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IAN FERGUSON: Bahamians should not fear diverse workforce

WHEN discussing the movement of people from one place to another, it can become a little confusing to know the correct terms to use.

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‘World wants us to absorb all who leave Haiti’ - PM

PRIME Minister Philip “Brave” Davis said despite the world suggesting that The Bahamas “should absorb all of those who leave Haiti”, the government will not open the country’s borders to irregular migration.

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High dairy intake linked to increased prostate cancer risk

There is a saying that milk does the body good, and another that states moderation in all things is the best policy. Prostate cancer has the highest incidence of any cancer in the Bahamas.

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Relaxed lending rules for domestic credit

THE Central Bank of The Bahamas is relaxing the guidelines for domestic banks and credit unions around the qualification criteria for provision of credit to the private sector. This takes account of the domestic economy’s increased capacity to sustainably absorb more credit expansion, given the potential for credit growth to stimulate greater imports and increase the net use of foreign exchange.

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Expand visa system to control Haitian flow

HAITIAN Chargé de Affairs Anthony Pierre Brutus says he believes the only way to discourage Haitians from travelling illegally to and from The Bahamas is to grant visas to the community.

The Del Zottos

I was troubled to read in The Tribune a prominent contractor in Grand Bahama gloating over the potential departure of the Del Zotto family.

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NPSA: Hitmen, Operators in win column

THE C&S Hitmen and the R&B Operators were victorious in the New Providence Softball Association’s double header played in the Bankers Field at the Baillou Hills Sporting Complex on Saturday night.

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Tragedy ‘a long-term issue’

SENATOR Darren Henfield said yesterday Sunday’s tragedy is just another example of a long-term issue that needs to be addressed.

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NIB rate hikes ‘totally impossible’ to absorb

Bahamian businesses have warned it is “absolutely impossible” to absorb the contribution rate increases required to save the National Insurance Board (NIB), adding: “The can’s been kicked to pieces at this point.”

Carbon trading

Carbon pricing and countries that are trading we, Bahamas, will be the last of the current list that includes Argentina, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Denmark, EU (27 countries), Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, South Africa, Swede, UK and Ukraine... the spin Drs of OPM best you Google before writing speeches of Ministers because you are making them look stupid… there are 220,000 cell phones and as quickly as a minister says ‘X’ or ‘Y’ we people are checking.

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Musicians to host weekend concert

Bahamian musicians, producers and community activists Paul and Tanya Hanna are to host a concert this weekend, titled Gratitude.

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IAN FERGUSON: The advantages from being an entrepreneur

The COVID- 19 pandemic has caused hundreds of Bahamians to consider - and reconsider - the idea of entrepreneurship. The massive lay-offs and furloughs pushed many employees to start home-based businesses as a means of turning over some revenue.

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Commodore: Ships with migrants are stopped

ROYAL Bahamas Defence Force Commodore Raymond King said interceptions of migrant vessels have been largely successful for the year, noting there had been no recent illegal landings in the country.

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Davis: Govt considers inquiry into BPL issues

PRIME Minister Philip ‘Brave’ Davis yesterday said his administration is considering staging a number of official inquiries, among them one that will look into the affairs of Bahamas Power and Ligh Company.

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IAN FERGUSON: Start planning now for our 50th Independence

Throughout the length and breadth of our archipelago, the level of excitement surrounding the 50th independence celebrations scheduled for July 10, 2023, is building among Bahamians.

Painter turned nail artist finds new outlet for her creativity

At just 19 years old, Shema Darville is growing and glowing as she is steadily checking off goals on her list of things-to -accomplish.

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IAN FERGUSON: Obstacles still in the path of women in business

Over the past century, women have made great strides in politics, civic society and business.

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35,000 gallons of diesel spill into Exuma waters

THIRTY-five thousand gallons of diesel spilled into the once blue and pristine waters off an Exuma bay as a vessel contracted by Sun Oil was offloading fuel to Bahamas Power and Light at George Town.

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ALICIA WALLACE: Blinded to the reality that these are people too for whom many just don’t care

ON Sunday morning, a twin engine vessel with at least 40 passengers capsized near Blackbeard’s Cay. Twenty-five people were rescued and 17 bodies were recovered.

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STATESIDE: Who’d have thought, Cheney’s daughter is our champion

THE two friends were on a long walk by the riverbank. Both had just fought off what they thought were COVID-like symptoms: Sore throat, scratchy voice, occasional cough, a bit of sniffling and a general feeling of listlessness. No fever, though. Comparing notes on the day before, they confided to each other that they had been doing home self-tests for the past several days, and neither had tested positive even once.