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WORLD VIEW: Peru troubles highlighting unease across South America

MANY countries in South America are now in a state of troubling unease. Recent events in Peru have catapulted it to the forefront of security concerns in all its dimensions. But worry also exists about other countries which are tiptoeing through political minefields that could explode overnight.

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WORLD VIEW: Haiti at the tipping point of becoming fully hostage to criminals

HAITI continues to occupy the concerns of nations around the world, especially its closest neighbouring states.

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WORLD VIEW: Higher cost of living demands competent governments

THROUGHOUT the world, people and their governments and Central Banks are worrying about inflation, or the rate of increase in the cost of living. In many countries, this concern about the cost of living has become a prime consideration in general elections because electorates want competent governments in whose hands they commit their expectations.

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Bermuda puts on a show

DESPITE having to wait an extra day to get into the ring, the four-man team from Bermuda left their impression on the Boxing Federation of the Bahamas’ 2023 Wellington ‘Sonny Boy’ Rahming and Leonard ‘Boston Blackie’ Miller Memorial Invitational Boxing Championships.

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Father’s Day treat in Williams bout

RASHIELD Williams, fighting his first eight round bout of his professional career, went the distance to pull off a decision on points over Ramon de la Cruz Sena from Argentina on Saturday night.

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Boxer Carl Hield prepares for second pro match

BAHAMIAN boxer Carl Hield will make his commute to Santa Marta, Colombia, today to prepare for his second professional boxing match scheduled for next week Wednesday.

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Bahamas hosts first all-woman world boxing fight tonight

Women’s History Month ends with a new historic moment tonight - as First Class Promotions hosts the region’s first World Boxing Association (WBA) all-female world title fight.

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Davis’s fight at COP 28

As world leaders convene at COP 28, the stakes could not be higher, especially for nations like the Bahamas. Prime Minister Davis, bearing the weight of our nation's experience with Hurricane Dorian, is set to lead a crucial fight for recognition and action on climate change, a battle underscored by profound human suffering and resilience.

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Bail for man charged over fight outside mall

A MAN was granted bail after he was accused of injuring someone in a fight outside the mall last week.

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Pro boxer Carl Hield to square off with Colombian Edinson Jimenez

LESS than a week removed from his second professional win, veteran boxer Carl Hield will be back in the ring again on Tuesday.

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Five Anatol Rodgers students suspended after wild fight

FIVE Anatol Rodgers High School students were suspended after a video captured a wild fight among them, according to acting director of education Dominique McCartney-Russell.

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Tureano ‘Reno’ Johnson to retire at home

AFTER a glaring amateur and professional boxing career that fell short of a world title, Tureano ‘Reno’ Johnson is coming home for his final fight next month before he officially retires from the sport.

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WORLD VIEW: Development crisis threatens small states

“THE world is facing a crisis of development.” Those are the first words of a paper from officials of the World Bank Group (WBG), setting out a proposed roadmap for “urgent action” to tackle the “growing crisis of poverty and economic distress, and global challenges, including climate change, pandemic risks, and rising fragility and conflict”.

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WORLD VIEW: Can political parties agree social contract for national progress?

AUTHORITATIVE international bodies – among them, the respected Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA) – have concluded that “democracy is under both literal and figurative assault around the world.” The countries of the Caribbean have not been exempted from this judgement which is based on more than a decade of studies.

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WORLD VIEW: CARICOM at 50: there is still hope

JULY 4, 2023 marks the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Chaguaramas, the foundational document that brought the Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM) into existence. With high hopes and lofty ambitions, the heads of government of the four largest independent Caribbean countries at the time embarked on a journey towards regional integration. They were later joined, to varying degrees of commitment, by 10 other countries.

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Carl Hield on a roll in pro bouts

SINCE making his professional debut in October, Bahamian boxer Carl Hield has been unstoppable.

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Boxers are ready for the big dance

THE visiting boxers competing on the All-Bahamian professional boxing card tonight at the Kendal GL Isaacs Gymnasium are not just excited to be here but are eager to put on a show for the Bahamian fans.

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CAC Games: Mixed results for two-man boxing team in El Salvador

AS the XXIV Central American and Caribbean Games got underway over the weekend in San Salvador, El Salvador, there were mixed results from the two-man boxing team.

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TUC head says they will fight to make Employment Act more worker-friendly

AS Labour Day nears, some union leaders have pledged to fight for amendments that make the Employment Act more worker-friendly.

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‘Mentally ill’ prisoner dies after fight in cell

A “MENTALLY ill” prisoner died after complaining of chest pains following a fight at the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services on Friday.