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PLP National General Council accepts recommendation of Kingsley Smith for West Grand Bahama and Bimini by-election

The National General Council of the Progressive Liberal Party has accepted the candidates committee recommendation of Kingsley Smith for the upcoming West Grand Bahama and Bimini by-election after a raucous meeting.

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Clubs & Societies October 20th, 2023

The Bahamas Down Syn- drome Association is to hold a buddy walk-fest on Saturday, October 21, from 8am to noon.

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ERIC WIBERG: Stranded US aviators rescued by Bahamian fishermen and a dream

INAGUA has many aviation mysteries to parse; the East coast of this 650-square-mile-island has no roads or airstrip and is very rarely visited. Three American aviators who were without food for 17 days were rescued by fishermen in Little and taken to Great Inagua. Then there was a tragic engine fire and crash from which a US Mail pouch washed up, but not a plane or bodies. Then a mystery plane with parachute and body was found by park warden Henry Nixon. Remains of the plane still there, and were found over a decade ago by a Bahamian sleuth in a seaplane.

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STATESIDE: Hard to be hopeful with state and future of the Middle East

We will be reading and watching for days and weeks to come about the awful human misery unfolding in Gaza, one of the most politically sensitive enclaves anywhere on earth. The Tribune featured an in-depth look at the history of the region earlier this week. Here’s another brief take on the current tragedy.

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Clubs & Societies, October 13, 2023

The Government High School Alumni Association is proud to announce the nominees for the 2nd Annual Government High School Alumni Association Phoenix Awards.

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Jonquel Jones and Liberty in 0-2 hole

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A’ja Wilson scored 26 points, grabbed 15 rebounds and the Las Vegas Aces routed the New York Liberty 104-76 last night to take a 2-0 series lead in the WNBA Finals.

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Residents put ‘strong case’ against resort

Residents of two western New Providence communities were yesterday said to feel they have “made a very strong case” against rezoning a West Bay Street property to facilitate a hotel’s expansion plans.

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Tribute to a modern day statesman

“A friend who is near and dear is far more important than any wealth or material possession.”

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Roadmasters get set to stage 11th Annual Bahamas Half Marathon Race Series

BAHAMAS Roadmasters Running Club (BRRC) is busily making final preparations to stage its 11th Annual Bahamas Half Marathon Race Series, scheduled for Sunday, November 19.

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Charles W Saunders High School presented with softball equipment

IN showing their appreciation for the support they received for the sixth Bahamas Games, ‘Softball 242’ chief Thomas Sears made a presentation of softball equipment to the athletic department at the Charles W Saunders High School last week.

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The price of life

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Who wants to live for ever? And how long will I live? If you want to know this, you should have your telomeres examined. These are the sequences at the end of the chromosomes. And the longer the telomeres are, the longer the lifespan. For this discovery, Elizabeth Blackburn, Carol W. Greider and Jack Szostak received the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 2009.

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Student spotlight

Ariana Slater, above, is graduated from the sixth grade at Castle Christian Academy.

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Tax authorities push Out Island compliance drive

The Government’s major tax authority is undertaking a Family Island compliance tour to better educate residents and businesses on the need to pay their due tax obligations and how to do so, it was confirmed yesterday.

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ERIC WIBERG: Splashdown in the moonlight

ON the night of Tuesday, October 5, 1943, a pilot from the RAF named Hastie calmly pointed the sizeable B-25 Mitchell bomber towards the dark outline of South Eleuthera, just above Lighthouse Point. Despite losing an engine then the second one overheating, Hastie managed to calmly land his nearly 70ft, 35,000lb airplane a mere 100 feet from the beach gleaming white in the moonlight, without any of his men being killed.

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PETER YOUNG: Passing of famous South African veteran politician

ONE of the purposes of this column is to shed light on issues which might be inherently significant but which all too often have largely escaped the attention of the US and other media.

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28 rescued as tourist boat capsizes off Rose Island

POLICE are investigating after a boat capsized just off Rose Island on Friday with 28 people on board.

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Hurricane Lee Projected Path & Estimated Wave Heights

Projected Wave Heights / Day

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Boat capsizes off Rose Island, all 28 on board rescued

All 28 people on board a boat that capsized off Rose Island on Friday have been rescued.