Nassau Guardian Stories

Smith struggles in 200m fails to advance

August 26, 2015

BEIJING, China - Teray Smith found himself in the same heat with the fastest man in the world at the "Bird's Nest" on Tuesday, and it was a humbling experience for him.

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Stuart ready to soar in Beijing

August 26, 2015

BEIJING, China - This year has been a progressive one for Bahamian long jumper Bianca Stuart, and with her competition in these 15th International Association of Athletics Federation's (IAAF) World Championships approaching, she's hoping that her fanfare continues.

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CCA Bahamas: Baha Mar 'misrepresenting', 'twisting' 'distorting' facts

August 26, 2015

CCA Bahamas Ltd. has defended its attack on Baha Mar's Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases, arguing that dismissal would best serve the interests of the debtors, their creditors, and their estates; that Baha Mar had filed the petitions in bad faith, and that Baha Mar had failed to demonstrate that the 15 companies are eligible for the protection sought by the embattled developer.

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Pintard to govt: Release McKinsey study

August 26, 2015

According to Free National Movement (FNM) Chairman and Senator Michael Pintard, the government must table the study done by consultants ahead of the expiration of tax concessions in the Hawksbill Creek Agreement (HCA)

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No layoffs at Baha Mar

August 26, 2015

While Baha Mar Ltd. (BML) President Thomas M. Dunlap has laid out the work program of the 707 people at the resort who actually did any work last week, Baha Mar still maintains its full staff complement of more than 2,000, the vast majority of whom are simply collecting a paycheck.

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CBL shares up 22 since split

August 26, 2015

Cable Bahamas Ltd.'s (CBL) share prices have jumped 22 percent since the company issued a three-for-one share split just over two weeks ago, leading to a year-over-year doubling in stock value compared to August 2014.

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Hanna-Martin hopes work can begin at Staniel Cay airstrip on Monday

August 26, 2015

Sorely needed repairs to Staniel Cay's airport could begin as early as Monday, according to Minister of Transport and Aviation Glenys Hanna-Martin.

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How to turn your finances around for good

August 26, 2015

Dear Danette,
I know that everyone was not meant to have a lot of money, but I can't get ahead at all.

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Baha Mar wants 'waste of time' evidence tossed

August 26, 2015

Baha Mar continues its campaign to get evidence tossed from the motion by China Construction America's Bahamas subsidiary (CCA Bahamas) to have the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware dismiss the Chapter 11 cases filed by Baha Mar's Bahamian companies under the umbrella of its Delaware-based Northshore Mainland Services.

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Local labor leaders look forward to 'sounding board' on regional practices

August 26, 2015

Today's CARIFORUM meeting between the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation (BCCEC) and local workers' organizations offers a unique "sounding board" for the country's labor organizations to take advantage of regional expertise in meeting its obligations under an economic partnership agreement (EPA) between the European Union and CARIFORUM states.

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Products, people and profit

August 26, 2015

Research suggests that we choose products in the same way that we unconsciously judge and behave toward others.

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Downgraded

August 26, 2015

International credit ratings agency Standard & Poor's (S&P) yesterday downgraded The Bahamas' credit rating and placed the country's economy on a negative outlook.

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Erika could reach Bahamas by Saturday

August 26, 2015

Tropical Storm Erika is expected to reach The Bahamas by early Saturday morning as a category one hurricane, according to weather experts.

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Despite downgrade, government maintains economic outlook improved

August 26, 2015

Responding swiftly to Standard & Poor's (S&P) downgrade of The Bahamas' sovereign credit rating yesterday, the Ministry of Finance pointed out that though the move was "not unexpected", it did not reflect the country's "improved economic and fiscal outlook".

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Roker: Minnis' explanation makes no sense

August 26, 2015

Former Minister A. Loftus Roker yesterday dismissed as nonsense the explanation by Opposition Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis that he did not declare a contract with the Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) in his 2007 declaration because the contract was between his company and the PHA, and not with him.

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CCA accuses Baha Mar of manipulating Chapter 11 process

August 26, 2015

China Construction America (CCA) Bahamas has accused Baha Mar of using the Chapter 11 bankruptcy process as nothing more than a "bargaining chip" to gain leverage during negotiations with its creditors.

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Govt changes mind about proposed Baha Mar liquidators

August 26, 2015

The government is proposing the appointment of three new joint provisional liquidators from two firms to manage the affairs of the embattled Baha Mar resort.

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Judge quashes unlawful homicide finding in custody death

August 26, 2015

A Supreme Court judge on Tuesday quashed an inquest's finding of unlawful homicide in the death of a man who died in police custody in 2013.

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Moving women's rights forward and ending vulgarity in the public forum

August 26, 2015

It is indeed a sad day when recently at a prominent lunch establishment four men in business attire had the audacity to pass around pornographic video captured on a cell phone.

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Knowledge is power

August 26, 2015

Dear Editor,

Why do we allow those in charge of education to make people feel comfortable with being below average? It is not OK.

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