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Pastor celebrates four years in ministry

Overseer Pastor Janean Hart, of Soul Winning United Church of God In Christ, celebrated her fourth anniversary under the theme “I Am Persuaded” taken from 2 Timothy 1:10-13 at a service last week. In attendance were Apostle G Anthony Chisholm of New Beginning Church; Pastor Val Nesbitt of Church of God, Dundas Town Abaco; Bishop G Elton Major, jurisdictional prelate for UCOGIC Bahamas and Senior Pastor of Lion of the Judah Kingdom Embassy.

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Speak to the voices that speak to you

YOU must speak to the voices that are negatively or positively speaking to your human spirit. The success of any spirit is dependent on its ability to influence, convince, persuade or to encourage its human subject to bend or incline to their will.

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PM hopes to speed up Baha Mar construction

PRIME Minister Perry Christie said yesterday the government is currently “observing and energising” negotiations between the Export Import Bank of China (EXIM) and China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) in hopes of “persuading the acceleration” of construction at Baha Mar.

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Watson backs ‘dream ticket’ of Butler-Turner and Sands

FORMER Deputy Prime Minister Frank Watson yesterday joined his successor Brent Symonette in announcing his support for the “dream ticket” of Loretta Butler-Turner and Dr Duane Sands in the Free National Movement’s leadership race.

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Cubans relieved after release; Mitchell announces investigation

TWO Cubans released from prison after they were unlawfully detained for nearly three years expressed relief on Friday as Foreign Affairs Minister Fred Mitchell announced that an investigation has been launched into why the Supreme Court was persuaded to free them.

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Obama, Romney on energy and environmental issues

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A look at where President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney stand on energy and environmental issues: OBAMA: Ordered temporary moratorium on deep-water drilling after the massive BP oil spill in the Gulf of M

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Murderer jailed for 50 years has appeal dismissed

A MAN seeking to be exonerated of a murder conviction and subsequent 50-year-sentence at Her Majesty’s Prison had his appeal dismissed by the Court of Appeal yesterday.

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Followers must stop gambling

SIMEON Hall yesterday said religious bodies in the Bahamas will only be successful in their anti-gaming campaign if they can persuade their own followers to stop gambling.

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Crime down?

THE progress in official statistics is most encouraging.

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Clarifying capital markets

EDITOR, The Tribune . The article in the Tribune Business Section of last Friday, September 15, about BISX may have given the impression that I was critical of its management for not making BISX more successful by persuading more companies to list.

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Christie’s contractor meet ‘worth a shot’

The Opposition’s finance spokesman yesterday said it was a “little late” for Prime Minister Perry Christie  to attempt to persuade Baha Mar’s Chinese contractor to complete the stalled project, but admitted: “It’s worth  shot”.

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The lying spirit

I THINK one of the most annoying things in this world is a person who is committed to being dishonest. More so, these folks have no relationship with the truth and would tell a lie at any opportunity.

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The pied piper

“When one with honeyed words but evil mind persuades the mob, great woes befall the state.” ― Euripides, Orestes

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I wonder . . .

EDITOR, The Tribune.

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Cable 'not given up' on 27% TV price increase

A Cable Bahamas executive yesterday suggested its application for a 27 per cent increase in basic cable TV prices would have been approved “in any other jurisdiction”, indicating the company had not given up on efforts to persuade regulators to reverse their rejection.

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Foreign entertainers at independence celebrations

Needless to say I am stunned. Why do we, as an independent nation, find the need to engage foreign artists to headline the entertainment segment...

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PRIVY COUNCIL GRANTS INJUNCTION TO STOP DREDGING

In a stunning new development, the Privy Council in London today granted Bimini Blue Coalition's injunction application stopping dredging activities from continuing in Bimini, reversing a decision by the Bahamas Court of Appeal on Monday.

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Deputy PM heckled as he talks VAT at graduation

DEPUTY Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest was interrupted at times as he tried to persuade those attending the Galilee College’s 2018 graduation ceremony that critics have misrepresented the 2018-2019 budget.

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Why I will be voting no

WEDNESDAY, March 2, 2016 has been hailed as an historic day by FNM and PLP parliamentarians, because of the passing of the four Constitutional Amendment Bills on gender equality in the legislature.

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Minnis mocks Loretta criticism

FNM Leader Dr Hubert Minnis reacted sarcastically yesterday to Loretta Butler-Turner’s criticism of his unclear positions on the constitutional referendum, saying he hopes her confidence in his ability to persuade voters will prompt her to support him in the general election.

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