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The trouble with pain

Suffering is one of the most difficult subject to teach, let alone to anticipate as a Christian. Much to the chagrin of the majority of Believers, we don’t want to go through anything as Christians in this life!There’s an erroneous philosophical ideo

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event highlights mental health issues

THE Bahamas Pharmaceutical Association yesterday held a symposium highlighting World Mental Health Day and promoting awareness of mental health issues. Dr Wendy Fernander, president of the Bahamas Pharmaceutical Association, stressed the importance o

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THE PRESS BOX: 'My beloved Cowboys are an inconsistent, mediocre squad at best'

COWBOYS fans here in the 242 must come to grips with reality. Our beloved Cowboys are an inconsistent, mediocre squad at best. Since it comes with the territory, head coach Jason Garrett is on the hot seat, and deservedly so. The team is now 2-3 o

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American Airlines grows Chicago-Nassau route

American Airlines will offer year-round service between Chicago and Nassau starting from summer 2019, expanding the route from a seasonal winter service.The move strengthens the carrier’s commitment to The Bahamas, and rounds out its current roster o

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Bus drivers want delay of unified system

THE Bahamas Unified Bus Drivers Union yesterday requested the government delay the launch of the pilot programme of the unified bus system.The union noted in a statement it considers the current pilot project inadequate and old fashioned and called o

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Meditation – The cross of Christ

The prayers, Scriptures and hymns of the church are rich with the theology of the cross, and its challenges to evoke a response from every believer. Let us consider together what the impact of Holy Cross Day (September 14) can have on each one of us.

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The FNM's brightest

We have enjoyed, in most cases, parliamentary democracy over the past 55 years with the advent of ministerial government during the 1960s and the emergence of internal self governance and, eventually, independence. Over the years, I have seen countless men and women enter the hallowed halls of parliament filled with zeal and vision. Indeed, they come into parliament roaring like a lion only to leave, involuntarily or voluntary, mewing like a pussy cat.

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Ferguson starting on the offensive line for Bearcats

CHRIS Ferguson has stepped into the starting role on the offensive line for the Cincinnati Bearcats and has been one of the driving forces behind the team’s dramatic improvement from a season ago.

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BFSB elects new board members

The Bahamas Financial Services Board (BFSB) elected its board of directors for 2018-2019 at its recent 19th annual general meeting (AGM).K Peter Turnquest, deputy prime minister and minister of finance, used his keynote address to update the financia

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Funeral announced for George Pyfrom

FUNERAL services for George Loran Pyfrom, IV, 67, who died suddenly on Wednesday afternoon, will be held at St Matthew’s Anglican Church on Shirley and Church Streets on Friday, September 28, at 4pm.The Rt Rev Bishop Laish Boyd, Sr, Bishop of the Dio

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Bahamas earns 'Best Team Trophy' at Ocean State Judo Championships

LED by Jasmine Russell, the Bahamian national team competed this weekend at the annual Ocean State Judo Championships, held in Providence, Rhode Island, bringing home the coveted best team trophy.The Ocean State is one of the USA’s best tournaments o

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War on crime 'needs more than just words'

BISHOP Simeon Hall yesterday said the government, particularly Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis, must set the pace if the country is truly expected to stand united against criminality.Responding to Dr Minnis’ recent plea for unity, Bishop Hall contend

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‘PURSUE HIM TO BOUNDS OF HELL’: Minnis rails at aide’s killing - he must be caught

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis has instructed Royal Bahamas Police Force Commissioner Anthony Ferguson to use all resources available, including marines to track Inspector Carlis Blatch’s killer, even to the “bounds of hell,” to ensure justice is done.

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'Fix local govt in Family Islands before bringing it to the capital'

RETIRED Abaco publisher David Ralph is asking the government to take a closer look at the successes and frustrations of the Family Island local government system before it moves ahead with its implementation in the capital.Mr Ralph, in response to re

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Bahamian blogger lands writing gigs with Forbes, XONecole

Local blogger Ianthia Smith is continuing to take her writing to the world after securing a freelance gig as a contributing writer for two popular online sites – Forbes Travel Guide and lifestyle brand XONecole.

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'Move quickly' or lose cannabis' medical potential

THE Bahamas could attract “hundreds of millions” of dollars as a medical cannabis “hub”, a Jamaican scientist said yesterday, urging the Government to “move quickly” or lose out.Dr Henry Lowe, a renowned Jamaican nutraceutical scientist and founder o

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Business Outlook teams with the inland revenue

The Bahamas Business Outlook (BBO) series is rolling-out an “Ease of Doing Business” workshop, which will be conducted by Department of Inland Revenue (DIR) officials, at all seven conferences this year.The workshop is a partnership between Outlook o

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Motorcade sees archdeacon off in style

PARISHIONERS of the Anglican diocese in Grand Bahama held a farewell motorcade for Archdeacon Harry Bain who has relocated to New Providence to take up his new appointment as dean of Nassau.Archdeacon Bain was the former rector of the Pro-Cathedral o

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Meditation - Who will be next?

We continue to hear the sad news of sudden deaths, or slower but still painful deaths. How can we help to prepare ourselves and others?When you have children you need to make plans for them in case you are the next traffic fatality, victim of crime o

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Bahamas beaten by Mexico in Puerto Rico

THE women’s national basketball team suffered its second straight loss at the Centro Basket, this time falling 74-52 to Mexico at the Coliseo Juan Aubin Cruz Auditorium in Puerto Rico.Coming off their 95-50 loss to Puerto Rico in their opening game o