Nassau Guardian Stories

Say ahhh-tism

April 25, 2016

Routine dental visits are bothersome for the average person, so imagine how difficult a dental visit is for individuals on the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

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Tough sell

April 25, 2016

The government has a lot going against it as it tries to convince the majority of Bahamian voters to support the gender equality referendum on June 7.

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A fishy tale

April 25, 2016

Former Free National Movement (FNM) Chairman Michael Pintard breathed life back into a controversy that had faded from the front pages when he sparked new questions surrounding FNM Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis' explanation about the nature of his association with Livingston "Toggie" Bullard, one of the men at the heart of an alleged murder for hire plot that consumed debate in Parliament and public discussion last month.

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Playing politics

April 25, 2016

What is right to do now was right to do in 2002 when the Ingraham administration brought a constitutional referendum to the people; so the church leaders supporting the June 7, 2016 referendum, having rejected the last one, are being hypocritical, according to Zhivargo Laing, who was a minister in the Ingraham Cabinet during the failed vote.

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Facts, not fear

April 25, 2016

Retired Anglican Archbishop Drexel Gomez thinks it is unfair that "incorrect perceptions" are being given, which are stirring fear among the electorate ahead of the June 7 constitutional referendum without any facts to support the 'vote no' position some have taken.

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Scotiabank named Best Emerging Markets Bank for 2016 in The Bahamas

April 25, 2016

Scotiabank has been recognized by Global Finance magazine as the Best Emerging Markets Bank in The Bahamas for 2016.

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Bethel touts 'm-government', interactive service delivery

April 25, 2016

Speaking at the fourth meeting of the 15th session of the Committee of Experts on Public Administration (CEPA 2016), which focused on improving engagement and communication between government and stakeholders through online and mobile solutions, CEPA member and Director of the National Insurance Board (NIB) Rowena Bethel looked past e-government to what she termed "m-government" - the ways mobile phones can be used to deliver government services.

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CBOB action on Mossak Fonseca 'too late', Turnquest asserts

April 25, 2016

Shadow Finance Minister and Free National Movement Deputy Leader Peter Turnquest said The Central Bank of The Bahamas' (CBOB) attempt to get ahead of any exposure from the so called "Panama Papers" leak is too late because The Bahamas has already been exposed by association and will get a "black eye" from the prevailing negative exposure.

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NDP a departure from 'business as usual' Christie says

April 25, 2016

In a statement at the United Nations (UN) High Level Thematic Debate on Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Prime Minister Perry Christie said the national development plan process represents for The Bahamas "an ambitious departure" from business as usual.

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Freeport airlift lagging despite aggressive efforts

April 25, 2016

Grand Bahama International Airport (GBIA), a privately owned joint venture between Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) and the Grand Bahama Port Authority, has yet to experience a significant increase in airlift, which remains a costly disadvantage for the government and private investors, according to Ministry of Tourism Director of Airlift Tyrone Sawyer.

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Domino's Manta Rays wins three division titles

April 25, 2016

In the recently completed Bahamas Development Soccer League's Knock Out Cup competitions, the Domino's-sponsored Manta Rays Soccer Club dominated. Overall, the group won titles in three divisions and made it to the semi-final rounds in another two.

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Interest in DeAndre Ayton reportedly dwindling

April 25, 2016

Despite being ranked as the No.1 prospect in the recruiting class of 2017, Bahamian DeAndre Ayton said that there aren't many schools calling his phone about recruitment.

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New human stem cell research, therapy license granted

April 25, 2016

In addition to its recently announced acquisition of Okyanos Cell Therapy, Thorn Medical PLC has also obtained a full license to conduct human stem cell research and therapy from The Bahamas' National Stem Cell Ethics Committee (NSCEC).

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A future PLP leader

April 25, 2016

The Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) last week ratified its first two candidates for the next general election. Melanie Griffin will run again in Yamacraw, the seat she has held since 2002, and Alfred Sears will contest the Fort Charlotte seat.

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Seymour wins three event titles in Illinois

April 25, 2016

After a promising junior career, Bahamian Pedrya Seymour is taking off on the senior side as she looks to continue to excel in athletics.

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Minnis with ideas is an oxymoron

April 25, 2016

Dear Editor,
Please permit me space in your daily to respond to a letter which appeared in your edition of Saturday, April 23, 2016.

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Minnis supporter's attack on media unjustified

April 25, 2016

A letter written by Delvin Rolle complaining about media coverage of Free National Movement (FNM) Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis is another sad example of his supporters' belief that the media are somehow blind and just don't get how wonderful, articulate and filled with bright ideas is Minnis.

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Disagreeing with Dame Joan's view

April 25, 2016

Dear Editor,
It is with great sadness that I read the comments of Dame Joan Sawyer, a former chief justice and president of the Court of Appeal, in The Nassau Guardian's front page story of April 25, 2016.

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What's wrong with fighting for women's rights

April 25, 2016

Dear Editor,
I am simply astounded by the public comments made by Dame Joan Sawyer, a woman of great privilege, for showing such disrespect for the women and men in The Bahamas who fought over the years to advance the cause of gender equality, an issue she calls "a waste of time".

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The State Department report on human rights: another perspective

April 25, 2016

"America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense human rights invented America." - Jimmy Carter

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