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THE KDK REPORT: Deep breaths in the dark

HAVE you ever noticed that whenever you take a breath; not a shallow, routine, in through the nose and out through the mouth breath, but a deep sustained proper breath – everything suddenly gets a little better. Your mental clarity is enhanced, your posture improves and you immediately feel more relaxed and energetic.

Beach Access in Cable Beach

My sister and her husband are currently visiting from England. She is partly disabled and is unable to walk long distances. Since due to the pandemic they have been unable to visit for some years I thought it would be nice to drive them to a local beach.

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Ministry seeking to repair 1,000 homes

THE Social Services and Urban Development Ministry is seeking to help repair some 1,000 homes over the next several months through its small home repair initiative, State Minister Lisa Rahming announced yesterday.

Just two diseases cost taxpayer $35m

Just two diseases consume more than one out of every six dollars in the Government’s annual health budget, it was revealed yesterday, with its public clinics facing an “extraordinary requirement for improvement”.

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Man accused of assault with rock

A MAN with a hearing disability was charged in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday with assaulting a man with a rock and damaging his car.

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Non-profit group returns to help Abaco

ON the third anniversary of Hurricane Dorian, a non-profit organisation helping people and communities impacted by disasters returned to Abaco last week to start their third phase of relief work focusing on home repairs and giving residents who have been displaced or living in unhealthy conditions, a safe, secure and functional home.

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Archers bring home eight medals - four gold

THE Bahamas Archery Federation returned from two archery tournaments in the Dominican Republic last week with historic, impressive performances from the Caribbean Developmental Championships and the Central American and Caribbean qualifying tournament.

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Work on Abaco shelter to start this month

DISASTER Reconstruction Authority officials revealed yesterday that major construction on the Abaco community centre and hurricane shelter will begin this month, lasting throughout 2023.

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ALICIA WALLACE: Why do our systems fail to live up to the needs of the people?

THE third anniversary of Hurricane Dorian is quickly approaching. Much has been said about the current administration‘s plans which do not come close to centering the people directly affected by the category five hurricane and their needs. The emphasis was placed on a concert which, for obvious reasons, comes across as a celebration rather than an opportunity for reflection. For many of us, what the government announced was ill-conceived and, worse, an insult to the people who are still trying to recover.

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Call for govt to do more on gender-related issues

A LOCAL women’s rights activist is calling on government to place more attention on dealing with gender-based issues, a day after police officials revealed statistics showing a rise in reported rapes.

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Obie Wilchcombe: More will need help due to inflation

DESPITE the reduction in Bahamians applying for some assistance services, Social Services and Urban Development Minister Obie Wilchcombe says he expects to see that change due to recent predictions of increased and continued inflation for the rest of the year.

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Five hours of waiting for food coupons

SENIOR citizens and disabled persons in Grand Bahama lined up outside the Department of Social Services on Tuesday for several hours waiting to collect their monthly food coupons.

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Camp offers ‘a unique opportunity’

THE Bahamas Coalition for Disability Awareness and Services’ Camp Inclusion ’22 is underway at the Anatol Rodgers High School - providing a unique opportunity for disabled and not so disabled persons to come together.

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PETER YOUNG: The games deliver on cherished friendships

The Commonwealth Games are a unique event. They are based on the strength of the Commonwealth itself and are underpinned by the common core values of equality and mutual respect of this 56-member voluntary association and the support and assistance it provides.

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THE KDK REPORT: Inside the window pane

JUST before sunset, the yellow, red and orange of the horizon are kissed by the dusk of a glooming nightfall. In those moments, light, for the final time that day, quickly but majestically peaks through the window pane.

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ALICIA WALLACE: Mr Davis - let’s make sure everyone who needs to has their say in your Big Plan

Last week, at an event in the “Meet the Policymakers Lecture Series” hosted by University of The Bahamas’ Government and Public Policy Institute, the Prime Minister presented on the National Development Plan. Following his presentation, there was a short question and answer segment and one question sparked about two days of commentary — not necessarily conversation — about LGBTQI+ people and human rights.

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Ministry launches push for inclusion of disabled people in recruitment

PRESHELL Ramsey-Miller, a completely blind woman, says despite her disability she is eager to show the country her skills through the Ministry of Public Service’s disability inclusion efforts.

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INSIGHT: ‘Bahamas’ attitude on the rights of the disabled is deplorable and alarming’

JOB discrimination and limited employment opportunities for Bahamians with disabilities have facilitated in many ways my ability to reflect on the current status of young adults with disabilities who have attained degrees from higher educational institutions. I too reflect on their need for vocational rehabilitation services and the many challenges they face seeking employment.

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THE KDK REPORT: The other shoe

MANY years ago, I was employed as the chief resident for foot and ankle surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York at both the main Manhattan and the smaller Queens locations.

EDITORIAL: Health system problems not dealt with in decades

THE problem with kicking the can down the road is that a day will come when there’s no more road.