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Pro basketball player Dwight Coleby off to impressive start

DWIGHT Coleby is off to an impressive start with his new club - Heroes de Falcon - in the Venezuelan SuperLiga. The veteran frontcourt player is averaging 9.4 points and a team high 7.8 rebounds per game. He also leads the team in blocks at 1.6 per game, while shooting 53 percent from the field in 25 minutes per game.

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PM defends decision to call early election

AFTER voting in the Killarney constituency, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis responded to criticism that the early election was ill-timed as the country continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Ann Marie Davis urges victims - speak out

THE Office of the Spouse will reach out to victims of sexual violence and domestic abuse and partner with organisations in the coming weeks in its continued and committed fight against these issues.

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Roadmasters pleased with turnout for virtual running of 125th Boston Marathon

ALTHOUGH we’re still dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bahamas Roadmasters Running Club was quite pleased with the turnout for their virtual running of the 125th Boston Marathon.

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FNM elects Michael Pintard as new leader

THE Free National Movement elected Michael Pintard as its new leader Saturday evening, entrusting the Marco City MP with rebuilding and re-energising the organisation after its demoralising general election defeat.

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Candidate’s silence on his $53m fortune

KEVIN King, the Kingdom Government Movement’s leader who is vying for the East Grand Bahama seat, yesterday evaded questions to clarify his declared net worth of $53,129,820.

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ingraham pays tribute to ‘proud son of the Bahamas’

FORMER Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham also gave condolences in the wake of Sir Sidney Poitier’s death.

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Island tennis teams up with Baha Mar to stage tournament

THE newly formed Island Tennis, headed by professional players Philip ‘PJ’ Major Jr and Kevin ‘KJ’ Major, are teaming up with Baha Mar to stage a tennis tournament for aspiring young players next weekend.

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GB airport first in line for public private deal

THE government has officially launched phase one of the public private partnership to design, build, finance, operate, and maintain several airports throughout The Bahamas.

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TEACHER FEARS AS PRINCIPAL ATTACKED: Head of LW Young struck on head during altercation

BAHAMAS Union of Teachers President Belinda Wilson said the safety of teachers at public schools in the country continues to be a concern, insisting teachers everyday witness violence on campuses and at times have suffered physical harm.

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Teachers union: Health and safety protocols have to be clear

HEALTH and safety protocols have to be clear before any final decision is made regarding the reopening of schools for face-to-face instruction, according to comments sent by Bahamas Union of Teachers president Belinda Wilson.

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Davis joins world leaders at climate conference

ABOUT 120 leaders came together in Glasgow yesterday at the start of COP26, launching two weeks of global negotiations to help determine whether humanity can drive forward the urgent action needed to avoid catastrophic climate change.

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Blaze rips through Grand Bahama junkyard

A massive blaze broke out at a car junkyard yesterday in the commercial industrial area of Queen’s Highway, Freeport.

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Rolle ‘not a good fit’ and should resign as president

FREEPORT businessman Darren Cooper believes Ian Rolle, president of the Grand Bahama Port Authority, is not “a good fit for the City of Freeport” and should resign.

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BUT president: Concerns were raised over virtual platform, school repairs

AN alarm was sounded several months ago that not only was the Ministry of Education’s virtual platform inoperable, but that schools were in a dire need for repair, according to Bahamas Union of Teachers President Belinda Wilson yesterday.

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Govt targets vaccine for children under 12

HEALTH and Wellness Minister Dr Michael Darville said yesterday officials are hoping to receive paediatric doses of the Pfizer vaccine for five to 11-year-olds as soon as possible to assist with the successful opening of schools for face-to-face learning.

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Three dead in bloody 24 hours

THREE men were killed in separate incidents less than 24 hours apart, pushing the country’s murder count to 69 for the year.

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BIG3 championship set

THE BIG3 had a successful launch playing its playoff rounds internationally for the first time and next week’s championship matchup is all set as the league’s fourth season is gearing up for an exciting conclusion.

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Pitcher Tahnaj Thomas invited to MLB spring training

TAHNAJ Thomas achieved another career milestone in the Pittsburgh Pirates organisation and is one of the club’s non-roster invitees to major league Spring Training in Bradenton, Florida.

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Saunders hits his first home run for Cyclones, BJ Murray overcomes slow start

WARREN Saunders hit his first home run for the Brooklyn Cyclones while BJ Murray overcame a slow start to emerge as an offensive leader for the Myrtle Beach Pelicans in Single A Baseball.