Nassau Guardian Stories

Speaker hits back at FNM claims he violated House procedure
Speaker hits back at FNM claims he violated House procedure

August 14, 2013

Speaker of the House Dr. Kendal Major yesterday rebutted claims from the opposition that he did not adhere to parliamentary procedure when he named and suspended Free National Movement Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis from the House of Assembly last week...

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Inquest into death during drug bust delayed

August 14, 2013

A coroner's inquest into the circumstances of the death of a man who died during a drug bust has been adjourned to a date to be determined.

Anthony Gibson, 36, was reportedly aboard a boat off South Bimini that was being chased by the Drug Enforcement Unit on May 27, 2011...

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Another fire at the City Dump
Another fire at the City Dump

August 14, 2013

A massive fire raged at the city dump off Tonique Williams-Darling Highway last night and engulfed thousands of tires as it threatened the surrounding area.

Director of Fire Services Superintendent Walter Evans said the blaze still had a high visibility last night, with flames stretching up to 50 feet in the air...

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Coach George Cleare remains optimistic about Team Bahamas
Coach George Cleare remains optimistic about Team Bahamas

August 13, 2013

MOSCOW, Russia - For the first time in 20 years, since the 1993 World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany, The Bahamas could realistically find itself without a medal at the world's biggest biennial meet for athletics.

The 'Golden Knights' are hurting, national record holder Derrick Atkins is injured and missed these 14th International Association of Athletic Federations' (IAAF) World Championships...

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Brown bows out of 400m semis in Moscow

August 13, 2013

MOSCOW, Russia- There was no doubt that Chris 'The Fireman' Brown gave it his all in his semi-final heat at these 14th International Association of Athletic Federations' (IAAF) World Championships here in Moscow, Russia, but at the end of the day, it still wasn't good enough as he failed to make the final of the men's 400 meters (m)...

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Gibson advances to the semis of the 400m hurdles

August 13, 2013

MOSCOW, Russia - If someone had told Jeffery Gibson at the beginning of the season that he'd be running in the semi-finals in the biggest meet in the world for athletics with a shot of getting into the final, I'm certain he would take it under any conditions...

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Four set loss stuns men's national volleyball squad

August 13, 2013

The four set loss to Barbados can arguably be the biggest upset handed down to The Bahamas' senior men's national volleyball team to date, especially after the squad went undefeated in the round robin segment of the North Central, America and Caribbean 2nd Round Qualifiers for the Federation of International Volleyball (FIVB) Men's World Championships...

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Ferguson falters in semis fails to make final

August 13, 2013

Ferguson falters in semis fails to make final...

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Supporting Pope Francis

August 13, 2013

The following words spoken by Pope Francis brought about emotive public reaction both at home and abroad: "If a person is gay and seeks the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge that person?" Many interpreted the Pope's statement as an endorsement of homosexuality; those who support homosexuality applauded, while those in opposition protested. However, based on the statement of the Pope and the context in which he made it, I'm at a loss as to how it can be seen as an endorsement of homosexuality...

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Problems in Bimini

August 13, 2013

Bimini has once again seemingly become the poster-child of unsound, unsustainable development in the national media. Numerous reports are coming out regarding Resorts World Bimini's plans to transform this island into its idea of what it should be, while no information has been produced explaining the plans to deal with the impending strains on Bimini's resources and utilities...

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40 years after CARICOM: Where is The Bahamas
40 years after CARICOM: Where is The Bahamas

August 13, 2013

The historic Treaty of Chaguaramas was originally signed on July 4, 1973 by Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago even though it never took effect until one month later on August 1, 1973. The treaty which effectively established the Caribbean Common Market ultimately replaced the Caribbean Free Trade Association (CARIFTA) in May 1974...

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To circumcise or not
To circumcise or not

August 13, 2013

To circumcise or not to circumcise -- that is certainly one of the big questions facing parents giving birth to baby boys. For most people, the decision as to whether to surgically remove a male child's foreskin comes down to culture and religion.

Then there are those people who ponder whether circumcision really is a sound, preventative health measure or an unnecessary surgery that carries too many risks. It's a pros and cons decision that parents have waged battle with for many years to come up with the right one for their family...

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Marching on at 40

August 13, 2013

As we enjoy our 40th year of independence we must celebrate our stable democracy and march to build our future. We are a passionate and proud country; a country of superior athletes, fine artists and intellectuals. We are, however, also a country without direction...

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Govt blasted for 'lack of will' on energy proposals
Govt blasted for 'lack of will' on energy proposals

August 13, 2013

n what has been received as a blow to hopes of an imminent solution to the country's power generation issues, the government has indicated it may be set to go back to the drawing board with respect to the terms of its request for proposals (RFP) from potential power suppliers...

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WTO offer includes 40 percent 'peak tariff' reduction

August 13, 2013

The Bahamas plans to offer a 40 percent reduction in its average peak tariff for goods as part of its revised trade offer to the World Trade Organization (WTO), Minister of Financial Services Ryan Pinder revealed yesterday.

Pinder, who also has responsibility for international trade, added that the government is arranging an international consultancy which will examine which industries and companies stand to benefit the most from, or be challenged most by, WTO accession...

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Govt hopes to 'recapture' captive insurance business
Govt hopes to 'recapture' captive insurance business

August 13, 2013

Predicting that a new captive insurance management company will set up shop in The Bahamas "within months", the minister of financial services has advanced competitiveness-building legislative amendments that will allow this country to "re-establish" and grow its captive insurance sector.

Addressing Parliament yesterday, Ryan Pinder said that technical amendments to the International Business Companies (Amendment) Bill and the Segregated Accounts Companies (Amendment) Bill...

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Reef World in talks with Baha Mar
Reef World in talks with Baha Mar

August 13, 2013

A leading underwater tourism development firm in the U.S. is in "initial" talks with Baha Mar, as it looks to push its Underwater Worlds product throughout the Caribbean.

The $3.5 billion development, set to open in December 2014, is the latest resort to show interest in incorporating the company's artificial reef system into its project, Guardian Business can confirm...

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Minister: Poverty levels 'unacceptable'
Minister: Poverty levels 'unacceptable'

August 13, 2013

The minister of the environment has expressed his regret over the high numbers of households living in poverty, committing himself to ensuring the economic growth that is needed to lift these 8,000 households out of poverty is balanced with sustainability...

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Bahamas takes over Times Square
Bahamas takes over Times Square

August 13, 2013

NEW YORK, NY - The Islands Of The Bahamas have mounted a new promotional venture which is expected to have thousands in New York City looking up.

The country's message has been mounted high above the crowd on a new Jumbotron video board in the heart of world famous Times Square...

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MP accuses man of son's killing
MP accuses man of son's killing

August 13, 2013

Tall Pines Member of Parliament Leslie Miller yesterday named the man he believes is responsible for the murder of his son.

On the floor of the House of Assembly, Miller said Dion Bowe, a man who he claims left the country for a decade following the brutal killing of Mario Miller, has since resurfaced on New Providence and remains free, calling himself a business consultant...

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