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Top golfers tee off in Hero World Challenge

The field of golfers in the 2021 Hero World Challenge had their first opportunity to take the course for this year’s event at yesterday’s Pro-Am, now all attention shifts to the main event when the first of four rounds tees off.

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‘Families still in need’

AN official from a local charitable organisation said while the need for food assistance has decreased, there are still about 9,000 families or 36,000 individuals in dire need of help.

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Double double demon: Ayton cans 24 in win

DEANDRE Ayton’s improvement over his Phoenix Suns’ franchise record streak of 17 wins has been one of the forces to propel the team to the top of the Western Conference standings.

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Washington Nationals claim Lucius Fox off Waivers

LUCIUS Fox is on the move again this offseason and was claimed off the MLB waiver wire for the second time in as many weeks.

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ALICIA WALLACE: For women, not against men

THE Global 16 Days campaign is always an interesting time for us at Equality Bahamas. Since 2017 when we started participating in the campaign, we have observed the responses from members of the public. Most people are content to ignore it or casually observe the activities while others are either excited by it and looking for ways to participate, or enraged by its existence — not that it is necessary, but that the campaign dares to centre women, people who disproportionately experience gender-based violence.

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Cuban couple seeking asylum held in custody

THE government has been ordered to prove it acted lawfully when immigration officials detained a Cuban couple who sought to seek political asylum in The Bahamas after fleeing their home country for fear of persecution.

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‘Pay $400 over drugs or go to jail’

A 24-year-old woman who was caught with more than three ounces of marijuana must pay $400 to avoid spending three months in prison.

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CANADA ‘SHOT THE LIGHTS OUT THE GYM’: Senior men’s national basketball team winless in first window of FIBA World Cup 2023 Qualifiers

Another dominant performance from Canada left the Bahamas senior men’s national basketball team winless in the first window of the FIBA World Cup 2023 Qualifiers.

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Boxer Hield has eyes on ‘24 Paris Olympics

Despite falling short of his goal at the 2021 AIBA World Boxing Championships, Carl Hield said he’s not yet prepared to give up on his amateur boxing career. He wants to continue competing for the Bahamas through the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, France.

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Cooper: We must learn to co-exist with the virus

WHILE admitting the government is concerned about a fourth COVID-19 wave, Tourism, Investment and Aviation Minister Chester Cooper insisted Friday the country must learn to co-exist with the virus, saying COVID-19 is not “going away anytime soon.”

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The House of Assembly

Our House of Assembly... over the past four-six years the practice and following of the so-called Westminster system has slowly but very surely been eroded — today every single MP, except Ministers, making a communication read off a script... the Rules says different - you may use notes.

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‘Buddy’ erupts for 25 in triple OT win, Jones scores first NBA points

IN an eventful weekend for Bahamian players in the NBA - Kings interim head coach Alvin Gentry continues to laud the growth of Chavano “Buddy” Hield, Deandre Ayton and the Phoenix Suns chase franchise history and Kai Jones got the first field goal of his NBA career.

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Canada routs Bahamas, 115-73

The Bahamas senior men’s national basketball team continues its struggles against Team Canada and the regional powerhouse dominated in the first window of the FIBA World Cup 2023 Qualifiers.

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Man claims he was unknowingly recruited to commit fraud

A 49-year-old man who claimed he was unknowingly recruited to commit more than $10,000 worth of fraud will stand trial early next year.

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Gas stations seek margin rise: ‘Our backs are against the wall’

Gas station operators have their “backs against the wall” after returning to 24/7 operations due to the continuing wait for an increase to their price-controlled margins.

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PM opens Baha Mar Hoops Pink Flamingo Championship

THE Baha Mar Hoops Pink Flamingo Championship opened yesterday with four national Division I women’s programmes in action on day one.

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Bail granted in firearm assault case

A 56-year-old man was granted bail after he faced allegations that he used a loaded firearm to assault his relative.

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FRONT PORCH: Why don’t the unvaccinated listen? More waves are coming and hundreds are going to die

After the punishing Delta wave and now with much lower case numbers and deaths, there is a lulling complacency setting in yet again throughout the country about the trajectory of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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‘Standard bearer’ bank put into administration

A Bahamian bank, whose new owners pledged it would be “a standard bearer” for the jurisdiction just eight months ago, has been placed under statutory administration by the Central Bank.

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