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$600k system puts cabinet meetings into digital era

MINISTER of State for Finance Kwasi Thompson announced yesterday the launch of the Bahamas Electronic Cabinet Management Information System, also referred to as E-Cabinet.

RBC economist ‘too superficial’ over VAT squander conclusion

A former finance minister yesterday criticised Royal Bank of Canada’s (RBC) top regional economist for reaching a “too superficial” and “self-serving” conclusion that the Bahamas is squandering its Value-Added Tax (VAT) revenue windfall.

Minister seeks proof over livestock deaths

A Cabinet minister yesterday said samples of animal feed, which Bahamian farmers believe is responsible for hundreds of livestock deaths, have been sent off for testing.

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PM: No ‘headway’ in BTC control talks

PRIME Minister Perry Christie yesterday indicated that the Government was making little to no headway in wresting back majority control of the Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC), saying a conclusion had to be reached in talks between itselfand Cable and Wireless Communications (CWC) “sooner rather than later”.

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Grand Lucayan conclusion ‘soon’

OFFICIALS are hoping to soon bring a conclusion to the Grand Lucayan deal, according to Tourism, Investments and Aviation Minister Chester Cooper yesterday.

Lease deal for Girl Guides HQ

SENIOR government officials and executives of the Bahamas Girl Guides Association (BGGA) “reached a mutually agreeable conclusion” on the lease of property located at their Fort Charlotte headquarters on Wednesday, ending a 20-year ordeal. Prime Mini

Fitzgerald cites news story as research on school policing

EDUCATION Minister Jerome Fitzgerald pushed back yesterday against this newspaper’s report that he mischaracterised conclusions researchers at The College of The Bahamas made about the effect police presence in public schools has on school violence.

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Aragonite real value just $2.5m

CABINET is close to reaching a conclusion that could increase the country’s aragonite mining revenue, Environment Minister Romauld Ferreira said.

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Decision likely today over lawyer's contempt case

CONTEMPT proceedings against Geoffrey Farquharson are expected to reach a conclusion today when Justice Bernard Turner determines what action, if any, the court will take regarding the lawyer’s conduct during the Marco Archer murder trial.

Tripartite Council ‘serves no purpose’

The Trade Union Congress’s (TUC) president has vowed to pursue the its grievance against Sandals Royal Bahamian’s termination of 600 employees to its “logical conclusion”, arguing that the Attorney General’s decision to nullify their case against the resort’s top executives had put workers in a ‘frightening” position.

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Convicted in absence

A MAN who absconded near the conclusion of his double armed robbery trial was convicted by a Supreme Court jury.

Has the destruction of Hurricane Joaquin delayed NHI?

“A SCIENCE professor who sparked a costly four-year corruption scandal at the University of New South Wales has admitted spreading false allegations and apologised to the university,” reported “The Australian” on August 3, 2014. “The Australian”, Australia’s largest selling newspaper with a weekly circulation of 116,655, had much to say about the case of Dr Paul Barach.

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PM confirms talks at a dead end

DESPITE the government’s unwavering pledge to recapture a majority stake in BTC, Prime Minister Perry Christie yesterday confirmed that executives have no intention to let go of the lion’s share in the company.

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Govt talks on resort pullout

THE government was locked in meetings yesterday seeking to bring a successful conclusion to negotiations with Hutchison Whampoa over the embattled Memories resort, with Tourism Minister Obie Wilchcombe telling The Tribune that based on those talks he believes there is room for a “successful outcome”.

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Govt to prioritise legislation for vulnerable

MINISTER of Social Services and Urban Development Frankie Campbell said yesterday legislation is being prioritised for the vulnerable in society, such as the elderly. However, he added, more discussion is still needed on the controversial issue of

Really, Mr Watson?

How did your reporter draw the conclusion that Frank Watson’s comments were surprising or candid?

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Court discussions over DVD evidence expected to end

A CONCLUSION is expected in the private discussions between a Supreme Court judge and lawyers in the murder trial of a teenage girl and her ex-lover, who are accused of murdering Anna Garrison in 2009.

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Britannia Mini Mall fire 'was arson'

ASSISTANT Commissioner of Police Samuel Butler said that following preliminary investigations, the Police Fire Services has pin-pointed the cause of the fire at the Britannia Mini Mall as arson.

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Mitchell: Don't jump to conclusions over visas

MINISTER of Foreign Affairs Fred Mitchell cautioned Bahamians not to jump to conclusions over the temporary suspension of non-immigrant visa services at the US Embassy.

RISE scheme under review

THE Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development’s RISE programme reportedly suffered “substantial challenges” and is under review to determine whether the pilot project will be adopted, according to Press Secretary Anthony Newbold.Mr Newbold, i