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Water supply initiative helps residents on Long Island

HUNDREDS of residents in remote settlements of Long Island now have access to potable water thanks to the government’s South Long Island Water Supply initiative which extends the central water distribution system into the settlements.

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Warning over lettuce and turkey products

SUPER Value President Rupert Roberts yesterday said the grocery store chain will likely not pull any lettuce or turkey products from its shelves in the wake of warnings issued by the Bahamas Agricultural Health and Food Safety Authority on these goods.

Bahamas targets maritime growth with Hong Kong trip

The Deputy Prime Minister has led a government delegation to Hong Kong as it bids to grow its maritime business from major Asian shipping centres.KP Turnquest led a group that last week met with the Hong Kong Ship Owners Association, and other ship o

'Call me Habakkuk!'

I love the 12 minor prophets that mentioned within the Holy Scriptures, with their strong, poignant messages that are still relevant for all today. Men like Hosea, Joel, Jonah and a plethora of others that wrote under the guidance of the Holy Spirit

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Exuma Marathon gets high marks

George Town, Exuma — For the first time in its history, the Exuma Marathon was able to announce the two sweetest words for any event in The Bahamas - sold out.Nearly 250 runners from as far away as Holland and Ireland packed the starting line last S

- Religious happenings around town -

• Second Annual Feast DayOur Lady of the Holy Souls Roman Catholic Church will commemorate its second annual Feast Day celebrations on Sunday. During this occasion, the members will also mark the church’s 92nd anniversary. Through its spiritual and o

Morton Salt union 'insulted' by offer

Industrial unrest is brewing at Morton Salt, with the union representing line-staff yesterday proclaiming itself “insulted” by the company’s industrial offer and threatening to strike.Morton Salt, though, argued that its offer was “fair” for “both o

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Voting for IAAF Female Athlete of Year closes today

ALREADY named the North American and Central American and Caribbean (NACAC) Female Athlete of the Year, Shaunae Miller-Uibo said it would be a “feather in her cap” if she is selected as the International Amateur Athletic Federation’s Female Athlete o

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18th Annual Duke of Edinburgh Semi-Finals Charity Golf Tourney was a success

EIGHTY four players took part in the 18th annual Duke of Edinburgh Semi-Finals Charity Golf Tournament at Ocean Club Golf Course in support of the Governor General Youth Awards Programme.Returning as a platinum sponsor was Aliv, along with the help o

Tedious list of mistakes

According to this morning’s (Nov 5) dailies, Dr Minnis claims that his government’s decline in support over the last 18 months has been because of “mistakes’” made and a failure to get more positive messages across to the public. Nice try, but thinking Bahamians know better.

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THE PRESS BOX: Can the Cowboys tap into their glorious past and recapture some winning magic?

IN addition to trading for wide receiver Amari Cooper going into the bye week, the Cowboys continued to shake things up during the bye week.

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Bahamas already breaches WTO industry 'carve outs'

The Bahamas has already breached the local ownership exemptions it is seeking for certain industries, the country’s chief World Trade Organisation (WTO) negotiator said yesterday.Zhivargo Laing, the former Cabinet minister, told the the Rotary Club o

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Ex-landfill manager faces $5m judgment

The New Providence landfill’s former manager is facing a $5m-plus summary judgment bid against it as the long-running fall-out from its controversial exit continues for multiple creditors.Attorneys for Massachusetts-based American Paper Recycling yes

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PRESS BOX: Could Anthony Davis be the next superstar centre for Lakers?

DON’T get it twisted, this is not an open embrace for LeBron James, just a simple thank you. Yes, thank you LBJ for putting a muzzle on the overly annoying and irritating LaVar Ball. Yes, Lonzo’s daddy!!The outspoken, erratic father of Lonzo Ball use

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Jamaican who 'fathered two children in Bahamas' deported

A Jamaican national was yesterday fined and ordered to be deported after pleading guilty to an immigration related offence.Gary Anthony Clarke, 43, of Westmoreland, Jamaica, appeared before Senior Magistrate Carolyn Vogt-Evans on a single charge of o

Believe God, not the excuses

Quitting, giving up, failing, judging – all these begin with an excuse. Never allow your life to become an alibi – which is simply egotism turned the wrong side out.You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whateve

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Fraudster spends birthday in prison

A FILING clerk at the post office in Mayaguana spent her birthday in prison and will serve three months behind bars after admitting to defrauding her employer of over $3,000 in cash.Akeisha Simms admitted to defrauding the Abraham’s Bay Post Office o

Students lose math fear via web-based learning

The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) has been using Internet-based learning systems to reduce the fear of mathematics among its students. The subject has always been daunting for Darian Smith. Since high school, he always struggled w

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Bahamians must 'raise hell' over govt waste

Bahamians must “start raising hell” over recent revelations of government waste, fraud and questionable contracts, a governance reformer urging: “We’ve got to move past this horrible era.”Robert Myers, the Organisation for Responsible Governance’s (O

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'Symonette should resign to avoid a conflict of interest'

A FORMER member of Parliament said any sitting Cabinet minister who wants to enjoy the benefits of receiving state contracts should resign his seat to avoid conflicts of interest.George Smith was referring to Immigration Minister Brent Symonette, who