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We need a ‘New Day’ as to how we operate

FTX crash brought me to think about our past and certainly suggest the theme adopted by the PLP in the last election is of significance and exceptional importance. Editor, we need a ‘New Day’ as to how we operate and give concessions - licences to unsavory parties.

Corporal punishment

“Corporal punishment is not abuse”, says Bishop. The Tribune featured a story, “Corporal punishment is not abuse” says Bishop. Where is the Tribune trying to lead us? The newspaper presents some strong statistics, such as 90% of Bahamians identify as being Christians. From a social point of view, it seems we are truly failing as a nation.

Bahamas eyes travel ease for Saudi and Middle East

THE deputy prime minister has suggested that visa waivers and electronic visas will be some of the tools employed to boost travel to The Bahamas from Saudi Arabia and other Middle East states.

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FNM delegation inspects Abaco after hurricane

A DELEGATION from the Free National Movement travelled to Abaco on Saturday in the aftermath of Hurricane Nicole.

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Fears FTX freeze order was violated

Fears were raised yesterday that the Supreme Court order freezing all assets of FTX’s Bahamian subsidiary was violated when some of the collapsed crypto currency exchange’s clients withdrew their monies late last week.

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Bahamas ‘under attack’: Do more to combat FTX

A former finance minister yesterday argued that not enough is being done to protect The Bahamas’ integrity - and that of its entire financial services industry - which is “under attack” from all sides over FTX’s implosion.

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Suspect charged over unlicenced gun

A MAN was remanded to prison yesterday after being accused of having an unlicenced gun and two sets of ammunition in his possession.

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Sarkis warns: I’ll reveal ‘illegal kickback’ proof

Sarkis Izmirlian is doubling down on allegations of “shocking evidence” that Baha Mar’s main contractor “paid illegal kickbacks to the family of Bahamian officials” as part of a plot to seize Baha Mar and establish “Chinese control”.

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FTX implosion threatens perfect ‘40 of 40’ in financial crime fight

The Bahamas’ bid to achieve full compliance with all global anti-financial crime standards before year-end may have been endangered by the implosion of the FTX crypto currency exchange, it can be revealed.

The rising cost of food

Many Thanksgiving dinner ads are popping up all over Facebook.

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‘Don’t punish many for the few’ on Dorian tax breaks

An activist is urging the Government to “not punish thousands of people because of a handful” of tax dodgers who have abused the Hurricane Dorian tax breaks meant to aid Abaco and Grand Bahama’s recovery.

FTX collapse

This past week has been one of the most eventful for a long time if not years - yes, FTX alone saw us googling and reading so much that we saturated our minds and thoughts. Ask ten people their opinion and you will get 12 opinions or more.

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Munroe: Defence Force officers who quit without permission risk jail

NATIONAL Security Minister Wayne Munroe revealed that Royal Bahamas Defence Force officers must receive permission to resign as he said officers “will probably be imprisoned for that offence” if they fail to do so.

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Regulator ‘freezes’ FTX and sends in liquidator

Regulators yesterday moved to protect clients of The Bahamas’ flagship crypto currency investor by “freezing” its assets, and seizing control of the company, amid reports it acquired $74m in local real estate this year alone.

Bahamas beats pre-COVID tourism volumes by 25.8%

The Bahamas has finally beaten pre-COVID tourism volumes as higher-spending stopover visitor arrivals for September exceeded 2019 numbers by almost 26 percent, it was revealed yesterday.

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Police call for vigilance during Christmas season

POLICE have warned people to be more vigilant and take the necessary precautions to avoid becoming victims of crime this Christmas season.

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Police ‘have not interviewed FTX CEO’

POLICE have not interviewed former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried, Commissioner of Police Clayton Fernander said.

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PM told: $22m savings if BPL fuel trades done

A draft Cabinet paper seemingly prepared for the Prime Minister advised that Bahamians could enjoy a further $22m in savings if trades were executed to continue Bahamas Power & Light’s (BPL) fuel hedging at discounted prices.

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‘Rethink’ Lucayan deal via complex break-up

A former Grand Lucayan Board member yesterday urged the Government to “rethink” its strategy for selling the resort by splitting up the complex and re-opening the largest hotel property.

EDITORIAL: Hurricane survivors left in limbo by rules change

THE aftermath of Hurricane Dorian hit The Bahamas hard. First, there were the personal losses – the deaths of so many in the storm. Second came the challenge to rebuild.