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Organisation launches programme to help disabled women in getting mammograms

BREAST cancer screening for disabled Bahamian women has been launched in Grand Bahama - even as one campaigner warned that disabled women lack access to proper screening although they face the same risks as other women.

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'Wear mismatched socks' to mark Down Syndrome Day

PEOPLE are being urged to wear mismatched socks tomorrow (Tuesday) to mark Down Syndrome Day in The Bahamas.

Angels revisit the BAPD

In early February, the children of the Bahamas Association for the Physically Disabled were blessed with an outpouring of loving care and generosity from a team of volunteer professionals from West Palm Beach, Florida.

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Amendments to Procurement Act good, but there’s still opportunity for strengthening

THE executive director of the Organisation for Responsible Governance (ORG) supports government’s plans to reform the Public Procurement Act, saying that there is still opportunity for strengthening.

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Six Grand Bahama men granted $4k bail each on grievous harm charges

SIX male residents of Sweeting’s Cay, Grand Bahama, were charged in the Freeport Magistrate’s Court yesterday with causing grievous harm.

Group speaks out against incest

LOCAL women’s groups have spoken out against acts of incest against innocent children.

Urgent need for affordable housing in The Bahamas

We are writing to express our concerns about the lack of affordable and social housing in the Bahamas.

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Young artists shine at car show

THE ANTIQUE Auto Club of the Bahamas’ held its 20th annual art competition which drew in dozens of youngsters eager to show off their creativity and artistic skills. The judges considered 51 submissions from students ranging from five to fifteen years old, with Imani Carter of Queens College taking her division and overall top prizes.

Online civil registry disabled to help ‘protect data integrity’

The Attorney General has revealed online access to the civil registry at the Registrar General’s Department was shut down “to preserve the integrity of the data” that it holds.

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NO INQUESTS IN 74 POLICE SHOOTINGS: Human rights report highlights absence of Coroner’s probes

THE latest US report on human rights in The Bahamas reveals that 74 police-involved shooting deaths are awaiting inquests at the Coroner’s Court.

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Attorney splits Privy Council over failed Colina challenge

An attorney yesterday split the highest court in the Bahamian judicial system down the middle with his ultimately unsuccessful challenge to the country’s largest life and health insurer.

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Persons on food assistance rose by 3,000 since February

THOUSANDS of Bahamians continue to receive assistance from the Ministry of Social Services’ food programme, with the number having climbed by some 3,000 since February, said Minister Obie Wilchcombe.

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‘DON’T WAIT FOR MEN TO GIVE YOU RIGHTS’: US official urges women to take political power

A UNITED States Embassy official has urged Bahamian women not to wait around for men to grant women equal rights under the constitution or outlaw marital rape.

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FACE TO FACE – Lonise Carey: Bahamian woman making international history

CELEBRATING a Bahamian woman who is making international history, who is a leader in her industry, and who is giving back to the community is most fitting as we gear up to commemorate International Women’s Day. On the eve of this momentous day, we celebrate Lonise Carey.

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FRONT PORCH: While reform is needed Westminster parliamentary system still superior

WE trace our governmental system to the United Kingdom, which honed the traditions and conventions of parliamentary democracy over centuries. Unlike the United Kingdom, The Bahamas has a codified Constitution.

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ALICIA WALLACE: Acknowledgement of wrongdoing needed in Commonwealth charter

MONDAY was Commonwealth Day, observed by countries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Americas, the Pacific, and Europe, and it was the start of a week-long schedule of events. The theme for Commonwealth Day 2023 was “Forging a sustainable and peaceful common future”.