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April 23, 2013
Custody Death Inquest Delayed as Police Officer Fails to Appear

The inquest into the death of Aaron Rolle was postponed yesterday after a witness failed to appear in court. Police Constable 1193 Thompson was scheduled to give testimony at 2pm in Coroner’s Court, but did not show up. He is the last witness expected to testify before closing arguments.

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April 12, 2013
Mentors, Recruiters from Top U.S. Companies and Universities Seek Bahamian Students

CALIFORNIA, USA --
STEMBoard, a science, technology, engineering and mathematics job
placement firm, is looking for Bahamian students to submit resumes and
be among the first to join its growing network of early-career
professionals and technical mentors from top companies, universities and
government agencies.

Co-founded by Aisha Bowe, a prominent
Bahamian-American engineer, STEMBoard bridges the gap between education
and placement. STEMBoard's comprehensive talent and resume-review
process pairs candidates with members of a handpicked team of mid-career
and senior professionals with diverse technical backgrounds...

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April 16, 2013
Mentors, Recruiters from Top U.S. Companies and Universities Seek Bahamian Students

CALIFORNIA, USA --
STEMBoard, a science, technology, engineering and mathematics job
placement firm, is looking for Bahamian students to submit resumes and
be among the first to join its growing network of early-career
professionals and technical mentors from top companies, universities and
government agencies.

Co-founded by Aisha Bowe, a prominent
Bahamian-American engineer, STEMBoard bridges the gap between education
and placement. STEMBoard's comprehensive talent and resume-review
process pairs candidates with members of a handpicked team of mid-career
and senior professionals with diverse technical backgrounds...

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May 26, 2014
Skin cancers of the feet

Most Bahamians feel they cannot get skin cancer. This is not true! People of all races and colors get skin cancer. This common cancer develops in people of African, Asian, Latino and Native American descent, and not just white people. All races have heard the diagnosis, "You have skin cancer". When skin cancer develops in dark skin, the cancer is often more advanced by the time it is diagnosed. Researchers are not sure why, but it could be that the cancer is not recognized until the later stages, or it's possible that skin cancer tends to be more aggressive in darker skin. Skin cancer can develop anywhere on the body, including in the lower extremities -- foot and ankle. Skin cancers of the feet have several features in common. Most are painless, and often there is a history of recurrent cracking, bleeding, or ulceration. Frequently, individuals discover their skin cancer after unrelated ailments near the affected site.
Causes
We often view the sun's harmful rays as the primary cause of skin cancer. The condition is often found on parts of the body that receive the most sun exposure. Skin cancers of the feet, however, are more often related to viruses, exposure to chemicals, chronic inflammation or irritation, or inherited traits. Unfortunately, the skin of the feet is often overlooked during routine medical examinations, and for this reason, it important that the feet are checked regularly for abnormalities that might indicate evolving skin cancer.
Types and symptoms
Some of the most common cancers of the feet are basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and malignant melanoma.
Basal cell carcinoma frequently is seen on sun-exposed skin surfaces. With feet being significantly less exposed to the sun, it occurs there less often. This form of skin cancer is one of the least aggressive cancers in the body. It will cause local damage, but only rarely spreads beyond the skin. Basal cell cancers may appear as pearly white bumps or patches that may ooze or crust and look like an open sore. On the skin of the lower legs and feet, basal cell cancers often resemble non-cancerous skin tumors or benign ulcers.
Squamous cell carcinoma is the most common form of cancer on the skin of the feet. Most types of early squamous cell carcinoma are confined to the skin and do not spread. However, when advanced, some can become more aggressive and spread throughout the body. This form of cancer often begins as a small scaly bump or plaque, which may appear inflamed. Sometimes there is a history of recurrent cracking or bleeding. Occasionally it begins as a hard projecting callus-like lesion. Though squamous cell cancer is painless, it may be itchy. Squamous cell cancer may resemble a plantar wart, a fungal infection, eczema, an ulcer or other common skin conditions of the foot.
Malignant melanoma is one of the deadliest skin cancers known. This type of skin cancer must be detected very early to increase survival rates. Melanomas may occur on the skin of the feet and beneath a toenail. They are found both on the soles and on the top of the feet. As a melanoma grows and extends deeper into the skin, it becomes more serious and may spread through the body by the lymphatics and blood vessels.
Malignant melanoma has many potential appearances, leading to its nickname, "the great masquerader". This skin cancer commonly begins as a small brown-black spot or bump, however, roughly one third of cases lack brown pigment and thus appear pink or red. These tumors may resemble common moles, however, close inspection will usually demonstrate asymmetry, irregular borders, alterations in color and/or a diameter greater than six millimeters. Melanomas may resemble benign moles, blood blisters, ingrown nails, plantar warts, ulcers caused by poor circulation, foreign bodies or bruises.
When to visit a podiatrist
Podiatrists are uniquely trained as lower extremity specialists to recognize and treat abnormal conditions on the skin of the lower legs and feet. Skin cancers affecting the feet may have a very different appearance from those arising on the rest of the body. For this reason, a podiatrist's knowledge and clinical training is of extreme importance for patients for the early detection of both benign and malignant skin tumors.
To detect other types of skin cancer, look for spontaneous ulcers and non-healing sores, bumps that crack or bleed, nodules with rolled or "donut-shaped" edges, or scaly areas. It is important for everyone, even people with dark skin, to perform a skin self-exam regularly. It will help you identify anything out of the ordinary with your skin. It may also help to have a skin cancer screening by your doctor or nurse especially if you find a lesion on your skin.
Diagnosis and treatment
Your podiatrist will investigate the possibility of skin cancer both through a clinical examination and with the use of a skin biopsy - a simple procedure in which a small sample of the skin lesion is obtained and sent to a specialized laboratory, where a skin pathologist will examine the tissue in greater detail. If a lesion is determined to be cancerous, your podiatrist will recommend the best course of treatment for your condition.
Prevention
Prevention of skin cancer on the feet and ankles is similar to any other body part. Limit sun exposure and make sure to apply appropriate sunscreen when you are outdoors and your feet and ankles are exposed.
o For more information on skin cancer of the foot, email us at foothealth242@gmail.com or visit www.foothealthfacts.org or www.skincarephysicians.com. To see a podiatrist call or visit Bahamas Foot Centre on Rosetta Street, telephone 325-2996 or Bahamas Surgical Associates on Albury Lane, telephone 394-5824.

