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Activist: Vote is not a waste of time

ACTIVIST Marion Bethel yesterday disagreed with statements made by former Court of Appeal President Dame Joan Sawyer as she called for heightened education and public awareness in the lead up to the gender equality referendum.

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Freedom of speech, not to abuse

I have never been more un-proud of who we are becoming when I see the blunt disrespect for the Prime Minister, his family and the office he holds.

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Attorney questions evidence gathering

THE ninth day of the Marco Archer murder trial saw Kofhe Goodman’s attorney completing his cross-examination of a crime scene investigator who handled items collected from the scene where a body was found.

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Mitchell hits out at 'shameless partisanship' over Kelly, Culmer honours

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party Chairman Fred Mitchell said the Official Opposition disagrees with the selection of former Olympian Godfrey Kelly and Free National Movement chairman Carl Culmer for Queen Elizabeth’s 2020 New Year’s Honours.

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Disunity in the FNM

I read with great interests the comments of a Founding Father of the Free National Movement, and former Member of Parliament, Maurice Moore, current Member of Parliament for Montagu Richard Lightbourn, a letter by Andrew Allen and one by WAL in the various dailies.

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CARICOM to US link is hailed as 'strong'

THE relationship between the 15-member Caribbean Community and the United States of America remains strong, despite differences of opinions “from time to time,” CARICOM’s Secretary-General said.

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CIBC 'disagrees' with fines by the Bahamas

CIBC FIrstCaribbean has expressed its displeasure at fines imposed by Bahamian regulators in documents for its planned $240 million initial public offering (IPO) in New York.The bank, in a section of the IPO document detailing regulatory risks, said

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Symonette the man to be leader

Re: Your editorial of Feb 2, 2017: “It’s Time For The Opposition To Get Its Act Together”, and in which you reference and quote the thrust of an excellent editorial letter by Luther McDonald published on January 24th.

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New mother uses experience to inspire entrepreneurship

YOUNG mother Bianca Carter knows from her own experience that pregnant women require a high level of attention, love and support.

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Portion distortion – Start losing weight

FOOD and drink portions have increased dramatically since the 1980s. Even recipes list larger serving sizes than ever before. In a 1960s’ version of “The Joy of Cooking,” a brownie recipe served 30. Now the exact same recipe serves only 16!

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$5,000 gospel recording contract up for grabs

The new season of 242 Untapped is bringing new hosts and a $5000 prize, as judges seek out the Bahamas’ next gospel recording superstar. Returning to judge is producer/coach Chris Roberts, international worship leader; recording artist Nadene Moss, singer/songwriter; Jonathan ‘Jonny’ Farrington and Vincent ‘V-Mac’ McDonald of Elevation Records, who wears several hats as host, director and creator of the show.

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Bahamas AIDS Foundation establishes safe, supervised study centre for kids

The Bahamas AIDS Foundation has received permission from the Competent Authority to assist a small number of primary school-aged children to access and benefit from the Ministry of Education’s virtual learning platform in a safe and supervised space.

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Ingraham pays respects to Sir Jack Hayward

FORMER Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham yesterday said he was “saddened” by the death of Sir Jack Hayward, honorary chairman and co-owner of the Grand Bahama Port Authority.

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Grand Bahama residents left feeling ‘cut out’ by government

WITH Grand Bahama’s economy in the doldrums, the last thing residents expected to happen was the cancellation of Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival (BJC) in Freeport.

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The search is on for the next gospel superstar

THE songs have been approved and the judges are ready to search for the next gospel superstar as 242Untapped gets ready to host auditions for season two.

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Red Cross seeks volunteers

THE Bahamas Red Cross Society is looking to increase its volunteer intake across the country to assist in its work to provide relief and assistance to those in need and during times of disaster.

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Sears backs Cooper on PLP views

FORMER Attorney General Alfred Sears applauded Exuma and Ragged Island MP Chester Cooper’s recent frank reflections on the Progressive Liberal Party’s loss yesterday while former State Minister for National Security Keith Bell said he disagreed with those remarks.

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Provider rejects insurance demand over renewables

A  Bahamian renewable energy provider yesterday disagreed “completely” with the requirement for residential suppliers to obtain general liability insurance, arguing that this was “unwarranted” and an added expense.

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Chamber director disagrees over severance payout call

A Chamber of Commerce director says he disagrees with the director of labour's call for some employers to pay furloughed workers full severance packages over fears they will not find new jobs.

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FACE TO FACE: Let’s agree - we need to disagree better

Physical violence is an undeniable issue in The Bahamas.