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  1. PM: VAT hike to protect future generations
    Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis has acknowledged the 60 percent increase in value-added tax (VAT) will create some challenges, but insisted the move is to protect future generations. Minnis, who wrap …
  2. PM warns against opposing budget
    With four Free National Movement (FNM) members of Parliament publicly opposing the government’s plan to increase value-added tax (VAT) from 7.5 percent to 12 percent, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis …
  3. PM announces BPL reconnection program
    Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis today announced a Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) reconnection program, which would allow delinquent customers to have their electricity restored on the condition that t …
  4. Baby born on Paris suburban train gets free rides until 25
    PARIS (AP) — The Paris public transport company RATP says a baby boy born in a suburban train will get free rides in the French capital until he is 25. Live-tweeting the event Monday, the RATP said th …
  5. Compulsive video-game playing now new mental health problem
    GENEVA (AP) — For video game addicts, it might soon be “game over.” In its latest revision to a disease classification manual, the World Health Organization said Monday that compulsively playing video …
  6. Israeli bill seeks to ban photographing soldiers
    JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli ministerial committee has proposed legislation that seeks to outlaw photographing Israeli soldiers “for the sake of shaming them,” something rights groups say would amount …
  7. Audi CEO detained in diesel emissions case
    BERLIN (AP) — German authorities on Monday detained the chief executive of Volkswagen’s Audi division, Rupert Stadler, as part of a probe into the manipulation of emissions controls. The move is an ex …
  8. Zaria Stapleton raises $700 for Sister Sister
    Sts. Francis & Joseph School Vice Principal Vanta Culmer described Zaria Stapleton as a budding humanitarian. Her mom, Myriam Stapleton, says Zaria simply likes to help, but does not like the spotligh …
  9. Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Academy student makes history
    K’Shura Hanna made history when she became the first 10th grade student and first student from Grand Bahama to capture both the senior division award and the Sir John Templeton Memorial Floating Troph …
  10. Newly refurbished Portia M. Smith building unveiled
    The newly refurbished Portia M. Smith Building at the University of The Bahamas (UB) is the latest capital development project to be unveiled as UB grows to become a world-class university. Named in h …