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Biden takes the helm as president: 'Democracy has prevailed'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden became the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday, declaring that "democracy has prevailed" as he took the helm of a deeply divided nation and inherited a confluence of crises arguably greater than any faced by his predecessors.

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Bahamians in Washington area safe, says ambassador

BAHAMAS ambassador to the United States Sidney Collie said all Bahamians living in the Washington area are safe as US fears mount over possible violence ahead of President-elect Joseph Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday, January 20.

Ceremony for Crystal Cruises sailing on Saturday

CRYSTAL Cruises, in conjunction with the Ministry of Tourism and Aviation, will host a homeporting inaugural ceremony in Nassau to celebrate the first sailing of the Crystal Serenity on Saturday.

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FRONT PORCH: Trump skulked away but America’s difficult days remain

Yesterday’s inauguration of Joseph Biden Jr was welcomed by millions in America and around the world relieved and gladdened at the departure of the most vicious and divisive President in modern America, who incited, fuelled and epitomised the forces of white Christian nationalism, the great original stain and sin of the American Republic.

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Adventure of the Seas set for inaugural voyage from Nassau

AFTER a 50-year relationship with The Bahamas, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line has resumed sailing and will sail from Nassau during its inaugural homeport voyage on Saturday.

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Inaugural Flamingos Women’s Golf Club 242 9-Hole Golf Tournament hailed a success

THE inaugural Flamingos Women’s Golf Club 242 9-Hole Golf Tournament was such a success that both the organisers and the participants are looking forward to the next event.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: The epidemic of fake news

I recently had a chance to have a candid and very informative conversation with Dr Duane Sands on ‘Talking Heads’ on Kiss 96 FM, a talk show I co-host with my better half Mary Jane, who you all know from mid-days on our sister station Y-98.

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CEO: Home port will benefit Bahamas

ROYAL Caribbean Cruise Line set sail from Nassau during its inaugural homeport voyage on Saturday.

Olympics are done, time to focus on Panam

WITH the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games over and done with, the4 Bahamas Olympic Committee is now concentrating on putting together the team to represent the Bahamas at the inaugural Junior Pan American Games.

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DIANE PHILLIPS: The light of hope shines again as shameful Trump leaves the stage

ON Wednesday, a huge weight was lifted off the shoulders of the world. Donald Trump left Washington.

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More than 800 track and field athletes get set for inaugural Red-Line Classic

MORE than 800 athletes are expected to participate in the inaugural Red-Line Athletics Track Classic all set to be held on Saturday under the patronage of St Augustine’s College principal Sonja Knowles.

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‘Buddy’ not defending 3-pt title

Chavano “Buddy” Hield will not return to defend his Mtn Dew Three-Point Contest title at NBA All-Star Weekend 2021. The reigning champion in the event was not listed among the six-player field announced by the league yesterday.

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UB Mingoes earn three wins, have strong showing at Red-Line meet

THE UB Mingoes picked up three wins and had a strong showing at the inaugural Red-Line Athletics track meet over the weekend.

ESPN to showcase The Bahamas in Bowl slot

WHILE the 2020 Bahamas Bowl was cancelled due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, ESPN will still showcase the Bahamas in the game’s traditional time slot.

Women praised for bravery in accusing Peter Nygard

THE first women to come forward and expose Peter Nygard’s alleged international sex trafficking ring are being celebrated for “their incredible bravery in the face of unimaginable odds,” becoming the inaugural recipients of Rotary International’s Action Group Against Slavery Hero Award for Outstanding Courage.

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FACE TO FACE: Kamala follows in the footsteps of women breaking down barriers

WHEN Kamala Harris is sworn in as Vice President of the United States of America tomorrow, people all over the world will be watching the Inauguration ceremony to witness history in the making. What a proud moment it will be to see a woman of colour take the second highest leadership position in one of the greatest countries in the world!

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Inaugural National High School Golf Champions crowned

HOME schooled Jaden Ward held off a strong challenge from St Andrew’s Alex Dupuch to clinch the senior boys’ title in the Ministry of Education’s inaugural National High School Golf Championships.

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Jumper Shyrone Kemp ‘hasn’t even tapped his potential yet’

THE COVID-19 pandemic denied Shyrone Kemp an opportunity to compete at his inaugural NCAA Division II Indoor Championships, but the Minnesota State Moorhead Dragons jumper has his sights set on a 2021 title.


In his inauguration address on January 20, 1960, American President John F Kennedy uttered these timeless words: Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country. Unfortunately for The Bahamas, many Bahamians have developed a completely antithetical mindset, having imbibed a culture of political nepotism and political cronyism, believing that the state owes them something.

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Inaugural Baha Mar Hoops set for November 22-27

THE Baha Mar Resort and bd Global Sports have partnered on a new initiative to add another collegiate basketball event to a busy Thanksgiving holiday weekend this fall.