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Davis: We will not sit idly by as country is hit by inflation

DESPITE warnings from experts to brace for higher inflation rates, Prime Minister Phillip “Brave” Davis insisted that his administration will not just sit idly by and allow the country “be swallowed up by inflation”.

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‘Learn to swim’ – a warning to parents

SWIM instructors have echoed police warnings to parents to make certain that their children are supervised while swimming.

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WORLD VIEW: Has CARICOM reached its limits of regional integration?

In the first part of this commentary - published last week - the conclusion was reached that the great ideals, set out in the 1973 Treaty of Chaguaramas (the CARICOM Treaty) and its revision in 2001, remain unfulfilled. But does this reality mean that, as the CARICOM project reaches its 50th anniversary next July, it has reached the limits of regional integration?

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WE’RE GOING GREEN: Govt initiative launched to create 500 backyard farms and cut food bills

THE AGRICULTURAL Development Organisation (ADO) in partnership with The Church Commercial Farming Group (TCCFG) yesterday launched a programme to support backyard, community and church farming.

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Tourism ministry takes part in aviation convention

THE Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Investments & Aviation took part in the week-long 69th Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture Oshkosh convention held in Wisconsin from July 24–31.

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Kaiwan Culmer 7th in triple jump final

BIRMINGHAM, England — Seventh best was all that Kaiwan Culmer could muster as the Bahamas wrapped up competition at the 2022 Commonwealth Games yesterday at the Alexander Stadium.

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Surrey industry returns

THE reopening of Nassau’s historic Surrey industry was held yesterday in Rawson Square.

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COMMONWEALTH GAMES: Devynne Charlton into 100m hurdles final

BIRMINGHAM, England: World indoor silver medalist Devynne Charlton moved one step closer to adding a 2022 Commonwealth Games medal to her collection.

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Schoolboy denies having loaded gun

A MALE juvenile was granted $8,000 bail in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday after being reportedly found with a loaded gun.

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Bahamian wrestlers don’t last long at Commonwealth Games

BIRMINGHAM, England — The encore appearance for Rashji Mackey and the debut of Thorn Demeritte didn’t last that long in their men’s wrestling matches at the 2022 Commonwealth Games. But the duo are confident that they will be back more prepared for the 2024 games in Paris, France.

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Dirty money - The biggest policy failure of all

THE Central Bank’s former chief enforcer says the US and UK are the biggest recipients of “dirty money” and suggests racial bias against countries like The Bahamas in anti-money laundering (AML) programmes.

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FRONT PORCH: Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan showcased rivalry and worldviews

THE ill-advised trip to Taiwan by Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of US House of Representatives, showcased the deep-seated tensions and intensifying rivalry between the world’s two leading powers. It also revealed the mindsets of the leadership classes and the domestic politics of both nations.

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Miller-Uibo places 2nd in return to 200 metres

FRESH off the end of what could be described as her swan song in the women’s 400 metres at the World Championships in Eugene, Oregon a couple weeks ago, Shaunae Miller-Uibo returned to the 200 metres where she placed second.

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Vaccine facilities to be sited on campus

PRIME Minister Phillip “Brave” Davis says plans are underway to set up vaccination sites at school campuses in an effort to get more children inoculated against COVID-19.

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EDITORIAL: Who will solve riddle of Grand Bahama’s future?

GRAND Bahama is a conundrum that generations of political leaders have failed to solve.

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BRINGING HOME THE GOLD, SILVER: Team Bahamas makes nation proud

BIRMINGHAM, England — After 11 days of intense competition in seven disciplines, Team Bahamas will return from the 2022 Commonwealth Games with a gold and silver medal and tied for the 23rd spot on the medal chart with Grenada.

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Decathlete Ken Thompson in 7th after day 1

BIRMINGHAM, England — Although he’s currently in seventh place in the men’s decathlon at the 2022 Commonwealth Games, Kendrick Thompson said he still has the confidence that he can perform much better.

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Man accused of threat to stab family members

A MAN was placed on six months’ probation yesterday after pleading guilty to threatening to stab estranged family members to death.

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Minister: Tragic that boy died from decompression

AGRICULTURE Marine Resources and Family Island Affairs Minister Clay Sweeting said it was “tragic” that a teenaged boy recently died from symptoms believed to be associated with decompression sickness.

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Forum held on responsible drinking

THE University of The Bahamas partnered with Commonwealth Brewery Limited (CBL) to host an open forum on responsible drinking yesterday.