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April 10, 2013
Baha Mar Recruits Bahamians at Student Conference

Nassau, Bahamas - This
past weekend, attendees at the Florida Caribbean Students Association
(FCSA) conference in Daytona Beach, Florida had the opportunity meet
Baha Mar Associate Vonya Ifill and to learn about Baha Mar and the
career opportunities at luxury development.

Approximately 600
students typically attend the FCSA conference, participating in
professional and cultural workshops with leading professors and
professionals from universities and companies throughout the U.S. and
the Caribbean. About sixty Bahamian students and young professionals
representing sixteen colleges...

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April 08, 2013
Mentors, Recruiters from Top U.S. Companies and Universities Seek Bahamian Students

CALIFORNIA, USA --
STEMBoard, a science, technology, engineering and mathematics job
placement firm, is looking for Bahamian students to submit resumes and
be among the first to join its growing network of early-career
professionals and technical mentors from top companies, universities and
government agencies.

Co-founded by Aisha Bowe, a prominent
Bahamian-American engineer, STEMBoard bridges the gap between education
and placement. STEMBoard's comprehensive talent and resume-review
process pairs candidates with members of a handpicked team of mid-career
and senior professionals with diverse technical backgrounds...

read more »


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Budget Food Stores
Food Stores/Supermarkets
  • Store 1 Bernard Rd
  • Nassau
  • Nassau / Paradise Island, Bahamas
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March 26, 2013

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March 05, 2013
Bahamas Princess Pageant Program information meeting: March 8th

Freeport, Grand

Bahama Island - Registration for the
Princess Pageant for The Bahamas is underway. Pageant organizers say
that the program will provide character-building activities for the
candidates.  Star Model Management has begun recruiting young ladies
between the ages of 3 to 13 years to participate
in its upcoming Princess Pageant Program. 

Director of the Program,
Oswald Ellis who has over fifteen years of pageant experience local,
national and international stated "This new pageant program is
much needed on the island and will focus on the development of young
girls while participating in friendly competition."  He
admits that there are several other pageants on the
island, but the Princess Pageant will following a different and unique
judging criteria that awards points on individual merits rather than
comparative judging...

