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VOLUME:118 No.18, DECEMBER 16, 2020

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BEHIND BARS Nygard in jail after US cops strike By RASHAD ROLLE Tribune Senior Reporter rrolle@tribunemedia.net THE US Department of Justice charged Peter Nygard yesterday with sex trafficking and racketeering offences, unsealing a ninepage indictment that accuses the wealthy fashion mogul of sweeping criminal conduct involving minors and others. The US Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York said in a statement that Mr Nygard was taken into custody on Monday in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada by Canadian authorities at the request of US officials. SEE PAGE THREE

‘CHINA USED BTC NETWORK TO SPY’ By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor nhartnell@tribunemedia.net

A “SERIOUS investigation” was demanded yesterday into allegations that China has exploited the Bahamas Telecommunications Company’s (BTC) mobile phone network to spy on US citizens. BTC, which is 49 percent owned by the Government, told Tribune Business in a statement it was “carefully reviewing” claims - first

published in the Guardian newspaper in the UK - that state-owned Chinese communications providers had used its systems to conduct surveillance on Americans roaming on their mobile phones in The Bahamas.

“Across all the markets where Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC) operates, including The Bahamas, we continuously monitor our networks and have robust security policies and protocols in place to protect the data of our customers. We take our commitment to data protection seriously, and are carefully reviewing the information in the Guardian article,” BTC said. FULL STORY - SEE BUSINESS

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