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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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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.

A road by a new name

As an interested party in the resurrection of this ancient road/lane (Eastern Cemetery Lane), about which a Ministry of Works notice appearing in yesterday’s Tribune proposes that it be renamed to Harbourside Way.

Vacation homes, retail driving Andros growth

The Andros Chamber of Commerce president says the island experienced “significant growth” in 2021 with vacation homes and the retail sector leading the way.

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Suspected drowning probed

POLICE are investigating an apparent drowning over the weekend off Arawak Cay.

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Tests remain for unvaccinated

TOURISM, Investments and Aviation Minister Chester Cooper said that a change to the requirement for unvaccinated travellers to be tested for COVID-19 is not being considered at present.

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FRONT PORCH: Madam Speaker: What will be your legacy?

LAST week, former Speaker of the House of Assembly, Halson Moultrie once again demonstrated why he should never have been elected to the Speakership. He suggested Long Island Member of Parliament, Adrian Gibson should resign his seat after being charged with a number of alleged offences.

I-Elite gets international support

SINCE their formation out of the Max D Baseball Academy in 2017, the International Elite Baseball Academy has been growing by leaps and bounds as they continue to provide opportunities for many young men to experience their dream of playing college or professional baseball.

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'TREASURE SHARE MUST FAVOUR US': Govt seeks to secure ‘majority’ of riches found by explorers

A multi-million underwater explorer yesterday said it will cease treasure salvaging in Bahamian waters immediately if the Government's plans to take a "majority" share of the financial rewards prove unworkable.

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Davis claims jobless rate now below 20%

PRIME Minister Phillip “Brave” Davis said yesterday the country’s unemployment rate is now below 20 percent, a major decrease from that of the pandemic, which he estimated at around 45 per cent.

‘Davis must not compete with Mottley’

In May, Office of the Prime Minister Press Secretary Clint Watson said that Prime Minister Philip Brave Davis is in high demand globally due to his no-nonsense stance on climate change. Watson’s response was due to the Progressive Liberal Party government coming under scrutiny for its frequent travelling abroad.

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AG unveils ambition for ‘near shore Delaware’

Insolvency practitioners yesterday said the Attorney General’s ambition for The Bahamas to become “the near shore Delaware of corporate structuring” was both “achievable” and “appropriate” if the correct reforms are made.

Electricity cost rise ‘pretty dangerous’ for economy

Bahamian businesses yesterday warned any increase in electricity costs will be “pretty dangerous” for an economy still recovering from COVID-19’s devastation, although some said spiking global oil prices make such a hike “inevitable”.

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Davis says Budget is a foundation for change

PRIME Minister Phillip “Brave” Davis yesterday defended his administration’s budget for the upcoming fiscal year against the Official Opposition’s criticisms as he wrapped up debate at Parliament on his party’s first fiscal plan since it took office.

Marinas seek charter clarity amid fear of 20% increase

Bahamian marinas are seeking clarity on whether the 10 percent VAT on foreign yacht charter contracts will be levied on pre-existing deals come July 1 amid fears this will be “a tough pill to swallow”.

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Crowdfunder aiming to be ‘next Bamboo Shack’

A Bahamian restaurant entrepreneur yesterday unveiled ambitions to become “the next Bamboo Shack” after raising almost one-third of his minimum $320,000 capital target within the first ten days.

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‘Train’s left station’: MSC eyes cruise port’s owner

Nassau Cruise Port’s $300m transformation will not be disrupted by a shipping giant’s interest in acquiring its controlling shareholder, its chief executive asserted yesterday, adding: “That train left the station a long time ago.”

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PETER YOUNG: How is Britain controlled by European courts?

THE country of Rwanda, situated in the heart of the vast continent of Africa, has been the centre of attention in the British press this past week.