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The fourth estate and Dr Minnis

IN Constitutional Law, it is generally accepted that there are four estates in any civilised and democratic country. The church is often referred to as the “first” estate. The legislature as the second estate. The executive as the third estate and, of course, the media is known as the fourth estate. The demarcation between these “estates” often overlap and may be difficult to separate. It is no different here in our wonderful nation.

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The coronation of Wayne Munroe, QC

THE Progressive Liberal Party has now selected Barrister Wayne Munroe, QC, as our standard bearer in the newly renamed and revamped constituency of Free Town.

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Cutting the hills must be stopped

OVER the past 30 years, we have seen the catastrophe wrought on Haiti due to their denuding the forestation on their part of the island of Hispaniola.

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Claim over land filled with pirate treasure dismissed

CHIEF Justice Sir Michael Barnett dismissed a petition yesterday from several people staking a claim to a 47-acre piece of land in San Salvador where billions of dollars worth of pirate treasure is rumoured to be buried.

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Tough evaluation questions to ask

At the start of each year, business owners and employees typically reevaluate their position in the marketplace and begin to make preparations for a more successful year.

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Police, Defence Force crime fight collaboration 'a shared vision'

COLLABORATION between the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) and the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) to combat crime is part of the shared vision of Prime Minister Perry Christie, National Security Minister Dr Bernard Nottage and Police Commissioner Ellison Greenslade, Mr Christie said on Friday.

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Emails ‘should not have been tabled’

HOUSE Speaker Dr Kendall Major admitted yesterday that he should not have allowed Education Minister Jerome Fitzgerald to read and table the private emails of environmental action group Save The Bays in Parliament.

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A deserved honour

It is heartwarming to see my friend Algernon Sidney Patrick Benedict Allen receive a well-deserved honour. The honour given can hardly compensate for his charity. His selflessness is his calling card. The ease he displayed in freely giving is a rare quality. I am positively sure that many would quickly jump to their feet in applauding Allen’s contributions to this country. He is selfless. Few have helped more people than he.

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Retailer eyes claim over ‘$60,000 loss’

A frustrated Freeport food retailer yesterday said he planned to “claim” against a major shipping company, after the late delivery of perishables cost him an estimated $60,000 sales and much customer “goodwill”.

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Kai Jones assigned to NBA’s G-League

KAI Jones and his fellow 2021 NBA Draft Class of the Charlotte Hornets were all assigned to the NBA G League after playing sparingly through the first 13 games of the NBA season.

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Atlantis Team Members support Susan G Komen Race For The Cure

Having served as a corporate sponsor for the Susan G Komen Race for the Cure since its inception in the Bahamas, Atlantis saw numerous employees brave lower than normal temperatures last Saturday morning to show their support for those battling cancer as well as cancer survivors.

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Tureano: ‘I’m going to beat Triple G’

Even before the swelling went down on his face following the 12-round battle against Eamonn O’Kane, Tureano Johnson was ready to issue a new challenge as the number one contender for the IBF middleweight title.

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G R Sweeting lends helping hand to Ranfurly Home

G R SWEETING’S Clarks and The Shoe Village stores are lending a helping hand to a local non-profit organisation in need of financial assistance.

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Bahamas' 27 tax deals face new G-20 pressures

The Bahamas will likely come under immediate pressure to convert its existing 27 Tax Information Exchange Agreements (TIEAs) into the ‘automatic sharing’ variety, after the G-20 last week “eliminated all doubt” that is now its goal.

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Pastor celebrates four years in ministry

Overseer Pastor Janean Hart, of Soul Winning United Church of God In Christ, celebrated her fourth anniversary under the theme “I Am Persuaded” taken from 2 Timothy 1:10-13 at a service last week. In attendance were Apostle G Anthony Chisholm of New Beginning Church; Pastor Val Nesbitt of Church of God, Dundas Town Abaco; Bishop G Elton Major, jurisdictional prelate for UCOGIC Bahamas and Senior Pastor of Lion of the Judah Kingdom Embassy.

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Johnson vs ‘Triple G’ Golovkin ‘could be our next fight’

HE has petitioned for this bout for quite some time, and now reports have emerged that the Gennady “Triple G” Golovkin camp may give Bahamian boxer Tureano Johnson the fight he has been looking for.

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Bahamas ‘can’t lose sight’ of real G7 goal

The Bahamas “cannot lose sight of the fact” that G-7 members and other high-tax European states want “to wipe out” international financial centres (IFC) such as this nation, a prominent accountant warned yesterday.

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Judge finds 'no truck' with Road Traffic case

THE Road Traffic Department "acted illegally" in refusing to inspect and register a Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) licencee's 'taxi cab' on the grounds that it had not obtained a government license, the Supreme Court once again upholding the Hawksbill Creek Agreement against arbitrary executive actions.

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G-20 tax intent a 'serious threat' to financial sector

THE continued G-20/OECD push towards the automatic exchange of tax information poses "a serious threat" to the Bahamian financial services industry, a senior attorney urging this nation to "get ahead of the curve" in responding to their demands

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Kai Jones back in NBA G League

KAI Jones has fluctuated between the Charlotte Hornets’ main roster and the G-League affiliate Greensboro Swarm for much of the season.

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