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EDITORIAL: We need to talk to Cuba

WHEN Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis flew to the Summit of the Americas held in Los Angeles earlier this month, he pointed out a notable absentee. Cuba.

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Munroe: Always concern over deaths while on bail

NATIONAL Security Minister Wayne Monroe says there is always concern when people on bail are victims of murder.

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STATESIDE: The winds of war are picking up strength

AS REPORTS from the Russo-Ukraine War get pushed further off America’s front pages in favour of higher gas and other prices, mass shootings, COVID and miscellaneous political outrage from all sides, President Joe Biden and his most significant European and Asian allies are quietly preparing for what may be a smack down of the less than awesome Russian army before European unity starts to crumble later this year under the threat of no Russian fossil fuel imports as winter approaches.

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Police passing out parade held in Grand Bahama

The Royal Bahamas Police Force Training College made history hosting a Passing Out for 200 new recruits – the largest ever to complete police training at one time on Grand Bahama.

Tribute to Dr Eugene Newry

I am deeply saddened by the passing of Dr Eugene Newry, my dear friend of many decades and a comrade in the struggle for the fullness of democracy in our Bahamas. He was one of a group of young men who banded together back in the late Fifties to further the cause of majority rule for the Bahamas.

Electrical retailer in zoning clash with major developer

A major New Providence developer is objecting to an electrical retailer’s bid to rezone five acres it owns near Lyford Cay to commercial, which it argues will aid the property’s sale and fetch a higher purchase price.

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Talks on examinations for students in quarantine

WITH national examinations set to resume on schedule this year, Education Minister Glenys Hanna-Martin said officials are now discussing how best they can accommodate students in quarantine.

New Providence or New Orleans?

I saw Twitter images of severe flooding throughout parts of New Providence over the weekend. I believe it was a meteorologist who told either The Nassau Guardian or The Tribune that the severe flooding caused by torrential rains was a hurricane drill for New Providence residents. As a resident of Grand Bahama who lived through Hurricanes Francis, Jeanne, Matthew and Dorian, I want Nassau residents to understand that the recent flooding in their communities is nothing compared to the flooding the aforementioned cyclones brought to our island.

Inaugural Lake Cunningham Classic on Saturday

THE Nassau Rowing Club and the Windsor High School Rowing team have teamed up to stage the inaugural Lake Cunningham Classic on Lake Cunningham on Saturday.

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FRONT PORCH: The hubris and delusions of autocrats and power

Operation Barbarossa, the code name for Adolf Hitler’s and Germany’s invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941, exposed the hubris, delusions of power, and psychological isolation of both Hitler and Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin.

Coalition reiterates opposition to oil drilling

A COALITION of activists, business owners and tourism advocates, has reaffirmed its position calling for a permanent nationwide ban on oil drilling following the most recent United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report.

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Munroe ready to put police into schools

NATIONAL Security Minister Wayne Munroe said he is prepared to station police officers within schools to strengthen safety.

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Daunte Stuart has career high five hits

DAUNTE Stuart had a career day at the plate and his Northwestern State Demons baseball programme has been powered to a four-game win streak by a suddenly resurgent offence.

Gladstone Road to be four lanes by end-2024

Gladstone Road will be transformed into a four-lane highway over its entire length - from Carmichael Road to John F Kennedy (JFK) Drive - by end-2024, it was revealed last night.

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FRONT PORCH: The Lure and Exercise of Political Power

What Lord Acton actually said in a letter to an Anglican Bishop is: “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” Acton, an English Catholic, was a politician, historian and writer with extraordinary insight into political power.

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‘Low vaccination rate must be addressed to stop spread’

A PAN American Health Organisation official has warned that low vaccination coverage in many Caribbean countries must be urgently addressed to stop the spread of COVID-19.

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NCAA Division I Baseball: Daunte Stuart delivers go ahead RBI

THE NCAA Division I baseball season is officially underway and All-Southland Conference selection Daunte Stuart got off to a promising start on opening weekend.

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Expectations loom large for infielder Daunte Stuart

FOLLOWING a breakout campaign as a sophomore, expectations loom large for Daunte Stuart headed into the upcoming 2022 campaign as one of the top players in the Southland Conference.

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Shavaul Butters makes NCAA Division I debut

SHAVAUL Butters made his long awaited NCAA Division I basketball debut with the Texas Rio Grande Valley after injuries derailed the start of his collegiate career.

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Man in court over $100,000 of cocaine

A 24-year-old man was arraigned in Magistrate’s Court yesterday on several drug related charges in connection with a recent seizure of $100,000 worth of cocaine.