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INSIGHT: Earth Day 2024, another squandered opportunity

EVERY year, on April 22, the world marks Earth Day – to some extent or another. The day is a US creation – way back in 1970 organisers wanted to throw a spotlight on the environmental problems facing the country. It has expanded far and beyond since. Here in The Bahamas, you would be forgiven if you had not noticed much about the day.

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Man accused of injuring ex-girlfriend OPM staffer, released on bail

A 44-year-old man was granted $1,500 bail on Friday after he allegedly injured his ex-girlfriend last month.

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Woman claims she stabbed former lover with a knife in self-defence

A WOMAN testified yesterday that she stabbed her former lover last year because he tried to force his way into her home.

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GB medical school’s $25m expansion to give 200 jobs

A Grand Bahama medical school says its imminent $25m expansion will create 200 construction jobs as it dismissed a legal battle with its co-founder as “a distraction”.

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Police ‘have technology to catch assassins’

POLICE have the technology to determine who is receiving assassination orders from inmates at the Bahamas Department of Corrections and the resources to prove someone is a gang member, National Security Minister Wayne Munroe said yesterday.

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Jr Davis Cup Qualifiers: Bahamas falls to Canada 3-0

TEAM Bahamas’ trio of Jackson Mactaggart, Jerald Carroll and William McCartney suffered a tough 0-3 loss to Canada yesterday at the World Junior Tennis (WJT) Junior Davis Cup/Junior Billie Jean King Cup North, Central American and Caribbean Final Qualifying Tournament in Orlando, Florida.

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Bill tabled to regulate longevity and regenerative therapies in the country

POLICE have the technology to determine who is receiving assassination orders from inmates at the Bahamas Department of Corrections and the resources to prove someone is a gang member, National Security Minister Wayne Munroe said yesterday.

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Ex-mp still free over $3m ‘life-altering’ money battle

A FORMER MP and ex-Supreme Court judge was yesterday said to remain free almost two months after police issued a ‘wanted poster’ for him over allegations he has failed to repay an investor more than $3m.

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Carolyn Hanna - being the change you want to see

CAROLYN F Hanna is a living, powerful example of “being the change you want to see in the world”. While some complain about the state of affairs in their country, point fingers and cast blame; others, like Carolyn, are quietly making a difference by putting their passion into action.

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PETER YOUNG: NATO fulfils its purpose

Celebrations of the 75th anniversary of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation) were in full swing last week as all concerned paid tribute to the success of this remarkable intergovernmental military alliance since its founding in 1949. In the words of its Secretary-General, Jens Stoltenberg, “NATO is bigger, stronger and more united than ever” and has broadly ensured peace, democracy and prosperity for its members.

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STATESIDE: US political landscape evolves into a kind of three-ring circus

A kind of three-ring circus is evolving in Washington, New York and in other centres around the US. Two of the rings are located overseas. The other one is at the center of political life in America, and it does not bode well for Donald Trump and the Republican Party he has come to dominate.

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PharmaChem more than $68m insolvent

PharmaChem Technologies is more than $68m insolvent with its major creditor having secured just 26.3 percent of the massive debt owed to it, Tribune Business can reveal.

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Talk but little action to protect women

WHEN I was young, there was a simple rule: You don’t raise your hand to a woman.

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PM: Bahamas must avoid ‘pitfalls of past’ over FATF

The Bahamas must “avoid stumbling into the pitfalls of the past” by upholding regulatory standards to maintain its perfect rating on anti-financial crime compliance, the Prime Minister says.

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BAMSI crops badly hit by Andros fire

THE Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute (BAMSI) said 75 per cent of its mangoes, 40 per cent of livestock pastures and 30 bee hives were destroyed when a fire ripped through forests this month.

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Minnis and McCartney alliance?

After I saw photos of former Free National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis with former Democratic National Alliance Leader Branville McCartney in Long Island to promote the former’s book “The Power of Determination”, I told a family member that it looks like Minnis is building an alliance

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NEMA sends fire tanker to assist in Andros fire

A 2,000-GALLON fire tanker is expected to arrive in North Andros today to help contain a forest fire that has kept the community on high alert.

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Tearful mother unable to complete testimony

THE mother of 17-year-old Elron Johnson broke down in tears and could not complete her testimony in the Coroner’s Court yesterday as the inquest into the teen’s police-involved killing after trying to rob the Double Dragon Restaurant on East Bay Street last year continued.

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‘15 years too little for killing my son’

THE mother of Omar Davis, Jr –– the high-achieving young accountant killed in 2022 –– said the 15-year sentence her son’s killer has received is a “slap on the wrist” that does not bring justice.

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EDITORIAL: Andros fire highlights out islands’ need for resources

WHEN The Tribune spoke to North Andros administrator about a fire that had broken out on the island, we were assured that it was mostly contained.