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Fidelity-sponsored BAISS track & field meet ends today

DESPITE the lack of traditional rivalries and scoring systems, the Bahamas Association of Independent Secondary Schools returned to sports with its 32 Track and Field Meet, sponsored by Fidelity Bank and Trust.

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Minister expects Bahamian to hold UB president post ‘in short order’

EDUCATION Minister Glenys Hanna Martin distanced the Davis administration yesterday from the decision of the board of University of The Bahamas to appoint a non-Bahamian president of the institution, saying she expects that “in short order” a Bahamian will ascend to the top post.

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The value of our freedom

Throughout my life, I have admired The Tribune, for upholding our freedoms, particularly freedom of speech, freedom of movement, and freedom of the press.

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WORLD VIEW: Commonwealth should stand together over Russian aggression

THE Commonwealth, made up of 54 nations of which 32 are small states, should be deeply concerned at the grave threat to the international legal order caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and should act together to show strong disapproval.

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Governor: Bahamas far away from debt default

The Central Bank’s governor yesterday voiced optimism that The Bahamas is far from a sovereign debt default as it retains multiple revenue-raising options including an income tax.

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Abaco teachers stage sick-out

TEACHERS in Abaco staged a sick-out yesterday to protest the continuing teacher shortage on the island a month after the Ministry of Education promised to address the problem.

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WORLD VIEW: US security bill does not reflect interests of Caribbean nations

THERE has been a troubling development in relations between the US and the 14 independent nations of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).

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Disaster chair: No one ‘deliberately negligent’

The Disaster Reconstruction Authority’s (DRA) ex-chairman yesterday said he does not believe any of its staff were “deliberately negligent” as allegations continue to swirl around its performance.

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Govt should talk before cannabis legislation

OPPOSITION leader Michael Pintard said the Davis administration should have a conversation with stakeholders before moving forward with their version of cannabis legislation.

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University partners in fight against gender violence

UNIVERSITY of The Bahamas has taken a firm stance against gender-based violence as it partners with the Bahamas Crisis Centre and Rotary Bahamas in a bold new social awareness campaign.

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WORLD VIEW: Commonwealth Caribbean countries – all republics by 2030?

BY 2030, it is more than likely that the eight independent Commonwealth countries which are still monarchical states, with Queen Elizabeth II as their Sovereign, will become Republics.

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PETER YOUNG: How long can Boris survive with the body blows raining down?

AFTER writing last week about the trials and tribulations of beleaguered Prime Minister Boris Johnson, I hesitate to return to the current political turmoil in Britain.

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EDITORIAL: Bain case admission deserves a full investigation

SOME remarkable scenes played out in court recenlty – where Lincoln Bain, leader of the Coalition of Independents in the election – was ordered to pay $64,000 to a woman who wanted him to hold it in a trust for her for three years. He neither invested it nor returned it.

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Bain ordered to pay back woman’s $60k

THE Supreme Court has ordered Coalition of Independents leader Lincoln Bain to pay $64,000 to a woman after finding he did not invest or return the money she wanted him to hold in a trust for her for three years.

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PETER YOUNG: Stay calm and carry on - but plans may have to change

HERE we go again. That is likely to be the tired and irritated reaction of most people in the UK in the face of new restrictions after the recent discovery in South Africa of Omicron, the name given to a new strain of COVID-19.

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We owe Grand Bahama an apology for neglect

The island of Grand Bahama has the potential to play a pivotal role in the social and economic development of The Bahamas. For the past few years, governments have laid out their plans to ensure that Grand Bahama rebounds, yet none has achieved a measurable improvement for the island.

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Pintard: We won’t be spoken to like children

MARCO City MP Michael Pintard was adamant yesterday that the Official Opposition would not be spoken to like children amid a lengthy back and forth with government members of Parliament.

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EDITORIAL: Can 150-year Royal Caribbean deal be changed?

IT IS interesting to see the Davis administration leap into action over the Royal Caribbean lease of Crown Land on Paradise Island.

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Michael Pintard nominated for FNM’s leadership post

MARCO City MP Michael Pintard yesterday sold himself as a “fearless” politician who would seek to engage Free National Movement freedom fighters, former parliamentarians from the FNM’s 2017 term in office and conduct a post mortem on the party’s crushing election defeat if he wins the party’s top post.

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Concerns over guns after daylight shooting on Bimini

THE brazen daylight shooting of a man on Bimini has sparked serious concerns over the proliferation of guns now being seen in the Family Islands.