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Condolences expressed for Wilchcombe

Women United (WU) expresses our profound sorrow and deepest condolences on the passing of Minister Obie Wilchcombe, the Minister of Social Services and Member of Parliament for West End and Bimini. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, the Progressive Liberal Party, his constituents, and the entire nation of The Bahamas during this difficult time.

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Making history at inaugural Bahamas elite Karate tournament

HISTORY was made with the introduction of the Para-Karate Division at the inaugural Bahamas Elite Karate Championship in Nassau, Bahamas.

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FRONT PORCH – Good friendship: A source of inexhaustible love and joy

“Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It’s not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.” – Muhammad Ali

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Clubs & Societies September 8th, 2023

The Rotary Club of East Nassau (RCEN) hosted members of the Rotary Club of Bonita Springs in August when they were in Nassau to thank past presidents Taran Mackey and Franny De Cardenas for the generous donation to their club after Hurricane Ian’s passage last year.

DIANE PHILLIPS: The high cost of power

THE predictable mid-month e-mail from BPL landed in my inbox. Trying to ignore its presence, I continued working, aware it was sitting there, waiting to be opened. As usual, I was slightly curious but knowing it would set me back I weighed the hope for a miracle against the dread of knowing it was summer (the bedroom air conditioning was running at night) and the sinking feeling the bill was probably going to be a little higher than last month’s which was bad enough.

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Gov’t spending reform is ‘absolute necessity’

The Opposition yesterday branded reform of government spending as an “absolute necessity” as it argued that the $804.5m increase in total expenditure compared to pre-COVID levels is “possibly unsustainable”.

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Officials 'working to tear down barriers against women with disabilities'

SOCIAL Services Minister Obie Wilchcombe said officials are working to tear down barriers against women with disabilities.

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Dr Hubert Minnis: Davis administration on wrong course on Haiti intervention

THE Republic of Haiti has been in a state of chaos since the assassination of its president in July 2021. The central government has lost control of significant parts of the country. Armed gangs have taken over. There is widespread violence.

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FACE TO FACE: Commonwealth Women’s Affairs Ministers Meeting – planning for the advancement of women

IN The Bahamas, gender-based violence is a pervasive issue. Incidents of sexual molestation against children, especially girls, sexual assault, domestic violence and femicide continue to shock this small nation, in particular, New Providence, the capital. Families are being destroyed, lives are being lost, and the society is hurting due to these heinous acts. Indeed, violence and murder on the whole negatively impact the progress being made as an independent nation, now celebrating 50 years.

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LPIA officials urge travellers to arrive 3.5 hours before departure

OFFICIALS at the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) are urging international travellers to arrive nearly four hours ahead of departure time due to heavy traffic anticipated at the terminal for the remainder of this month.

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DIANE PHILLIPS: Suppose we could feed ourselves? One farmer says we can

WHAT could The Bahamas do with an extra billion dollars a year – build two new hospitals? Upgrade schools and fund after-school programmes? Pay down the national debt, boost social services to better serve the elderly and disabled?

Baha Mar invests $2m into environmental sustainability

Baha Mar executives yesterday said the Cable Beach mega resort has invested more than $2m in conservation and sustainability initiatives to help attract environmentally-conscious guests.

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Reform Series Conclusion: ‘We are the problem.’

We must confront an uncomfortable truth: we, the people, are the root of the problem. As citizens of The Bahamas, it’s high time we face our shortcomings and acknowledge the urgent need for sweeping reforms across critical sectors of our society.

Look how far we have progressed

AS The Bahamas celebrates its golden jubilee by reflecting on how far we have come and look to the future development of our Nation, the health and wellbeing of our people must be high on the agenda.

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ALICIA WALLACE: What are you prepared to do to move us toward unity?

IT has been 50 years since The Bahamas became an independent nation, and we continue to struggle with the concept and the practice of unity.

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Special OIympians bring home medals

Team Bahamas’ Special Olympics athletes received a warm celebratory welcome home after amassing four medals at the 2023 Special Olympics Summer World Games in Berlin, Germany.

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$247k budgeted to help push for more inclusion for disabled people

SOCIAL Services Minister Obie Wilchcombe announced his ministry’s plans yesterday to push for more inclusion of disabled people in The Bahamas, with $247,000 budgeted for the initiative.

First Mortgage Corp financials for decade

A Cabinet minister yesterday pledged to reveal the first Bahamas Mortgage Corporation audited financial statements for a decade by this September after the agency issued more than $5m worth of mortgages during the past two years.

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Social services reform key to healing country

Social services play a crucial role in nurturing our nation's most valuable asset: Its citizens. Currently, the well-being, health and standard of living of Bahamians are subjects of great concern. We have yet to fully tackle the challenges of accessibility for child protection services, raising awareness about mental health and revitalising social welfare programmes.

Four Seasons summer fun run/walk takes place this Saturday

Four Seasons Race Management will host their second seasonal fun/run walk this Saturday at Goodman’s Bay Beach. The event is under a theme that will allow persons to participate in bikini tops or bareback which is optional. The fitness event will get underway at 6am and the first place male and female finisher will receive a cash prize of $100.