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June 17, 2011
Leading cause of death needs to be addressed

Health officials, practitioners and researchers recently gathered in Washington, D.C. for the 38th annual meeting of the Global Health Council. They focused, in part, on the rise of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer and lung diseases -- a growing global challenge that requires the world's attention.
So serious is the global threat from NCDs that in Sept...

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June 22, 2011
The Bahamas embracing the concept of hospitality for all

My empirical observation has indicated that some of the most successful Haitian women in the Diaspora have either a Bahamian or a Turks and Caicos connection. Is it their excellent command of the English language, the high level of the education system in The Bahamas or the leadership skills and the assertiveness traits acquired through resilience that make possible the self assurance conducive to...

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June 22, 2011
New president of Haiti to make first official visit to Miami

Miami Beach, FLORIDA - The Honorable Ralph Latortue Consulate General of Haiti in Miami and Mr. Michael Jean Francois Capponi cordially invite you to a Private Reception In honor of His Excellency Michel Martelly President of the Republic of Haiti on Saturday. June 25, 2011 starting at 7:00pm at Soho
Beach House, 4385 Collins Avenue, This is the President's first official visit to Miami, celebra...

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June 24, 2011
Woman shot outside workplace

A gunman shot a woman in the lower body as she exited a vehicle in the parking lot of the Fourth Terrace Diagnostic Center early yesterday, police said.
Assistant Commissioner of Police Anthony Ferguson told The Nassau Guardian the woman was in stable condition in hospital.

The woman, who is said to be an employee of the diagnostic center, was preparing to open the establishment at about 8 a.m...

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June 23, 2011
New president of Haiti to make first official visit to Miami

Miami Beach, FLORIDA -
The Honorable Ralph Latortue Consulate General of Haiti in Miami and
Mr. Michael Jean Francois Capponi cordially invite you to a Private

Reception In honor of

His Excellency

Michel Martelly President of the
Republic of Haiti on Saturday. June 25, 2011 starting at 7:00pm at Soho
Beach House, 4385 Collins Avenue,

This is the President's first
official visit to Miami, ...

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June 23, 2011
New president of Haiti to make first official visit to Miami

Miami Beach, FLORIDA -
The Honorable Ralph Latortue Consulate General of Haiti in Miami and
Mr. Michael Jean Francois Capponi cordially invite you to a Private

Reception In honor of

His Excellency

Michel Martelly President of the
Republic of Haiti on Saturday. June 25, 2011 starting at 7:00pm at Soho
Beach House, 4385 Collins Avenue,

This is the President's first
official visit to Miami, ...

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Soccer squad set to take on Turks and Caicos
June 30, 2011
Soccer squad set to take on Turks and Caicos

The mission for The Bahamas' senior men's national soccer team is quite clear. For the players chosen to represent the country in the first game of a home-and-away series, this weekend in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos, the goal is to come back with a win.

The 18-member squad knows that a win, on their opponent's home turf, will increase their chances of qualifying for the Confederation of No...

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Hat parade turns heads
June 30, 2011
Hat parade turns heads

The 10 women vying for the Miss Gospel Bahamas crown were encouraged to identify their purpose and take full advantage of it, by reigning queen Shenique Gray at their recent High Tea and Hat Show Gala held in the gardens of the Bahamas National Trust.

"Give it your all, no matter how hard or how tough it gets.  Remember that you have a goal.  Remember that at the end of the day you want to be c...

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July 04, 2011
Bahamas Defeats Turks and Caicos in CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying

PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos - Nesly Jean scored two goals and the Bahamas defeated host Turks and Caicos Islands 4-0 in the first leg of their World Cup qualifying series on Saturday.

The visitors maintained firm control from the opening whistle, with
Jean netting his first in the 32nd minute and Cameron Hepple converting a penalty three minutes later.

Jean completed his brace at the h...

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July 04, 2011
Trial dates set for six murder cases

Senior Supreme Court Justice Jon Isaacs on Friday set trial dates for six murder cases, which were committed to the Supreme Court through the voluntary bill of indictment (VBI) process, during an arraignment exercise.

Five of those cases received 2012 trial dates and one will be tried this year.
Attorney General John Delaney recently touted the voluntary bill of indictment process as a way to ...

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The Bahamas Blanks Turks!
July 05, 2011
The Bahamas Blanks Turks!

PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos -- Playing on their opponents home turf turned out to be no problem at all for The Bahamas senior men's national soccer team. In fact, the squad took full control of the match, leaving nothing to chance on Saturday evening at the National Stadium in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos.

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July 03, 2011
Bahamas routs Turks Caicos 4-0 in 1st leg

A DOMINANT performance on the road gives the Bahamas a commanding advantage headed into the second game as they began their long trek toward World Cup 2014 qualification.

The Bahamas gave themselves a firm upper hand and a great chance of progressing to the next stage of the qualifiers with a 4-0 win in the first leg of the preliminary round against Turks & Caicos in Providenciales on Saturday....

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Grand Bahama Medical Dental Association Conferenc 2011
July 05, 2011

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July 06, 2011
Law Firm Files Motion To Dismiss Complaint

 In an ongoing dispute involving a search for $14 million, top law firm Graham, Thompson and Co. has filed a motion to dismiss a U.S. court case brought against them by a former client -- alleging the case lacked jurisdiction.

