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Rising tennis star Michael Major Jr making his presence felt in Trinidad

WITH high expectations for his enrolment at Howard University in August, junior sensation Michael Major Jr is taking advantage of playing some high-level international tennis to get him ready for the collegiate scene.

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.

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‘It was a really scrappy game as both teams were trying to avoid being in last place’

IT wasn’t what former player turned coach Nesly Jean expected, but he was pleased that the men’s national soccer team drew 1-1 against St Vincent and the Grenadines in their CONCACAF Nations League match on Monday.

Esso dealers fearing rent hikes will hit all

The Bahamas Petroleum Retailers Association’s vice-president yesterday said he is “very, very concerned” by a dispute that has left one Esso dealer fearing he has no choice but to “give them back their station”.

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Briland delinquency targeted in tax raids

The Ministry of Finance’s top official yesterday warned tax deadbeats “there’s consequences for non-compliance” after several Briland businesses this week saw their assets seized over alleged unpaid debts to the Public Treasury.

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Bahamas blanked 3-0 by Trinidad & Tobago

TRINIDAD and Tobago didn’t waste any time putting their stamp of arrival on the outcome of their rematch against the Bahamas in the CONCACAF Nations League matchup at the Thomas A Robinson National Stadium on Friday.

Aliv ‘rings in’ fresh security partnership

CABLE Bahamas has teamed with an Amazon subsidiary for an initiative that uses technology to improve home security.

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Kevin Major Jr wins second straight title

FOR the second straight tournament this year, birthday boy Kevin Major Jr got to celebrate in a big way over the weekend as he got to hoist another championship trophy.

Queen’s College ‘the Strongest Chess School on New Providence island’

ASPIRING chess players from across New Providence participated in the competitive Scholastic Chess Team Championship.

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Ole Miss eliminated

AFTER falling short of advancing to the Elite Eight of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Women’s Basketball Championships, coach Yolett McPhee-McCuin urged the Bahamian public to be patient with her University of Mississippi Lady Rebels.

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Boxers are ready for the big dance

THE visiting boxers competing on the All-Bahamian professional boxing card tonight at the Kendal GL Isaacs Gymnasium are not just excited to be here but are eager to put on a show for the Bahamian fans.

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FNM chair: VAT health claims change ‘insane’

The FNM’s chairman yesterday branded the proposal to change the VAT treatment of health insurance claims as “absurd, insane and inane”, warning that it will “destroy” the medical sector if implemented as originally planned.

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Receivables fear if VAT health claims change

A prominent doctor has voiced fears that medical practitioners will have to pay VAT if their patients cannot afford to do so should the Government persists with the changed tax treatment of health insurance claims payouts.

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SAC VICTORIOUS: Big Red Machine win all three divisions of BAAA National High School Track & Field Championships

St Augustine’s College Big Red Machine, still celebrating their recent triumph in the Bahamas Association of Independent Secondary Schools, captured all three divisions of the Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations’ National High School Track and Field Championships and final CARIFTA Trials.

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Juniors face off in BLTA Spring Classic

Day one of the Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association’s (BLTA) Spring Classic Tournament served up 21 matches yesterday as the event got underway at the National Tennis Centre.

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Sir Franklyn ‘less sure’ over size of gas margin increase

FOCOL’s chairman yesterday revealed he is now “less sure” that the magnitude of the margin increase sought by Bahamian petroleum retailers can be justified and urged them to supply evidence to prove their case.

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'Protecting women from gender-based violence not the same as ending it'

ACTIVIST Alicia Wallace said on Friday that protecting women from gender-based violence is not the same as ending it. She said more early educational intervention efforts are needed for the violence to be stopped.

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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.

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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Keith Bell calls for increased productivity in labour force

LABOUR Minister Keith Bell called for increased productivity in the labour force on Friday, saying that the lack thereof has contributed to the high number of work permits issued each year.