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February 27, 2013

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March 28, 2011
Can Social Networks Ruin Relationships

By Alesha Cadet
Tribune Features Reporter

NEW ENGLAND Patriots offensive lineman, Quinn Ojinnaka never thought that a Facebook fight with his wife back in 2009 would get him arrested. According to the AOL News, Ojinnaka was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of simple battery resulting from a fight he had with his wife. According to a police report, the fight was over a woman that Ojinnaka had added as a friend on his Facebook account.

Ojinnaka told police he was preparing to watch a basketball game when his wife confronted him and tried to stab him in the leg with a pen. He is accused of spitting on her and throwing her down some stairs before tossing her out of the house. Ojinnaka's w ...

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March 17, 2011
Joint OAS - CARICOM Mission in Haiti Calls on all Actors Involved in the Electoral Process to Fulfill their Role with Responsibility and Civility

All

of the various actors involved on Election Day in Haiti have a key

role to play. The Joint OAS-CARICOM Electoral Observation Mission

(JEOM) calls on all of them to fulfill their roles with neutrality,

a sense of civic responsibility and respect for the stipulations of

the Electoral Law.

The training of election officials that is

currently underway will be essential to the success of the process

and the JEOM wishes to underline the importance of recruiting

competent and experienced staff to perform these functions. The

Mission reminds that improving the quality of training of election

officials and particularly supervisors and members of polling

centers (MBV) was central to the recommendations provided to the

Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) by the JEOM and the OAS Mission

of experts...

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March 15, 2011
Controlling pesky beetles and eating the right fruit

Q. We are losing some of our banana plants to some form of beetle that bores around the inside of the base of the plant. Is there any way to control this pest?
— F.K., Winton Meadows

A. Your banana plants are being attacked by the corn borer beetle. The female lays her eggs at the base of the banana corm. When the eggs hatch they quickly bore into the banana plant. The adult beetle is about 1/2-inch long and rarely wanders far from the infected patch. Unfortunately, there is no control. A new banana planting can be started from pest free plants in a new location.

Q. There were some white specks on my tomato plants and my neighbors said I?had mites. I?doused th ...

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February 18, 2013
Sex Attack on Cruise Claim

A TEAM of detectives from the capital flew into Galveston, Texas, yesterday to investigate an alleged sexual assault that occurred on the Carnival Triumph, The Tribune has learned.

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Andros field trip includes Androsia factory, grapefruit farm
February 28, 2011
Andros field trip includes Androsia factory, grapefruit farm

Grand Bahama Island, The Bahamas - It wasn't a typical school day for 32 students and teachers of Holmes Rock Primary School when they journeyed to the 'Big Yard' recently. Instead of studies at desks and chairs in the classroom, the delights of Andros unfolded before their eyes during their one-day excursion arranged by Bahamas Educational Tours (BET).

"As teachers we always seek ways to bring our lessons to life. This trip was planned so that these students would be able to see things firsthand that they formerly only read about in textbooks," explained

T'shuria Moss, grade 3 teacher, Holmes Rock Primary.

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Sole survivor of Bahamas cruise murder tells her story
May 14, 2010
Sole survivor of Bahamas cruise murder tells her story

What was supposed to be a dream vacation for a Green Bay family turned into a horror story.

In November 1961, the Duperrault family boarded a sailboat to spend a week in the Bahamas. Now the sole survivor of that trip is finally sharing what happened next, in “Alone: Orphaned on the Ocean,” a book she co-authored.

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May 05, 2014
Wannah Bail expected to have resurgent sophomore season