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Bahamian Soccer on Historic High
July 06, 2011
Bahamian Soccer on Historic High

 The journey to the 2014 World Cup Finals in Brazil is a long one. Only the elite national teams will advance to that ultimate stage. Thus far that level of success, has been quite elusive for members of the English-speaking Caribbean. Only Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago have been able to carry the Caribbean banner in the WC Finals.

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Haiti And The Issue of Color
July 06, 2011
Haiti And The Issue of Color

There has recently been continuous chatting in the Haitian cyberspace regarding the issue of color. The chatting might have been caused by the pictures sent of the inaugural ball, by those opposing the government, where most were of light skin color in a sea of black-skinned Haitians in the country. 

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July 07, 2011
D'Annistine Dee Christina Coakley, 57

Funeral Service for D’Annistine “Dee” Christina Coakley, 57 of Adastra Street, Chippingham, will be held on Saturday July 9th, 10:30:a.m. at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, East Shirley Street. Fr. Mel Taylor will officiate. Interment will follow in the Church’s Cemetery.

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The Best Is Yet To Come
July 07, 2011
The Best Is Yet To Come

Miss Gospel Bahamas contestants were urged to rid themselves of the spirit of envy, by Bahamas Harvest Church senior pastor Mario Moxey in the final weeks leading up to the finale on Sunday, July 31.

 
 

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July 05, 2011
Bahamas Defeats Turks and Caicos in CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying

PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos - Nesly Jean scored two goals and

the Bahamas defeated host Turks and Caicos Islands 4-0 in the first leg

of their World Cup qualifying series on Saturday.

The visitors maintained firm control from the opening whistle, with

Jean netting his first in the 32nd minute and Cameron Hepple converting a

penalty three minutes later.

Jean completed his brace at the ho...

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The Bahamas, Turks/Caicos soccer excitement
July 09, 2011
The Bahamas, Turks/Caicos soccer excitement

Today, The Bahamas concludes the two-match World Cup Qualifying Preliminary Round against the Turks and Caicos Islands at the Roscoe A.L. Davies Field, beginning at 4:00 p.m. The Bahamas will be coming off its best ever showing in World Cup qualifying action.

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July 08, 2011
GB police investigate armed robbery at Britannia Mall

Grand Bahama Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred in the Britannia Mall on Polaris Drive on Wednesday.

Asst Supt Loretta Mackey, press liaison officer, said two men entered the beauty salon around 7.45pm with a handgun and robbed the owner of cash.

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Christ Church Cathedral robbed
July 13, 2011
Christ Church Cathedral robbed

A man desecrated and looted the alms box in the historic nave at Christ Church Cathedral yesterday afternoon as a group of American tourists watched in horror, said cathedral administrator Tanya Hunt-Major.

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Hail to the Bahamian soccer nationals!
July 14, 2011
Hail to the Bahamian soccer nationals!

The whole Independence week period was a glorious one for the sports community in the country.

Early last week boxer Valentino Knowles, competing in the 64kg class at the final qualifying tournament for the 2011 Pan American Games, advanced. The Amateur Boxing Federation of The Bahamas (ABFB) will now be represented at the 16th Pan American Games later this year in Guadalajara, Mexico, October...

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Team Bahamas looking forward to next round
July 15, 2011
Team Bahamas looking forward to next round

All hands will be needed on deck now that the men's national soccer team has advanced to the World Cup qualifying draw at the end of the month in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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July 21, 2011
OAS Secretary General Travels to Haiti Today

The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, today traveled to Haiti, where he will visit
President Michel Martelly and will take part in the meeting of the
Interim Haiti Recovery Commission.

Secretary General Insulza will meet President Martelly today at the Presidential Palace, their first official encounter since the Haitian leader took office.
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July 21, 2011
Clarice Suzette Sawyer-Burrows, 49

Funeral service for Clarice Suzette Sawyer-Burrows, 49 of Summer Haven Estates will be held 1:00 p.m. Sunday, July 24th 2011 at Living Faith Seventh Day Adventist Church, Old Trail Road.

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Ceres Philippe, 71
July 28, 2011
Ceres Philippe, 71

Funeral Service for Ceres Philippe, 71 of Boyd Road and formerly of Jean-Rabel, Haiti will be held on Saturday, July 30, 2011 at 1:00p.m.

Church: Victory Chapel Church of the Nazarene Address: Minnie Street

Officiating: Reverend Dr. Antoine St. Louis A

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July 29, 2011
A moral payment is required

This column was originally published on May 6, 2008 and is a reminder of our common humanity with people of Haitian descent.  Clearly, every effort must be made -- from repatriation to border control -- in addressing illegal migration from Haiti and other countries. 

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August 03, 2011
Haiti And The Entrenched Business Of The NGOs

"There are plenty of reasons why countries have made mistakes. Often their decisions are driven by a particular interest group or a coalition of them whose short-term gains stand at odds with the nation's long-term interest. Some interest groups have captured countries and dragged them down, some have been resisted," said Alan Beattie in False Economy.

Yet, history is not determined by fate or ...

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August 05, 2011
Caribbean filmmakers fund launched

Filmmakers across the Caribbean are being encouraged to apply for a scholarship to attend this September's CaribbeanTales Worldwide Distribution Toronto Film Showcase and Market Access Program in Toronto, Canada.

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