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10152018 EDITION

Monday, 15th October, 2018.

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INSIGHT: All we've got to do is think BIG and be BRAVE

Bahamians need a “come to Jesus moment” on national development. Those who advocate employment opportunities at more risk of destroying thousands in the future, amounts to a deal with the devil At the same time, environmentalists must understand that people have to live, and they can’t eat sand.

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INSIGHT: A fair process? I don’t think so. Just a Disney roadshow with the government playing dumb

Three days. That’s how old I was when I first became a part of Eleuthera, after my mum and I were discharged from PMH. I was raised on Eleuthera until the early 1980s when, like so many Eleutheran families, the financial and educational realities forced my family to move to Nassau. I was lucky with scholarships and received a graduate degree with a focus on economics. I returned home to Eleuthera to get married and we take our children there at every possible opportunity.

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Sands unveils $5m upgrade to hospital A&E

REDEVELOPMENT of emergency services in New Providence are underway, according to Health Minister Dr Duane Sands, who confirmed $5m in upgrades to the Accident and Emergency Department at Princess Margaret Hospital had begun.

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Sunwing's 'madness' airlift contract doesn't deliver

MINISTER of State for Grand Bahama Kwasi Thompson has assured the government is addressing the question of airlift for Grand Bahama, after airline Sunwing announced plans to scrap its summer airlift initiative.He also said the government’s discussion

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100 Jamz celebrates in style

100 Jamz celebrated its 25th anniversary in style on Friday with a Celebration Block Party outside of Radio House on School Lane.

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SHOOTOUT AT SEA: Dominican ‘poachers’ held after exchanging fire with RBDF vessel

DOMINICAN poachers engaged the Royal Bahamas Defence Force in a shoot-out on the high seas before more than 100 of them were arrested after escaping into Cuban waters.

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Migrants’ birth rate cause of concern

THE birth rate of immigrants living in The Bahamas is just one phenomenon driving the current overhaul of immigration laws, according to Minister of Immigration Brent Symonette, who suggested the potential number of people entitled to apply for citizenship stood to eclipse the current population.

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Bahamas first – but now we ARE sending help to Haiti

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis has spoken to Haiti President Jovenel Moïse informing him The Bahamas would offer whatever support it could to the island nation in the aftermath of a deadly earthquake.

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Disney rival mulling Judicial Review suit

Disney’s Lighthouse Point rival says it may mount a Judicial Review-style legal challenge over the lack of proper consultation should the Government approve the cruise line’s $400m project.Shaun Ingraham, the One Eleuthera Foundation’s (OEF) chief ex

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'Haiti must deal with children of migrants, not Bahamas'

THE lack of clarity over the entitlement to Haitian citizenship for second and third generation children born in the country is an issue for the Haitian government, not The Bahamas, according to Immigration minister Brent Symonette.Mr Symonette maint

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Minnis: We must not look like banana republic

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis has insisted he would not present the country as a “banana republic” on the international stage as he defended the size of his delegation at the recent United Nations summit.He used the phrase during remarks at a town

Press club to honour journalists

THE Bahamas Press Club will hold its annual media awards honouring contributions to the journalism and media profession in the country on November 10.The fourth annual black tie event will convene under the theme “Celebrating 45 years of Bahamian Med

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Transformer explodes at shopping centre

POLICE fire services yesterday confirmed that a blown transformer resulted in a minor blaze at the Sea Grape Shopping Centre over the weekend.Fire Services director, Chief Superintendent Walter Evans told The Tribune that operations at several stores

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Marijuana found in car

A Department of Corrections officer was taken into custody on Friday after four packages of marijuana were found in a car in which he was travelling.Police said the officer was arrested around 7.30pm during an operation in the area of Crooked Island

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INSIGHT: Time for the PM to stop following Trump’s playbook

In recent weeks American media outlets exhaustively covered the US senate confirmation hearing of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Allegations of sexual assault that took place more than 30 years ago came to the forefront and led to mass protests throughout the hearing, as many people believe he is not fitting for the office of the US Supreme Court Justice.

'60 more staff needed for port department'

A MANPOWER audit revealed that the Port Department, currently home to 110 workers, needs 60 to 70 more people to effectively carry out a mandate that includes ensuring commercial vessels are properly registered and inspected, acting Port Controller R

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WORLD VIEW: Strongman-ism in the House of the Americas

In one year and eight months’ time the present holder of the Office of Secretary-General of the Organisation of American States (OAS) will end his current term. Judging from his recent utterances, Luis Almagro, might not offer himself for a second term although he has not said so specifically.

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GAIN AN EDGE: From intern to mentor in seven short years

Seven years ago, Krista Newbold began a journey to help students become college-ready. Little did she know that during the process, she would also become a student, learning invaluable lessons that would shape the way she teaches and connects with her students.

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No environmental impact studies for plans

THE two groups vying for the acquisition and development of Lighthouse Point in Eleuthera have not yet carried out a full environmental impact assessment for the proposed projects.Development regulations mandate that any project, similar to those bei

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