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PETER YOUNG: This is more than a friendly talking shop but somewhere real work is done

Determining different and interesting topics to write about in this column can be challenging. But today it was a simple task to decide to concentrate on the week-long Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, known as CHOGM, in the Rwandan capital Kigali which ended last Sunday.

EDITORIAL: Nice words, but what is actually being done?

GLASGOW last year, Rwanda this week, Egypt for the COP27 conference in November … with all this jetting around the world, our climate change problems must be on the way to being solved. No?

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AG hails ‘greatest ever Out Islands investment’

The Attorney General yesterday asserted that the Davis administration is making “the greatest investment in the Family Islands of the country that we have seen since independence”.

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ALICIA WALLACE: In the heart of Africa, a union of nations seek to work as one

THE Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2022 is now underway in Kigali, Rwanda, after being postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Top squash players to hit the walls swinging

THIRTY local squash players are set to compete in the inaugural Four Walls Squash Open Championship tournament, starting Wednesday at Four Walls Squash and Social Club.

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WORLD VIEW: Summit of the Americas was worth attending

AS beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, so is success or failure measured by the beneficiary or the overlooked. Summits of the Americas, from the time they were initiated by the administration of the US in 1994, have overlooked the Caribbean.

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THE KDK REPORT: A shallow grave

UNDER the cover of darkness, Anastasia and her family fled the bombing and gunfire now ravaging their homeland. No one in the car that evening could understand how they arrived at this point.

‘Stagnant’: Fears for auto sales until 2023

Auto dealers fear new car sales will be “stagnant” for at least another year with global supply chain disruption causing order backlogs of up to 200 vehicles for some operators.

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‘We won’t give shop away for porridge’

The deputy prime minister yesterday pledged that the Davis administration will “not give the shop away to investors for a bowl of porridge” as he revealed it is presently reviewing the tax breaks granted to them.

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Shop-breaker is jailed

A MAN was sentenced to one year at the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services yesterday for shop-breaking.

Speaker’s rebuke of Russell

It is always a joy and a privilege to pen a set of impressions on matters of a national charge – and for the greater-good-betterment of a people seeking to have the shortcomings adjustments where necessary – and never to belittle anyone, group or groups of people, party/organisations. For it is my belief that there is no place or time left to point the finger...for it accomplishes little.

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Choppy waters


Downtown Nassau and its cruise port have seen some signs of life during recent months. The berths are full, and the tourists were roaming the streets and supporting the local economy once more.

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Gas price crisis wiping out retailers’ profits

Bahamian gas stations say “no business operates” on the unsustainable seven percent gross margins they are enduring amid warnings the sector may have to cut jobs and operating hours to survive.

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FACE TO FACE: Kenise on track with a home-grown hit and skills she wants to pass on

WHAT do you get when you combine a hard-working mom with a passion for arts and crafts, a knack for doing business and a commitment to helping the next generation? You get “Something Beautiful” - that’s the name of Kenise Darville’s company, which is gaining popularity in the tumbler world with outstanding drinking pieces that are durable and memorable.

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Change of routes in drug trafficking

NATIONAL Security Minister Wayne Munroe says officials have noticed new drug trafficking trends with smugglers using different routes than seen in past.

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Budget’s housing focus can be ‘windfall catalyst’

The Budget’s focus on stimulating home ownership “could be the catalyst that triggers an economic windfall” by boosting investor confidence in the wider economy, the Bahamian Contractors Association’s (BCA) president believes.

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‘We’re working with U.S. to track illegal firearms’

Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis said yesterday he is working with the United States on tracking firearms that enter into the country illegally but they still “need to do more”.

Family Island companies struggle with price rises

Family Island businesses yesterday said they are struggling to contain prices as they grapple with soaring inflationary pressures impacting the entire world.

AML: 8,000 sign-up for shopper loyalty move

AML Foods says more than 8,000 consumers have already signed up for its latest loyalty initiative that has been launched to help Bahamians combat soaring inflation.

Top aviation body: Delay Customs regime to 2023

The world’s largest aviation association is urging The Bahamas to delay implementing a new border entry and exit regime for private pilots until early 2023 amid fears the process will be “very tedious, cumbersome and unintuitive”.