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WORLD VIEW: Haiti and Peru biggest worries as democracy in Americas in decline

ALL the countries of ‘the Americas’ ie, those in North, Central and South America and the Caribbean are experiencing political, social and economic trials to some extent.

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WORLD VIEW: Being homosexual is not a crime - Pope Francis

“BEING homosexual is not a crime. We are all children of God, and God loves us as we are and for the strength that each of us fights for our dignity.” Those words were spoken by Pope Francis, easily the most radical pontiff that the Roman Catholic Church has ever had.

Equal access to education for everyone

Please allow the publishing of this open letter to the Minister of Education & Culture

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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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Veteran marathoner to raise funds for MD Patient Navigation

Veteran marathoner Ebbie Jackson wants to do all she can to help raise funds to assist those dealing with cancer.

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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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WORLD VIEW: Peru troubles highlighting unease across South America

MANY countries in South America are now in a state of troubling unease. Recent events in Peru have catapulted it to the forefront of security concerns in all its dimensions. But worry also exists about other countries which are tiptoeing through political minefields that could explode overnight.

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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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WORLD VIEW – Abolition of work permits: an example for regional integration

IT HAS been interesting to read the responses in Editorials and Opinions in some regional media, concerning the decision by the two main political parties in Antigua and Barbuda to abolish work permits for nationals of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries and the Dominican Republic.

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International tennis teams to join Bahamas for IC Caribbean Doubles Week Championship

INTERNATIONAL tennis teams from USA, Barbados and Canada will be joining The Bahamas team for the sixth bi-annual International Tennis Clubs (IC) Caribbean Doubles Week Championship from Monday, January 16 to Friday, January 20.

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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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COLUMN: My Bahamian journey

MY first visit to The Bahamas took place nearly twenty years ago, in the spring of 2003. But when I reminisce over the twists and turns my life has taken over the years, I realize that the journey that would eventually lead me to forge a lifelong connection to The Bahamas started many years earlier, during my last year of college in January of 1988.

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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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ONE ELEUTHERA FOUNDATION: Eat well and be merry

“IT’S beginning to look a lot like Christmas,” and there is so much to be excited about this year.

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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.