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‘Condemned’ risk over fiscal watchdog’s continued limbo

The Bahamas risks being “condemned” for failing to sustain a key watchdog with most Fiscal Responsibility Council (FRC) members viewing their tenure as having ended, one has revealed.

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ALICIA WALLACE: Ending gender-based violence against women

THE Global 16 Days Campaign, also know as 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, begins on Saturday. This annual campaign runs from November 25 (International Day for the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (IDEVAW)) to December 10 (Human Rights Day). This is an important time of year for women’s rights organizations and other non-governmental organizations and movements working to end gender-based violence against women.

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Navigating Electrolyte Balance in Athletes: A Vital Component of Performance and Health Introduction

Electrolytes, the unsung heroes within our bodies, play a crucial role in the athletic arena. Sodium, potassium, chloride and calcium are the cornerstone electrolytes that contribute to proper cellular function, muscle contraction and nerve transmission.

Early 2024 start to protect Junkanoo Beach’s $8.2m

Nassau harbour’s breakwaters will suffer “total failure” if not repaired, it was revealed yesterday, with additional shoreline protection works required to protect Junkanoo Beach’s $8.2m impact and 150 jobs.

Cargo shipping disruption rises on breakwater woes

Nassau’s main commercial shipping port is warning that repairs to the harbour’s breakwaters are becoming ever-more urgent with “interruptions” to the unloading of cargo vessels “increasing” in recent months.

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FRONT PORCH: Removal of pride is necessary to experience mercy

PRIDE is a master of disguise. It cloaks itself in all manner of outlandish costumes, intending to mislead oneself and others. Its powers of obfuscation are immense. Pride is so clever, so insidious that it tricks and befuddles our truer selves like a distorting funhouse mirror at a carnival.

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Bahamian importer said he was unaware of guns American man shipped through his service

A POLICE officer testified yesterday in the trial of a businessman who allegedly imported ten firearms and more than 100 rounds of ammunition through a courier company in June.

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PM told that BPL fuel hedge ‘in the money’

The Prime Minister was told Bahamas Power & Light’s (BPL) fuel hedge, which his administration has sought to discredit, was “in the money” even though fuel woes “substantially ate into the benefits”.

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Hotels ‘even stronger’ than touted 13% bookings leap

The Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association’s (BHTA) president yesterday disclosed some resorts are enjoying “even stronger” growth than the near-13 percent jump in advanced bookings through to February 2024.

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FACE TO FACE: Sharon Martin – advancing the rights of workers and women in the workplace

THE cause of women’s rights in the workplace took on a whole new meaning when, for the first time, a woman was placed at the helm of labour and industrial relations in the country. An agent of change in the unions, Sharon Martin always valued people and fought for their rights as workers to be protected. She made strides and history making moves that have advanced the position of women in unions in The Bahamas.

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Addressing Sudden Death in Youth Sports: A Call for Vigilance and Preparedness

IN the wake of recent tragic events, including the devastating loss of a local student during basketball practice in the Bahamas and other similar incidents across the United States, it is imperative to shine a light on the sobering issue of sudden death in youth sports.

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Concherers repeat as champions

Second annual Bahamas Dragon Boat Racing

THE Dragon Concherers successfully defended their A divisional title in the second annual Bahamas Dragon Boat Racing competition in Goodman’s Bay yesterday and they are already talking about coming back next year for a three-peat.

Junkanoo Beach chief backs management company idea

The Junkanoo Beach Association's (JBA) president yesterday argued that his group would be the best management authority to administer the destination should the Government choose to outsource this responsibility.

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FRONT PORCH: They’ll know we are Christians by our . . . judgementalism?

SO often throughout history the victims of discrimination and oppression are described as “venomous” when they protest against their brutalisation and mistreatment. We have observed this sad response by some Bahamian male religious leaders toward women campaigning to outlaw marital rape.

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A ‘coral catastrophe’ discovered in the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Parks

THE Perry Institute for Marine Science and The Bahamas National Trust recently discovered a “coral catastrophe” in the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Parks, with reports of the most drastic coral bleaching events in recorded history.

Bahamas to exploit 34% growth in Georgia tourists

The deputy prime minister is aiming to exploit the 34 percent year-over-year growth in visitors from Georgia to promote The Bahamas as a tourism and film destination during his ministry’s upcoming Atlanta promotional mission.

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THE KDK REPORT: Dire health consequences of extreme heat on the body

EVERY year, Bahamians from one end of the archipelago to the other lament the relentless broil of the summer’s heat. And this summer’s simmer has been particularly ruthless. Some of the hottest days on record occurred during July of this year with a heat index (feels like temperature) that oscillated between 105 and 115 degrees Fahrenheit. But unlike other, less tropical, locales we are often shielded from the intense heat by the shade of palm and coconut trees and cooled by the balmy breeze of our turquoise ocean.

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THE KDK REPORT: To never walk alone

BRENDA slowly got out of bed. Her clothes were soaked in sweat; her legs shook uncontrollably. And with her lower back pulsating, like hammers beating on a goatskin drum, she stumbled to the kitchen to get the next glass of water so she could swallow the anti-inflammatory by her bedside. It would be the sixth attempt in less than 24 hours to reduce the inflammation that was now dominating her life.

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ALICIA WALLACE: As the heat rises, it’s time to revisit school dress, especially for girls

AS parents and guardians prepare to send children back to school, the usual conversations for this time of year are coming up. People are asking where they can find the best prices on school supplies. Some are asking about tax-free days and when they will be announced if they are happening at all this year. Hair appointments are being made, shoes are being purchased, eye exams are taking place (for those who made their appointments early enough), and traffic is already increasing as at least one school has already opened.

Bahamas working with TCI to establish maritime boundaries between countries

THE Bahamas is working with Turks and Caicos to establish an agreed upon maritime boundary between the two countries.