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We need to save conch

In the 6th January 2023 edition of The Nassau Guardian there appeared under the heading “No Need for Conch Season Yet” statements attributed to Eric Carey, the former executive director of the Bahamas National Trust (BNT) in which he is quoted as saying that “I don’t think we need a conch season yet.”

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Sir Franklyn ‘more confident’ than ever gas woes solved

FOCOL’s chairman yesterday said he is “more confident” than ever before that the push by Bahamian petroleum retailers for increased margins can be resolved “without adversely impacting the motoring public”.

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Child sex attacker loses appeal

A MAN convicted of sexually assaulting a nine-year-old girl will remain behind bars after the Court of Appeal rejected his appeal yesterday.

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Pintard: Govt must ration funds better to meet community needs

FREE National Movement leader Michael Pintard said the fire in Bimini over the weekend, which exposed dysfunctional firefighting equipment on the island, shows the government must ration its budget better to meet community needs.

Government, not fuel retailers or wholesalers need to take the cut

BAHAMIANS are anxiously awaiting the Progressive Liberal Party government’s proposal for the Bahamas Petroleum Retailers Association in the wake of that group of gas station operators badgering for a long overdue margin change. The average price of gas is about $5.65 per gallon.

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ALICIA WALLACE: Gender-based violence is a public health crisis that must be addressed

GENDER-based violence is a public health crisis, yet no government administration in The Bahamas has come to this realisation, declared it, and moved to take action to end it.

EDITORIAL: The size of our climate fight

WHEN our leaders talk about the impact our nation has suffered from the impacts of major storms, it can sometimes be hard to get an idea of the scale of the blows we have suffered.

In support of the Prime Minister

The general media has long been opposed to the ascension of the Hon Philip “Brave” Davis, MP, KC as Prime Minister of this wonderful nation of ours.

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Lloyd says corporal punishment needs to be eradicated from school system

FORMER Education Minister Jeff Lloyd wants a complete ban on corporal punishment in schools, linking beatings to high rates of violence in the country.

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Killer of pregnant teacher loses appeal over sentence

A MAN convicted of the 2016 murder of pregnant schoolteacher Marisha Bowen had an appeal against his 55-year prison sentence rejected yesterday.

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FAMILIES HOMELESS AFTER BIMINI BLAZE: Fire displaces eleven families as dysfunctional fire apparatus failed to bring it under control

ELEVEN families were displaced after a fire destroyed four homes in Bimini yesterday and exposed the dysfunctional firefighting equipment on the island.

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Academy celebrates cadets

THE LJM Maritime Academy held its annual Founder’s Day events last week, which included a pinning ceremony and the Battle of the Cadets activity day.

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Gov’t ‘not just dictating’ over work permit policy

The Chamber of Commerce’s labour division chair has hailed that the Government is “not just dictating” over plans to develop a national policy to govern the issuance of work permits in The Bahamas.

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Rejected Ginn buyer settles COVID fraud

The Government has rejected a US hotel group, which last week agreed to pay $325,000 in sanctions to settle COVID fraud allegations, as a buyer of the 2,012 acre former Ginn development in Grand Bahama’s West End.

King David and LGBTQ members

I know that from a legal perspective, a dead person cannot be defamed or slandered. This is the position of the judicial system in the United States.

Chamber chief: ‘Spare no effort’ on Ginn resolution

Grand Bahama’s Chamber of Commerce president yesterday urged that “no effort be spared” to find the right buyer for the former Ginn project whose progress has stalled for more than a decade.

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Bahamas hurricane loss triple that of Caribbean

The Bahamas has suffered almost triple the amount of hurricane-related losses and economic damage compared to that experienced by other Caribbean countries over the past 20 years, it was revealed yesterday.

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Sir Franklyn ‘surprised’ at hint margin talks ending

FOCOL’s chairman says he is “surprised” that Bahamian petroleum retailers indicated negotiations over a margin increase had ended because talks were ongoing at the Prime Minister’s Office yesterday.

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Judge bids to protect $2.3m for City Markets pensioners

The Supreme Court has upheld an injunction seeking to preserve $2.288m for the benefit of City Markets pensioners even though 75 percent of this sum may already have been paid out to “third parties”.

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Businessman loses $22m RBC lawsuit

A Bahamian businessman has lost his breach of contract claim against Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) after it refused to clear a $22.11m investment in his aragonite export venture by a Slovakian citizen he had never met.