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What riles you on the road?

What are the things that yuck up your vexation the most during your morning commute?

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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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A COMIC'S VIEW: How the rest of the world is dealing with marijuana

As we continue to wait on the final version of the Marijuana Bill, I continue to research the subject and it’s impact globally - all in an effort to see what new measures are being taken around the world as countries continue to legalise and decriminalise marijuana, either medicinally, recreationally or in some cases both, to see the positives we can incorporate in our still not final Bill that will benefit both the administration and citizenry moving forward.

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UPDATED: Woman dead, three seriously injured in Abaco crash

A THREE-CAR collision on the island of Abaco left one woman dead while three others were airlifted to New Providence for treatment.

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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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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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Airline which veered off runway given warning

AN American airline that operated a plane that skidded off the runway at Grand Bahama International Airport in October last year has been issued a warning by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

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Like a deep sea diver we need to breathe life into the economy

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IN 2016, the Spanish diver Aleix Segura Vendrell became the world record holder for breath-holding free diving, managing to hold his breath for an incredible 24 minutes and three seconds.

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Barbers hail return of their ‘15% day’

Barbers and beauticians yesterday hailed the easing of COVID-19 restrictions that will enable them to open on Sundays as that day traditionally accounted for 15 percent of their weekly revenues.

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Used cars sales driving rise in inflation

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On July 13, the United States Bureau of Labour Statistics (BLS) released the latest batch of consumer price data, revealing a jump in inflation of 5.4 percent in June, compared with the same period of 2020.

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WORLD VIEW: We’re in a new reality and those who control the purse strings need to realise that - and help

GOVERNMENTS in Central America are calling for “climate justice” after the devastation of their countries by Eta and Iota as both tropical storms and hurricanes.

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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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Bank branches shrink 30% in seven years

The number of commercial bank branches in The Bahamas has declined by almost 30 percent over the past seven years, the Central Bank’s governor revealed yesterday.

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Filming the police

While all eyes were glued to their television screens, smart devices, waiting with bated breaths just to hear the verdict as it was announced in real time, cities around the USA braced for riots in the event a not guilty verdict was returned. Judge Cahill read calmly the verdict arrived at by the 12-panel jury. Guilty. Guilty. Guilty.

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FACE TO FACE: Never work with your partner? Here’s the perfect proof that you can

During the week of Valentine’s when love was high in the air, I came across an unexpected love story. It was not told with the intention of being a love story. But the evidence of what love and full commitment as a couple can produce was so obvious, that it turned out to be one of the best examples for other couples to follow.

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ALICIA WALLACE: It’s everyone’s job to keep our children safe

APRIL is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and, in recent weeks, there have been several reports of men attempting to assault school-age girls. There has been the usual outrage. It is horrifying to know these predators are on the loose, targeting children. If not for the vigilance and intervention of others, more children would be victims of sexual assault.

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UPDATED: PM offers congratulations to President-Elect Joe Biden

9.30pm UPDATE: WASHINGTON (AP) – In his first speech after securing the White House, President-elect Joe Biden made an appeal to supporters of President Donald Trump.

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PETER YOUNG: How free is our speech?

IN the context of ‘wokeness’, which I wrote about in a recent column, there were two interesting developments in Britain last week. One was a speech by a Cabinet minister about the Conservative values of equality and individual responsibility while the other was a report by a leading think tank about the importance of free speech in universities. These are significant issues in modern society that can affect many people – even indirectly – so they are, perhaps, worth examining further.

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PETER YOUNG: It’s vital we get our vaccine programme right and learn how others have fared

IN a free society it is axiomatic that authority should be held to account. Criticism of mistakes and failures should be encouraged, if only to prevent them in the future. So, on the thesis that it is the role of the Fourth Estate to scrutinise official policies and actions and to ask the tough questions, I return this week to the vexed issue of the coronavirus vaccine.