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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.

$170m Exuma project targets up to 300 jobs

A $170m investment targeted at Exuma’s southern tip is pledging to create up to 300 full-time jobs - plus several hundred construction posts - via the phased build-out of a mixed-use resort and residential project.

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Parliament’s IBC error key in Bacardi rum fortune fight

The now-former chief justice has ordered that a Bahamian International Business Company (IBC) be resurrected from its dissolution more than 17 years ago to rescue multi-billion dollar litigation involving the Bacardi rum fortune.

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BTC not at Liberty’s top as revenue rise flattens

The Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) was not among its ultimate parent’s best Caribbean performers during the 2022 second quarter as revenues flat-lined against prior year comparatives.

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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Surrey industry returns

THE reopening of Nassau’s historic Surrey industry was held yesterday in Rawson Square.

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Relief packages for bus drivers ‘sorted this week’

TRANSPORT and Housing Minister JoBeth Coleby-Davis says she is hoping relief packages for bus drivers will be sorted out this week.

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Sir Brian Moree sworn in as Appeal Court justice

SIR Brian Moree was sworn in yesterday as a justice of the Court of Appeal.

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Bahamas to host Caribbean heads of govt meeting

THE Bahamas will host Caribbean Heads of Government at the Baha Mar resort later this month, Prime Minister Phillip “Brave” Davis announced yesterday.

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Alonzo Russell misses out on final place, finishes fourth in semi-final heat

BIRMINGHAM, England: Alonzo Russell felt he gave all he had but, despite a comeback down the stretch, it wasn’t enough to get a lane in Sunday’s final of the men’s 400 metres.

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Concerns at Straw Market over rotation of vendor days

THERE have been mixed views among some vendors at the Nassau Straw Market regarding the rotation of working days since the facility was reopened last November.

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Woman given probation for police officer attack

A WOMAN was placed on three months’ probation yesterday after admitting assaulting a female police officer.

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Teen in court over gun charge

A MAN was granted $7,000 bail yesterday for alleged firearm and ammunition possession.

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Man accused over Indian hemp

A MAN was granted $4,500 bail in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday after allegedly being found with more than three pounds of Indian Hemp.

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Pastor given bail in knife attack case

A PASTOR was granted $3,000 bail yesterday after allegedly attacking a woman with a knife.

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DIANE PHILLIPS: Who really named The Bahamas? Was it Lucayans, not the Spanish and does it really mean what we think?

FOR AS long as any of us can remember, we have believed what we have been tol that the Spanish who first discovered these islands in 1492 gave them their name, Bahama, meaning shallow sea.

Ministry responds to Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation

THE Bahamas Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation’s inability to travel to regional competition has been a much debated topic of discussion recently and the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture sought to clarify the issues.

Tennis player McCartney in win column

BAHAMIAN tennis player William McCartney won the Torneo Summer Sportinca, BLN, ALE, INFC (Real Federacion Espanola De Tennis) tournament in Mallorca.

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IAN FERGUSON: Start planning now for our 50th Independence

Throughout the length and breadth of our archipelago, the level of excitement surrounding the 50th independence celebrations scheduled for July 10, 2023, is building among Bahamians.

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Davis insists: I’ve kept my promises

PRIME Minister Phillip “Brave” Davis insists his administration is living up to promises it made to nurses and teachers despite the opposition’s claim that the government has failed to adequately address their concerns.