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Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis (second left) upon arrival at the Lynden Pindling International Airport, accompanied by Minister of Education Jeffrey Lloyd (center) and Minister of Foreign Affairs Darren Henfield (right). At left is Police Commissioner Anthony Ferguson. FILE

The wrong signals

In the belt-tightening environment we are currently in, the Cabinet’s decision to increase travel benefits for ministers and their spouses is yet another demonstration of a tone deaf government sending all the wrong signals. The decision was quietly made by Cabinet last year, but was not

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Bahamas National Commission on Marijuana Co-Chairpersons Quinn McCartney (left) and Bishop Simeon Hall (center) present their report on the issue of marijuana to Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis during a meeting at the Office of the Prime Minister yesterday. AHVIA J. CAMPBELL

How do we legalize weed in The Bahamas?

The government appears to be on track to legalize marijuana for medical and recreational use in The Bahamas. After years of stigmatization and criminalization, The Bahamas seems poised to join other countries and regulate what could potentially be a very lucrative industry. This would be a major

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The Bahamas’ three-member team of Sierra Rodgers and Saphirre and Breann Ferguson. BAHAMAS LAWN TENNIS ASSOCIATION

The Bahamas falls to the DR

Team Bahamas crashed out of the World Junior Tennis (WJT) Girls 14s North, Central American and Caribbean Pre-Qualifying Tournament yesterday, falling to the host nation in three matches. The Bahamas lost to the Dominican Republic (DR) three matches to none, dropping both singles and the doubles match in

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Bahamas National Commission on Marijuana Co-Chairpersons Quinn McCartney (right) and Bishop Simeon Hall present their report on marijuana to Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis (center) during a meeting at the Office of the Prime Minister yesterday. AHVIA J. CAMPBELL

PM: Release small possession inmates

People in prison for the possession of small amounts of marijuana should be released, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis declared yesterday, noting that Bahamian marijuana users should not be considered “criminals”. “Once our reformed laws are passed and through proper legal mechanisms and procedures, I also support

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