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Hanna Martin accuses auditor of guesswork on road traffic

TRANSPORT and Aviation Minister Glenys Hanna Martin yesterday accused Auditor General Terrence Bastian of “guesstimating” while conducting his most recent audit of the Road Traffic Department (RTD), claiming that the department’s current proceeds “do not correlate” with its estimated annual revenue losses in Mr Bastian’s report.

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DR MINNIS SAYS ECONOMY ADDING TO CRIME PROBLEM

THE rise in this year’s murder rate is evidence that the economy has an “indirect correlation” to crime, Free Natiional Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis said yesterday.

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Firm 'past frustrated' over police report wait

A dry cleaning chain chief has described increasing crime levels as “very discouraging and disheartening” , given that there is a “direct correlation” with the high cost of doing business in the Bahamas.

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Call for facts in bail debate

COURT of Appeal President Justice Dame Anita Allen yesterday challenged critics of the judiciary’s role in the fight against crime to provide researched data proving the correlation between the court’s decision to grant bail and escalating levels of violent crimes including murder.

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Tough call: The Flora of the Bahamas

A GROUP of top scientists descended on the College of the Bahamas last week for a symposium to commemorate the 30th anniversary of a monumental book on the Bahamas. However, it’s a safe bet that most Bahamians have never even heard of that book, much less scanned its pages.

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IAN FERGUSON: Ignore worker emotional intelligence at your peril

MUCH emphasis has historically been placed on skills and competencies in the workplace, and the direct correlation they have to productivity and efficiency. Since the 1990s, though, greater emphasis has been placed on the emotional intelligence of em

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Urban Renewal symposium ‘a success’

A ONE-day symposium hosted this week by the Urban Renewal Foundation which addressed social issues in the Bahamas has been hailed a success for seeking to provide positive solutions rather than apportion blame for the ills.

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Foreign construction worker numbers are ‘totally unacceptable’

A Cabinet Minister yesterday branded the number of foreign construction workers in this nation as “completely unacceptable”, arguing that economic growth and investments were not translating into Bahamian jobs.

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Women's bodies washed ashore as migrants detained

THE bodies of four women washed ashore in southern New Providence and dozens of Haitian migrants were picked up by law enforcement after a sloop capsized yesterday morning.

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The psychology of pet ownership

By Kirkland Pratt

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Training programme to reach at-risk youths

RECOGNISING the correlation between unemployment and crime, the Ministry of National Security yesterday signed a contract with the National Training Agency that will provide job training for 260 at-risk youth.The 12-week long programme will begin on

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Failure to stand erect? You are far from alone

Dr Greggory Pinto of Urology Care Bahamas talks erectile dysfunction and what can be done about it

Question: Greetings, Dr Pinto. I am a 54-year-old married man with diabetes and I have had worsening erection problems for nearly two years. I am embarrassed by the problem, which has affected my self-esteem.

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The psychology of pet ownership

Suffice it to say, most Bahamians have chased a stray potcake out of their yard as a child before caring for one as an indoor or yard pet.

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THINK UP: A psychological perspective on gambling

Much is abuzz about gambling and its legalisation in the Bahamas.

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CHAMBER VOICE: You're on notice! Improve service

For many years there has been a public outcry over the need for improved customer service relations in the Bahamas. Most people now see the direct correlation between service levels and the bottom line. Generally speaking, companies who do not deliver great customer experiences do not perform very well in the marketplace.

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LARGEST EVER CLASS OF IMMIGRATION RECRUITS

THE Department of Immigration yesterday welcomed its largest class of recruits, with 107 potential officers now enlisted in the force’s four-month training programme.

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A LIFE OF CRIME: The first five years

THE rising tide of serious crime in the Bahamas has reached the point at which a national debate is required to help solve the blight on society.

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Top realtor backs $500k investment bar rise 'for sure'

A top realtor yesterday said the permanent residency investment threshold should be increased to $750,000 “for sure”, while calling on the Government to spark land development through incentives, not penalties.

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Students receive cash rewards for their hard work

FIVE students from the National After School Art Programme received monetary rewards at a recent ceremony.

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Sterling Global appoints investor relations chief

Sterling Global Financial, the Bahamian headquartered financial provider, has named Karyn Phuong as its vice-president for investor relations.Ms Phuong will manage Sterling’s corporate communications strategy, and be a key member of the executive tea

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