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IHOP to open Mall at Marathon location on Tuesday

THE IHOP franchise is getting ready to open the doors at its Mall at Marathon location – with the opening day set for Tuesday next week.

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Families left homeless after blaze destroys homes on Bimini

Police on the island of Bimini are investigating the circumstances surrounding a fire which destroyed four homes and reportedly left 11 families homeless on Sunday.

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FNM leader excited for CARIFTA tournament

FREE National Movement leader Michael Pintard and Deputy leader Shanendon Cartwright made sure that the opposition party was fully on board supporting the youth of the nation for the Oaktree Medical Center’s 50th CARIFTA Games.

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Minus makes a pitch for women’s pro card

WITH the return of professional boxing with the first all-female show taking place next weekend, promoter Michelle Minus made a special pitch for support from the Southeast Nassau Rotary Club.

Fighting for rights - and naming your heroes

TOMORROW is International Woman Day and Bahamian women will join women around the world in celebrating the beauty of the feminine spirit.

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FAMILIES HOMELESS AFTER BIMINI BLAZE: Fire displaces eleven families as dysfunctional fire apparatus failed to bring it under control

ELEVEN families were displaced after a fire destroyed four homes in Bimini yesterday and exposed the dysfunctional firefighting equipment on the island.

Long-distance runner Marcel Major doing some big things

MARCEL Major of New Providence, who is an avid long-distance runner, has earned the Race Director Certification (RDC) through the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA).

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Minister: Don’t wait until last minute to buy CARIFTA tickets

WITH the 50th CARIFTA Games only 15 days away, Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Mario Bowleg is urging Bahamians not to wait until the last minute to purchase their tickets for the event.

Chinese Embassy counters US claims (Updated with US statement)

THE CHINESE Embassy in The Bahamas has countered claims over the size of its embassy in the nation – and about its mission in The Bahamas.

EDITORIAL: Is taxation the solution to our sins?

IT appears the government plans to make us pay for our sins – literally.

Angels revisit the BAPD

In early February, the children of the Bahamas Association for the Physically Disabled were blessed with an outpouring of loving care and generosity from a team of volunteer professionals from West Palm Beach, Florida.

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Three arrests after armed robbery, shootout with police

Three men known to police were arrested on Friday after an armed robbery led to a chase and a shootout between police officers and suspects.

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Seven tips for fall prevention

If you find yourself concerned about falling or are experiencing frequent falls, you are not alone. In my work as a physical therapist with older adults, this concern is voiced frequently by my clients.

EDITORIAL: Honour women with equal rights

THIS week sees the celebration of International Women’s Day – an opportunity to both celebrate women and, more pointedly, to continue removing barriers that hinder women.

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Dr Wentia Ford-Diagne remembers her late father

In an effort to help keep the legacy of her late father alive, former versatile athlete Dr Wentia Ford-Diagne has established the Wenty Ford Sports Foundation with a “50-50 Dream Big” initiative.

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Three more companies join CARIFTA

THE Local Organising Committee got another $60,000 in their kitty for the 50th Jubilee CARIFTA Games with Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Ernst and Young and Arawak Port Development Limited coming on board as the latest silver medal partners.

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Abaco Dump burning poses health concern

RECENT burning and movement of debris from the Spring City Debris Management Dump Site to the Great Abaco Sanitary Landfill has been causing environmental and health concerns for those on the island, said a local official.

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BAARK! for 10th Annual Powerade Potcakeman Triathlon

BAARK! - Bahamas Alliance for Animal Rights and Kindness - completed its 10th Annual Powerade Potcakeman Triathlon on March 5 and it was a resounding success.

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Eric Wiberg: Wives and bases

THE build-up of New Providence into the hub of all South Atlantic air deliveries to the Allies in Africa, the Mediterranean, Middle and Far East was sudden, yet the nation’s air hub was built as Windsor Field for the RAF Ferry Command, and to support the RAF Transport Command, the No 113 Transport Wing instructors who trained over 7,000 students for the front, and to deliver over 9,000 aircraft to Africa.