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Key files ‘removed’ at Beach Authority

STAFF at Bahamas Public Parks and Public Beaches Authority were told to file a police report after files from a computer in the office were downloaded and removed “after hours” without approval.

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‘Buy good real estate but a cheap vehicle’

Suggestions that today’s Budget will seek to “promote home ownership” and green energy yesterday generated calls for an attitude overhaul and a variety of tax reforms from participants in both sectors.

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‘Put money with mouth’ to escape IMF clutches

The Bahamas must “put our money where our mouth is” and prove to global investors why it will not require an International Monetary Fund (IMF) programme to escape its economic and fiscal woes, a top banker said yesterday.

Aviation relief as ‘really ugly’ outcome averted

Bahamas Customs has apologised for its now-aborted efforts to introduce a new border control system for private aviation that could have produced “a really ugly” outcome if implemented.

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AF Adderley shooting victim was on bail

THE man shot and killed on Sunday outside of AF Adderley’s gymnasium was on bail and being electronically monitored, according to Commissioner of Police Paul Rolle yesterday.

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Pintard sees ‘arrogance’ growing in government

Opposition leader Michael Pintard yesterday described the Davis administration as one that does not comply with laws and suggested that he was beginning to see seeds of “arrogance” grow in the new day government.

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Tax hike measures branded ‘inevitable’

New and/or increased taxes are “inevitable somewhere down the road” as greater enforcement and collection efforts will be insufficient to meet The Bahamas’ revenue needs, an investment banker warned yesterday.

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Opposition: ‘Shore up’ investors’ confidence

The Bahamas is “not doing anything to shore up” the confidence of investors who are “rightly concerned” about the country’s economic and fiscal prospects, the Opposition’s finance spokesman asserted yesterday.

Bahamian blood on US Second Amendment

Prime Minister Philip Brave Davis’ startling claim that 90 percent of confiscated guns used in murders in this country have been traced to American manufacturers and firearm retailers suggests to this writer that the 2nd Amendment to the US Constitution is stained with Bahamian blood.

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IDB’s taxpayer boost for $385m Gov’t bond issue

The Bahamas will this week seek to limit the debt servicing burden for taxpayers via an Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) guarantee that will underwrite most of its $385m foreign currency bond issue.

BPL summer

ALLELUIA! I honestly was worried, but BPL will be able to supply electricity this summer.

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Killings prompt plea to families

THREE murders occurred within 24 hours in New Providence this weekend, the latest of them a man who was killed after a basketball game at AF Adderley Junior High School yesterday - prompting a call for people who know relatives possess illegal firearms to “do the honourable thing”.

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TARGET TIMING OF RAPE IN MARRIAGE: Churches agree step to protect separating couples is necessary

BAHAMAS Christian Council president Bishop Delton Fernander says the church will support efforts by government to tighten the law to provide protection against rape for spouses in the period between legal separation and divorce.

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Moultrie raises issue of Gibson staying MP

FORMER House Speaker Halson Moultrie suggested yesterday “any honourable” parliamentarian accused of criminal offences should consider resigning to protect the institution of Parliament.

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Minnis: Gibson is innocent until proven otherwise

FORMER Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis said yesterday “a man is innocent until proven otherwise” as many in the country wait to learn what will be the next political steps of Long Island MP Adrian Gibson.

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INSIGHT: Gibson’s parliamentary future isn’t as cut and dried as some would have it

WITH a series of charges filed against Adrian Gibson, the question of whether he should remain as an MP has been in the air.

Financial industry in more attrition

The Bahamian banking sector saw total on-balance sheet assets shrink by $23bn or 13.3 percent in 2021 as the industry faced regulatory and other “headwinds” that continued to chip away at its size.

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ORG officials attend Summit of the Americas

LOCAL officials of the Organisation for Responsible Governance have attended the IX Summit of the Americas.

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Ministry to celebrate Cooperative Month

THE Ministry of Agriculture, Marine Resources and Family Island Affairs is celebrating Cooperative Month this month.