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11302020 EDITION

Monday, 30th November, 2020.

EDITORIAL: The price of freedom

DOUGLAS Ngumi was wronged by this country.

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WORLD VIEW – The Haitian people: sadly and badly in need of a champion

HUMAN rights and constitutional violations in Haiti have been ignored for too long by the Organization of American States (OAS). The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has also avoided dealing with incendiary political issues in Haiti.

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INSIGHT: Whoever jumps into Turnquest’s shoes needs to fill us all with confidence

The lawsuit naming former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest as part of allegations over a $27m fraud scheme last week spurred a wide range of emotions. While some defended the Member of Parliament for East Grand Bahama, others noted a distraction of this nature saw it necessary for Turnquest to resign with immediate effect.

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Fresh crew transfer to cruise ships in Nassau

CARNIVAL Corporation on Saturday completed a routine embarkation of fresh crew on to a number of their vessels in accordance with established COVID-19 protocols, officials said.

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Four more ventilators donated

THE Ministry of Health has received four ventilators to help the fight against COVID-19.

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Symonette: Turnquest right to resign

EAST Grand Bahama MP Peter Turnquest was right to resign last week as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, according to St Anne’s MP Brent Symonette.

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Grand Lucayan deal woe as February reopen eyed

The Grand Lucayan’s Board is mulling a February 2021 re-opening in a bid to prevent the resort from becoming a “wasting asset” amid the growing uncertainty surrounding its potential sale.

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Activists: Study exposes oil’s ‘roll of the dice’

OIL exploration opponents yesterday said their demands for a drilling halt are justified by a study showing The Bahamas must match almost 60 percent of US offshore crude output to fully offset all economic risks.

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COVID testing system’s providers await payment

A CABINET minister last night disclosed that the COVID-19 visitor testing system’s providers have yet to be paid as the Government determines the most efficient mechanism for getting funds to them.

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SIX STOLEN YEARS: Record $640K in damages to Kenyan illegally held and beaten at detention centre

DOUGLAS Ngumi, a Kenyan national who endured cruel and inhumane treatment during an unlawful six-and-a-half-year imprisonment at the Carmichael Road Detention Centre, has been awarded $641,950 in damages by the Supreme Court.

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‘Threat to climate yet we’re okay to drill’

THE Bahamas National Trust has declared it is “categorically opposed to oil exploration in The Bahamas.”

A response to hate

In response to Kevin Evans’ bigoted and hateful letter published in your newspaper on Friday, please see below an article that was published shortly after the tragic shooting at a Pittsburgh Synagogue in 2018. I have highlighted several lines that are particularly relevant as a response to Kevin Evans’ myopic view of his fellow man (and woman).

Unworkable rules

I have been coming to Nassau for most of my life. I came first as a schoolboy when my late Father worked for the Bahamas Government civil service. Our family have returned regularly because we like the surroundings, the lovely weather and the friendly and welcoming Bahamians.

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USA runs past The Bahamas 99-59 in AmeriCup qualifier

The United States dominated both the boards and points in the paint en route to a lopsided win over a shorthanded Team Bahamas at the FIBA AmeriCup 2022 Qualifiers.

Bodybuilding: 11-member CAC team selected

DESPITE the restrictions imposed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the Bahamas Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation has selected a 11-member team, inclusive of seven competitors and four officials, to represent the Bahamas at the Central American and Caribbean Bodybuilding Championships.

How to prepare for those inevitable security threats

THE management of risk has been a crucial and complex undertaking for businesses globally. Its efficient and effective handling requires solid corporate governance. Every business must protect themselves against the risk of potential interruption by fully assessing their vulnerabilities and deploying mitigating controls. One such risk is fraud.

GOV’T STANDS FIRM ON FOREIGN FISHERIES BAR

A CABINET minister says the Government will not abandon legal reforms that bar foreigners from working on Bahamian-owned fishing vessels despite push back from major wholesalers and processors.

BAIC chief says union rejected ‘olive branch’

THE Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation’s (BAIC) general manager last night accused the trade union representing its line staff of rejecting “the olive branch” he offered upon taking office.

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‘Risk we are opening our doors to a third wave’

WITH major resorts set to open by mid-December, consultant physicians are concerned the country could be on the brink of a third COVID-19 wave.

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