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Cooper: I don’t believe budget numbers

Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Deputy Leader Chester Cooper lambasted the government’s “uninspiring, unimaginative” budget communication, asserting that he doesn’t “believe the numbers” put forth by the minister of finance. Last week, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest said despite raising the rate of

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Small fire prompts Hilton evacuation

The British Colonial Hilton hotel had to be evacuated yesterday after a fire erupted in the hotel’s elevator shaft, according to officials. “We can confirm there was an isolated incident involving a small fire in the hotel’s elevator shaft, caused by improvement work being conducted in the

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The Bahamas economic outlook

Recently, I had occasion to give a talk to a group of financial executives about the country’s economic outlook. My statement to them is what follows: The Bahamas’ economic outlook is one of sputtering advancement if one looks at key economic indicators. Gross domestic product, which

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Man acquitted of beating senior citizen

A 56-year-old man who admitted to striking his elderly cousin and injuring him was yesterday acquitted after a magistrate found the harm was justified. Rudy Williams Sr., of Ferguson Manor, Perpall Tract, on Tuesday pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm to 88-year-old Bernese Albury. But after

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