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August 01, 2012
Kamalamee Honours launches with gala to recognise outstanding Bahamians

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama - The Kamalamee Organization announced on August 1st the selection of the individuals who will receive the 2012 Kamalamee Honours.
They are Errol Bodie for Athletics, Jacques Chenier for Business, Elizabeth "Tip" Burrows for Ecology,  Urban Gibbs for Education, Beverly Chinn-Munnings for Design, Diana Wilson-Swann for Fine Arts, Dr. Romeo Fernandez for Healthcare, Norm...

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August 20, 2015
Swing: Correct negative rhetoric on migration

Lamenting "the many intractable humanitarian crises found across the globe," William Lacy Swing, director general of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), said as a collective, the world often falls short of finding lasting solutions "despite our common commitment to be more accountable to people affected by crises".

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April 01, 2014
FNMs must rally behind Minnis

Dear Editor,
The top brass of the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) along with many of their supporters must have been beaming with joy after they got wind of the rumor circulating in the media of an alleged rift between Free National Movement (FNM) Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis and his Deputy Leader Loretta Butler-Turner. I think many individuals were caught completely off guard after learning that Butl...

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March 13, 2014
FNM leader says he's standing for democracy

Free National Movement (FNM) Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis yesterday dodged questions about FNM Chairman Darron Cash's reported threat to resign over their differences on the issue of web shop taxation and regulation.
When contacted yesterday, Minnis said he does not speak publicly about internal party matters.
On Tuesday, The Nassau Guardian reported that Cash told party officials he was prepared to r...

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April 16, 2014
Roberts fires back over new criticisms from FNM chairman

The Free National Movement (FNM) should be the last party to speak of internal division within a political organization, Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Chairman Bradley Roberts said yesterday.
Roberts was responding to FNM Chairman Darron Cash, who said the government appeared to be divided after Minister of State for Legal Affairs Damian Gomez said July 1 is not a realistic date for the regulati...

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May 23, 2012
Too much credit given to Bradley Roberts for the PLP's victory

Dear Editor,

I would like to respond to a letter that was published in the May 21 edition of The Nassau Guardian. It was written by the popular radio talk show host and rabid Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) supporter Ortland H. Bodie Jr. Bodie gloated about the landslide victory of the governing PLP over the "shell-shocked" Free National Movement (FNM) on May 7.
In terms of the number of seats ...

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April 10, 2014
From numbers banquet table, PLP to give scraps to the poor

We appear on the verge of an extraordinary betrayal of the Bahamian people, made even more heart-wrenching because it is at the hands of our very own, not those of slave masters and colonial rulers.
It is a betrayal of various core principles of the second emancipation of majority rule, of a certain promise of independence, and a betrayal of the poor and the middle class.
Instead of a national or ...

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November 17, 2010
Birth of a movement

Scores of Bahamians gathered at the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island last night for the launch of 'We the People', a new community organization that crosses political, racial and religious boundaries.
The organization is the brainchild of Atlantis senior vice president and popular radio personality Ed Fields, but he stressed last night that what started out as an idea in his mind on a fishing tr...

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August 21, 2014
A PLP MP attacks his prime minister in Parliament

We sat surprised as we listened to the MP for Fort Charlotte last night in the House of Assembly. Dr. Andre Rollins is a member of the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP). He is the chairman of the Gaming Board, appointed by Prime Minister Perry Christie's government. Rollins attacked Christie as if he was the leader of the opposition and Christie was his enemy.
"The political threats uttered by the p...

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August 25, 2014
Confronting the real issue(s) in the gender equality debate pt. 2

This piece concludes a series that has sought to unravel some of the issues raised during the current debate on gender equality. The positive feedback and support from both men and women following the publication of the first part has been overwhelming and encouraging, signaling the fact that Bahamians understand what is at stake. It also confirms that our people know that which is right and are c...

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