Nassau Guardian Stories

Papa speaks

January 31, 2016

Amid growing turmoil in the Free National Movement (FNM), former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham broke his long-held silence yesterday, expressing disappointment over the state of affairs in the opposition party, and suggested it was because of pettiness that certain decisions were being made.

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'A great loss'

January 31, 2016

Former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham said yesterday he is disappointed that one of his former ministers, Byran Woodside, cut ties with the Free National Movement (FNM) and joined the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP).

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Showdown looms in the FNM

January 31, 2016

The ill-advised decision of Free National Movement (FNM) Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis to protect Senator Lanisha Rolle at all cost while risking deeper divisions and the further weakening of his party and of his leadership defies all logic.

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A govt of flam

January 31, 2016

Its many challenges notwithstanding, the fourth estate in The Bahamas is stronger than it has been in a long while.

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Brent Symonette open to leadership challenge

January 31, 2016

Former Deputy Prime Minister Brent Symonette is open to running for leader of the Free National Movement (FNM).

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Too many parents are not parenting

January 31, 2016

Right now where I live in the Beautiful Bahamas, there is a whole lot of crime which is most distressing to all who live here.

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Vixens take early advantage over the Truckers

January 31, 2016

The Scottsdale Vixens moved one step closer to capturing their 12th consecutive New Providence Volleyball Association (NPVA) women's title yesterday, knocking off the Johnson's Lady Truckers in four sets, in the first game of their best-of-five championship series, over at the D.W. Davis Gymnasium.

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Hield puts up 32 in a win over Simmons and LSU

January 31, 2016

Oklahoma senior guard Chavanno "Buddy" Hield came up huge in crunch time in one of their toughest games so far this season, willing the nationally No. 1 ranked Oklahoma Sooners back from a double-digit deficit on the road in front of a hostile crowd.

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Hyo Joo Kim wins Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic

January 31, 2016

Hyo Joo Kim, who was second last year behind Sei Young Kim in Louise Suggs Rookie of the Year voting, captured the tournament that kicked off Sei Young Kim's award-winning season. With a closing 7-under-par 66 on Sunday at the Ocean Club Golf Course at the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island, Hyo Joo beat Sei Young, Anna Nordqvist and Stacy Lewis by two strokes to win the 4th Annual Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic.
With an 18-under 274 total, Kim, 20, of Kangwon-do, South Korea, won her third Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) title and took home $210,000 from the $1.4 million purse. She also collected 500 CME Globe points. The Race to the CME Globe is a season-long points competition in which LPGA members accumulate points in every official LPGA Tournament.
"My goal this week was finishing in the top 10, but finishing first is much better, and it makes me very happy," Kim, ranked No. 10 in the Rolex Women's World Golf Ranking, said through an interpreter, fellow competitor Minjee Lee.
Despite a double-bogey in each of the final two rounds, Sei Young Kim came close to defending her title, carding a 68 for a 16-under 276 total. Nordqvist, a third-round co-leader, shot a final round 69. Lewis, who opened with a 73, closed with a 68 and had to settle for her ninth runner-up finish since her last victory in the 2014 Northwest Arkansas Championship.
"I shot even par the first day and 16 under these last three days. I mean, that's playing some pretty good golf," said Lewis, who has had 12 top-3 finishes in her last 40 starts. "It's nothing to be disappointed about. Like I said yesterday, I'm so happy with the golf swing stuff finally coming together. I felt like I could go out there today and shoot 8 under and I didn't feel that last year. I just feel things are in a better place."
Kim had eight birdies against one bogey, which came at the par-4 16th on the final day. That turned a three-stroke lead into one when Lewis, playing in the group behind, birdied three holes in a row, but Kim stepped up to the par-3 17th and hit a 4-iron to within five feet to restore a two-stroke advantage. Lewis missed a 20-foot birdie try at 17 and then settled for par at 18.
"I knew I was ahead like couple shots, so I just wanted to maintain the lead and just play smart golf," said Kim, who two years ago as a non-member won the Evian Championship. "I'm really happy to win here because it's just like a really good start to my season and, obviously, good vibes, I guess."
Ilhee Lee, who won the inaugural Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic, began the day two back, but didn't make enough birdies on Sunday. Her 68 left her tied for fifth at 15-under 277 with Paula Creamer, who shot 66, and Pornanong Phatlum, who shot a 65. Pure Silk ambassador Brittany Lincicome finished tied for eighth at 14-under 278 with Charley Hull and Seo Min Kwak. Hull, who led after each of the first three rounds, could only manage a 71 in the final round. Kwak shot a 67.
Jessica Korda, the 2014 champion, closed with a 67 for 9-under 283, and was tied for 21st. Among others at 283 was Brittany Altomare, who was second to Christine Song in the Monday qualifier with a 68. Song, whose 64 on Monday set the course record, ended up tied for 72nd at 1-over 293.

