Nassau Guardian Stories

Look it up, Bradley

May 19, 2015

Dear Editor,

Recently, PLP chairman Bradley Roberts called a Nassau Guardian editorial "intellectually dishonest" for its criticism of his party's performance in office...

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Digicel leaves and we all lose

May 19, 2015

Dear Editor

Digicel leaves; we lose. What kind of statement is this, you ask?
What does "Digi" leaving have to do with "we", the local consumers, losing? Why shouldn't we be grinning from ear to ear like all of the other interested entities: the unions, the two remaining bidders and some members of the political class?

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National Health Insurance and the PLP

May 19, 2015

Dear Editor,

Prime Minister Perry Christie continues to refer to the opposition to his government's National Health Insurance (NHI) plan as if the naysayers were opposed to universal healthcare as a general principle...

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Celebrating Haitian culture

May 19, 2015

The Bahamas is a multi-ethnic archipelago. There are Bahamians of African descent, Greek-Bahamians, Lebanese-Bahamians, Chinese-Bahamians, Haitian-Bahamians and many more mixes...

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Bahamian governance: The age of prudence

May 19, 2015

o First published January 3, 2013.

The advent of a new year is often characterized by resolutions containing set goals and objectives for individuals. History has proven however, that the achievement of goals is dependent upon the preparation and implementation of realistic plans. The Bahamas, just like individuals with New Year's resolutions, is ripe for the setting of appropriate targets, goals, standards and strategic direction for the modern 21st century Bahamas...

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LOC pleased with staging of second world relays

May 19, 2015

When the idea of the world relays first surfaced, The Bahamas was the nation that supported it fully and offered to host the inaugural championships. According to reports, this country was the only nation at the time, worldwide, that showed little to no fear in accepting the burden of such a risky, global phenomenon. For that reason, The Bahamas has received tremendous backing from the ruling council of the IAAF as a possible home for the world relays. The country hosted a hugely successful inaugural edition of the world relays in 2014, a just as effective edition this year, and is set to host the third edition of the event in 2017...

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Personal best times and medals for Gaither, Charlton

May 19, 2015

While Shave Hart and Latario Collie-Minns were turning in big performances in the SEC (Southeastern Conference), female sprinters Tynia Gaither and Devynne Charlton were burning up the track at their respective conference championships...

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Under-17 girls preparing for Centrobasket Championships

May 18, 2015

FIBA (International Basketball Federation) regional tournaments will get underway in less than a month, and The Bahamas' under-17 girls national basketball team has officially started its preparations...

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Sculling races on the move from Exuma to Long Island

May 18, 2015

EXUMA -- The scene for the Sands "Man in the Boat" sculling races was set at the 62nd Annual National Family Island Regatta in George Town, Exuma, this year. The sculling races were the talk of the crowd during the regatta weekend and provided a great deal of truly Bahamian excitement...

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Lupus awareness in high gear

May 18, 2015

Lupus patients on average lose over $21,000 annually in medical expenses and work hours, according to Vice President of Lupus 242 Shonalee Johnson...

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Lemons for lemonade

May 18, 2015

We've all heard the saying, "when life gives you lemons, you make lemonade," a saying that means so much more than lemons or lemonade; a saying that means that whatever life happens to throw at you, find a unique purpose for it, turn it from boring into fabulous, from bitter into sweet. It signifies that life won't always go as planned, but make the best out of a bad situation anyway - how true is that!

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Teamwork makes Raymond Street shine

May 18, 2015

Being a good corporate citizen is something that is taken very seriously at Bahamas Waste. Recently the company proved its commitment by donating the supplies necessary to do a much needed cleanup on Raymond Street...

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Plantar fibroma

May 18, 2015

There are many persons who complain of a "lump" or "bump" on the bottom of the feet. This may be painful, especially when wearing high-heeled shoes or when walking bare foot. This may be a plantar fibroma which occurs in both men and women...

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Don't let the dream die

May 18, 2015

I believe that most of us when we were young had dreams of what we'd like to do with our lives. Dreams tend to make life really exciting as we start to use our imagination to see in our 'Mind's Eye' ourselves actually achieving these dreams, one by one. However, what unfortunately does happen to a whole lot of people, is that they have to go to work in order to take care of themselves, and in many cases their family. So, they end up getting a job in a field which they really do not like all that much; however, it pays good money and this assists greatly with the task of taking care of the immediate needs of the family...

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GB nurses undergo leadership training and certification

May 18, 2015

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama - A Nurses "Leadership for Change" (LFC) graduation ceremony was held at Le Chateau on the Green on Friday. Fifteen nurses were presented with their inaugural LFC certificates...

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BTC chief says downsizing staff is 'just business'

May 18, 2015

The Bahamas Telecommunications Company's (BTC) decision to downsize its staff is a matter of "simple economics" as the company prepares for competition in the cellular services market, according to BTC CEO Leon Williams...

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BICA promotes new accounting standards for government

May 18, 2015

The Bahamas Institute of Chartered Accountants (BICA) is promoting a set of accounting standards that would allow the public - as "stakeholders" of a public entity - to evaluate the financial position and financial performance of the government...

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Eleuthera chamber chief: Four Seasons implications 'mind-boggling'

May 18, 2015

Eleuthera Chamber of Commerce President Thomas Sands yesterday said that the signing of a heads of agreement for a $100 million Four Seasons development in South Eleuthera has "mind-boggling" implications for the long-suffering area's economic recovery...

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Social Services card helping ministry weed out abuse

May 18, 2015

Minister of Social Services Melanie Griffin yesterday stated that the ministry's recently completed rollout of its prepaid debit cards in New Providence would free social workers to more accurately assess clients and crack down on abuses within the system...

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