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Oil spill ‘greater struggle’ if wind and tide different

FOCOL Holdings’ chairman yesterday conceded that cleaning-up Exuma’s 30,000-gallon oil spill would have been “a much greater struggle” if the wind and tide had taken the slick in a different direction.

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Clean-up races on in Exuma oil spill

AN ESTIMATED 20,000 gallons of fuel have been recovered from waters in Exuma following Wednesday’s oil spill in the area, according to the director of environmental planning and protection department yesterday.

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Realtor: One-third of deals fetch asking price or higher

A Bahamian realtor yesterday disclosed his average property sales price has “tripled” compared to pre-COVID levels with one-third of all transactions realising either what the seller is seeking or higher.

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FOCOL: ‘All resources we have’ to oil spill fight

FOCOL Holdings’ chairman yesterday pledged it was “deploying every resource we have” to clean-up the 30,000 gallon Exuma oil spill, and said: “We’ll do whatever’s necessary to stop it happening again.”

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35,000 gallons of diesel spill into Exuma waters

THIRTY-five thousand gallons of diesel spilled into the once blue and pristine waters off an Exuma bay as a vessel contracted by Sun Oil was offloading fuel to Bahamas Power and Light at George Town.

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Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation selects 16-member team for CAC Championships

FOLLOWING the successful return of the National Bodybuilding Championships over the weekend at Atlantis, the Bahamas Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation has selected a 16-member team to represent the Bahamas at the Central American and Caribbean Bodybuilding Championships.

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Cruise ship occupancies to hit 110% by end-2022

Nassau Cruise Port’s chief executive yesterday disclosed that average passenger occupancies will hit pre-COVID levels of 110 percent by year-end 2022 and beat its own recovery forecast.

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‘Doctor Tazz’ breaks her silence on infertility and miscarriages in new book

For many years, author and church ministry leader Dr LaTazia “Doctor Tazz” Stuart suffered silently with the secret of infertility and miscarriages, feeling ashamed and embarrassed even after finally having children.

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INSIGHT: ‘Bahamas’ attitude on the rights of the disabled is deplorable and alarming’

JOB discrimination and limited employment opportunities for Bahamians with disabilities have facilitated in many ways my ability to reflect on the current status of young adults with disabilities who have attained degrees from higher educational institutions. I too reflect on their need for vocational rehabilitation services and the many challenges they face seeking employment.

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THE KDK REPORT: The other shoe

MANY years ago, I was employed as the chief resident for foot and ankle surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York at both the main Manhattan and the smaller Queens locations.

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EDITORIAL: Health system problems not dealt with in decades

THE problem with kicking the can down the road is that a day will come when there’s no more road.

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Champions crowned at Bodybuilding Nationals

KAIF Young, Fania Joseph, Cara Saunders, Giovanni Farrington and Sanadia Smith emerged as overall champions in the Bahamas Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation’s 49th National Bodybuilding Championships at the Atlantis resort on Paradise Island on Saturday night.

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Will a new Commissioner change things?

POLICE Commissioner Clayton Fernander’s pedigree, mostly CID-DIU, could change things, but the data on where the guns come from causes me, and should cause everyone, serious anxiety that little will change.

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Banks and regulator seek to ‘mute’ cheque-end dissent

The Central Bank yesterday removed from its website a document seeking bids for a campaign “to mute” opposition to the elimination of cheques after the language used was questioned by Tribune Business.

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Taxi plates

Taxi plates...did I hear right immediately some 50, but eventually some 200?

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The wrong Tweet

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Many consider Elon Musk to be the messiah of the global technology industry. But he got bogged down with his billion dollar plans to take over Twitter. And, at Tesla, the problems are piling up.

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Legal battle looms over Treasure Cay rejection

A controversial Austrian financier is preparing for a legal battle after his bid to acquire Abaco’s Treasure Cay resort property was rejected by the Government.

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Getting to the root cause by killing seeds of crime

Allianz Global Corporate and Specialty (AGCS), in a June 15, 2022, report has predicted an increase in strikes, riots, violent protest and general social disorder on a global scale. This continued upheaval has been associated with the post-COVID fall-out, and the increased cost of living that comes with scarce basic human necessities. The United Nations secretary-general, speaking of the war in Ukraine, which has impacted more than 30 percent of the world’s wheat production, said in March: “All of this is planting the seeds of political instability and unrest around the globe.”

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THE KDK REPORT: Spoonful of sugar

WORDS matter. Repetitive encouragement can strengthen a child who’s lost their way but a solitary negative comment, by contrast, can incarcerate that same child in a prison of self-doubt forever. Words, over time, can also begin to lose meaning. The word Diabetes some 20 to 30 years ago evoked intense worry among patients and their loved ones. Today it’s become so commonplace, especially here in The Bahamas, that it’s no longer taken as seriously as it once was.