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FACE TO FACE: A humble start and a steady climb

HE had at his disposal some of the most auspicious mentors one could ask for. He came from humble beginnings, but lived in a loving home.

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PETER YOUNG: Rarely seen protests in communist state

CHINA has been much in the news recently. Public protests about the nation’s zero-COVID policy have hit the headlines, not least because in an authoritarian state dominated by the CCP - the Chinese Communist Party - such dissent, including calls for freedom and for President Xi Jinping to stand down, is unprecedented. Amidst violent clashes, there has been a massive police presence and heavy crackdown in major cities including Beijing and Shanghai and stiff penalties imposed on those concerned.

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Miller: I’m talking to cruise lines about pollution problem

ENVIRONMENT and Natural Resources Minister Vaughn Miller yesterday said he is in conversation with cruise lines about the issue of pollution in Bahamian waters. If necessary, he said, the government will use the “maximum extent of the law” to deal with the issue.

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Environmentalist warns of coral damage risk

A LOCAL environmentalist is concerned by the arrival and anchoring of a cruise ship in waters off Lucaya, Grand Bahama, where it could cause permanent damage to healthy coral reefs in the area.

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Attendance at public school now at 95 percent

ACTING Director of Education Dominique McCartney Russell revealed that the public school attendance rate for face-to-face learning is at 95 percent.

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Auto sector’s 20% rise beats ‘outrageous’ shipping costs

Bahamian auto dealers yesterday predicted new vehicle sales will close 2022 some 15-20 percent ahead of last year after the industry overcame “outrageous” shipping cost hikes and inventory shortages.

Bimini ‘diamond in rough’ in $10m transformation

A well-known Bimini condo hotel has closed for a $10m overhaul that will near-triple existing marina slips and “polish a diamond in the rough”, its developer revealed yesterday.

No Cable customer payout for bad TV

Cable Bahamas pay-TV customers will not be compensated even though regulators found it breached both its licence terms and consumer protection regulations by delivering poor quality services in 2021.

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Regulators throw out $85m Cable warning

Regulators yesterday rejected Cable Bahamas’ warning that the fine imposed on it for poor pay-TV service quality would “detract” from its $85m capital investment in network infrastructure upgrades.

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Junkanoo tickets selling fast

TICKETS for prime Junkanoo seating in Rawson Square are selling fast as anticipation builds for the return of the country’s premier cultural expression.

Migrants told: Smugglers don’t care if you live or die

A UNITED States Coast Guard official has told migrants that “smugglers do not care” whether they live or die after 79 Haitians, including several children were transferred to Bahamian authorities over the weekend.

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FTX founder ‘still learning’ what caused firm’s collapse

DISGRACED FTX founder Sam Bankman- Fried said he is still “learning” and “reviewing” what led to his company’s collapse last month, adding he is not sure he will be ready to testify before Congress at a hearing in the United States next week.

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Sailing for science

OFFICIALS yesterday praised the STEM for the Oceans programme that hosted 80 students and others on board the world’s largest cruise ship, calling the initiative something that speaks to the bright future for Bahamian natural resources.

EDITORIAL: Farewell to Tribune managing editor Eugene Duffy

EUGENE Duffy was a self-confessed old school journalist.

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Atlantis beats revenue goals, targets ‘strong’ 2023 first half

Atlantis continues to beat its revenue targets and is predicting a strong 2023 first half, a senior executive has revealed, with the wider resort industry bracing for 90 percent-plus occupancies over the Christmas and New Year period.

Get your shots as flu cases are on the rise

LOCAL health officials have seen a rise in the number of reported flu cases in the country, with one expert warning Bahamians to stay alert and up to date with their influenza vaccinations before heading into the holiday season.

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Tribune managing editor Eugene Duffy dies age 60

THE managing editor of The Tribune newspaper, Eugene Duffy, has died aged 60 after a period of illness.

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Pintard: Change Laws and protect women

FREE National Movement leader Michael Pintard said far too many women and girls are being abused in domestic situations and that “chauvinistic” laws must be changed.

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MARIJUANA LAWS PLAN UP IN SMOKE: Promised legislation by end of year now ‘not likely’, says AG

DESPITE promises from the Davis administration to present the marijuana legalisation to Parliament before the end of the year, Attorney General Ryan Pinder said yesterday that this is “not likely”.

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American fined over weed he brought to smoke on vacation

AN American man was fined in Magistrate‘s Court yesterday after admitting to having brought weed with him to smoke on his vacation.