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COLUMN: My Bahamian journey
MY first visit to The Bahamas took place nearly twenty years ago, in the spring of 2003. But when I reminisce over the twists and turns my life has taken over the years, I realize that the journey that would eventually lead me to forge a lifelong connection to The Bahamas started many years earlier, during my last year of college in January of 1988.
Seeking out our hidden heroes
A CAMPAIGN is calling on people to nominate their Hidden Heroes.
Sir ‘Sonny’ Ramphal releases papers detailing public life
CARIBBEAN and Commonwealth elder statesman, Sir Shridath Ramphal, has released papers on the internet, covering 72 years of public life in the Caribbean, the Commonwealth and internationally.
New board to help steer UWIOCB
THE University of the West Indies Open Campus Bahamas (UWIOCB) has appointed an advisory board of directors.
Rising to local govt challenge
RISE Bahamas, an advocacy group, has launched its Imagine Local Government campaign joined by partners, Organisation for Responsible Governance (ORG) Bahamas and One Bahamas in Nassau.
Journalists mark Press Freedom Day
THE Bahamas Press Club 2014 recently held an event to mark World Press Freedom Day.
RF gives back with charity golf tourney
LOCAL golf enthusiasts are gearing up for the 35th Annual Charity GolfTournament hosted by the Rotary Club of East Nassau & The Scout Association of The Bahamas.
Fidelity-sponsored BAISS track & field meet ends today
DESPITE the lack of traditional rivalries and scoring systems, the Bahamas Association of Independent Secondary Schools returned to sports with its 32 Track and Field Meet, sponsored by Fidelity Bank and Trust.
Chamber Golf Classic October 30
THE Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation (BCCEC) is set to close out the month of October with its much-anticipated Chamber Golf Classic Tournament, with part of the proceeds from the event to be donated to the Sister Sister Breast Cancer Support Group.
‘Labour on Campus’ Initiative seeks to assist students entering job market
THE Ministry of Education and Technical and Vocational Training, and the Department of Labour along with stakeholders including Government High School’s Class of 1983 are addressing the country’s skills gap.
Top squash players to hit the walls swinging
THIRTY local squash players are set to compete in the inaugural Four Walls Squash Open Championship tournament, starting Wednesday at Four Walls Squash and Social Club.
International tennis teams to join Bahamas for IC Caribbean Doubles Week Championship
INTERNATIONAL tennis teams from USA, Barbados and Canada will be joining The Bahamas team for the sixth bi-annual International Tennis Clubs (IC) Caribbean Doubles Week Championship from Monday, January 16 to Friday, January 20.
PM announces relaxation of some COVID-19 restrictions
Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis announced the following relaxations to COVID-19 restrictions in the House of Assembly on Wednesday morning.
Best of the Best Regatta has all-junior line-up in E Class for first time ever
AMIDST the majestic sight of A, B and C Class sloops in Montagu Bay last weekend, there were two other boat fleets out on the water, most of which were being sailed by junior sailors aged 17 and under.
‘Patients waiting on trolleys’ at PMH, warns FNM chairman
FORMER Health Minister Dr Duane Sands has said a number of consequences have manifested due to Princess Margaret Hospital reaching its maximum capacity as a result of non-COVID19 cases.
Turning nature into art
BAHAMIAN artist and wood carver Julian McKenzie believes he is fulfilling a vision God gave him in a dream – carving tree trunks and roots into amazing works of art.
Case of cholera in New Providence
HEALTH and Wellness Minister Dr Michael Darville yesterday confirmed a 52-year-old Bahamian man had been diagnosed with cholera in New Providence - but said the man did not travel to Haiti despite speculation.
Veteran marathoner to raise funds for MD Patient Navigation
Veteran marathoner Ebbie Jackson wants to do all she can to help raise funds to assist those dealing with cancer.
Released sex offender dies from injuries
A SEX offender released from prison last week died in hospital early yesterday morning after being found on a track road suffering from injuries about the body.
Halkitis: Country is not in recession
ECONOMIC Affairs Minister Michael Halkitis said the government does not believe the country is in a recession, as he pointed to being in the midst of a “very strong rebound in the economy” led by tourism.