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Bahamas downgraded by Standard & Poor's

Standard & Poor’s (S&P) today downgraded The Bahamas’ sovereign creditworthiness citing “the failure of successive governments to implement timely and effective” fiscal reforms even prior to COVID-19.

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‘You risk career taking public board job’

The National Sports Authority's (NSA) ex-chairman has warned "you risk your career to serve your country" when sitting on Boards at government-owned agencies.

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Row as Dames accuses PLP supporters of campaigning at polling site

A heated argument erupted at Government High School on Thursday morning after Mount Moriah incumbent Marvin Dames accused Progressive Liberal Party supporters of campaigning at the polling site on Election Day.

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS: Russia attacks Ukraine; peace in Europe 'shattered'

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine on Thursday, unleashing airstrikes on cities and military bases and sending troops and tanks from multiple directions in a move that could rewrite the world's geopolitical landscape. Ukraine's government pleaded for help as civilians piled into trains and cars to flee.

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'Misunderstood' on gasoline VAT cap

Abaco's Chamber of Commerce president believes the Government may have "misunderstood" calls for it to cap - not cut - the amount of VAT it earns on gasoline sales in a bid to ease inflationary pressures in the Family Islands.

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GLIMMER OF HOPE: Ratings agency S&P sees economic upturn but private sector cautious

The Bahamas does “not have enough control over our own plight” to take comfort from Standard & Poor’s (S&P) belief that COVID devastation has “bottomed out”, it was argued yesterday.

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Bucks edge Suns 123-119 to take 3-2 lead in NBA Finals

PHOENIX (AP) — Jrue Holiday seized his chance to give the Milwaukee Bucks the lead in the NBA Finals.

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Gaither looks ahead to Tokyo

SHE'S been holding her own as one of the top sprinters in the country for the past few years, but Tynia Gaither said she's looking for more.

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MLB players vote to end lockout, salvaging 162-game season

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball's acrimonious lockout ended Thursday when a divided players' association voted to accept management's offer to salvage a 162-game season that will start April 7.

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Gaither falls short of final place, Colebrooke seventh in his heat

TYNIA Gaither’s bid for a spot in the final of the women's 100 metres and Samson Colebrooke's attempt to get out of the first round of the men's 100m heat fell short on Saturday night at the 2020 Olympic Games.

Gov’t and Opposition trade blows over S&P downgrade

The Government’s attempt to blame the former Minnis administration for The Bahamas’ latest downgrade “does not line up” with Standard & Poor’s (S&P) analysis, an ex-Cabinet minister says.

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Suns finish off Pelicans in Game 6

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Chris Paul has accomplished so many things in his 17 NBA seasons that it's nearly impossible to rank his Mount Rushmore moments.

We’re just blips on Putin’s radar

I read that Prime Minister Philip Brave Davis and a Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) delegation will be heading to Belize to attend the CARICOM Heads of Government Thirty-Third Inter-Sessional Meeting, scheduled for March 1-2.

Rental assistance

Navigating one's way through the sweltering heat of hardship is no easy undertaking. An unduly harsh economic climate, reduced work hours and the myriad of uncertainty that surrounds and assails the poor and marginalised in this country can be daunting.

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Middle Tennessee tops Toledo in Bahamas Bowl

(AP) — Freshman Nick Vattiato threw for 270 yards and two touchdowns, including a 59-yard scoring pass to Jarrin Pierce with 6:24 left, and Middle Tennessee beat Toledo 31-24 on Friday in the Bahamas Bowl.

Protect our sovereignty

I write to you as a concerned Bahamian citizen, urging The Bahamas Government to oppose the proposed amendments to the World Health Organisation's International Health Regulations, which would effectively cede the Bahamas' sovereignty to a globalist organisation seeking the power to control free nations' response to future health crises.

Freeport’s airport

Now that the GB Port Authority and Hutchinson Wampoa have conveniently extricated themselves from the loss-making joint ownership of the Grand Bahama Airport, it falls upon the Government to undertake the massive task of rebuilding.

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Minister: 'Extreme frustration' over Grand Lucayan

A Cabinet minister says it is "extremely frustrating" that the Grand Lucayan's sale continues to be delayed by the protracted wait for ITM/Royal Caribbean to close their separate deal with Freeport Harbour Company.

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PMH update on Emergency Department assistance

ONLY people needing emergency medical attention should seek assistance at Princess Margaret Hospital's Emergency Department, the facility advised on Friday.

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Year's probation for drug charge

A MAN was placed on a year's probation on Thursday on a drug charge.