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Not every opportunity is the right opportunity

AT a leadership conference I attended recently, one of the speakers asked very plainly: “When you are driving down a highway, what makes you avoid certain exits?”

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Are you flossing?

EACH day in my practice as a clinician in dentistry I put this question to all my adult patients. My patients are now so sensitised that they preempt me asking the question.

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Jail term upheld for police boat chase

THE Court of Appeal yesterday affirmed the four-year sentence of one of two men who led officers on a high speed boat chase after he and his partner were caught sailing on the open seas with a quantity of dangerous drugs.

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Govt ‘run amok’ if PM unaware of $2.1bn proposal

The Democratic National Alliance’s (DNA) leader yesterday said Prime Minister Perry Christie was allowing his government “to run amok” if he had no knowledge of the $2.1 billion Chinese farming/fisheries proposal.

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Preston Moss: Our humble priest with a unique ability

Catholicism has deep roots in the Bahamas and nowhere more so than in the Family Islands. The church was real, it was visible, and it was relevant in the lives of out islanders.

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Basketball, bodybuilding national teams won’t get full funding

THEY won’t get the full funding, but the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture will make a contribution to the Bahamas Basketball Federation and the Bahamas Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation as they prepare to send their national teams off in the next few weeks.

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Bert Williams exhibition may come to Nassau

AN exhibition at the Museum of Modern Arts (MOMA) in New York City on the late Bahamian actor Bert Williams, which has gotten rave reviews, may be duplicated in Nassau soon.

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Senator: We have failed as parents if we rely on govt to raise our children

IN a tearful address, Senator Lisa Bostwick-Dean said if Bahamians are reliant on the government to raise and discipline their children, then they would have failed as parents.

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Cooper in clash on revenue stats

EXUMA & Ragged Island MP Chester Cooper bashed the government’s fiscal policies yesterday, saying its latest fiscal report proves the failure of the Minnis administration’s strategies.

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$25m PPP given 'Cabinet approval'

THE public-private partnership (PPP) project subject to a $25 million capital raising has received “Cabinet approval”, the Attorney General has confirmed.Carl Bethel QC told Tribune Business that the new Eight Mile Rock administrative complex had bee

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Don't use Bahamians as 'rubber stamps'

Significant policy reforms must be undertaken to ensure Bahamian engineers are truly involved in multi-million dollar investment projects and not used as mere “rubber stamps”, one local engineer has told Tribune Business. He added that while there have been some reforms, the issue remains “totally unfixed”.

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Davis warned Christie of ministers failing to gain works’ approval for capital works

UNDER the Christie administration, public/private partnerships were not coordinated through the Ministry of Works and were allowed to begin without technical experts at the ministry weighing in on a number of matters relating to them, Works Minister Desmond Bannister said Monday.

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EDITORIAL: It’s a wonder the Bahamas has any viable business

A RECENT Industrial Development Bank survey reports that the functional capacity of The Bahamas’ civil service scores 19 out of 100 on the charts, showing “that the Bahamas has significant room for improvement”.

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Bad advice for Sarkis on Baha Mar

I have no idea who are the lawyers for Sarkis Izmirlian but whoever they are it is clear, in my view, that they are giving him potentially bogus legal advice as it relates to the possible claw back of Baha Mar.

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Grand Bahama 'was pushed to the ultimate by Dorian'

ASSISTANT Commissioner of Police Samuel Butler said the Grand Bahama District was pushed to the ultimate with Hurricane Dorian, but he is optimistic the island and the people of Grand Bahama will bounce back.

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Triple top: Here are my leading MPs of the Year

THIS year was not a good one for the average Bahamian. On balance, since the advent of the ruling FNM regime, the economy has contracted and things are 'tough' for the bulk of the lower and middle classes. The upper classes, as usual, especially the politicians, apparently, and their cronies, have increased their net worth and appear to be living large on the proverbial hog.........the Adrosian one.

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Developer's 'final chance' on disputed $944k deal

An Exuma developer has been given “one final chance” by the Court of Appeal to produce the subdivision approval necessary to resolve a disputed $944,192 real estate deal.

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Albany's 'rock and roll' via 72% Marina unit sales

Albany’s developers yesterday said there was a “possibility” its high-end Marina Residences could be sold-out by summer 2013, telling Tribune Business this could trigger further expansion after achieving $400 million in real estate sales to-date.

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. . . or Animal Farm 2.0?

Some have said that it is too soon to critique the performance or lack thereof of the PLP.

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Bahamas can't remain WTO's 'odd man out'

The Bahamas will find it impossible to maintain its status as free trade’s ‘odd man out’, a former Barbadian PM yesterday warning that its World Trade Organisation (WTO) accession terms will determine whether Value-Added Tax (VAT) is successfully implemented.