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5th ‘Best of the Best Regatta’ winners are Susan Chase V, Running Tide, Captain Peg, Sassie Sue

THE fifth Best of the Best Regatta returned to Montagu for the first time in two years featuring the top sloop sailors in the island nation.

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WEDNESDAY UPDATES: Hurricane Nicole

Speaking this evening, Acting Prime Minister Chester Cooper said in Eleuthera, Andros and New Providence “schools and universities will resume classes tomorrow (Thursday) and all government workers are asked to return to duty.

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ISLANDS SPARED MAJOR DAMAGE: Grand Bahama and Abaco ‘fared well’ in Hurricane Nicole

GRAND Bahama and Abaco avoided significant damage during the passage of Hurricane Nicole - with Acting Prime Minister Chester Cooper saying yesterday: “It looks like we have been spared the worst of it.”

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Hyatt warned Sarkis: ‘You’ll never meet opening target’

Sarkis Izmirlian received more than three months’ warning from his major resort partner that it would only begin accepting bookings from June 1, 2015, as the resort’s target opening was “not a viable option”.

‘Hurricane will dent Abaco, but not stop recovery’

THE president of Abaco’s Chamber of Commerce said the damage from Nicole will put a dent but not be a setback to the island’s hurricane recovery.

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PM: Climate issues will only get worse

PRIME Minister Philip “Brave” Davis told heads of government that as the world enters a new climate era, the situation will only get worse requiring binding commitments instead of statements alone that have been used to postpone real action.

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4TH CARIBBEAN BASEBALL CUP: Bahamas victorious

Team Bahamas opened the new Andre Rodgers National Stadium and the 2022 Caribbean Cup on a winning note.

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Garvin Tynes and Palmdale Primary book their tickets to girls’ softball title game

GARVIN Tynes and Palmdale Primary have booked their tickets to the girls’ softball championship game for the New Providence Public Primary School Sports Association as they wrapped up the preliminary rounds yesterday at the Baillou Hills Sporting Complex.

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INSIGHT: As we approach 50, what does our future look like?

THE scene on Saturday morning was beautiful to see. Crowds turned out in force to either take part or volunteer to organise the Road to 50 road race.

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STATESIDE: Trump and McConnell were both right

DONALD Trump was correct. Mitch McConnell was also correct.

Goodman’s Bay

Totally agree with writer P Bullard. Visitors from the States once residents who frequented Goodman's Bay in their time wanted to stop and spend some hours enjoying the quietness and the views of the bay - got there around 11:30 in the morning and round-and-round we drove trying to find a parking spot in the eastern end of the park. Eventually risked parking behind a parked vehicle of a person who got there before and were on the beach and they kindly offered to park behind us as we weren't leaving for an hour.

Nicole ‘unnecessary evil’ amid reinsurance fears

A Bahamian insurer yesterday branded sub-tropical Storm Nicole “an unnecessary evil we don’t need” as he voiced fears that claims payouts could be impacted by the country’s European Union (EU) blacklisting.

The madness of shrinkflation

I got one of the most significant shocks of my life when I saw a young lady holding a baby standing next to me in a food store aisle, unzip her bag and politely drop two jars of baby food in it, and calmly zip it back up. Then she moved further down the aisle and repeated the same thing with other items.

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SKYGuard | Dept of Meteorology Tropical Cyclone eAlert

Bahamas Govt. has issued a Hurricane 🌀 Warning ⚠️ for Abaco, Berry Islands, Bimini, and Grand Bahama.

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Minister disappointed for Prodigal Sons after shack fire

YOUTH, Sports, and Culture Minister Mario Bowleg said Friday it was unfortunate that the Prodigal Sons Junkanoo group lost their shack to fire just weeks ahead of the holiday Junkanoo season.

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PM’s ‘heartbreak’ at seeing flooding

PRIME Minister Philip “Brave” Davis said he was heartbroken to see flooding that was sparked by Hurricane Nicole. Mr Davis, who is in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt representing the country’s interests on climate change at COP27, told people in Grand Bahama and Abaco to “take heart” and remember “the Lord is not going to put on us more than we can bear”.

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Valley Boys excited for Bay Street return

THE Valley Boys have not come to play this Junkanoo season, with one official declaring, “when you are a Valley Boy you represent greatness.”

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Roads closed and rough seas - but New Providence spared

HEAVY flooding caused by Hurricane Nicole’s outer bands resulted in several roads in New Providence being closed yesterday.

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Christmas food items 'will reflect Thanksgiving prices'

SUPER Value owner Rupert Roberts said Friday with the holidays approaching, the price of popular holiday goods will remain consistent to the prices currently reflected in stores.