Nassau Guardian Stories

Murder's unspoken victims

November 16, 2015

When we speak of tackling crime we must not be too shallow in our thinking. The knock-on, generational, effect of this epidemic of violence is exponential, emotionally, socially and economically.

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Liquidations and liquidators - part 3

November 16, 2015

"In modern business it is not the crook who is to be feared most, it is the honest man who doesn't know what he is doing."- William Wordsworth

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URCA CEO welcomes new role as electricity regulator

November 16, 2015

The decision to make the Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA) the independent regulator of the electricity sector has been welcomed by URCA Chief Executive Officer Kathleen Riviere-Smith.

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Data commission to 'retain neutrality' during FOI consultative process

November 16, 2015

While it remains unclear when and whether the government will present a revised Freedom of Information (FOI) Bill before Parliament, key stakeholders have reaffirmed their commitment to public education and consultation efforts as the government and Data Protection Commission perform the delicate balancing act between privacy and government accountability.

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Smith: Govt could cut 'Gordian knot' with release of McKinsey Report

November 16, 2015

Outspoken Queen's Counsel Fred Smith yesterday welcomed "very constructive" progress in the ongoing legal disputes surrounding the government's consultations over proposed changes to the Hawksbill Creek Agreement (HCA), stating that the government could cut a "consultative Gordian Knot" by releasing the long-awaited McKinsey Report.

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PM: Bahamas 'the obvious choice' for regional arbitration center

November 16, 2015

During his opening address at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) Bahamas Branch Centenary Celebrations Conference Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Perry Christie asserted that The Bahamas' dynamic and emerging services industry and robust legal traditions make the jurisdiction "the obvious choice for an international commercial arbitration center in this region".

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Wilson dismisses fears about Chinese ownership in The Bahamas

November 16, 2015

Set against the potential benefits of closer economic ties with China, Bahamian business tycoon Franklyn Wilson has dismissed the antipathy some Bahamians have expressed about Chinese ownership of critical features of the Bahamian economy as "rank prejudice" and argued that since China is spending money, The Bahamas should "ride the waves".

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Bahamas geo-tourism website launched

November 16, 2015

Small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) in The Bahamas now have access to over 50 million potential customers, thanks to an innovative website that maximizes the country's geo-tourism potential.

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Fractured

November 16, 2015

Despite a widespread perception in the Free National Movement (FNM), Montagu MP Richard Lightbourn told National Review he does not hate FNM Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis, but he admitted he does not "drink the same Kool-Aid" as some within the party, and so he is branded as a "troublemaker".

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Abysmal failure

November 16, 2015

On September 19, 2011, after the murder count in The Bahamas hit 100 for the first time in recorded history, Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Leader Perry Christie thought it "absolutely appropriate" to call an urgent press conference noting that the past weekend had marked "an historic moment in the life of our country for all the wrong reasons".

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Transparency matters

November 16, 2015

When he addressed an anti-corruption forum in the Cayman Islands early last year, Prime Minister Perry Christie told his audience that the media has continued to play an important role in holding both government and public officials accountable.

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Ready, set, spend

November 16, 2015

At his first press conference after losing the 2007 general election, a bruised and burdened Perry Christie declared that the number one reason for the loss was that Hubert Ingraham and the Free National Movement (FNM) were better funded than the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP).

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Back to baseball/softball in the JBLN

November 15, 2015

Almost 500 youngsters are registered to play baseball and softball in the Junior Baseball League of Nassau (JBLN) this year, and many of them got a taste of action over the weekend at the JBLN Field of Dreams Complex at St. Andrew's School in Nassau East.

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Teddy Sweeting elected as new BBF president

November 15, 2015

This past Saturday, the Bahamas Baseball Federation (BBF) experienced a successful Annual General Meeting (AGM) and election of officers, as its third president in the federation's 12-year history was elected into office.

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New rowing center to assist able-bodied athletes as well as the disabled

November 15, 2015

The Bahamas National Rowing Center is currently under construction on John F. Kennedy Drive at Lake Cunningham, and will be a training location for the general public, clubs, schools and elite athletes, including the physically disabled athletes training for the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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PM: Strong crime response coming

November 13, 2015

Prime Minister Perry Christie said yesterday that so much more has to be done to combat the country's "distressing" crime rate and said what the government is considering may impact freedom of movement.

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Miller: MPs don't have the guts to implement the death penalty

November 13, 2015

Tall Pines MP Leslie Miller said yesterday that the high level of murders in The Bahamas will not stop until parliamentarians have the "guts" to implement the death penalty.

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Triple traffic fatality on Grand Bahama

November 13, 2015

A man and two women were killed after the cars they were in collided on Grand Bahama Thursday, police said.

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Christie says Baha Mar decision imminent

November 13, 2015

Prime Minister Perry Christie said the Export-Import Bank of China (EXIM) is expected to make a decision on a possible investor for the troubled Baha Mar property "imminently".

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Mitchell not interested in going tit-for-tat on crime

November 13, 2015

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration Fred Mitchell said yesterday that now is not the time to engage in a "tit-for-tat" on the crime issue, noting Bahamians only want the problem solved.

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