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World Relays a ticket to paradise

WHEN Pauline Davis Thompson celebrated her relay team’s gold-winning performance at the 2000 Olympic Games, she didn’t believe her home country would host a major athletic event in her lifetime.

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A winless outing for Team Bahamas

It was a winless outing for the Bahamas at the 2015 Serevi RugbyTown USA event in Glendale, Colorado.

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Minnis still promises quarterly briefings 'when time is right'

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday described the work of the news media as “essential”, following persistent allegations that he is anti-press. Dr Minnis said he does not engage with such rumours, adding he will hold his long-promised quarter

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Rugby 7s: Winless finish for Team Bahamas

IT WAS a winless finish for the Bahamas Rugby Sevens team as they faced the top programmes in the region in international competition.

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YESI to host Pro Trials as part of 'Happy Feet Soccer Clinic'

FOR the second time this year, Happy Hall and his YESI organisation are hosting an edition of the "Happy Feet Soccer Clinic" for y

CARIFTA stars get smart phones courtesy of BTC

CARIFTA stars get smart phones courtesy of BTC HIGH SPEED: CARIFTA (Track) team members are all smiles after receiving Samsung Galaxy Y cellular phones from platinum sponsors BTC upon their return from the games in Bermuda. Team Bahamas placed 2nd out of

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New Entry taking second shot at GBOB title

THE NEW Entry Band is taking a second shot at being crowned Best Band in the Bahamas. The group along with five other bands will come together on one night, at one venue, for a showdown of original live music during the Global Battle of the Bands Bahamas competition.

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Facebook page following Mitchell stirs response with strong words

FACEBOOK users were amused and shocked yesterday when a Facebook profile associated with Fred Mitchell, the leader of opposition business in the Senate, responded to an insult aimed at the senator with an equally provocative response.

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Wreckers, Cybots win double header

THE New Providence Basketball Association continued its regular season action on Tuesday night at the AF Adderley Gymnasium with the Y-Care Wreckers and the Mail Boat Cybots winning the double header.

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Stingrays take opener

If the regular season was any indication, the PJ’s Cleaning Services Stingers feel they should have no problem dealing with the Y-Care Wreckers in their New Providence Basketball Association men’s first round best-of-five playoff series.

Perfect service to last generations

By Scott Farrington

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Cybots rout Cleaners 104-71, Wreckers clip Rockets 87-86

WHILE the Mail Boat Cybots pulled off a rout, the Y-Care Wreckers had to go right down to the wire before they prevailed in the New Providence Basketball Association’s double header at the AF Adderley Gymnasium on Monday night.

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Appeal court throws out rape conviction and says forensic evidence not enough

A MAN was acquitted of rape on appeal after the Court of Appeal found the forensic evidence in his case was not sufficient to have been left to the jury for deliberation.

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Sports in brief

THE New Providence Basketball Association has released the following schedule for its playoffs that are slated to open at the AF Adderley Gymnasium. The schedule and match-ups for the week are as follows:

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'Give paperless Haitians temporary asylum'

HAITIAN Chargé d’Affaires Dorval Darlier wants the Bahamas government to grant temporary asylum to undocumented migrants affected by Hurricane Dorian. This, he asserted yesterday, was the best way to assist devastated Haitians living in Grand Bahama

EDITORIAL: Don't rush ahead without the facts

In the country’s rush to taste blood and make the guilty pay for corruption, greed and graft, reports flying out of the Auditor-General’s office in the last week have been juicy teasers, tantalising pieces alleging, at best, financial indiscretion and at worst, blatant disregard for anything but the most self-serving gratification.

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Human rights group asks Mitchell to distance himself from Facebook page

THE Grand Bahama Human Rights Association said it is “appalled” that Senator Fred Mitchell “has failed to denounce and distance himself from the homophobic slurs that appeared on a Facebook page that he has publicly endorsed.” The statement came af

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NPSA to open women's best-of-five first round playoffs this weekend

WITH the men’s national softball team travelling this week, the New Providence Softball Association will only open its best-of-five first round playoffs with the women’s division in the Banker’s Field at Baillou Hills Sporting Complex this weekend.

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NPBA: Wreckers pull of 108-82 win over Caribs

THE New Providence Basketball Association, displaying its new live statistics for all of its games on its recently constructed website, had just one match on Tuesday night with the Y-Care Wreckers pulling off a 101-82 triumph over the College of the Bahamas Caribs.