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Lloyd welcomes Asst Commissioner to ministry

EDUCATION Minister Jeff Lloyd said Friday he welcomes Assistant Commissioner of Police Leamond Deleveaux’s special assignment to his ministry where there are a “wide spectrum” of security responsibilities.

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Final chance for woman to appeal murder conviction

A WOMAN who was convicted of conspiring to have her friend killed has been granted one last chance to overturn her 35-year sentence for the crime. The Court of Appeal granted Caryn Moss leave to petition the London-based Privy Council in a bid to ha

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GB electricity demand drops 13% post-Dorian

GRAND Bahama’s electricity demand has declined by 13 percent post-Dorian, it was revealed yesterday, with the island’s sole utility provider suffering a $13m Canadian dollar earnings hit. Emera, the Canadian utility giant that owns 100 percent of Gr

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400k Dorian funds lawsuit

GINA Knowles, a co-founder of the HeadKnowles Foundation, has sued her former partner Lia Head-Rigby and her husband, accusing them of using GoFundMe funds for personal use while violating a mandate to send all the donations to The Bahamas.

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Bahamas must 'totally embrace' physical regime

A former attorney general yesterday said The Bahamas “must absolutely embrace” its new regulatory regime to attract fresh investment, jobs and companies to this jurisdiction. John Delaney, pictured , now principal of the Delaney Partners law firm, t

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24 fired from Gaming Board to get jobs back, court rules

A SUPREME Court judge has ordered that 24 people fired from the Gaming Board in 2017 be reinstated and/or damages paid to them, according to lawyer Wayne Munroe. Justice Indra Charles’ ruling is among the first to challenge parts of the Minnis admini

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Sands: We need to take a close look at the funeral industry

THE country’s unregulated funeral industry has presented some “‘pretty scary” situations that now requires attention to prevent calamity, according to Health Minister Dr Duane Sands yesterday.Recognising the challenges this presents, Dr Sands said th

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Jimmy Norius ends up 4th overall in Brazil

AFTER being an International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness (IFBB) professional in 2018, Jimmy Norius had to slowly work his way on the international stage to compete. Over the weekend, he participated in just his second pro show at the Angel

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Kerima overcomes tragedy to win top graduate award

Now that Kerima Smith has completed her Master of Science degree in Management Studies with distinction from the University of the West Indies (Open Campus Bahamas) and snagged the top graduate award, she is more fervent about higher learning than ever.

Nassau/PI resorts enjoy 24% increase in 'mice'

The Nassau/Paradise Island resort industry last year enjoyed a “24 percent increase” in its meetings, incentives, conferences and events (MICE) business, a Cabinet minister revealed yesterday.Dionisio D’Aguilar, minister of tourism and aviation, told

BOB profits decline $1m on 141% credit loss rise

A 141 percent increase in loan loss provisions due to Hurricane Dorian and new accounting treatments have been blamed for cutting Bank of The Bahamas’ first-half profits by more than $1m. The BISX-listed institution, unveiling its results for the si

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INSIGHT: There are clouds on the horizon - but is it going to rain?

Donald Trump is many things. Modest and unassuming are not two of them.

Open Water Swim Meet was a splash

THE Mako Aquatics Club hosted its Open Water Swim Meet on Saturday to give swimmers an opportunity to qualify for the team that will be a part of the Bahamas Swimming Federation’s team heading to the CARIFTA Swimming Championships in Wildey, Barbados

Satellites shine light on Dorian's damage

Grand Bahama’s share of total Bahamian economic output dropped by 4.5 percentage points in the six years to 2018 based on the the strength of “night lights” seen from space, a study has revealed. A newly-released Inter-American Development Bank (IDB

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Davis calls for Gibson's removal from WSC

OPPOSITION leader Philip “Brave” Davis has called for the removal of Water and Sewerage Company executive chairman Adrian Gibson – calling Mr Gibson a child and saying he is not mature enough to fill the role.

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PM predicts jobless rate will fall to 6% by end of 2021

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday predicted the national unemployment rate will drop to six percent or less by the end of 2021. Dr Minnis made the prediction while speaking to reporters about the reactions he received from residents in Abaco

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DPM: Bahamas 'far from' uncontrolled debt spiral

The government is “far from” an uncontrolled debt spiral, the deputy prime minister argued yesterday, while voicing concern that a PLP administration would not remain faithful to fiscal consolidation. K Peter Turnquest told Tribune Business that Bah

Bahamas resident defeats Canadian sanctions of $20m

A Bahamas resident has defeated a Canadian regulator’s bid to impose a $20m-plus sanction on him after the Supreme Court ruled it cannot be enforced in this jurisdiction.Justice Ian Winder, in a January 29, 2020, verdict, ruled that the Ontario Secur

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Man admits stabbing alleged sex offender to death in bar

A man admitted yesterday to stabbing an alleged sex offender at a bar following an altercation nearly two years ago. Dino Pinto denied murdering Jeremy Petit-Frere on September 8, 2018, but instead pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of manslaughter

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British High Commissioner glad to be back in business

THE British High Commission was officially re-opened during a special ceremony in New Providence yesterday nearly 15 years after closing its operations in the country.Speaking at yesterday’s ceremony, British High Commissioner Sarah Dickson said the