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A mother’s fight for her sick son

A BAHAMIAN mother continues her fight to push for increased awareness of her son’s life-threatening illness. And even after receiving support from the public, Angelica Miller still finds herself in an extremely challenging position as she seeks financial assistance to purchase medication for her six-year-old son Tarique Miller, who was diagnosed with hereditary angioedema (HAE).

HIV and the mouth

THE Caribbean region has the second highest prevalence for adult HIV in the world.

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Become the healthiest, happiest version of yourself

AS I prepare to send my three kids back to school I want to make sure that each day their food is healthy, energising, tasty, low-fuss and low-cost. Here are a few tips and tricks to help you along this school year.

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Art student helps raise awareness of sickle cell disease with new logo

FOR her creativity in supporting the effort to raise awareness of sickle cell disease, Kerri Bascom received a $500 cash award.

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Women feel beautiful with new inspirational clothing line

INSPIRED by the empowerment of women and the mentoring of youth, Bahamian entrepreneur Raquel Pinder has started an initiative called Beauty Beyond Feelings (BBF).

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POLITICOLE: Snowden, surveillance and banks blinded by policy

THE battle with certain Canadian banks in The Bahamas that are imposing unacceptable, unfounded policies on Bahamians continues.

Conflict of interest

Quick question: is it not a conflict of interest for a Cabinet minister, who by virtue of his office, is a member of the Bahamas Investment Authority (BIA) - the body responsible for approving and supervising foreign investment in The Bahamas - to have a commercial relationship with a foreign investor in respect of a project currently under the supervision of the BIA?

Watson motives

What ulterior motive could be behind former DPM Watson’s campaign to undermine Dr Minnis’ leadership when the doctor was returned to his post by such an overwhelming majority?

It’s simple - just pass a law

Why are we so hateful to the sons and daughters of our Bahamian soil?

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Pintard: FNM has right talent to win election

FREE National Movement Chairman Michael Pintard yesterday defended the party as having the “right talent and team” to capture a victory when Bahamians head to the polls during the next general election.

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DNA leader demands an explanation for immigration raid

DEMOCRATIC National Alliance Leader Branville McCartney yesterday chastised the Department of Immigration for a recent unexplained raid at his home that he felt was politically motivated.

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Super Value held up in afternoon robbery

POLICE are “aggressively” pursuing two suspects responsible for an armed robbery of Super Value’s Blue Hill Road location yesterday afternoon, a senior police official said.

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Man shot in back of the head at his home

A 24-year-old man was shot in the back of his head and killed early yesterday morning at his home off Fire Trail Road.

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Rigby in bid for PLP leadership

FORMER Chairman of the Progressive Liberal Party Raynard Rigby hinted yesterday that he might run for the position of PLP leader at the party’s convention in November.

Fred leaves Cape Verde islands and weakens to tropical storm

TROPICAL Storm Fred moved away from the Cape Verde Islands on Tuesday and is forecast to weaken in the Atlantic Ocean.

Bahamas granted downgrade break

Baha Mar will “only start weighing” on the Bahamas’ creditworthiness should it remain unopened by the 2016 second half, something that would prompt Moody’s to slash next year’s GDP growth forecast by up to a full percentage point.

Moody’s: Debt’s ‘peaked’ at 66%

Baha Mar “doesn’t take away” from the Government outperforming its key revenue and fiscal targets, a credit rating agency yesterday disclosing that it was impressed by the more than three percentage point cut in the 2014-2015 fiscal deficit.

Gov’t urged to consider ‘opening’ mobile bidding

A leading private sector executive yesterday urged the Government to consider opening up the cellular liberalisation process to other bidders, given that it had not seen the desired level of competition.

Moody’s actions ‘inconsistent’ with structural concern

The Opposition’s deputy leader last night said Moody’s decision to maintain the Bahamas’ existing sovereign credit rating seemed “inconsistent” with its analysis, which repeated the structural concerns voiced by Standard & Poor’s (S&P).

Bahamas has ‘best VAT in the world’

A leading food retailer said the Government eliminated the Value-Added Tax (VAT) “nightmare” by drastically reducing the proposed exemptions, adding: “We have the best VAT in the world.”

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