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Baha Mar made me proud

Picture a diver climbing high up the ladder. Hours, years of practice behind them as their moment gets closer. They walk to the edge of the board. This feat has never been seen before. A country holds its breath, hoping for gold. We’ve been given a state of the art springboard; hear it quietly creak under their toes before they bend their knees and lift off, weightless ...

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Coping with loss

Life can be overwhelming at times and we have all experienced moments of pain, loss, suffering, heartbreak. misfortune, etc. at some point. In such moments our faith might be challenged but this is precisely the time to look to God and seek His strength and guidance. We can find comfort in 2 Corinthians 4:8-9 (KJV) which tells us “we are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed.”

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Through it all, God is faithful

THERE are times when we are not sure if our life is amounting to much at all. We had once been close to the Lord but that seems almost a lifetime ago. We wonder if there is any point in trying to swim against the social tide. The enemy really does know where we are most vulnerable.

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Aren't you tired of waiting?

Do ever feel like you’re spending your whole life waiting? Maybe you’re waiting for the right time or the right season. Or perhaps waiting for a break that would make it okay to be yourself – to live your life as you desire.This was the life or Marci

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Unemployment rises by 1.4%

THE unemployment rate rose by 1.4 per cent despite the labour force growing by slightly more in the second half of last year, according to the latest preliminary labour force report released yesterday by the Department of Statistics.

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GAIN AN EDGE: Why diversified education is key to social equity

Failure to have both TVET and traditional academics available in all school programmes is a disservice to our children and country, says Remiska Wildgoose, English instructor at BTVI . . .

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Men's national softball team splits double header

The men’s national softball team split another double header yesterday, dropping to an even .500 mark with a 2-2 win-loss record at the WBSC 10th Pan Am Tournament in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.The team, managed by Perry Seymour, lost 8-1 to C

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YOUNG MAN'S VIEW: The Cabinet report

SINCE the general election in 2012, many people have been waiting for the much anticipated Christie renaissance. We’re all still waiting.

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Celebrate independence year round

Procrastination, slunking, tardiness, sloth - call it what you like - it is inherent in our culture.

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My toxic emotions – Part II: Anger

I believe that many people have heard, in one circle or another, that anger can be harmful to one’s health.

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Bran grounded by aviation red tape

The Democratic National Alliance’s (DNA) leader yesterday revealed that his family’s aviation investment had been grounded by the year-long failure to obtain the necessary permits.

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Post-vacation reset

Health coach Ethan Quant, of Elite Wellness Solutions, has succeeded in his weight loss journey and now wants to share his methods with the Bahamas in an effort to foster a culture of wellness and conquer the obesity epidemic.

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Chipman hopes to avoid FNM ‘kangaroo court’

POINTING to the “vague” language in the party’s constitution, St Anne’s MP Hubert Chipman yesterday said he hoped the disciplinary proceedings launched by the Free National Movement against him and his parliamentary colleagues would not become a “kangaroo court”.

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Problems? ‘Exams are going well’

EDUCATION Minister Jeff Lloyd yesterday dismissed claims that the national BJC and BGCSE exams had experienced some operational challenges on their first day of sitting, insisting “the examinations went on very well” despite allegations otherwise.

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Dames: I didn’t lose my temper

NATIONAL Security Minister Marvin Dames has suggested reports on his clash with Pineridge MP Frederick McAlpine in the House of Assembly on Wednesday were overblown as he brushed off opposition calls for him to enroll in an anger management programme.

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Deputy PM says wait for allegations to be tested

DEPUTY Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis yesterday insisted that “the truth always trumps a good story” in relation to his alleged connections to Livingston “Toggie” Bullard and Wisler “Bobo” Davilma, two men allegedly hired by Peter Nygard to carry out crimes.

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We're going backwards

I am writing from Mangrove Cay, Andros, where I have lived for the last 15 years. Clearly, we are going backwards, and I think this can be said for The Bahamas, in general.

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MPs in row on House stairs

A VERBAL altercation erupted on the interior stairway of the House of Assembly yesterday between National Security Minister Marvin Dames and Pineridge MP Fredrick McAlpine.

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Modernising our nation

Most Bahamians would agree that the Bahamas has made significant progress since becoming an independent country in 1973.

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VAT rules ‘nightmare’ slammed by business

Frustrated businesses slammed yesterday’s newly-released Value-Added Tax (VAT) Rules for introducing previously unknown requirements with just three working days left before the new tax regime’s roll-out.