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Man bailed on firearm, ammunition charges

A MAN was granted $10,000 bail in court on Friday after being accused of being found by police with a loaded gun.

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New Airport among infrastructural improvements planned for Cat Island

CONSTRUCTION for a new airport on Cat Island should begin no later than May, Prime Minister Phillip “Brave” Davis revealed yesterday. “The way it’s looking, we should be able to have shovels in the ground no later than May of this year,” he said.

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‘No new tax measures’ for $4bn revenue goal

The Government’s top finance official yesterday reiterated his optimism that “no new tax measures” will be required to grow its revenues by some 43 percent to over $4bn during the next four years.

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Company responsible for Exuma Spill ‘will face penalties’ says AG

ATTORNEY General Ryan Pinder said yesterday the company responsible for last summer’s Exuma oil spill will face penalties.

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JUST SAYIN': RCCL deal is the final straw

AS IN nature, balance is the essence of order. Ecosystems that become imbalanced collapse. Environments subjected to invasive species where there is no natural predator can overwhelm indigenous species. There is a natural order to everything and if not carefully maintained can spell disaster. We fear that this may be the case with the cruise industry.

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Ambassador visits Grand Bahama and Eleuthera

AMBASSADOR Cindy McCain, the United States Representative to the United Nations Agencies in Rome, travelled to Grand Bahama on Monday and was taken on a tour of the eastern part of the island.

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Stop ‘squeezing blood from stone’ on taxation

The Bahamas must reform a tax system that “squeezes blood from a stone”, a well-known banker argued yesterday, renewing his plea for greater “equity” via income-based taxation.

$250m resort developer: We want to be with ‘best of best’

The developer behind Grand Bahama’s $250m Six Senses project yesterday said he wants it to be viewed “at the top level of resort development in the world” with a construction start targeted for early 2024.

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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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$64K NIB SALARY AS MUCH AS AUDITOR’S: IDB says ‘bloated’ cost structure highlighted 
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National Insurance Board (NIB) employees enjoy an average $64,000 income that nearly matches the earnings of the Government’s top financial watchdog due to a bloated cost structure, a study has revealed.