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Gov’t To Meet Non Compliant Gaming Operators

A meeting between the government and the few Gaming Operators that are not compliant with the new gaming taxes is scheduled for this weekend,  according to Attorney General Carl Bethel.  This comes  after Tourism Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar  said  that 70 per cent of operators were  not compliant with the law.  The Attorney General  declined to […]

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BPL TO BOLSTER CAPACITY

With the electrical power outages  reported throughout New Providence over the last several days, Bahamas Power and Light is allaying the fears of disgruntled consumers.  The Company is counting on the return of an engine to significantly bolster its generation capacity and stability. Until that happens, the intermittent power outages throughout the island will continue. […]

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Gov’t Wants To Reduce Dependency On Tourism

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest is maintaining that the Minnis Administrations  is  working to reduce the country’s over dependence on tourism and the financial services industry. According the  Mr. Turnquest,  progress is being made although not as quickly as he would like. “If  you look even within the tourism sector and […]

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500 SCOTTISH MASONS MEET HERE

Delegates of  The International Scottish Masonic Conference (ISMC)  are in New Providence for their  100 year anniversary. The Official Opening Ceremony was held yesterday at the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island.  The President, Mr. Loren Glover said that they are delighted to be here in the Bahamas to celebrate 100 years of Free Masonry and […]

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MOTHER PRATT RECEIVES MANDELA AWARD S

Former Deputy Prime Minister, Cynthia ‘Mother’ Pratt has received  the Nelson Mandela Humanitarian Lifetime Achievement Award and the 21st Century Pan-American Change Agent Award.   She received the awards  yesterday in a ceremony at her church, Prayer and Praise Assembly in Coconut Grove. ‘Mother’ Pratt is a prolific Bahamian Philanthropist and Community Developer, a Nation […]

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QC : Magistrate was Careful

 Defense Attorney, Jamaican Queen’s Counsel Keith Knight on Wednesday reasoned to Court of Appeal Justices that in her ruling in the Frank Smith extortion and bribery trial, Chief Magistrate Joyanne Ferguson-Pratt took great care in coming to her decision. Following testimony from the police, sitting Cabinet Ministers Dr. Duane Sands and Marvin Dames and the […]

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LEADERS ROW OVER POLICE OFFICERS’ POLITICS

The leaders of the two major political  parties locked  horns in the House of Assembly yesterday over the structure of the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) and  allegations of its politicization.  The issue was brought to the forefront during Opposition leader Philp Davis’ contribution to debate on a proposed amendment to the Police Staff Association […]

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WELLS: BAHA MAR HAS NO JETSKI LICENSE

Opposition Leader Philip Davis yesterday raised  a major concern in the House of Assembly  over watercraft operators in the country.  Mr. Davis asked Transport Minister Renward Wells if the moratorium has been recently lifted from the licensing of jet skis.  Vice President of the Cable Beach Water Sports Association Pedro Bannister last week expressed concerns […]

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MOT And UB Host Tourism Forum

The University of The Bahamas (UB), the Tourism Development Corporation and the Ministry of Tourism have  collaborated to hold a half-day forum on Community Based Tourism (CBT) with focus on Empowering Bahamians, Encouraging Entrepreneurship. The idea behind the initiative, held at the Franklyn R Wilson Graduate Center  is to advance, grow and help develop the […]

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DNA SAYS “ DISCOURAGE SHAMING ON SOCIAL MEDIA”

The Democratic National Alliance (DNA)  says the Bahamian people must discourage public shaming on social media.   DNA’s Spokesperson for Social Services and Urban Development,  E. Corderro Armbrister, said, “recently, videos of a disturbing nature have been circulating depicting our nation’s youth in a less than savory manner.”  In  a press statement he said, “we […]

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