The Bahamas: Headlines

4 years ago

Roker Stands By Comment That Christie Should Resign

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Roker Stands By Comment That Christie Should Resign

Prime Minister Perry Christie has thus far failed to show strong leadership and no amount of skirting around the core issues at hand will change that fact, according to former Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Minister A. Loftus Roker.

4 years ago

Crime and Child Abuse: Taking a Look in the Mirror

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Crime and Child Abuse: Taking a Look in the Mirror

Between 2000 and 2013, more than 2,700 children reported being sexually abused in The Bahamas. The figure is nearly double the number of reported adult rape victims, and does not account for the many who were likely too afraid to report.

4 years ago

PLP MP Questions Projected Web Shop Revenue

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PLP MP Questions Projected Web Shop Revenue

The government’s projected revenue forecast of $12 million from taxing web shops only plays into the narrative that it is paying back web shop bosses, Fort Charlotte MP Dr. Andre Rollins said yesterday.

4 years ago

Still No Arrests Despite $25,000 Reward Offer

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Still No Arrests Despite $25,000 Reward Offer

It has been almost three months since the brutal killing of British citizen Edgar George Dart in Grand Bahama and no arrests have been made, despite a $25,000 reward which was offered for information leading to the arrests of those responsible.

4 years ago

Banks Concerned Over Web Shop’s Dirty Money

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Banks Concerned Over Web Shop’s Dirty Money

“Dire consequences” for the financial sector and the Bahamian economy could result from a perception among international agencies monitoring issues of money-laundering and terrorist financing that The Bahamas is being “lax” in its handling of web shops.

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