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RICHARD COULSON: Bahamians entitled to more on BEC deal

Last week’s announcement by Deputy Prime Minister Philip Davis finally ended 20 months of suspense about the Bahamas Electricity Corporation’s (BEC) immediate future.

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ANALYSIS: New Providence hit by Matthew's dangerous eyewall right side

WITH top sustained winds of 140mph, Hurricane Matthew is once again an extremely dangerous Category 4 storm.

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Mighty Matthew threatens heavy rains, high winds, huge surf and devastating storm surge

Mighty Hurricane Matthew has shrugged off its encounter with a landfall on the southwestern tip of Haiti between 7am and 9am on Tuesday morning, and remains an extremely dangerous Category 4 storm with 140mph winds as it plows north at about 9mph over the eastern tip of Cuba. Now Matthew is set to carve a destructive swath across The Bahamas.

Walkabout won't solve the mess

How we solve our problems is a pretence of questionable sense – get five – six ASPs from the police together and do a walk-a-bout downtown, if that reassures anyone - gather four-five ASPs do a walk-about and all is resolved like drinking down Alka Seltzer!

Bahamas-registered domain in $7.5m deal

LONDON-based domian name seller, CentralNic, announced yesterday that it has acquired Bahamian-registered domain name retailer Internet.BS as it moves to enter markets in the Caribbean an Africa.
 CentralNic will reportedly pay a maximum of $7.5 million for the Bahamas registered business, of which $5.2 million will be paid upfront, comprising $2.7 million in cash with the rest to be satisfied through the issue of CentralNic shares.

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ANALYSIS: Matthew's shrieking winds hit the Bahamas

WEDNESDAY night was a very stormy night across the heart of the Bahamas as Hurricane Matthew churned through the centre of the archipelago.

Live a Fulfilling Life: Three best ways to improve your health

Preventative medicine experts say that the single most important thing you can do to improve the nation’s health is simple – stay healthy.

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Bahamas Roadmasters Virtual 9th Bahamas Half Marathon/ 10k set for November 20-21

WHILE they wait on the restrictions to be lifted for mass gatherings at public outings, Bahamas Roadmasters is encouraging persons to come out and participate in their Cancer Treatment of America Virtual 9th Bahamas Half Marathon and 10 Kilometre race.

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Power cuts hit radio stations

RADIO 100 JAMZ and Joy 101.9 went off the air early Thursday morning after a series of power cuts affected the antenna and transmission systems. Engineers were working all day yesterday and late into the night to repair the antenna and restore transmission as quickly as possible.

Bid to ensure rights for disabled

PRESIDENT of the Bahamas National Council for Disability Sheila Culmer yesterday urged the Constitutional Committee to add disability rights to the fundamental rights protected by article 15.

More than 6% of islanders have a disability

MORE than six per cent of the population of Spanish Wells, Long Island, Acklins and Crooked Island has a disability of some kind according to statistics published by the Department of Statistics.

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INSIGHT: ‘Bahamas’ attitude on the rights of the disabled is deplorable and alarming’

JOB discrimination and limited employment opportunities for Bahamians with disabilities have facilitated in many ways my ability to reflect on the current status of young adults with disabilities who have attained degrees from higher educational institutions. I too reflect on their need for vocational rehabilitation services and the many challenges they face seeking employment.

Disability legislation defended

BAHAMAS National Council for Disability president Townsend Roberts yesterday defended proposed disability legislation against criticism that it did not address the needs of adults with disabilities.

MOVE TO IMPROVE DISABILITY RIGHTS

By CELESTE NIXON Tribune Staff Reporter cnixon@tribunemedia.net MINISTER of State for Social Services Loretta Butler-Turner tabled a Bill in the House of Assembly yesterday which she said will bring the rights of persons with disabilities into the 21st c

MOVE TO IMPROVE DISABILITY RIGHTS

By CELESTE NIXON Tribune Staff Reporter cnixon@tribunemedia.net MINISTER of State for Social Services Loretta Butler-Turner tabled a Bill in the House of Assembly yesterday which she said will bring the rights of persons with disabilities into the 21st c

MOVE TO IMPROVE DISABILITY RIGHTS

By CELESTE NIXON Tribune Staff Reporter cnixon@tribunemedia.net MINISTER of State for Social Services Loretta Butler-Turner tabled a Bill in the House of Assembly yesterday which she said will bring the rights of persons with disabilities into the 21st c

MOVE TO IMPROVE DISABILITY RIGHTS

By CELESTE NIXON Tribune Staff Reporter cnixon@tribunemedia.net MINISTER of State for Social Services Loretta Butler-Turner tabled a Bill in the House of Assembly yesterday which she said will bring the rights of persons with disabilities into the 21st c

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The Bahamas to get national commission for persons with disabilities

THE framework for the establishment of a national commission for persons with disabilities has been included in the draft disability legislation scheduled to reach parliament before the end of the year, Minister of Social Services and Community Development Melanie Griffin told a high level United Nations meeting.

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Government called on to pass Bill to help disabled

SPEAKING in the House of Assembly yesterday, Long Island MP Loretta Butler-Turner appealed to the government to pass the Equal Opportunities Disabilities Bill.

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Government honours day for people with disabilities

THE government said it salutes members of the disabled community for their contributions to Bahamian society as the world marked the 28th International Day of Persons with Disabilities.