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WORLD VIEW: It’s time the UN Security Council acts to stop the killing in Gaza

THE escalation of violence in Gaza by Israel has prompted a global outcry, marking a rising disgust, particularly among the young, of what is widely regarded as a hugely disproportionate response to the Hamas attack on Israel on October 7, 2023.

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PI entrepreneur: ‘Brown envelope backs my case’

The Bahamian entrepreneur seeking to restore Paradise Island’s lighthouse presented the Court of Appeal with fresh evidence he asserted proves there was a binding lease agreement with the Government.

BPSU protests conditions at Registrar General office

BAHAMAS Public Services Union president Kimsley Ferguson warned the government against harsh work conditions and delayed promotions for union members of the Office of the Registrar General, threatening to suspend services.

BTC slams ‘excessive’ $209,488 URCA fine

The Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) last night slammed the $209,488 fine imposed on it by regulators for breaching mobile number portability rules as “unwarranted and excessive”.

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Kate, Princess of Wales, says she has cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy

LONDON (AP) — Kate, the Princess of Wales, has cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy, she said Friday in a stunning announcement that follows weeks of speculation about her health and whereabouts.

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When you’re feeling Blue

FEELING the blues after the four-day Easter weekend? That just means that you are on target with one of the hottest trends in Spring Fashion for 2024.

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‘All-Bahamian’ $30m hotel gets conditional go-ahead

The Bahamian developer of a proposed $30m West Bay Street hotel was yesterday granted preliminary site plan approval for the project provided its “side setbacks” are increased to 15 feet.

GBPA: We’ll fight govt over demand

THE Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) yesterday blasted the Government’s huge payment demand as ill-founded by arguing that Freeport’s $200m annual tax revenues far exceed what government invests in the city.

GBPA: $200m in taxes far exceed Gov’t outlay

THE Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) yesterday blasted the Government’s huge payment demand as ill-founded by arguing that the $200m tax revenues earned by the latter far exceed what it invests in Freeport.

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Ex-MP slams the Gov’t for $357m GBPA ‘shakedown’

A former MP yesterday slammed the Government’s demand that the Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) pay it $357m as “a shakedown”, and questioned if the former is “either broke or desperate”.

PI hotel project’s 100 ‘permanent’ job pledge

A development that aims to be Paradise Island’s “first new hotel for many years” yesterday said its project will create 100 permanent jobs and a similar number of construction posts.

IDB: Bahamas Internet costs, speed miss mark

Broadband Internet costs and speeds represent potential barriers to The Bahamas embracing the digital economy and improved competitiveness, a multilateral lender has warned.

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Residents voice objections to new PI resort proposal

RESIDENTS last night argued that plans to transform the former Paradise Harbour Club site into a seven-storey hotel represent an “overdevelopment” that will impact quality of life and devalue their properties.

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Dealers: Used car sales up 30% with ‘level playing field’

AUTO dealers yesterday argued they could increase their used car sales by up to 30 percent if the authorities enforce a competitive ‘level playing field’ with roadside vendor rivals.

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Bahamians conflict on broker’s US client pull

Bahamian executives have given conflicting evidence over whether a local broker/ dealer used marketing deals with day trading schools to circumvent US laws against soliciting American clients.