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Grand Bahama Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority celebrate 115 years with a week of events

PI Upsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc in Grand Bahama marked the sorority’s Founders’ Day with a week of activities celebrating 115 years of sisterhood and service.

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ALICIA WALLACE: Anti-Haitian sentiment rooted in white supremacy

LAST week, in response to questions about shantytowns in Abaco, Member of Parliament for Central and South Abaco John Pinder said: “We’re gonna lose our father’s place. Our ancestors settled there[…]”

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Officer calls for fair treatment for disabled

ASSISTANT Commissioner of Police Theophilus Cunningham said it is important that disabled individuals are treated fairly in society.

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1,400 mangroves planted in Abaco

MORE than 1,400 mangroves have been planted in Abaco this week as part of the Northern Bahamas Restoration Project.

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100 youths enlist in guard scheme

NEARLY 100 young people from throughout the country that have enlisted in the Bahamas National Youth Guard programme are in Grand Bahama for three months of training at the Police College in Freeport.

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Wheelchair donation a gift of hope

CHINA donated 15 wheelchairs to The Bahamas in a ceremony on Friday.

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ALICIA WALLACE: A good time to take a realistic look at your goals for 2023

WE are a few days into 2023. The holidays came and went as quickly as they always do. There was shopping, cleaning, cooking, and gathering. In the midst of all of the activities, many of us made time to reflect on 2022, imagine what could be in 2023, and make resolutions, set goals, or set intentions for the year ahead.

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ORG suggests changes to procurement laws

The Organisation for Responsible Governance (ORG) has given recommendations to the government on amendments to public procurement legislation.

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New Year tests for students nationwide

EDUCATION Minister Glenys Hanna Martin said she hopes to start the new year by testing students nationwide for any learning loss issues following the pandemic.

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Airline workers sign agreement

AFTER several months of negotiations, Nassau Flight Services and the Airport Airline and Allied Workers Union (AAAWU) signed a five-year industrial agreement at the Office of the Prime Minister yesterday.

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FACE TO FACE: Following a path that is still evolving

WHEN Deidre Moss graduated from the College of the Bahamas with an Associates Degree in Journalism and Mass Communication back in 2007, she dreamed of making her mark in the media field and impacting lives.

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Sweeting speaks out over Eleuthera water problems

Member of Parliament for Central and South Eleuthera Clay Sweeting said the disruption of water supply on the island is “unacceptable and extremely frustrating” - and that he has expressed his “disappointment” to colleagues.

Child labour policy conventions signed

THE government yesterday signed two conventions concerning progress for persons with disabilities and gender-based violence and also launched one phase of the National Child Labour Policy.

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FRONT PORCH: Making good public policy is hard work

WE often cook up public policy in The Bahamas in a similar manner to which an unsatisfying and innutritious meal is slapped together. There is little forethought, no clear recipe, with all kinds of slam bam ingredients hurriedly mixed together.

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Eleuthera water a ‘serious problem’

WORKS and Utilities Minister Alfred Sears said the water system in Eleuthera is a “serious problem” that the Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC) is addressing.

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Auditors could not verify FBI bait broker’s $1.5m

Auditors for a Bahamas broker/dealer once used as ‘bait’ by the FBI refused to give its last accounts a clean bill of health because they were unable to verify the existence of $1.5m held with other financial institutions.

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Two feeding programmes launched

SOCIAL Services Minister Obie Wilchcombe announced the start of two new feeding programmes that will offer breakfast to students and make available provisions for people to be fed at night.

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FACE TO FACE: Blindness is no barrier to Ervens when it comes to helping family

HE became the head of his household at an early age. The death of his parents not only placed some big responsibility in his hands, it left a void in his heart and the hearts of his siblings.

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Abaco shelter work ‘imminent’

MAJOR construction is set to begin “imminently” on the Abaco Hurricane Shelter and Community Centre, according to Disaster Reconstruction Authority chairman Alex Storr.

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Bahamas 15th in region for COVID-19 deaths

THE Pan American Health Organisation’s Health in the Americas country profile has revealed The Bahamas ranked 15th in the region for the number of COVID-19 released deaths from 2020 and 2021.