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Social Assistance Claims ‘Erroneous’ ‘Tax Tourist Winnings Too’
 
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Social Assistance Claims ‘Erroneous’

Minister of Social Services and Urban Development Frankie Campbell yesterday labeled comments making rounds on social media surrounding the government’s intention to cut assistance for Bahamians receiving social assistance for 10 years or more, as “erroneous and absolute misinformation, intended only to create mischief”.  In a statement issued yesterday, he said, “The misinformation that has […]

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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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‘Remove Liberty from BTC’ – Mitchell Tells PM

17 July 2019

Following what he called “derogatory and derisory” comments made by Liberty Latin America CEO Balan Nair about Bahamians employed at the Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) and their work ethic, Progressive Liberal Party Chairman Fred Mitchell wants Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis to stand up and tell Nair to leave The Bahamas. BTC is a subsidiary […]

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Racially Insulting Voice Note under Investigation

16 July 2019

Minister of Works Desmond Bannister has ordered an investigation into Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC) Director Bennet Minnis’ viral voice note, which circulated on social media, spewing racial and homophobic slurs at members of the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP). Yesterday, Mr. Bannister confirmed that the matter has been brought to his attention after there were […]

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Marijuana Commission Could Miss August Deadline

16 July 2019

The Bahamas National Commission on Marijuana may not meet its August deadline, according to co-chair Quinn McCartney yesterday.  Mr. McCartney said the deadline wasn’t really set in stone and while the commission is working towards that deadline, there is no guarantee it will be finished.  Last month, Mr. McCartney indicated that the commission planned to […]

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Local Pastor Says ‘No’ To Pride Bahamas Week

16 July 2019

Kingdom Life Church Senior Pastor Cedric Moss, as he’s done in the past concerning, Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival, is now urging the government to think long and hard about facilitating any immoral conduct in public.  Pastor Moss’ comments came after the LGBTI community in The Bahamas, has advocated for a pride week.  Just recently, the LGBTI […]

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BUT Clarifies Payment Rumors

16 July 2019

Bahamas Union of Teachers (BUT) President Belinda Wilson clarified alleged rumors circulating on social media that she said indicates public servants are receiving monies.  However, she added that teachers are not a part of it as negotiations on finances has yet to be discussed.  “All these WhatsApps flying around about money, that [isn’t] us,” Mrs. […]

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Wilchcombe Wants Partnership for Bahamasair

16 July 2019

Bahamasair has long been ‘operating in the red’ and former Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe believes the airline should seek a partnership with Baha Mar owner Chow Tai Fook Enterprises Limited, that’s also in the airlift business. “They’re in the business of leasing planes. We ought to be talking to them about jet aircrafts and […]

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Crash Landing in Exuma

16 July 2019

A pilot crash landed an aircraft in Moss Town, Exuma on Monday. According to police, shortly after 8 a.m. a charter flight left Moss Town, Exuma en route to Staniel Cay.  Upon arrival at Staniel Cay, the front landing gear failed to open. Police said the flight returned to Moss Town Airport and the pilot […]

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More Environmentalists against Disney’s Lighthouse Point Development

16 July 2019

Leading environmental groups have gotten some serious backing in their continued push to persuade Disney Cruise Line Island Development from pursuing its multi-million dollar plans for Lighthouse Point in South Eleuthera. Standing shoulder to shoulder with them is New York based organization Waterkeeper Alliance, which yesterday launched a new digital campaign – the focus of […]

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Alleged Teen Suicide

16 July 2019

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a juvenile male who was discovered in a home Sunday. According to police, shortly after 5 p.m., they were called to a home on Faith Avenue north, off Carmichael Road, where a male was discovered unconscious, hanging from a rod in a closet.  Paramedics were called […]

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Exuma Tour Boat Accident

16 July 2019

EPolice in Exuma are investigating a boating accident that occurred on Sunday and left an American man hospitalized. According to police, shortly before 5 p.m., a tour boat was sailing in Elizabeth Harbour, George Town, when the captain felt something hit the rear of the boat.  He and others made a check of the water […]

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