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'Save the country' with productivity

A Bahamian businessman yesterday said increased productivity is the only way to "save the country", and called on the Government to be "honest" with voters even if they lose an election for "doing the right thing".

Prognosis is Denial? Agree or disagree?

Successive governments duly elected (sometimes I wonder how) exclaimed this land of ours was the best little country to every other claim of excellence and I wonder.

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Revisit National Lottery, ex-DNA leader demands

A former Democratic National Alliance (DNA) leader is urging the Government to revisit the creation of a National Lottery as a means to assist vulnerable Bahamians struggling with the cost of living crisis.

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Munroe warns those committing crimes 'police will get you'

National Security Minister Wayne Munroe on Friday expressed confidence in the government's crime plan despite the country's murder count surpassing 100 fatalities.

EU blacklist threat to insurance costs

The Bahamas’ imminent ‘blacklisting’ by the European Union (EU) has sparked fears that increased local insurance rates, and a drastic reduction in the availability of coverage, will be among the repercussions for this nation.

NPSA: Hitmen pull off 10-0 shoutout of Atlantis Titans

WHILE Martin Burrows Jr just missed a perfect game on the mound, third baseman Sherman Ferguson didn’t pass up the opportunity for a big offensive outing on Saturday night for the New Providence Softball Association defending men’s champions C&S Hitmen.

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Law firm-bashing investors win Cay

Foreign investors, who launched a full-blooded online assault against a top Bahamian commercial law firm after their ownership of an Exuma cay was challenged, have triumphed in their dispute before the Supreme Court.

NPSA: Mystic Marlins rout Mighty Mitts in 25-14 slugfest

AFTER getting shutout on a no-hitter the night before by the front running C&S Hitmen, the second place Mystic Marlins bounced back on Saturday night and took their frustration out on the fourth place Chances Mighty Mitts in a slugfest.

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FACE TO FACE: Memories of meeting the Queen – and looking towards the future

I remember the day that I came face to face with Queen Elizabeth II. She spoke to me, and I never forgot her words. The year was 1994. I was a student at St Augustine’s College, and a young public speaker. I was one of the moderators of the royal event at Clifford Park to welcome Her Majesty to The Bahamas.

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Abaco partners offer $4m Dorian memorial

Abaco’s local government and non-profit groups are offering to partner in creating a near-$4m memorial to Hurricane Dorian victims that will also give Marsh Harbour’s shipping port room for much-needed expansion.

Marriage Act

Not wanting to get ahead of the discussion, but with the upcoming third attempt of amending the Marriage Act, we can presume that many of the “i’s” and “t’s” have been crossed and the passing will only be a formality after the planned symposium irons out the kinks.

Jitney drivers 'disappointed' over gas price relief wait

Jitney drivers yesterday said they were "disappointed" that the relief package promised by the Government in July to help combat high gas prices has yet to materialise.

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Cynthia Mother Pratt Foundation donates thousands of pairs of footwear to ministry

THE Cynthia Mother Pratt Foundation with help from supporters donated more than 35,000 pairs of footwear Friday to the Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development for both New Providence and Grand Bahama.

Wildcats sweep Truckers, advance

MAINSTAY pitcher Thela Stevens said the best is yet to come from her Sunshine Auto Wildcats.

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Bahamians in Florida prepare for Hurricane Ian

BAHAMIANS living in Florida are bracing for the arrival of Hurricane Ian, which is heading their way.

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DIANE PHILLIPS: 50 years ago this week, Bahamians saved lives at Munich Massacre - and happier reasons Bahamas makes international news

FOR a little country, The Bahamas makes a big splash. Not perhaps in the way you are thinking – as a standard bearer in tourism or an incessant voice in moving climate change issues up the ladder of priorities, not even as a real estate hotspot that keeps getting hotter the worse things get anywhere else in the world.

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BPL outage must be 'end, not beginning'

A small business advocate has voiced concern that last Wednesday's power outage, which hit multiple areas of New Providence, is "the end and not the beginning" of any summer woes for Bahamas Power & Light (BPL).

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Dorian tax breaks renewal ‘even more urgent’ after Ian

Abaco’s Chamber of Commerce president yesterday said Hurricane Ian’s devastating impact on Florida makes it “even more urgent” that the Government renew her island’s post-Dorian tax breaks in full.

Softball: QC Comets senior girls win 2 straight

IT was the second straight lopsided victory for the Queen’s College Comets, but their senior girls’ softball team still feel they have not yet produced their best efforts so far in the Bahamas Association of Independent Secondary Schools 2022 season.

Homeowners: Treasure Cay value down by half

Homeowners yesterday asserted that Abaco’s Treasure Cay resort has lost at least close to half its value since it was first placed on the market for sale at around $57m one decade ago.