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Onego Traveller: Clean up crews to assist with oil remediation efforts – (updated with video)

CLEAN up crews have been deployed to Abaco to assist with oil remediation efforts after a cargo ship that was carrying heavy fuel onboard sank in waters in the southern part of the island.

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UPDATED: Ministry gives update on MV Onego Traveller

The Ministry of Transport and Housing has issued an update on MV Onego Traveller:

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PROVIDENCE STORM BASKETBALL HOLIDAY CLASSIC: Championship Day

The Providence Storm Basketball Club’s 2022 Holiday Classic will come down to one final day of competition today when the champions will be decided in the senior boys and girls and junior girls divisions at the CI Gibson Gymnasium.

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MV Onego Traveller in distress

The Ministry of Transport & Housing is advising the public that MV Onego Traveller is in distress around Hole in the Wall, South Abaco.

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FRONT PORCH: Reading critical to human development

THE Brothers Grimm, German academics and authors in the late 18th century and early 19th century, became world famous for their piquant and complex folklores, fairy tales and oral tales, which offered object and classical lessons about morality and ethics and the struggle of humanity in every generation to become more civil, humane and less barbarous.

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Protest held outside Miami Consulate

A GROUP of people demonstrated outside the Bahamas’ Miami Consulate office last week calling for information on the whereabouts of their loved ones and over alleged human rights abuses of Cuban detainees at the Carmichael Road Detention Centre.

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ONE WINNER: One Family unofficial winner as Junkanoo returns to Bay Street

ONE Family conquered its competitors as the group was declared the unofficial winner of the 2022 Junkanoo Boxing Day Parade yesterday, captivating the judges and crowd with its theme “Rise of the Warriors".

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Providence Storm Basketball Club Holiday Classic gets underway

COUPLE OF UPSETS ON DAY 1 OF FOUR-DAY TOURNAMENT

DAY one of the 2022 Providence Storm Basketball Club Holiday Classic saw a couple of upsets from the Jordan Prince Williams Falcons and the Charles W Saunders Crusaders yesterday at the CI Gibson Gymnasium.

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BLTA Nationals: Major, Rolle advance

After knocking off collegian Donte Armbrister in a three-set thriller, high school sensation Michael Major Jr didn’t have anything left in the tank as he went down in two straight sets to number one seed Kevin Major Jr. With a couple players opting out of competition, Major Jr was the only player to have to play a pair of matches yesterday as the Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association kicked off the 2022 Giorgio Baldacci Open Nationals at the National Tennis Centre.

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STATESIDE: A change in the ‘Axis of Evil’ membership?

REMEMBER the Axis of Evil? That was a term very much in vogue back in the days of US President George W Bush, and the charter members of this putative unholy alliance were Iran, Iraq and North Korea.

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FTX FOUNDER ARRESTED: US expected to seek extradition

SAM Bankman-Fried, former CEO of crypto giant FTX, was arrested by the Royal Bahamas Police Force yesterday and will likely face extradition to the United States, Attorney General Ryan Pinder announced.

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AG announces arrest of Sam Bankman-Fried

Former CEO of FTX Sam Bankman-Fried has been arrested, Attorney General Ryan Pinder has announced.

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INSIGHT: As we approach 50, what does our future look like?

THE scene on Saturday morning was beautiful to see. Crowds turned out in force to either take part or volunteer to organise the Road to 50 road race.

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4TH CARIBBEAN BASEBALL CUP: Bahamas victorious

Team Bahamas opened the new Andre Rodgers National Stadium and the 2022 Caribbean Cup on a winning note.

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A special dance show to celebrate confident women

Supporting women through dance and movement, the Girl on Pole Studio is celebrating its holiday season ‘Sexy Pole Dance Show’ on December 16.

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Lessons learned

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The collapse of the FTX crypto exchange, and the controversy swirling around its founder, Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF), have plunged the crypto market into an existential crisis.

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FRONT PORCH: Hubris and the march of folly

It is at once fascinating and disturbing to observe how the lust for power, greed and other blinding ambitions, so often lead to folly and failure. Politicians, businesspeople and others over millennia, though repeatedly warned of their delusions, have pursued courses of action leading to disaster and defeat.

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Destruction of an icon

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WHAT exactly happened? How could FTX go bankrupt almost overnight? And what does that mean for the entire market? We are trying to reconstruct the whole drama.

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Open letter over water problems

This is an open letter to Alfred Sears – Water & Sewerage Corporation

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Roadmasters’ Bahamas Half Series November 20

BAHAMAS Roadmasters Running Club (BRRC) is busily making final preparations to stage its 10th Annual Bahamas Half Race Series. Leading a list of notable sponsors is the renowned US-based health care provider, Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA).