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August 01, 2012
E-government system down after leak

COMPUTER systems at the Public Treasury went offline yesterday after a water leak damaged server equipment operating its e-government services.

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August 04, 2012
Intern Positions Available with The Bahamas Weekly

The Bahamas Weekly is looking for a few smart, aggressive and savvy
interns to earn hands-on experience in a fast-paced, growing media
environment.

Interested individuals must either be
majors in or have interest in journalism, mass
communications, marketing or graphic and web designs; and have a fair
concept of their particular field of interest, be computer proficient,
own a computer, have access to the internet, be proficient at Social
Media, and be responsible and dedicated with the zest to
learn and grow...

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August 01, 2012
A need for education inspires organizers to launch viralmovements.com in preparation for ViralMovements 2013

Nassau, Bahamas -
Musicians and creatives now have a digital platform to instruct them on
how to make money online doing what they love. DistinctiveImpression MMG
and partners announce the launch of ViralMovements.com today.
ViralMovements.com responses to the rapid growth entertainers in the
digtial space.  It is a resource for education, exposures  and
development.  The online hub offers information on how to  craft music,
photography, videography and blogs for digital monetization.
ViralMovements.com can be accessed from any presonal computer, laptop,
or mobile device.

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December 08, 2010
2009 National Spelling Bee winner Presentation

Nassau, Bahamas - Abeni
Deveaux, a Grade 10 student at St. Augustine's College and the 2009
National Spelling Bee winner receives a computer from the Ministry of
Education and major sponsors of the National Spelling Bee Competition
during a presentation at the Ministry of Education on Friday, December
3. Pictured from left: Patricia Collins, deputy director Education;
Eula Gaitor, chief training officer and supervisor of the Student
Services Unit...

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October 18, 2012

THE BAHAMAS Phar­macy Council's chairman last night told Tribune Business that the case which saw a Ba­hamas pharmacist paid $4,000 a month for the use of his company's name and licence to export illegal prescription drugs into the US is "unlikely to occur" under current laws.

Barbara Henderson, re­sponding to this newspaper's report yesterday, said the Pharmacy Act 2009 was de­veloped "in part as a response to this case" and she added that the Council was seeking to fur­ther strengthen laws on the import/export of pharmaceu­tical products in the Bahamas.

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January 22, 2011
Government considering 14m radar system

As the government contemplates purchasing a $14 million radar system, Director of the Civil Aviation Department Captain Patrick Rolle said his organization will “make do” in the interim by upgrading the existing ASR-8 radar system, which is currently in use at the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA).
In a recent interview with The Nassau Guardian, Rolle said the much-needed upgrades will begin in a few months.
“It’s a phased project and phase one of the project will be to update the computer automation system,” said Rolle. “That will begin sometime in March.”
Over the years, Civil Aviation has had to cope with ASR-8 system ...

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August 10, 2012
A long awaited moment

Dear Editor,

What a difference it is to listen to these poems I heard read before - the first one of Haiti, if not the second one that is a conversation with God: But how very different it is to listen to poetry instead of in a room with a few dozen others, to be listening with the whole nation. Oh, the effect of these poems heard on TV 13 was very different indeed. I got goosebumps in a spot or two in response to the one of Haiti. In response to the one that is a conversation with God, at its delicious conclusion, I cried.
How can works like these - how can workers like these be left hidden when the suggestion is that the nation, its youth especially, are so lacking in inspiration?
I almost missed it. I missed a piece. I was busy with important work on my computer. I had to shut it off quick. I so enjoyed last night with Dr. Leon Higgs as Ian's guest on "The Exchange". Who I wondered is he interviewing tonight? I was not in place to catch the earlier broadcast. I had to catch the rebroadcast just after midnight.
I switched on my TV and who do I see, Patti Glinton-Meicholas. Oh, my eyes and ears were greedy indeed. What a knowledge of language. What a vocabulary. What amazing clarity. What a delight that was. How affirming. What hope - what promise it indicates. It was reassuring. It suggests, you know what, we are gonna get there. You were both quite brilliant.
More arts and more artists, Ian and less politics and fewer politicians. I know though that it is all politics but send in or bring in the clowns. Let us not allow the circus to leave town. Oh, the many, many beautiful things - ideas - images Patti is able all at once to juggle. How amazing. How magical.
Wonderful to bring to national attention, our poets. Our writers and artists are certainly worth our attention. We do ourselves a favor to turn to them and a disservice not to. It is a feast - a banquet that I am without end attending. I have always grieved though for a nation and a people that deprive themselves of our finest gems. Why are we hidden and not on display for all to marvel at - to be enjoyed and to be inspired by?
Thank you, thank you, Ian (Strachan) and Patti. What a treat that was. A long awaited moment certainly, finally arrived. Please do not allow to end, what this represents.

-- Obediah Michael Smith

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August 22, 2011
Police withhold crime stats

The hierarchy of the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) is closely guarding statistics that could give a fuller picture of the crime situation this year.
Nearly a month after The Nassau Guardian requested crime statistics for the first six months of this year, police have failed to make them available.Repeated requests have been met with repeated unfulfilled promises to date.
The initial request was made directly to Commissioner of Police Ellison Greenslade who committed on the spot to making the information public.
Greenslade instructed his staff officer to organize the release of the statistics last month, but after numerous calls, it appears to The Guardian that the staff officer has been facing a roadblock in getting those statistics released.
The Guardian recently contacted Greenslade on the matter.
There was another commitment from the police chief via e-mail on August 16 to release the statistics. "I will get someone to put the figures together for you," the commissioner advised.
It was the same commitment he gave The Nassau Guardian on June 25. The most recent call to the commissioner was made on Friday, but has not yet been returned.
The publishing of these statistics is important to the general public, as they provide an indication of whether people ought to be taking extra precautions due to spikes in certain types of crimes, such as housebreaking.
Successive governments and police administrations have treated the regular release of crime statistics in a highly secretive fashion.
National Security Minister Tommy Turnquest at various speaking engagements during the year at his discretion has released some numbers.  And has in the past even released them directly to the press.
However, this is not an orderly process and there is nowhere on the police force's website to get up to date data on the full crime statistics.
Police have a sophisticated data collection system.  The RBPF is able to compare crime trends to a particular day.
In fact, when the first request was made to him last month, Greenslade had in his possession a computer-generated breakdown of crimes that had been committed.
Apart from the murder count which the media and general public are able to tally throughout the year, it is difficult to keep track of other crimes like armed robberies, rapes and housebreakings as many of these crimes are not reported to the press.
So there now only exists anecdotal evidence to suggest that crime is on the rise across the board.
It of course may not be, but without the timely release of the numbers, it is impossible to tell.
Speaking at a church service marking the 19th anniversary of the Free National Movement's August 19, 1992 victory at the polls, Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham yesterday recognized -- as he has in the past -- that crime is at an unacceptably high level in The Bahamas.
"Together we can defeat those who seek to destroy our peace, tranquility and economic well-being," said Ingraham after appealing for the public's help in addressing the crime problem.
"They are a small minority and we must determine, as the majority, not to allow the small number of bad apples among us to poison our environment."

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August 26, 2010
Woman in Action: Robust Robbin

The popular bi-weekly newspaper of The Bahamas,

The Punch did a feature on me today for their "Woman in Action" column. I'd like to share it with you. Here is what they wrote:

(The Punch, August 26, 2010) Robbin Whachell ls the editor,
administrator, and co-founder
of TheBahamasWeekly.com,
an online news, community,
events, sports, arts, culture,
entertainment and Information
source about The Bahamas
which also provides a weekly email to Its subscribers.
When asked why she choose
this career path she notes:" My
career chose me. I moved to
Grand Bahama Island during
the time when everyone was
getting computers and painfully
learning about viruses and email
etiquette. I felt compelled to
share information with my friends on my email address list. As I
shared information my list grew..."

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Apple iPad users report wi-fi problems
April 07, 2010
Apple iPad users report wi-fi problems

Some owners of the newly-available iPad have reported problems with connecting their devices to wi-fi.

Hundreds have complained about weak signals on the tablet computer.

Apple acknowledged on its support page that "under certain conditions, iPad may not automatically rejoin a known wi-fi network".

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