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Junkanoo tickets still available

JUNKANOO tickets are still available for the New Year's Day parade said officials from the Junkanoo Corporation of New Providence.

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Royal backdown over crime alert

A major cruise line has agreed to withdraw a crime warning that threatened to “unduly bring fear to passengers coming to Nassau”, a Cabinet minister has revealed.

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Filming cops can be a problem

RECORDING on-duty police officers can have violent consequences some residents say, raising questions about whether the Royal Bahamas Police Force will embrace policies that will require widespread use of body cameras.

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INSIGHT: Despite everything, we live in hope of better days

WITH a new year less than 24 hours away, the year 2018 will be behind us. A year filled with political blunders highlighted by the Oban fiasco, the surprise introduction of a 60 percent increase in value added tax, national tragedies as a result of a lack of impetus by successive governments to fix systemic problems, and - on the brighter side – a long-desired reduction in murders in the country.

Marley's lasting legacy to people of The Bahamas

This month of December marks the 39th anniversary of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation’s International Year of the Child Bob Marley benefit concert at the Queen Elizabeth Sports Centre. Tuff Gong, as the Jamaican reggae artiste was nicknamed after Gong Guru Maragh, better known as Leonard Percival Howell, was invited by International Year of the Child Commission members the late Beryl Hanna, Rubie Nottage and Telzena Coakley.

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High Jumper Kyle Alcine decides to stay in Kansas

CLOUD County Community College sophomore Kyle Alcine, one of the rising young high jumpers in the country, has decided to stay in Kansas following his graduation in the spring and will be taking his talent to Kansas State University.

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Making history: Cyclist Neely to train in Colombia

FELIX Neely, considered to be one of the future stars of cycling in the Bahamas, has been afforded a rare opportunity to travel to Colombia to train, making history as the first Bahamian to do so in a South American country.

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Arise, Dame Janet

EIGHT Bahamians are among 1,148 people selected to receive Queen Elizabeth’s 2019 New Years Honours - with Janet Bostwick named as a Dame.

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Lloyd: Strike threat did not influence schools reopening date

EDUCATION Minister Jefferey Lloyd yesterday denied reports that a strike threat by the Bahamas Union of Teachers influenced his ministry's decision to reopen public schools on January 7, 2019, five days later than originally planned.

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Ticket sales down for New Year's Junkanoo parade

JUNKANOO Corporation of New Providence officials said Friday ticket sales are down for the New Year's Day parade.

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School’s out - for three more days

PUBLIC schools across the country will reconvene January 7, five days later than originally planned, the Ministry of Education has announced.

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Glenys renews attack on Oban

ENGLERSTON MP Glenys Hanna Martin has questioned whether the government is truly committed to transparency as it prepares for new negotiations with Oban Energies next month with a new environmental impact assessment not yet made public.

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MP ‘far short’ on proof to halt eviction

Fox Hill’s MP “fell far short” of the evidence needed to persuade the Court of Appeal to halt her eviction from the Centreville property that housed the Crab House and Seafood Emporium.

Golden Gates residents: Why are businesses being allowed?

SOME Golden Gates residents are protesting alleged zoning law violations they claim have allowed street vendors and commercial businesses to operate in the single-family residential area.

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$4.8m seawall close to completion at Smith’s Point

THE $4.8m seawall and road repaving project at Smith’s Point in Grand Bahama is just about finished and residents are eager for the community to be reopened to the public.

Church and State

BAHAMAS Christian Council (BCC) President Delton Fernander’s apprehension regarding the Free National Movement (FNM) administration’s Non-profit Organisations Bill may be legitimate.

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2018: A year of career-defining moments for our shining stars

It was a year that displayed the diversity of Bahamian sports across many disciplines and career-defining moments for many of the country’s superstars and stars on the rise.

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BAAA Odd Distance Track and Field Meet January 5

THE Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations is all set to kick off its 2019 season on Saturday, January 5 with the Odd Distance Track and Field Meet at the original Thomas A Robinson Stadium.

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Govt urged: ‘Hear cry of domestic economy’

The Government has been urged to “swiftly address the cries of our domestic economy” and its inefficient processes otherwise the financial services industry’s adjustment will be undermined.

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AG ‘unaware’ of alternative non-profit bill

The attorney general has revealed he was only made aware of alternative legislation to regulate Bahamian non-profits days before the current bill was due to be passed by Parliament.