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‘SECRET PAYMENTS’ TO FORCE SARKIS OUT: Claim Baha Mar contractor gave money to government officials and their associates

Sarkis Izmirlian is alleging that Baha Mar’s contractor make secret payments to unnamed “government officials, their family and associates” as part of a scheme to force him out from the multi-billion dollar development.

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‘Vola’ Francis hopeful of Bay St return as Sir Franklyn is honoured

THE leader of the Saxon Superstars is hopeful for a full return of Junkanoo parades on Bay Street this year with proper government and stakeholder collaboration.

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Heavyweight boxer Amron Sands loses in the first round

IT was a disappointing return to the ring for Amron Sands as he suffered his second consecutive loss.

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MLB players vote to end lockout, salvaging 162-game season

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball's acrimonious lockout ended Thursday when a divided players' association voted to accept management's offer to salvage a 162-game season that will start April 7.

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Minister ‘disavows’ $7m warning to civil servants

A Cabinet minister was yesterday said to have “disavowed” a Ministry of Finance statement that warned that last week’s sick-out by finance officers could cost their fellow civil servants some $7m.

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Finance officers’ sickout may affect staff payouts

THE government lost an estimated $7.5m in revenue after finance and accounting officers throughout the public service withdrew their services from Monday to Friday of last week in what the Ministry of Finance has called an illegal “coordinated sickout”.

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‘Expect hardship’ from inflation, interest hikes

A former finance minister yesterday warned that “every family can expect hardship” from rising inflation that will exceed the current 7 percent rate in the US.

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Pre-election board at BPL still in place

A Bahamas Power and Light source is alleging the company’s new board of directors cannot perform its duties due to an extension granted to the previous board and executives by the outgoing Minnis administration.

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It’s all systems go for Babe Ruth tournament

WITH the assurance from Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis that the new national baseball stadium will be completed in time, Babe Ruth Caribbean Region Commissioner Greg Burrows Sr confirmed that all systems are go for The Bahamas hosting the inaugural Babe Ruth Region Caribbean Championship and International Baseball Tournament.

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Hundreds reincluded in NIB pension payments

MYLES Laroda, the minister of state responsible for the National Insurance Board, says the Davis administration has reincluded hundreds of people who would otherwise have stopped receiving a pension because of a recent decision of the institution.

EDITORIAL: Wrong time for hospital staff to take action

THE hospitals are full of COVID patients, we are in the middle of a surge that has already seen us have the record number of cases in a single day… and hospital staff are choosing this moment to stage industrial action.

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MASS SICKOUT HITS HOSPITALS: Workers strike over being omitted from ‘COVID payments’

SERVICES at public hospitals were severely affected yesterday by a sickout involving staff who have not received honorariums.

Men’s national soccer team loses to Puerto Rico, 7-0

Team Bahamas was blanked for the third consecutive match in the opening round of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Qualifiers for the CONCACAF region.

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Lester Brown Jr loses via 2nd round TKO

LESTER Brown Jr’s return to the ring ended in disappointment against a highly touted amateur prospect in his professional debut.

Engineer chief eyes capital works boost

Bahamian construction industry professionals yesterday said they are hoping “significant” public infrastructure works will further boost the sector's output in 2021.

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Justin Roberts and Maginley stay alive in doubles

AFTER they both got eliminated the day before in their singles, Bahamian Justin Roberts and his close friend and long-time partner Jody Maginley from Antigua and Barbuda stayed alive in the men’s doubles in the Legacy Bank NWA Tennis Series.

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Oliver loses the first international bout of his career

TYRONE Oliver suffered a loss in the first international bout of his young professional boxing career.

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‘Reno’ gets busted lip ‘stitched right away’

TUREANO ‘Reno’ Johnson was on the verge of setting himself up for one of the greatest accomplishments in Bahamian boxing history. But that was thwarted by Mexican Jaime Munguia at the Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, California, on Saturday night.

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Tureano Johnson loses by KO

Jaime Munguia caught Tureano Johnson with a vicious uppercut that severely gashed the Bahamian middleweight’s upper lip and led to a doctor’s stoppage. Munguia retained the WBO Intercontinental title and was awarded a sixth round knockout win over Johnson in Friday night’s DAZN Boxing main event at the Fantasy Springs Resort in Indio, California.

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PMH housekeeping staff demand - what about us?

STAFF members of the housekeeping department at Princess Margaret Hospital are complaining about feeling unsafe and also neglected by the Public Hospitals Authority as they go about their duties facing the possibility of contracting the COVID-19 virus.