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Bahamas Mourns Barbados’ Former PM Passing

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The Bahamas joins in mourning the loss of one of the Caribbean’s “great sons,” Owen Arthur. Arthur, Barbados’ three-time prime minister, died early Monday morning, just days after being admitted to hospital for heart complications.

2020/2021 Fiscal Period Begins

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The finance minister today implored Bahamians to take advantage of the tax concessions and duty reductions outlined in the 2020/2021 Budget. The new fiscal period begins today.

Emergency Orders Still Stand

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The Government averting a free for all with the dawning of new COVID-19 emergency orders. In a last minute move, Governor General, His Excellency Cornelius Smith yesterday signed a new Proclamation of Emergency which took effect at midnight.

2020 Policing Plan Unveiled

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Some 35 senior police officers and 90 contracted officers are expected to retire this year. In turn, 270 officers will be recruited, putting the targeted strength of the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) at 2,787 sworn officers by year’s end.

Emergency Powers Not Yet Extended

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Despite building anticipation, the Emergency Powers COVID-19 Orders have not yet been extended. Prime Minister the Most Honourable Dr. Hubert Minnis on Monday tabled a resolution which would push the orders to July 31, several weeks after...

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