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EDITORIAL: Too late the hero, Mr Davis

FIRST, the good news – gas prices are starting to fall globally and The Bahamas will see the benefit from that.

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Bahamas to host Caribbean heads of govt meeting

THE Bahamas will host Caribbean Heads of Government at the Baha Mar resort later this month, Prime Minister Phillip “Brave” Davis announced yesterday.

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Sir Brian Moree sworn in as Appeal Court justice

SIR Brian Moree was sworn in yesterday as a justice of the Court of Appeal.

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Relief packages for bus drivers ‘sorted this week’

TRANSPORT and Housing Minister JoBeth Coleby-Davis says she is hoping relief packages for bus drivers will be sorted out this week.

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Surrey industry returns

THE reopening of Nassau’s historic Surrey industry was held yesterday in Rawson Square.

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$170m Exuma project targets up to 300 jobs

A $170m investment targeted at Exuma’s southern tip is pledging to create up to 300 full-time jobs - plus several hundred construction posts - via the phased build-out of a mixed-use resort and residential project.

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Parliament’s IBC error key in Bacardi rum fortune fight

The now-former chief justice has ordered that a Bahamian International Business Company (IBC) be resurrected from its dissolution more than 17 years ago to rescue multi-billion dollar litigation involving the Bacardi rum fortune.

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Gas station tax relief is ‘the right approach’

The Prime Minister’s hint that the Government is mulling lower taxation for gas station operators was yesterday branded the “right approach” even though margin increases may not be considered.

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BTC not at Liberty’s top as revenue rise flattens

The Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) was not among its ultimate parent’s best Caribbean performers during the 2022 second quarter as revenues flat-lined against prior year comparatives.

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COMMONWEALTH GAMES: Devynne Charlton into 100m hurdles final

BIRMINGHAM, England: World indoor silver medalist Devynne Charlton moved one step closer to adding a 2022 Commonwealth Games medal to her collection.

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Concerns at Straw Market over rotation of vendor days

THERE have been mixed views among some vendors at the Nassau Straw Market regarding the rotation of working days since the facility was reopened last November.

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‘The swimmers can be extremely happy with their performances’

BIRMINGHAM, England — In looking at the performances of the nine swimmers as they left the Commonwealth Games and are now heading back home, coach Andy Loveitt said Team Bahamas had a successful showing.

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Cyclists get in gear for Sunday’s gruelling road race

BIRMINGHAM, England — Having gotten their feet wet in the time trials yesterday as the cycling competition got underway at the 2022 Commonwealth Games, both Lorin Sawyer and Felix Neely indicated that they will now be better prepared for Sunday’s gruelling road race.

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‘No deal breaker’: Lucayan sale gets 45-day extension

The Grand Lucayan’s chairman yesterday reassured there is “no deal breaker” after it was agreed that negotiations over the hotel’s sale be extended by 45 days to September 15.

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National memorial week for Dorian

A WEEK-long national memorial with various activities in honour of Hurricane Dorian victims, survivors and first responders will be held beginning next month, press secretary Clint Watson announced yesterday.

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Govt considering reducing fuel taxes for gas retailers

PRIME Minister Phillip “Brave” Davis says the government is considering reducing fuel taxes for gas retailers with a view to bringing relief to struggling Bahamians.

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Davis insists: I’ve kept my promises

PRIME Minister Phillip “Brave” Davis insists his administration is living up to promises it made to nurses and teachers despite the opposition’s claim that the government has failed to adequately address their concerns.

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Alonzo Russell misses out on final place, finishes fourth in semi-final heat

BIRMINGHAM, England: Alonzo Russell felt he gave all he had but, despite a comeback down the stretch, it wasn’t enough to get a lane in Sunday’s final of the men’s 400 metres.

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Woman given probation for police officer attack

A WOMAN was placed on three months’ probation yesterday after admitting assaulting a female police officer.

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Teen in court over gun charge

A MAN was granted $7,000 bail yesterday for alleged firearm and ammunition possession.