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Culmer: Miller doesn’t have what it takes to win for PLP

FREE National Movement Chairman Carl Culmer doesn’t believe Golden Isles MP Vaughn Miller has what it takes to win the seat for the Progressive Liberal Party should it decide to run him as its candidate in the 2022 general election.

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Dames tells RBDF to make safe decisions

NATIONAL Security Minister Marvin Dames reminded Royal Bahamas Defence Force officers of their responsibility to ensure the safety of their vessels and crew members, urging them to make wise and well thought-out decisions while at sea.

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Chavano ‘Buddy’ Hield trade rumours

The trade rumours surrounding “Buddy” Hield have recently ramped up on social media, but the new general manager of the Sacramento Kings revealed no immediate plans to move the Bahamian shooting guard.

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STATESIDE: Game of Thrones had nothing on this tangled web spun through the courts and corridors of D.C.

Gender and race politics are dominating the news in the US these days. What else is new?

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Vaughn Miller goes all in and joins PLP

GOLDEN Isles MP Vaughn Miller has joined the Progressive Liberal Party, nine months after quitting the Free National Movement to become an independent representative.

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Man accused of raping child

A MAN was remanded to prison yesterday over allegations he raped a child over the span of four years.

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Teen accused of murder claims he was beaten in custody

THE lawyer for a teenager who was charged in Magistrate’s Court yesterday with murder alleged his client was beaten while in police custody.

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YOU GO GIRL: Going Global

Out of more than 170 entries from 44 countries, Bahamian twelfth grader Sierra Blair captured first runner-up in the Girls’ Voices at Home video challenge – a competition which invited young women aged 13 to 26 to share how they are staying strong and continuing their education during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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SHAUNTAE IS KICKING UP A STORM

THIS YEAR, there were no shouts or applauses to usher in the new Miss Bahamas Universe, Shauntae Miller. Instead, Miss Miller received her accolades by virtual means due to the coronavirus pandemic.

EDITORIAL: Battling to hide documents is no sign of transparency

ANOTHER day, another setback for the government at the Supreme Court.

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Police leadership hailed - as new vehicles arrive to battle crime

THE Royal Bahamas Police Force has been selected “as the 2020 IACP leader in community policing” out of more than 100 competitors, Police Commissioner Paul Rolle announced yesterday.

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Five injured in new RBDF grounding

FIVE Royal Bahamas Defence Force officers were airlifted to New Providence over the weekend following the grounding of their vessel, the HMBS Cascarilla, near Ragged Island last week.

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A COMIC'S VIEW – Big news in Barbados: That coulda been us . . .

THIS week, something abnormally fantastic happened. The decision was made to ‘fire’ the Queen (sorry, Elizabeth R), decriminalize small amounts of marijuana, and move forward as an island nation that can stand on its own legs.

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COVID lockdown's $1bn tourism blow

The Bahamas lost around $1bn in tourism earnings at the COVID-19 lockdown's peak as this nation became a "net payer" for travel-related services for likely the first time in its history.

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Battle 4 Atlantis relocates to U.S.

The Bahamas’ sports tourism product continues to suffer from the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic with several major events on the local calendar relocated or postponed. The latest casualties were Complete Sport Management’s Battle 4 Atlantis presented by Bad Boy Mowers and bd Global’s Islands of the Bahamas Showcase. Both events will be relocated to respective locations in the United States.

Bahamians 'too often' see little value from taxes paid

Bahamians are "too often left wondering where their tax dollars are going" because there is little to no improvement in the Government's delivery of public services, an entrepreneur charged yesterday.

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Valicia Demeritte holding court

Regarded as one of the top young female basketball players in the country, Valicia Demeritte is holding court as a small forward for the Coker University Cobras in Hartsville, South Carolina. The 20-year-old former player for the Kingsway Academy Saints left the Bahamas in grade nine in 2015 to enroll at the Potters House Christian Academy in Jacksonville, Florida, where she played for the Lion’s basketball, volleyball and track teams, earning the most improved player award and was a four-time SIAA State champion.

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Raw Talent: ‘Kino’ Burrows helping young players

ALTHOUGH he’s still competing at a high level in France, professional basketball player Jaraun “Kino” Burrows is doing his part to assist as many young players to realise their dreams of playing in Europe. Through his Raw Talent Group, which he formed in the summer of 2018, Burrows has been able to assist a number of players, including Dominick ‘Nado’ Bridgewater, Kenny Isnord, Adam Johnson and Briontae Riley to achieve their dreams.

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Ex-MP tells Gov't: 'Let us get on with our lives'

A former Cabinet minister yesterday urged the Government to "execute the leases so my family and I can get on with our lives" after the Supreme Court awarded him nearly $10m in damages.

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High jumper Donald Thomas eager to resume season next year

EVEN as a late bloomer in the sport, Grand Bahamian Donald Thomas has surged on top of the Bahamian chart as a high jumper, having won every medal possible except for the Olympic Games.