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Local shark feeding operations and how to reduce bite chances

MY name is André Musgrove. I’m a professional underwater photographer, shark diver, and spearfisherman from the Bahamas, and have extensive experience working with sharks and shark scientists worldwide, including Tiger Sharks, Bull Sharks, and Great White Sharks.

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If BPL deal is good, why the secrecy?

HAS the PLP got cold feet all of a sudden over its plans for Bahamas Power and Light?

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INSIGHT: Game on for FNM...but will party make most of convention?

The FNM has named the date for the convention that should take it through to the next election.

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THE KDK REPORT: The vanishing sun

THE recent solar eclipse lasted just four minutes. During those four minutes, many parts of the world were cast into total darkness and, collectively, we were all reminded of the awe and mystery of this planet. In those moments, I couldn’t help but wonder what our ancestors thought of such a phenomenon. One can safely assume they didn’t have safety eyewear to protect their confused gazes as the day’s light suddenly disappeared without explanation. They also didn’t have the comfort of knowing that the acute darkness was fleeting. So, while four minutes for us felt short and we wished it could last longer. For them it must have been terrifyingly long.

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GAIN AN EDGE: Conversation and compromise: Elevating the youth voice in climate action

Ashawnté Russell, a biology major with a minor in chemistry at University of The Bahamas (UB), is painfully aware that The Bahamas is under threat and her recent year-long service in the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) reinforced that certainty. It also opened doors for the youth voice – hers included – to be elevated in national and global conversations about climate change.

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WORLD VIEW: Is Ecuador’s expulsion from the UN really the answer to the diplomatic crisis with Mexico?

THE Mexican government has taken the significant step of asking the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to “suspend Ecuador as member of the United Nations” and also to “initiate the process of expulsion under article 6 of the United Nations Charter”.

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INSIGHT: Earth Day 2024, another squandered opportunity

EVERY year, on April 22, the world marks Earth Day – to some extent or another. The day is a US creation – way back in 1970 organisers wanted to throw a spotlight on the environmental problems facing the country. It has expanded far and beyond since. Here in The Bahamas, you would be forgiven if you had not noticed much about the day.

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Talk but little action to protect women

WHEN I was young, there was a simple rule: You don’t raise your hand to a woman.

A good man, a good father

THE presence of a father in a child’s life is no small thing.

Mishandled messaging and a lack of listening

WHEN it comes to politics, I keep my own counsel over who I vote for.

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WORLD VIEW: Thirsty future? Urgent action for Caribbean and Latin America

IN the face of escalating global environmental challenges, water scarcity and water stress have emerged as critical issues that threaten the livelihoods and well-being of millions of people.

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INSIGHT: How long until we feel govt’s spending?

THE pockets of the people have been hit with quite a toll in recent weeks. It would be nice if we could see government reining in spending to ease the pain.

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INSIGHT: Walking the fine legal line between removing barriers and retaining protections

THE speed of justice in The Bahamas is anything but fast – this we know.

Fostering a shared future and a better world for all women

THREE years ago today, on International Women’s Day 2021, a new chapter began for me as I left Beijing to serve as the first woman ambassador of China to The Bahamas.

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Commonwealth membership is not just a reliable association and support, it’s family

BRITISH Foreign Secretary, and Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs