Archive | July, 2019

American Drowns in Abaco

Police are investigating an alleged drowning of a woman that occurred on Wednesday.  According to police, shortly before 2 p.m., an American female, a home owner in Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, while swimming with her two grandsons in waters on Gilliam Bay Beach, Green Turtle Cay, was reportedly caught in a rip current.  Police said […]

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Gaming Taxes for Domestic Winnings

The new Gaming Amendment Bill 2019 seeks to impose a tax on the winnings of number games for domestic players, according to Minister of Tourism Dionisio D’Aguilar yesterday in the House of Assembly.  D’Aguilar, who is also the minister responsible for gaming, made this comment after the original amendment bill was withdrawn this past Tuesday. […]

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Crime Down 17%

The 2019 midyear preliminary crime report indicates that crime across The Bahamas is down 17 per cent compared to 2018. Commissioner of Police Anthony Ferguson yesterday indicated as much however, what was noticeably absent from the commissioner’s report were police involved shootings – two of which occurred just 17 hours apart this week. When pressed […]

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Man Charged with Murder

Thirty-nine -year-old D’Javon Johnson appeared before Chief Magistrate Joyanne Ferguson-Pratt on one count of murder.  It is alleged that on July 10 Johnson, by means of unlawful harm, did intentionally caused the death of Nicartha Murphy, also known as Twin.  The chief magistrate informed Johnson that he was not required to enter a plea and […]

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‘Tax Tourist Winnings Too’

Opposition Leader Philip Davis urged the government to be careful when imposing taxes on Bahamian business owners and suggested that foreign winnings at casinos should be taxed too.  He said, “You don’t want to create a tax regime in any industry in your country where it’s going to be a disincentive innovation and the creation […]

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Deficiency in Bridge Authority’s Sinking Fund

Findings from the Bridge Authority’s audited financial statements for the year ending December 31, 2017 indicates that there is a deficiency its Bond Sinking Fund.  Minister of Public Works Desmond Bannister yesterday laid the audited financial statements on the table in the House of Assembly. The sinking fund was voluntarily established by the authority to […]

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Nair Calls PM with Apology

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis yesterday in the House of Assembly said Liberty Latin America CEO Balan Nair apologized to him and Bahamians during a phone call for the insulting comments made in a viral video.  In fact, the prime minister said the video circulating on social media does not reflect what actually took place.  […]

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Bahamas Hosts Caribbean Plant Health Forum

The Bahamas is hosting Caribbean nations as they gather for the 12th Meeting of the Caribbean Plant Health Directors (CPHD) Forum.  Bahamas Agricultural Health and Food Safety (BAHFSA) Chairman Mark Humes, in his address to the delegates, spoke to the importance of such a forum, particularly in countries where plants are a foundation of life.  […]

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‘I’m Sorry,’ Says Nair

In a formal letter of apology to Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis and Bahamians, Liberty Latin America CEO Balan Nair said he is sorry for the remarks he made and the unintended consequences that resulted.  The letter was issued yesterday and Nair said the messages he tried to convey, in the video that went viral, […]

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BCPOU Rejects Liberty CEO’s Apology – -Calls for Nair’s Resignation

Bahamas Communications and Public Officers Union (BCPOU) President Dino Rolle did not accept Liberty Latin America CEO Balan Nair’s apology and has called for his resignation. Nair apologized to Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis and Bahamians following his insulting comments about Bahamians employed at the Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) and their work ethic.  The comments […]

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