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September 02, 2010
GOOD NEIGHBOURS

Neighbourly compassion is the driving force behind the Bain and Grant's Town community, which has united to offer free after-school programmes and computer classes for the young and old.

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October 08, 2014
Coalition for Responsible Taxation: Strengthen whistle-blower protection

The co-chair of the Coalition for Responsible Taxation (CRT) has stressed the need for increased government accountability and legislation protecting whistleblowers following a recent headline-grabbing forensic audit into the Public Hospitals Authority (PHA).
CRT Co-chair Gowon Bowe told Guardian Business that while he could not comment on the findings of the audit directly, he believes that the i...

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September 19, 2011
Experts call insurance estimate 'ridiculous'

While a leading catastrophe modeling firm has revised its insurance losses estimate for Hurricane Irene, local experts believe the number is still grossly exaggerated.
AIR Worldwide reduced the losses for The Bahamas to between $200 and $400 million, down from its August 26th $300-to$700 million estimate.
But Brice Ferguson, president of Professional Insurance Consultants, said the revised figure ...

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Hurricane Sandy is a Category 1 Hurricane
October 24, 2012
Hurricane Sandy is a Category 1 Hurricane

Hurricane Sandy is a Category 1 Hurricane located at 17.6 N, 76.8 W with maximum sustained winds of 80 mph, gusting to 100 mph.

Sandy has been strengthened further Wednesday and is now a Category 1 hurricane. Sandy made landfall on the southeastern coast of Jamaica near Kingston around 3:00 p.m. EDT. Maximum sustained winds at the time of landfall were estimated to be near 80 mph. Sandy will ...

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October 10, 2014
A tale of two audits

This week saw revelations of serious and costly irregularities at two government-run entities.
On Monday, The Nassau Guardian disclosed the contents of a forensic audit into pharmaceutical supplies at the Public Hospitals Authority (PHA), which revealed a $10 million difference between the drug inventory count and what is reflected in Princess Margaret Hospital's (PMH) computer system.
It also cam...

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October 20, 2014
Public money and red flags

A personal bank account was opened in the name of the Public Hospitals Authority (PHA), which PHA management said was "used to help needy employees".
External auditors, Grant Thornton, raised the alarm on this personal bank account, saying that such accounts "increase fraud risk as personal transactions can be performed using the name of the authority".
This audit, dated March 12, 2013, is separat...

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September 21, 2011
Robins' action plan Part II

Revamping the national team programs, providing more playing time and exposing the country's top players to high level games are among the other things Charles 'Softly' Robins intends to implement when elected president.
Robins' name, along with two other candidates, were tossed into the hat for the presidental chair in the Bahamas Basketball Federation (BBF). The annual general election is schedu...

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October 13, 2014
Gomez: Govt will do the right thing on PHA findings

Minister of Health Dr. Perry Gomez said yesterday the government will "do the right thing" once the Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) is done investigating the alleged abuses revealed in a forensic audit into the PHA's pharmaceutical and medical supplies.
The Nassau Guardian revealed the audit's findings last week.
"That's under review," he said, referring to the report.
"...It's also being investi...

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September 23, 2011
A foot stomping, finger snapping, exhilarating journey of street beats hits a Grand Bahama stage

"The Street Beats Group" out of New York will star in the Grand Bahama Performing Arts Society (GPBAS) last performance of the season, which promises to be an energetic and colorful finale to the GBPAS' third season.
The team of young performers based in New York City bring their high energy, urban movement of hip hop and break-dancing while drumming on everyday objects such as five-gallon plastic...

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October 25, 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 t...

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