our climate change problems must be on the way to being solved. No?

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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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Gov’t drafting carbon credit exchange law

The Government is developing legislation to establish a carbon credit exchange in The Bahamas to further boost its ambitions to make this nation “a global centre” for the emerging industry.

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One-third of dormant taxi plates ‘rescued’

One-third of the 90 dormant taxi plate holders have paid-off arrears owed to the Government within 48 hours of being warned they would otherwise lose these assets.

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Cannabis advocate hails dual track legislation plan

A MEDICAL marijuana and industrial hemp advocate yesterday praised the Government for its dual track approach in seeking to legalise through upcoming legislation.