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Reviving ‘the art of sculling’

THE Grand Bahama Regatta committee is on a mission to revive the Grand Bahama Regatta. Coincidentally, this goes hand in hand with the Bahamian Brewery and Beverage’s mission to revive the art of sculling in The Bahamas. As a result, the Brewery recently donated a cheque to the committee to assist with putting on this year’s regatta.

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Affecting our nation

BEC union staff agitating for more pay now operating on work to rule, refusing to work overtime and threatening strike action unless their demands are met.

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Governor: Rate cut ‘not influenced’ by S&P’s junk action

The Central Bank’s governor has refuted charges that yesterday’s 50 basis point interest rate cut was sparked by the Bahamas’ ‘junk’ downgrade, describing the timing as “coincidental” and “not influenced by S&P”.

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Junkanoo Carnival timing

THE timing of Junkanoo Carnival 2017 is not coincidental.

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What tests on water pollution?

Since the recent resurgence of conch poisoning I have been observing the government’s response, or lack thereof, to the possibility of sewerage pollution in the harbour.

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Abaco Club’s Heads signed three months after legal challenge

The Abaco Club’s principals have described the timing of the project’s Heads of Agreement signing - some three months after a legal challenge was launched against its Little Harbour marina project - as “coincidental”.

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Maritime Authority 'confident' of growth despite downturn

THE Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) is “confident” it will enjoy growth in 2018 despite the current “downturn” in market conditions and increased competition from other registries. The BMA, in its 2017 annual report, said its income had increased sl

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FNM headquarters ransacked overnight

THE Free National Movement woke to an unwanted surprise on one of the busiest days of the political calendar on Friday after the party's headquarters was ransacked overnight.

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EDITORIAL: Historic Nassau - a city in desperate need of saving

WHILE a mostly jubilant public is still congratulating itself, gloating over the vote to throw out the reigning Progressive Liberal Party like a 78rpm vinyl record missing its cover, the clock is ticking quietly and dangerously on one of the most critical issues of the day.

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Tougher fines for drivers who kill

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis said the government will increase penalties for killing in the course of dangerous driving.

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Trade Commission's 'major' WTO paper

The Trade Commission will submit a “comprehensive paper” on the positions the Bahamas should take over World Trade Organisation (WTO) accession before end-June, its chairman said yesterday.

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Man in hospital after shooting outside the Mall at Marathon

POLICE are investigating a shooting incident that took place outside the Mall at Marathon yesterday morning which has left a man in hospital with injuries to his back.

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AOW HONOURS FOR DEVYNNE CHARLTON, KINARD ROLLE

DEVYNNE CHARLTON and Kinard Rolle were among three Purdue University Boilermakers named Athletes of the Week in the Big Ten Conference following their performances at the Gene Edmonds Open in West Lafayette, Indiana over the weekened.

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UB Mingoes get 98-75 win over Wolverines

ROBERT Joseph seemingly could not miss from behind the arc for the University of the Bahamas Mingoes against the Wolverines Saturday night in New Providence Basketball Association action.

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WORLD VIEW: Defending rights and resisting unfair practices in Caribbean banking

In January, coincidental to my assuming the Presidency of the Permanent Council of the Organisation of American States (OAS), I met, in Washington DC, the Prime Minister of Belize, Dean Barrow, who had just taken on the responsibility of Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of Government.

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Port assesses Haiti trade possibilities

Haiti’s Ambassador to the Bahamas has undertaken a first official, fact-finding visit to Grand Bahama to coincide with the Bahamas International Investment and Business Forum.

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Anglicans in Long Island salute a retiring Catechist

The Anglican community in Long Island praised the service of Catechist Edna Fox to the diocese in a special service.

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The coronation of Wayne Munroe, QC

THE Progressive Liberal Party has now selected Barrister Wayne Munroe, QC, as our standard bearer in the newly renamed and revamped constituency of Free Town.

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‘New citizens should wait to have a vote’

FORMER parliamentarian Loretta Butler-Turner says she believes the government should legislate “a timeframe” for naturalised Bahamians to become participants in the nation’s electoral process.

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Two pedestrians killed in separate traffic accidents

TWO pedestrians were killed in separate traffic incidents over the Easter holiday period.

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