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Sharks that don’t bite

THE SBDC/Access Accelerator’s Summer Entrepreneurial Training & Mentorship (SET) series kicked off its first of three pitch nights in grand style awarding $25,000 in cash prizes to local small business owners.

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THE KDK REPORT: Centre stage

Every human being, at some point or another, is called to the spotlight. In that moment you finally feel noticed and, in the best of circumstances, appreciated publicly for either your talent or physical attributes. This is the moment when stars are born. The very best of us excel during those moments and, from then on, spend a lifetime living beneath the intense glare that’s demanded by being at the centre of the stage.

Summer of Thunder Basketball Camp hoops with international teams for a winning weekend

THE game of basketball can positively redirect the path of a young boy or girl, unlocking countless opportunities while building camaraderie and strengthening physical fitness.

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Police seek help in finding suspects

POLICE are requesting assistance from members of the public in regard to two crime incidents.

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Juvenile jailed for stealing car from woman at gunpoint

A MALE juvenile was sent to prison yesterday after he was accused of robbing a woman at gun point and stealing a car.

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NPSA opens fastpitch season

AFTER a two-year hiatus as a result of COVID-19, the New Providence Softball Association opened its 2022 fastpitch season over the weekend with the new look Cybertech Blue Marlins and the veteran Sunshine Auto Wildcats getting off to an impressive start.

New Providence Softball Association to start season July 1-2

PRESIDENT Dwayne Stevens has confirmed that the New Providence Softball Association will now start its 2022 season over the weekend of July 1-2 in the Bankers Field at the Baillou Hills Sporting Complex.

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Capital backs Bahamas: ‘Get past’ 7.2m record

The Bahamas was yesterday urged to quickly “get past” pre-COVID’s record 7.2m visitor arrivals after this nation ranked among the top Caribbean destinations which tourism investment capital is most bullish on.

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Crowdfunder aiming to be ‘next Bamboo Shack’

A Bahamian restaurant entrepreneur yesterday unveiled ambitions to become “the next Bamboo Shack” after raising almost one-third of his minimum $320,000 capital target within the first ten days.

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Travis Munnings and club win LPB title in Portugal

TRAVIS Munnings and Sporting Lisboa Benfica completed a dominant season in Portugal’s Liga Portuguesa de Basquetbol (LPB) with the 2022 championship title.

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DIANE PHILLIPS: Green high-top Converse a symbol of pain too much to bear

For a moment last Tuesday, Mathew McConaughey could have run for and been elected President of the United States. For a moment, the Oscar-winning actor took us all where we needed to be – in the heart of Uvalde, Texas where on May 24, a deranged 18-year-old brandishing an AR15 walked into an elementary school and for 40 minutes before the SWAT team arrived went on a killing spree, leaving 19 children and two teachers dead.

No excuse for child abuse

I write this letter out of my frustration at the lack of an established national child sexual prevention programme in this country.

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DIANE PHILLIPS: What has happened to us?

WHEN I was young, we carried books to school, not guns. When I was young, I knelt by the side of the bed and prayed asking God to make my family happy, not to keep them safe from the bullets of an evil lunatic or the fury of a troubled teen. When I was young, l was innocent, but the world did not look then like it looks now. The weather was unpredictable, not the person sitting next to you.

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Munnings advances to league final, Knowles returns after ruling

TRAVIS Munnings and his Portuguese club advanced to the league final while Zane Knowles and his Bulgarian club received a favourable ruling in arbitration to keep their playoff hopes alive.

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.

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Teams battle it out for the Hummel Cup

WHILE the weather did not cooperate over the weekend at the Roscoe Davies Soccer Complex, this did not dampen the spirit of the competitors in the men and women divisions of the Hummel Cup Soccer Tournament.

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TEACHER FEARS AS PRINCIPAL ATTACKED: Head of LW Young struck on head during altercation

BAHAMAS Union of Teachers President Belinda Wilson said the safety of teachers at public schools in the country continues to be a concern, insisting teachers everyday witness violence on campuses and at times have suffered physical harm.

BGDSA: Softball heats up

DESPITE the down pouring of the rain, the Bahamas Government Departmental Softball Association managed to play a couple of games in the Bankers Field at the Baillou Hills Sporting Complex on Saturday.

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‘Just break the dang gas pedal’


BAHAMIAN and National Basketball Association rising star Deandre Ayton liked the way his Phoenix Suns got started in game one of their Western Conference semifinal series on Monday night.

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Man accused of gunpoint robbery

A MAN was remanded to the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services yesterday for allegedly robbing a woman at gunpoint of her vehicle.