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Bahamas Roadmasters Virtual 9th Bahamas Half Marathon/ 10k set for November 20-21

WHILE they wait on the restrictions to be lifted for mass gatherings at public outings, Bahamas Roadmasters is encouraging persons to come out and participate in their Cancer Treatment of America Virtual 9th Bahamas Half Marathon and 10 Kilometre race.

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Police warn of increase in counterfeit currency

POLICE have seen an increase in counterfeit Bahamian currency being distributed in communities, the most common being $20 and $50 notes.

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Sir ‘Sonny’ Ramphal releases papers detailing public life

CARIBBEAN and Commonwealth elder statesman, Sir Shridath Ramphal, has released papers on the internet, covering 72 years of public life in the Caribbean, the Commonwealth and internationally.

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New board to help steer UWIOCB

THE University of the West Indies Open Campus Bahamas (UWIOCB) has appointed an advisory board of directors.

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Rising to local govt challenge

RISE Bahamas, an advocacy group, has launched its Imagine Local Government campaign joined by partners, Organisation for Responsible Governance (ORG) Bahamas and One Bahamas in Nassau.

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Journalists mark Press Freedom Day

THE Bahamas Press Club 2014 recently held an event to mark World Press Freedom Day.

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RF gives back with charity golf tourney

LOCAL golf enthusiasts are gearing up for the 35th Annual Charity GolfTournament hosted by the Rotary Club of East Nassau & The Scout Association of The Bahamas.

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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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Top squash players to hit the walls swinging

THIRTY local squash players are set to compete in the inaugural Four Walls Squash Open Championship tournament, starting Wednesday at Four Walls Squash and Social Club.

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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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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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Pastors rent to numbers house boys

Some weeks back I saw a missive penned by a group of pastors that expressed disapproval of the appointment of a web shop gaming mogul by the Free National Movement government to a diplomatic post.

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Henfield Basketball Shooting Academy takes it to ‘The Lab’

IT’S called “The Lab,” where coach and mentor Marvin Hen eld has created his home for the Marvin Hen eld Basketball Shooting Academy for basketball players who have been marginalised because of their shooting abilities.

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WORLD VIEW: Venezuela talks – mountain went forth and produced a mouse

IT was predictable that, in an attempt to show they are capable of collaboration, the rival political groups in Venezuela would pick their spurious claim to two-thirds of Guyana’s territory as a show of unity.

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WORLD VIEW: Wise heads should prevail at Summit of the Americas

THE Summit of the Americas, scheduled to be held in Los Angeles from June 8 to 10, should be regarded by all the Heads of Government, as a golden opportunity to address the many challenges now confronting the hemisphere.

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WORLD VIEW: Developing countries also victims of Ukraine war

IN the words of UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, the war on Ukraine by Russia “is fast becoming a matter of life and death for vulnerable people around the world”.

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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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WORLD VIEW: Summit of the Americas was worth attending

AS beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, so is success or failure measured by the beneficiary or the overlooked. Summits of the Americas, from the time they were initiated by the administration of the US in 1994, have overlooked the Caribbean.

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Shop-breaker is jailed

A MAN was sentenced to one year at the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services yesterday for shop-breaking.

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Retailers in pick-up for Mother’s Day

Florists and gift shops yesterday said they have been receiving “plenty of orders” with Mother’s Day fast approaching, adding that business volumes were holding up well compared to pre-COVID figures.

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