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Gas station tax relief is ‘the right approach’

The Prime Minister’s hint that the Government is mulling lower taxation for gas station operators was yesterday branded the “right approach” even though margin increases may not be considered.

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‘World wants us to absorb all who leave Haiti’ - PM

PRIME Minister Philip “Brave” Davis said despite the world suggesting that The Bahamas “should absorb all of those who leave Haiti”, the government will not open the country’s borders to irregular migration.

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Darville claims COVID vaccine uptake is now increasing

DESPITE a noted drop in vaccination rates over the last several months, Health and Wellness Minister Dr Michael Darville said preliminary data suggests vaccine uptake is now increasing in the country.

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Bahamas ‘nowhere near crisis’ despite new US recession fear

A prominent businessman yesterday sought to reassure that The Bahamas “is nowhere near crisis mode” despite mounting global economic gloom with suggestions that the US is now in an “unofficial recession”.

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Ex-BPL union chief wants 74-month payout restored

A former Bahamas Power & Light (BPL) managerial union chief will today seek permission to appeal a verdict that slashed his “handsome windfall” of $621,000 in termination compensation by more than 75 percent.

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Union chief: ‘We’ve been taken for a ride too long’

The hotel union’s president says it is “diametrically opposed” to the industry’s proposal that tipped employees receive less than a full minimum wage increase, saying: “We’ve been taken for a ride for too long.”

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Woman comes forward as police seek to identify boy found dead in pond

A WOMAN has come forward to police to file a missing persons report following the discovery of a child submerged in a pond on Tuesday.

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Man accused of attack on family with cutlass

A MAN was granted $2,500 bail yesterday on charges of assaulting his wife and son with a cutlass.

EDITORIAL: Atlantis goes from up for sale to new investment

THERE has been quite the turnaround at Atlantis – and that’s welcome news.

Settlements of lawsuits & independence

Please permit me to share my views and comments in respect to what appears to be a predisposition on the part of the government to settle lawsuits without the benefit of having certain issues raised therein judicially ventilated and determined by the courts.

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Commodore: Ships with migrants are stopped

ROYAL Bahamas Defence Force Commodore Raymond King said interceptions of migrant vessels have been largely successful for the year, noting there had been no recent illegal landings in the country.

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PM suggests carbon exchange in Bahamas

PRIME Minister Phillip “Brave” Davis said yesterday his administration is exploring the idea of establishing a Carbon Exchange in The Bahamas with FTX, “where we will trade our carbon credits”.

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Give Bahamians ‘direct’ carbon manager equity

Opposition MPs yesterday urged that “ordinary Bahamians” be given an opportunity to directly own shares in the company being created to manage this nation’s multi-million dollar carbon credits and their trading.

Cable pushes TV review after 11% subscriber fall

CABLE Bahamas is pushing industry regulators to complete their review of pay-TV services after it suffered the greatest year-over-year subscriber drop of 11 percent for 2021.

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Wilchcombe ‘to meet’ church on marital rape

SOCIAL Services and Urban Development Minister Obie Wilchcombe said he intends to meet with church leaders this month to the discuss the issue of marital rape.

Why do we make things so difficult?

DOUBLE talk — rubbish or what? Can’t OPM Health get on the same page and stop talking so much garbage of possibly when the Wear Mask Regulation will be cancelled.

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Cutting red tape to new investors

The Bahamas must slash the time required to approve investment projects from “more than 60 days” to seven or less if it is to remain economically competitive and transform a “bureaucratic, onerous and antiquated” process.

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FRONT PORCH: Good habits help reduce crime

AMID the surge in violent crime and gang retaliation, some Bahamians suggest law-abiding citizens need not worry that gang members are killing each other. The argument is the former are doing the country and the police a favour.

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Atlantis eyes $500m in fresh investment

Atlantis is on target to “exceed” 90 percent of pre-COVID occupancy levels for the 2022 full year, a senior executive has revealed, as it eyes “well over $500m” in new investment for this decade.

US: Bahamas campaign finance open to abuses

The US government has warned that election campaign financing in The Bahamas remains wide open to abuse that exposes this nation’s governance to “corruption and foreign influence”.