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FRONT PORCH: Where’s our appetite for moving towards a republic?

ON one of his trips to a Family Island to discuss independence for The Bahamas, Sir Lynden Pindling was confronted by an older lady who accepted the country should become a sovereign nation. But she added a warning cum proviso: “We’re going to keep the Queen though!?”

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Virtual Independence programme airs on TV tonight

A four-hour, made-for-television, virtual Independence programme will air live from the studios of ZNS in New Providence and the Northern Bahamas tonight beginning at 8pm.

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What makes you proud to be Bahamian?

As the 47th anniversary of Independence approaches, what makes you proud to be Bahamian?

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THE BIG QUESTION: Independence and your hopes for the nation

The 47th anniversary of Independence finds The Bahamas wrestling with the effects of Hurricane Dorian and the COVID-19 pandemic. What are your hopes for the nation as it grapples with these issues and beyond?

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Honours to creators of flag and anthem

TIMOTHY Gibson, the late composer of The Bahamas’ national anthem, and Reverend Dr Hervis Bain, the man who designed the nation’s flag,

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Exciting lineup of Independence events

AN exciting calendar of events has been prepared for this year's independence celebrations.

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THE BIG QUESTION: What changes do you want to see before the 50th year of Independence in 2023?

As we prepare to celebrate the 46th anniversary of Bahamian Independence, what changes would you like to see in the nation before the 50th anniversary?

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First heroes of nation named in new honours

THE first recipients of the country’s National Honours were announced yesterday, with the top honour of the Order of National Hero awarded posthumously to Sir Lynden Pindling, Sir Roland Symonette, Sir Milo Butler and Sir Cecil Wallace-Whitfield.

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Celebrate Bahamas

IN preparation for the nation’s upcoming 45th independence anniversary, Mark Humes, MP for Fort Charlotte and chairman of the Independence Anniversary Planning Committee, yesterday launched a national independence essay competition and recording arti

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A passage from india

The Bahamas, with immediate effect, will facilitate the entry of Indian nationals who already possess Schengen, USA, UK or Canadian visas, according to a statement from the Ministry of Tourism and Aviation. Indian nationals who have Schengen, Canadi

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Carifta Swimming: Bahamas leads the field after day one

The Bahamas' CARIFTA Swim team has been the most dominant in the region for the past four years and is on pace to add another meet title to their resumé.

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The Bahamas drops two places in Rule of law index

THE Bahamas has dropped two positions on the World Justice Project’s Rule of Law Index.The 2017-2018 index looked at how well the country adhered to its rules on civil and criminal justice, constraints on government powers, the absence of corruption

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Flag raised for Grand Bahama celebrations

FLAG raising ceremonies were held in the three districts in Grand Bahama on Friday as part of the country’s celebrations for Independence Day. At 9am, all the local radio stations played the national anthem simultaneously. Minister of Youth, Sports

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Nation praised for efforts to tackle human trafficking

US State Department officials have listed the Bahamas among its “tier-one”’ list of countries yesterday, for its continued effort to combat the trafficking in persons. In the annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report, released globally Tuesday by US

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Bahamas earns most in Caribbean from general aviation arrivals

THE Bahamas is ranked number one in general aviation arrivals in the Caribbean in terms of dollar value, earning a whopping $387 million annually, according to a senior tourism executive.

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1.3m files leak in Bahamas Papers

FIVE months after the country’s financial services sector was dragged into the spotlight as a top tax haven in the infamous “Panama Papers”, international watchdogs yesterday unveiled a free online database created from 1.3 million leaked files from the Bahamas’ corporate registry.

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UPDATED: Bahamas to host 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games

A concerted effort by the Bahamas Olympic Committee and the Bahamas Government paid off with the Bahamas being awarded the hosting of the VI Commonwealth Youth Games in 2017.

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Independence anniversary events have $1.1m budget

ORGANISERS of the 42nd independence anniversary are hoping that this year’s celebration not only “captures the best of our culture,” but unites citizens around the world in a “truly Bahamian experience.”

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Bahamas ranks 101st for political gender equality

THE Bahamas ranked 101 of 142 countries for gender equality in political empowerment, according to a global report released last month.

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TRIBUNE INDEPENDENCE SUPPLEMENT IN EBOOK FORMAT

Celebrate the 41st anniversary of Independence with The Tribune by downloading our supplement EBOOK for your mobile device.

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