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Mom and pop shops biggest violators of price control

PRICE control inspectors have found that “mom and pop stores” are the biggest violators of price control regulations, according to senior inspector Theodore Curry yesterday.

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Genesis Academy hosting a two-day national pride event for independence celebration

GENESIS Academy hosted the first of two days of national pride events in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Bahamian independence yesterday.

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Some MPs have not yet disclosed

TWO weeks after the March 1 deadline, Public Disclosure Commission chairman Bishop Victor Cooper said officials are still waiting for some parliamentarians to complete their filings.

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‘When not if’ on marital rape law

DISCUSSIONS on the proposed Sexual Offences Act continue with State Minister Lisa Rahming indicating it is not a matter of “if” but “when” the act will be passed.

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Smith still pursuing PI lighthouse project

BAHAMIAN entrepreneur Toby Smith said yesterday he still wants to move forward with his Paradise Island lighthouse project despite the ongoing challenges he has faced.

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MINISTER STILL NO TO RCI DEAL: Hanna Martin has not changed view on $110m beach club

EDUCATION Minister Glenys Hanna Martin revealed yesterday her views have not changed on Royal Caribbean International’s $110m project for Paradise Island, saying she did not support it during the Minnis administration and her opinion remains the same.

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Bigamist sentenced to one year of prison

A MAN was sentenced to a year in prison yesterday after he admitted to charges of entering into a fraudulent marriage while he was still legally married to someone else.

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Escaped pregnant teenager sent to BDCS

A PREGNANT teenager was sent to the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services after she admitted to escaping custody last week while she was being housed at the Willie Mae Pratt Centre for Girls.

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Gun was taken from fighting neighbours

A 20-YEAR-OLD man was sent to the department of correctional services yesterday to await sentencing after admitting to having a gun that he says he took from his fighting neighbours earlier this week.

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Man to pay $1,000 fine for stolen iPhone

A MAN was fined $1,000 in court yesterday after he admitted to illegally entering a woman’s home and stealing her iPhone.

While MPs argue for their removal, BPPBA says all Montagu stalls are licenced

A GOVERNMENT minister yesterday said that stalls on Montagu Beach that have been the centre of concern for residents are not authorised - despite the assertions of the managing director of the Bahamas Public Parks and Beaches Authority (BPPBA) to the contrary.

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‘Time has come’ for conversation on corporal punishment in schools

AFTER a police officer allegedly beat several Bimini Primary School students, Education Minister Glenys Hanna-Martin said “the time has come” for a conversation about corporal punishment in schools.

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Minnis says PM is ‘out of depth’ as Minister of Finance

FORMER Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis threw darts at Prime Minister Phillip “Brave” Davis yesterday, calling the Davis administration a “do-as-you-like” government amid frequent inconsistencies in governance.

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PM: Procurement bill will allow for greater management and transparency

PRIME Minister Phillip “Brave” Davis led debate on the Public Procurement Bill and Public Finance Management Bill in the House of Assembly yesterday, telling parliamentarians that the legislation, once enacted, will allow for improved government financial management and greater transparency.

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Escaped pregnant teen recaptured by police

A PREGNANT teen, who is a resident of the Willie Mae Pratt Centre for Girls was arrested by police on Tuesday after escaping custody last week.