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The impossible made real

HOW many times in your life have you said something like this? “That could never happen. It’s impossible.” “Not in my wildest dreams can I imagine that ever coming true.” “I’ll never get through this. It’s over. This is all there is or ever will be.” “No way. Not now, not ever.”

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My Winn Dixie nostalgia

A prominent Grand Bahamian fisherman informed me today that he saw a 10 pound bag of chicken wings going for $35 minus VAT in a major grocery store.

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Rasta belief

Based on a March 25 Tribune article on Bobo Ashanti members of the Ethiopia Africa Black International Congress (EABIC), I am inclined to believe that these Nassau-based Rastas were unhappy about the visit of the Dutch and Duchess of Cambridge to The Bahamas. It was either on the 26 or 27 of March when Prince William posted on Twitter a moving tribute about the resilience of Abaconians some two-and-a-half years removed from Hurricane Dorian.

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The history of sailing in The Bahamas

If there is anyone in the Bahamas who is yet unconvinced that sailing has been the bedrock of transportation, boat building, ocean freighting, pleasure boating, commercial fishing, competitive sportsmanship, and finally a Royal Regatta with the future King and Queen of England racing against each other and teaming up with some of the very best Bahamian sailing talent, then you are definitely inconvincible.

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FACE TO FACE: Offering youngsters a voice and a safe space

ELIZABETH Thompson was busy doing what she did best – working as a prosecutor for the Bahamas Government. She had the opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to society by bringing suspected criminals to court to be tried. What she did not know was that her caring personality would attract many victims of crime to her office to pour their hearts out. They found a space of solace and a listening ear, and she was always willing to provide it.

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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: Why do projects wither on the development grapevine?

MASTER winemakers know that producing a grand vintage depends on more than just the raw materials. No matter how lush the soil, how old and precious the vines, how ideal the weather in a given year, if you wait too long to harvest, the grapes will wither and die on the vine. In wine as in life, timing is everything.

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The Bahamas Golf Federation congrats ‘young chef Chris’ establish

NORMALLY only the performances of the players are celebrated on the golf course, but today the Bahamas Golf Federation is recognising the achievement of rising young star Christopher Knowles in the classroom.

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Celebrating the best

DURING her address at the National Examinations Awards Presentation, Glenys Hanna Martin, Minister of Education and Technical and Vocational Training, underscored the determination and sacrifice of students who earned outstanding results in the 2021 examinations, despite the impact of COVID-19 on education.

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Majority Rule Day

Amid the surging COVID-19 numbers on New Providence, The Bahamas is gearing up to commemorate Majority Rule Day on January 10.

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Retailers report strong start to Christmas sales

Bahamian retailers yesterday disclosed that sales for the industry’s vital Christmas season have gotten off to a strong start despite the global supply chain crisis.

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Groves must be turning in his grave

Grand Bahamians were shocked after hearing news of the International Bazaar being in flames for the second time in weeks, which has led to speculations that an arsonist is behind the two fires.

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INSIGHT: Are we ready to become a republic?

Barbados was the centre of attention last week – as the nation officially became a republic.

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Jr Pan Am: Swimmers reach the B Finals

TEAM Bahamas opened competition at the inaugural Junior Pan American Games in Cali, Colombia, with the triathlon and swimming events first on the schedule.

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Mitchell and his propaganda

Please allow me space in your column to express my views on a story that appeared in your Tuesday, November 23, 2021, edition under the headline, “Mitchell says Minnis should go quietly”.

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Triathlete Ralph Wood III all set for inaugural Jr Pan Am Games

TRIATHLETE Ralph Wood III and several members of the swim team will be the first Bahamians to participate in their respective disciplines when competition begins at the inaugural Junior Pan American Games this week.

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‘Not a dollar back’ in tax arrears deal

An Abaco district council is hoping “the third time” is a charm in persuading the Government to honour an agreement where it has “not got a dollar back” from unpaid taxes it has recovered.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: It’s not what you say... but how you say it!!

THIS week has been hard for Bahamians. Ever since news broke late last Friday that a beautiful, young baby girl affectionately known as ‘Bella’ lost her life, there’s been a pall cast over the nation.

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Bahamian men who act like a Pithecanthropus should be treated like one

Academicians at the University of The Bahamas (UB), according to The Nassau Guardian, conducted a poll in which it was discovered that nearly 25 percent of its female participants were raped. This sobering statistic, I believe, is representative of a significant percentage of the overall population.

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VAT reforms to cap ‘huge’ refund liability

The proposed VAT reforms are designed to cap “huge” multi-million dollar refund liabilities owed by the Government to two major transhipment providers, it was revealed yesterday.

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