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PETER YOUNG: Germany changes tack on Ukraine

IN writing last week about the West’s supply of tanks to Ukraine, I suggested it might be interesting to examine further the sensitivities surrounding Germany’s involvement.

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PM outlines six key fiscal strategies; hopes to double revenue collection

PRIME Minister Phillip Davis outlined six key priorities of the 2022 Fiscal Strategy report as he led debate in the House of Assembly yesterday - and hopes to nearly double the amount of real property tax collected.

Questions are still not answered

The intention of this correspondence is to inform you of matters of public interest that appears to have been forgotten over the past few years the issues and stories were very prominent in newspapers for a period and your reading public was seeking answers or some form of explanations.

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Two men accused of last week's Fox Hill murder remanded until trial

TWO MEN were remanded to prison yesterday after being accused of the fatal shooting of a man while the suspects were in a stolen car last week.

Cougars take Game 1

BAHAMAS ASSOCIATION OF INDEPENDENT SECONDARY SCHOOLS BASKETBALL FINALS

The Charles W Saunders Cougars took the early bragging rights over the Jordan Prince Williams Falcons in the showdown of the two Baptist schools in the senior boys’ finals of the Bahamas Association of Independent Secondary Schools last night.

Strong winds and heavy rain expected for week ahead

WEATHER officials are urging Bahamians in the northwest and central Bahamas to brace for strong winds and heavy rain this week from an approaching thunderstorm.

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‘All I want is justice for my child’ says victim’s mother

THE mother of a teenage girl shot dead on Saturday has said she is left heartbroken and hoping for justice for another child.

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UB Mingoes men beat Giants 69-51

THE University of The Bahamas Mingoes men’s basketball team pulled off a 69-51 rout over the TMT Giants as the two teams faced off in their second matchup of the New Providence Basketball Association (NPBA) season at the AF Adderley Gymnasium on Saturday night.

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University of the Bahamas Mingoes Women’s Volleyball Team knocked out of the postseason

THE University of The Bahamas Mingoes women’s volleyball team was knocked out of the New Providence Volleyball Association postseason after dropping to the Lady Technicians in a play-in game Tuesday night at The Anatol Rodgers Gym.

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Bahamian diplomats return from Haiti ‘temporary’

PRIME Minister Philip Davis yesterday met with Bahamian diplomatic officers recently evacuated from Haiti, who expressed being “okay” despite an “abnormal” incident involving the country’s law enforcement.

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PM aims for budget surplus by fiscal year 2024/25

WHILE tabling the 2022 Fiscal Strategy Report (FSR) in Parliament yesterday, Prime Minister Phillip Davis said his administration’s plan to restore the country’s fiscal health is working and already “bearing fruit.”

Corporate income tax paper before Q1 end

The Government is hoping to release a public consultation paper on possible corporate income tax reforms before the 2023 first quarter’s end, it was revealed yesterday.

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Two-year sentence for man caught with gun and ammunition

A 24-YEAR-OLD man was sentenced to two years in prison yesterday after police found a loaded gun in his car on Monday.

National debt forecast to peak at $11.462bn

THE Government yesterday forecast that the national debt will peak at $11.462bn in the next fiscal year with its ratio as a percentage of economic output declining steadily to 67.1 percent by 2026-2027.

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Man pleads ‘not guilty’ for theft and armed robbery

A MAN was remanded to prison yesterday in connection with a series of armed robberies and a housebreaking in the nation’s capital over the last two months.

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Pelican Bay Resort renovation is ‘good for Grand Bahama’

TOURISM arrivals have reached seven million for 2022 in figures revealed so far, according to Minister of Tourism, Investment and Aviation Chester Cooper.

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MLB The Show ‘23 cover athlete is Marlins’ Jazz Chisholm

MIAMI (AP) — Jazz Chisholm Jr, the Miami Marlins’ euro-stepping, home-run blasting all-star, has goals beyond his impressive stats. With every stolen base and acrobatic catch, Chisholm hopes to have an impact on the next generation of players.

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EU team assesses effort to build stronger exports

BAHAMAS Bureau of Standards and Quality (BBSQ) executives last week met with European Union (EU) officials in a bid to build a stronger exporting culture in this nation.

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Mullings shatters his national record

A move to Illinois on January 1 to continue his training has already paid off big dividends for Bahamian national decathlon record holder Ken Mullings.

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Five-year verdict delay an ‘embarrassment to justice’

The Appeal Court’s president yesterday slammed the five-year delay in issuing a verdict on a $115,489 pension theft dispute as “an embarrassment to the administration of justice in this country”.