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Police seek three suspects after man shot multiple times

Police are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying and locating three men who are responsible for shooting a man on Saturday afternoon.

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* SKYGuard eAlert: Labour Day Parade *

Friday, 2nd June, 2023.

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Police outline safety measures and road closures for Labour Day

HEADING into the 62nd Sir Randol Fawkes Labour Day, police outlined some law and order measures and precautions for the public to adhere to during the weekend celebrations.

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Minister says PM will address NIB concerns next week

PRIME Minister Philip “Brave” Davis will address concerns relating to the National Insurance Board (NIB) next Wednesday, Economic Affairs Minister Michael Halkitis said on Thursday.

Ministry reveals revisions to High School Diploma

AFTER longstanding public outcry on the criteria of the Bahamas High School Diploma, the Ministry of Education announced on Friday several revisions that have been made.

Education Director: We want to remove every barrier that we can to education

EDUCATION Director Dominique Russell says the government’s new National School Breakfast Programme brings the country one step closer to eradicating poverty, which is one of the major barriers to educational opportunities for students, especially for those chronically absent.

Grand Bahama Port Authority: Decisive action required to continue to achieve promise of Hawksbill Creek Agreement

IN response to Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis’ criticisms that the Hawksbill Creek Agreement model does not work, the Grand Bahama Port Authority said Freeport’s economy is showing signs of recovery with more than $1.5 billion in foreign direct investments well underway.

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This week's Tribune Obituaries PDF edition

Thursday, 1st June, 2023.

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Port Authority announces storm readiness plan ahead of upcoming hurricane season

As June 1 marks the beginning of the 2023 Atlantic Hurricane Season, the Grand Bahama Port Authority Ltd has announced the completion of its storm readiness plan to mitigate against any storm event.

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Plane crashes 10 miles north of Andros – all five on board rescued by Police Marine Support Unit

The Police Marine Support Unit has rescued all five people on board a plane that crashed 10 miles north of Andros on Thursday afternoon.

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STATESIDE: No Labels independent party could play role of spoiler to democratic presidential bid in 2024

A new political movement has ambitions for next year that scare Democrats right down to their shoes. It’s called No Labels, and its leaders aspire to offer a third-party candidate for president in 2024. Dems feel this will hand an election to Trump that he couldn’t otherwise win. History shows they might be correct.

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FRONT PORCH: The life and times of an extraordinary patriot

We last spoke on May 11, the 95th birthday of George’s beloved friend, Arthur. This journal’s managing editor asked who the paper might contact to pay tribute to Sir Arthur Foulkes, five years shy of becoming a centenarian.

EDITORIAL: What the Budget did not say

WHEN taking the time to sit down and examine yesterday’s Budget communication by Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis, it is as important to look at what was not said as much as what was.

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Deficit's 75% cut hinges on $400m revenue surge

The Ministry of Finance's top official yesterday asserted he is "very confident" the Government will increase revenues by $400m year-over-year, and slash its fiscal deficit by 75 percent, in the absence of new and/or increased taxes.

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Gov't near-tripling cruise departure tax to $145m

The Government is aiming to near-triple revenues earned from departing cruise passengers to $145m in the 2023-2024 Budget via a series of new and increased fees, it was revealed yesterday.

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'Throwing darts': PM pledges 'decisive action' on Freeport

The Prime Minister's decision to put the Grand Bahama Port Authority's (GBPA) owners on notice that he plans to take "decisive action" to halt Freeport's two-decade decline yesterday provoked mixed reactions from residents and politicians.

Bahamas is exploring 'debt for nature' swap

The Government is exploring a "debt-for-nature swap" with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) that could result in at portion of its $11.2bn national debt being forgiven, the Prime Minister said yesterday.

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VAT filing cut for $5m companies

The Ministry of Finance's top official yesterday voiced optimism it will "not be a big problem" for Bahamian companies with annual turnovers exceeding $5m to file and pay their VAT returns within 14 days.

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Pintard says budget fails to address significant issues, including NIB

FREE National Movement (FNM) leader Michael Pintard said the budget Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis discussed yesterday failed to live up to the hype.