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VAT Registration Set

VAT Registration Set

The registration process for Value Added Tax (VAT) will get underway next month, State Minister for Finance Michael Halkitis revealed as debate on the VAT Bill began in the House of Assembly yesterday. Mr. Halkitis said work has been ongoing and thorough in order to ensure that VAT’s implementation which is set for January 2015 [...]

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Brothers Stand Trial For Murder

Brothers Stand Trial For Murder

The murder trial of two brothers believed to be responsible for a 2012 shooting death got underway in the Supreme Court on Tuesday before Senior Justice Jon Isaacs. Leroy Smith, 27, of Old Boat Alley and his brother 26-year-old Tony Smith of Kelly’s Lane are accused of the murder of Tristan Bartlett who was shot [...]

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Two Men Charged For Murder

Two Men Charged For Murder

Two men were brought before the Magistrates’ Court on Monday to face charges in connection with two recent murders. Appearing before Magistrate Samuel McKinney was 25-year-old Shakatouri Thompson of #123 Major Road. Thompson was charged with the murder of 33-year-old Nadia Tracy Cartwright, the mother of four was killed on August 11. He was also [...]

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PM: Rollins Did the Right Thing—MP resigns as Party Whip’

PM: Rollins Did the Right Thing—MP resigns as Party Whip’

Prime Minister Perry Christie announced Monday that Fort Charlotte Member of Parliament Dr. Andre Rollins resigned as the Party’s Whip while wrapping up debate in the House of Assembly on Monday and expressed satisfaction in Mr. Rollin’s decision. “The member for Fort Charlotte then indicated that he was not comfortable with some of the positions [...]

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First Bahamians Enlisted As Aerodrome Inspectors

First Bahamians Enlisted As Aerodrome Inspectors

The first Bahamian graduates of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Aerodrome Inspectors Training Programme represent an important step in the development of civil aviation in The Bahamas, according to Minister of Transport and Aviation Glenys Hanna-Martin. “This is an historic new paradigm for the Department of Civil Aviation,” she told the graduates last week. [...]

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Church Leaders Demand Bill Change

Church Leaders Demand Bill Change

Prime Minister Perry Christie met with members of the Church as well as members of the opposition Free National Movement (FNM) over the weekend to come to a consensus on the four controversial constitutional amendment bills set to tackle gender equality in The Bahamas, the Journal can reveal. According to Journal sources, the meeting took [...]

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Miracle Treat Day A Success

Miracle Treat Day A Success

A number of Bahamians skipped the sweltering heat and flocked to Dairy Queen (DQ) on Thursday in an effort to fill their cravings for ice cream while saving the lives of thousands of sick children in The Bahamas. Two dollars from every blizzard, the popular ice cream treat, sold went towards helping a sick child [...]

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Strachan’s Hill Subdivision Nearing Completion

Strachan’s Hill Subdivision Nearing Completion

The majority of the homes in Strachan’s Hill Subdivision on Fire Trail Road are nearing completion and in the process of being assigned, according to Minister of Housing Kenred Dorsett. In his last update to the press in May, Minister Dorsett said that 23 contracts had been issued for the completion of homes in the [...]

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Minnis, Christie Square Off On Referendum Process

Minnis, Christie Square Off On Referendum Process

Free National Movement (FNM) Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis on Wednesday said while his party fully supports major changes to the country’s constitution, especially as it relates to gender equality, he said the government is going about this process the wrong way and suggested that the entire plan be revised. While delivering his contribution to the [...]

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Murder Suspect Gunned Down

Murder Suspect Gunned Down

Police officials said a man who is believed to be responsible for two of the four murders that occurred on Monday was gunned down the same night, only hours after he allegedly committed the crimes. Officer-in-Charge of the Central Detective Unit (CDU) Superintendent Paul Rolle said yesterday that the man’s lifeless body was found along [...]

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