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Miller-Uibo joins Special Olympians at reception

THE Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development’s National Commission for Persons with Disabilities hosted a reception for Special Olympics athletes and medalists.

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‘Help eliminate disability discrimination’

EXECUTIVES of The National Commission for Persons with Disabilities are urging the public to help eliminate discrimination on the basis of disabilities.

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ALICIA WALLACE: In the heart of Africa, a union of nations seek to work as one

THE Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2022 is now underway in Kigali, Rwanda, after being postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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ALICIA WALLACE: Lizzo’s handling of her mistake is an example to learn from

One of the most interesting artists of this generation is Lizzo. Some fans were enjoying her music on YouTube long before she made it big.

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Disabled crane operators lose Weather Dept tornado claims

Three former Freeport Container Port operators have lost their bid to claim damages from the Government over disabilities and “extensive psychological trauma” resulting from the March 2010 tornado that devastated the firm’s operation.

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Project aiming to empower women

A programme designed to empower women was launched yesterday with State Minister in the Ministry of Social Services & Urban Development Lisa Rahming reassuring government’s commitment to gender equality and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

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ALIV Connect aims to assist the disabled community

ALIV presented an initiative yesterday to bring greater assistance to the disabled community called ALIV Connect.

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THE KDK REPORT: A wrinkle or two

THROUGHOUT the course of history, we’ve all inherently benefited from the immeasurable sacrifices of our forefathers. Men and women who, through their contributions to the betterment of mankind, have made our lives infinitely easier.

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‘No more time to avoid pain’ over NIB reforms

Governance reformers yesterday warned “there is no more time to avoid the pain” associated with saving the National Insurance Board (NIB) as they called for “a clear plan” of rescue that will gain widespread buy-in from society.

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Thank you for rescuing me

I am writing this letter in the hopes that it may be read by the wonderful, caring couple who came to my aid last Saturday night.

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Just 6% of clients hit by data breach at Sebas’ venture

The e-commerce platform owned by Sebas Bastian yesterday said only 6 percent of customers were impacted by a recent data breach as it sought to reassure that all necessary measures are being taken to rectify the problem.

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MASK MANDATES GONE BY SUMMER? Prime Minister says officials considering indoor venue rules

PRIME Minister Philip “Brave” Davis said remaining mask mandates in the country could be totally lifted by the summer, adding officials are currently mulling over whether indoor venues have proper ventilation to ensure COVID-19 does not circulate easily in those settings.

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THE KDK REPORT: The sound of silence

ALL musicians, spanning the breadth of history, can attest to the fact that music has the power to heal. There is a song for every heartache and one for every celebration. No matter the genre, every melody, chord, tune, lyric and sound is capable of touching the soul and jarring or soothing our every emotion.

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Workshop helps protect rights

A WORKSHOP designed to help protect the rights of Bahamian children and persons with disabilities was recently held. The event brought together United Nations officials and government agencies which make up the National Reporting Cooperation Mechanism.

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Govt ‘working to reduce backlog on citizenship’

PRESS secretary Clint Watson said while the government refuses to respond to criticism from the United States, it is working to reduce the backlog of people seeking a response to their citizenship applications.

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GB charity launches home repair initiative

THE Grand Bahama Disaster Relief Foundation, a charity founded by the Grand Bahama Port Authority, and funded entirely by private donations, is launching a new home repair initiative.

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‘Abusers should compensate victims’

SOCIAL Services Minister Obie Wilchcombe wants laws changed so people convicted of abuse must financially compensate their victims.

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Neurotrauma workshop held to teach medics

A NEUROTRAUMA workshop for Caribbean nurses was held to teach frontline medical providers how to accurately manage head and spine trauma.

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US criticises Bahamas on citizenship measures

THE United States said the Bahamas government has not effectively implemented laws to provide long-term residents the chance to get Bahamian citizenship “in a timely manner and on a non-discriminatory basis.”

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