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The Bahamas wins bid to host Commonwealth Youth Games

January 31, 2016

The Bahamas has been awarded the 2017 edition of the Commonwealth Youth Games, aiming to unite 1,000 young athletes aged 14-18 in a Caribbean carnival of impactful competition, personal development and new Commonwealth friendships.

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Govt advised: Base NHI decisions on 'facts, not falsehoods'

January 31, 2016

The Department of Statistics has confirmed that according to the Bahamas Household Expenditure Survey 2013, 31 percent of all individuals in The Bahamas have health insurance.

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Miller: BEC a 'noose around the necks of the Bahamian people'

January 31, 2016

Former executive chairman of the Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC), Tall Pines MP Leslie Miller, has termed the electric utility as "the biggest noose" around the necks of Bahamians.

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BTC launches 'quad-play', FLOW TV in Bimini
BTC launches 'quad-play', FLOW TV in Bimini

January 31, 2016

The Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) has announced that Resorts World Bimini has requested the installation of FLOW IPTV and other BTC broadband Internet products and services throughout its 305-room Hilton hotel and staff quarters.

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Smith backs mortgage reform

January 31, 2016

Outspoken lawyer Fred Smith, QC has waded into the mortgage relief issue, framing it as an absence of consumer protection and firmly supporting the move by Marco City MP Greg Moss to introduce legislation that empowers the courts to prevent banks from selling houses out from under people who are behind on mortgage payments.

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Report: U.S., the new tax haven

January 31, 2016

Even as Bahamian financial institutions enter a new regulatory environment supposedly aimed at stripping tax dodgers of international hiding places, the anti-secrecy thrust behind the new regulations has yielded an interesting result.

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BAF unveils succession plan

January 31, 2016

The succession plans for the oldest life insurance company in the Bahamas, BAF Financial, were unveiled recently at the company's 2016 kick-off event for management and staff.

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What's new about change

January 31, 2016

Change can be both frightening and exciting for people and organizations.

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Butler-Turner: No time for pettiness in FNM

January 29, 2016

Amid a firestorm over Free National Movement (FNM) Senator Lanisha Rolle's withering comments directed at several sitting FNM MPs, including Long Island MP Loretta Butler-Turner, the former deputy leader yesterday referred to the matter as "pettiness".

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FNM exec. committee recommends full convention

January 29, 2016

At the invitation of Free National Movement Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis, the party's National Executive Committee recommended to the Central Council of the FNM on Thursday, that "pursuant to the constitution of the party", a full national convention be held not later than November 30, 2016, said Minnis in a brief statement yesterday.

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Hall optimistic after CLICO announcement

January 29, 2016

While Bishop Simeon Hall said he is optimistic about Prime Minister Perry Christie's announcement that the government and liquidator have come to an arrangement on CLICO, the pastor of New Covenant Baptist Church this week expressed disappointment that policy holders have yet to be provided any specifics.

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