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Primary School Basketball Champions crowned

THE members of the Carlton E Francis girls’ basketball team knew that there was no better way to keep the memory alive of their beloved deceased coach Sherman Smith than winning the New Providence Public Primary Schools Sports Association mini basketball tournament.

Carlton E Francis, CW Sawyer undefeated in mini basketball tournament

CARLTON E Francis and CW Sawyer finished undefeated in their five games played as the two days of the round robin segment of the New Providence Public Primary School Sports Association’s Mini Basketball Tournament closed out yesterday at the Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium.

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Star Trackers Classic has CARIFTA qualifiers

DESPITE the inclement weather, which forced officials to finish the meet ahead of time, at least a pair of CARIFTA Games qualifying standards were established in the same event at the Star Trackers Track Classic on Saturday.

NPPPSSA mini basketball tourney underway

THE New Providence Public Primary School Sports Association’s 2023 Mini Basketball Tournament got underway yesterday at the Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium with some exciting games being played by the girls’ teams.

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Bahamian allegedly plotted with Maryland woman to attack power grid

BALTIMORE (AP) — BAHAMIAN Brandon Russell, a self-described Neo-Nazi and former St Andrews School student based in Florida, is alleged to have spent months conspiring with a Maryland woman to plan an attack on Baltimore's power grid, hoping to further their racist mission, law enforcement officials said Monday.

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ALICIA WALLACE: Misconceptions of what anger is

THERE was a time that I was afraid of anger. It appeared to be more than an emotion, bordering on a disease that temporarily transformed some people into monsters and inhabited others indefinitely, making their presence dark and unwelcoming.

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Cheque end ‘solving non-existent problem’

A Bahamian businessman says the Central Bank and its licensees are seeking to “solve a problem that does not exist” with their drive to eliminate the use of cheques by year-end 2024.

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Hotels eyeing ‘unprecedented forward bookings’ during 2023

The Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association’s (BHTA) president yesterday disclosed the industry is eyeing “unprecedented levels of forward bookings” for the 2023 first half and full year after December beat historical trends by 10 percent.

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Island FM radio station goes silent

ISLAND FM 102.9 has announced that it will be closing its doors and taking a “hiatus” after more than two decades in service. The radio station delivered the news in a statement released to the media. The move takes effect today, February 1.

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Athletes qualify for CARIFTA

The third annual Red-Line Athletics Oaktree Sonja Knowles Track Classic over the weekend at the Thomas A Robinson Track and Field Stadium was termed a tremendous success with quite a number of athletes attaining the qualifying standards for the CARIFTA Games.

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Families left homeless after shanty town blaze

FAMILIES were left homeless Sunday after a massive fire ripped through homes and vehicles in a shantytown in the Carmichael area.

Pintard slams ‘nonsensical’ fiscal strategy report delay

THE Opposition’s leader yesterday blasted the “nonsensical explanation” given by the Prime Minister for why the Government was two-and-a-half months late in releasing its key fiscal strategy document.

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Environmental activist 'exceedingly happy' over action against oil spill company

A LOCAL environmental activist is “exceedingly happy” that action is being taken against the company responsible for last summer’s Exuma oil spill, adding it has been long overdue.

Anger over new business licence requirements for renewals

SOME small business owners expressed frustration over the new requirements affecting business licence renewals, describing them as “short notice”, “offensive”, “insensitive” and “cruel”.

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Gov’t revenues beat early goal by $50.6m

The Government’s top finance official yesterday said “close to $50m” in real property tax arrears has been collected during the 2022-2023 fiscal year’s first seven months as it seeks to crack down on tax and bill duckers.

Radio station blames COVID for closure

A BAHAMIAN radio station yesterday confirmed it will close today after COVID-19’s financial fall-out for advertisers eroded its main income source.

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IAN FERGUSON: Customer loyalty brings its rewards

There is no doubt that attracting new customers is essential for your small business. Every business person, especially proprietors of micro, small and medium-sized businesses, are always hungry to increase market share. Turning those first-time buyers into repeat customers, however, is arguably just as important.

‘Albany owns it now, OK?’

A controversial Austrian is moving to draw Albany’s principal investor into a multi-million dollar legal battle over his rival bid to acquire the neighbouring South Ocean resort property.

Insurers dismiss VAT Act ‘misinterpretation’

BAHAMIAN health insurers yesterday said “no one wants to pay an additional 36 percent on their medical insurance” from April 1, 2023, when consumers will have to bear the full VAT burden on claims payments.

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Minnis: Gov’t is ‘penny wise, pound foolish’ on health VAT

An ex-prime minister yesterday accused the Government of being “penny wise and pound foolish” over the imminent change in VAT treatment of health insurance claims payments.