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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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Minister’s brother fined

A MAN was fined in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday on multiple charges, including disorderly behaviour and assaulting a female police officer.

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FACE TO FACE: A couple who shared their life building a family and the nation

IT is always extraordinary when you come across entire families that have a legacy of nation building. When matriarchs and patriarchs put service above self, they leave indelible marks - not only on their families - but on their country. In this case, I share the heritage of the Coakley family as they say goodbye to their matriarch, Marietta Margaret Coakley.

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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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Tragedy in Exuma rings alarm bells

What a tumultuous past two days at my travel agencies in New Jersey with the sad news of the deaths at Sandals Resort in Exuma. It has been difficult enough to get bookings for your country in the past two years. Clients come into our agencies, many having alluring feelings about a trip to the Bahamas. In the past forty years until 2020 we could get instant bookings and travellers would be on their way.

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DIANE PHILLIPS: What it takes to breathe new life into historic Nassau

PARTS of this column first appeared nearly five years ago. Sadly, it remains all too relevant. The Tribune has agreed to re-run it today at my request in light of the Davis administration’s commitment to rescuing and resuscitating the historic city of Nassau.

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Empowering youngsters

STUDENTS of the L W Young Boys and Girls Empowerment Club participated in a one-day seminar at the Fox Hill Community Centre on Friday.

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Mitchell: US crime warning has not affected tourism product

AFTER the US Embassy in Nassau issued a recent security alert for Americans in The Bahamas, Foreign Affairs Minister Fred Mitchell said it has not affected the tourism product. However, he said, the Bahamas government is working to get on top of the crime issue.

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Travel rules

Your Tourism and Hotel Association officials are hailing the decision of the American Government to upgrade the travel advisory for travel to The Bahamas. They say that now conferences and conventions will return. The Americans have done their part. Now we await your Government abolishing all the ridiculously difficult entry rules to make that happen.

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FRONT PORCH: National Development: Majority Rule, Independence, Republican Status

DURING the 1962 general election there was mass propaganda circulated by the United Bahamian Party (UBP) and parroted by others, including many black Bahamians, of the supposed innate inferiority of black people.

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STATESIDE: Threat to standing of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas

AS you drive south toward Florida on I-95 just beyond Savannah, there’s a historical marker announcing that near the next exit is the tiny hamlet of Pin Point, Georgia.

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National high school golf champions are crowned

After a rain delay on Friday, the Bahamas Golf Federation finally got a chance to complete its National High School Golf Championships yesterday at the BGF’s Driving Range.

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Keyshawn breaks national record in senior boys’ javelin

KEYSHAWN Strachan wanted to go out in style as he competed in his final Bahamas Association of Independent Secondary Schools (BAISS) Track and Field Championships. He did so by carrying the banner for the St John’s College Giants with a Bahamas national record breaking performance in the senior boys’ javelin.

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No sign of normal

Your Tourism Minister has cheerily declared that tourism will be back to normal very soon.

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Bail revoked in $40m fraud case

A Bahamian private island owner, who has been accused of masterminding a $40m fraud, has had his bail revoked over fears he may flee to this nation and has engaged in human smuggling.

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INSIGHT: Who is letting these people ride rings round our planning laws?

A PECULIAR story caught the eye last week. A planning row has sprung up over two “swimming with the pigs” attractions in Adelaide Village.

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STATESIDE: Options on the table - which one will Putin decide to take?

What’s going to happen with Ukraine? The ominous Eastern European crisis has people on edge all over America and especially, throughout Europe. It’s been over 75 years and three generations since Europe has been wracked by a major armed conflict. No one seems to have much of an appetite for what Vladimir Putin is now threatening. Analysts predict if his Russian army (and navy) conduct a full-scale assault on Ukraine, potentially hundreds of thousands of civilians will be killed. There would of course be many other costs as well.

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Emancipate your mind, Bahamas

I have been reading with despair about events happening in our beloved country and seeing the blatant lack of care for we, the people, who continue to be blinded and duped by partisan “politricks” instead of demanding accountability, transparency, and truth!

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