Last season may not have gone the way that Wannah Bail, who is recovering from knee surgery, would have liked, but next year he could be in line for a breakout season at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
Bail got off to a slow start at UCLA, averaging just 1.6 points per game in his freshman season. Next season, Bail could find himself in a similar situation to that of National Basketball Association (NBA) player Thomas Robinson of the Portland Trailblazers, during his sophomore and junior seasons for the Kansas University (KU) Jayhawks.
Robinson's game style was similar to the one that Bail possesses. He was an athletic power forward who played tough defense and had offensive potential, but found himself coming off the bench behind twins Marcus and Markeiff Morris, who now play for the Phoenix Suns.
Other schools offered Robinson the opportunity to play more minutes right away but Robinson elected to stay because of the confidence, skills and competitive spirit that he felt he gained battling against the Morris twins every day at practice.
At times when Robinson was on the floor with both brothers simultaneously, he would find himself getting wide open looks due to the attention that they drew. Those open looks helped to build Robinson's confidence. Kansas Head Coach Bill Self rewarded him, as he often went to the three-forward line-up.
Bail found himself in a similar position behind the Wear twins, David and Travis, at UCLA.
After the Morris twins left Kansas, Robinson was able to raise his game to the next level and become the Jayhawks' leading scorer and rebounder. Going into the 2014-15 season, Bail has a chance to make the same strides with his game. The 6'9" forward is just 21 years old and is still growing into his 215-pound frame. With the departure of UCLA starter Kyle Anderson and key reserve Zach Lavine, more minutes will be opened up to Bail.
Next season, he could float between the small and power forward positions. At small forward, he will have a chance to show off the athleticism that made him such a sought-after recruit. He has the length and foot speed to keep up with the smaller, faster wing players and the strength to resist being bullied around banging down low with the larger forwards.
There is still a lot of work that needs to be done to his offensive game, which is still very raw, but Bail should be able to rely on his athleticism to become a consistent scorer in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I basketball.
Bail may not be ready to make the jump to the NBA after this season, but with enough work to his offensive game he will have a chance to establish himself as a potential draft candidate in the very near future.

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December 30, 2013

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November 22, 2012
Bananas: The Super Fruit that is an Absolute Must for Your Garden

The banana is one of
many favorite plants which I have in my backyard, and believe me when I
tell you that I have spent quite a few dollars acquiring those banana
herbs.

Aside from being a favorite in food stores, bananas have
quite a few medicinal values as well. Bahamian folk have used banana
leaves mixed with other ingredients to treat blisters, diarrhea and
fever. Bananas are also great as organic matter for the garden.

Bananas
grow year round in The Bahamas, and you really can't go wrong with
bananas. Regardless of where you are located in the world, you can find...

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September 10, 2014
YOUR SAY: 136 adds up to a new era of China relationships

"Bosom friends make distance disappear" said Chinese President Xi Jinping to the President of Trinidad and Tobago during his visit to Latin America and the Caribbean last year. In July, Xi concluded his successful visit to Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela and Cuba with fruitful results to further ties, a gesture of China's sincerity and high value on China's relations with Latin America and the Caribbean.

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September 14, 2010
Discovery Cruise Line and Kelly's partner to assist The G.B. Home for the Aged

Freeport, Bahamas -

In October, The Grand Bahama Home and Daycare for the Aged will be
celebrating its 20th anniversary of caring for the elderly. Not only do
they provide a clean safe and caring environment for Grand Bahama Island
residents, but also for persons in the Family Islands, as well as,
those with family members from the Turks and Caicos.  There are
currently 17 persons who reside at the Home, however, throughout the
years, they have filled all 20 beds.

The Home provides a critical service as they accept persons from 60
years old who can no longer care for themselves and since there is no
residential care facility for the disabled on the island, they have
stepped up to the plate when the need arises and filled this gap...

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Bahamas Striping Recruits U.K. Trainer
October 16, 2012
Bahamas Striping Recruits U.K. Trainer

A U.K.-certified striping technician and trainer, Brian Bostock, has arrived in The Bahamas to help create a robust and strong Bahamian striping industry.

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September 25, 2012
Urban Renewal Already Bearing Fruit In Grand Bahama

Freeport, GB, The Bahamas - Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville said Monday, September 24 that over the past few months they have made strides to revitalise Urban Renewal of Grand Bahama and restore it to the position of being an aggressive tool to combat many of the social ills in the community.

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September 13, 2012
PLP cannot fulfil its mortgage bailout plan promises

Dear Editor,

According to Taneka Thompson, senior reporter at The Nassau Guardian, the mortgage bailout plan announced by the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) recently is significantly different from the 10-point plan promised ahead of the May general election.
With an estimated 3,000 people not able to qualify for the new mortgage bailout plan, maybe the PLP deserves some credit for listening to the critics, or should I say realists, who told it it was impractical and it realized its initial idea was impossible to implement without putting the country further along the road to financial ruin. Seems governing is a little different than campaigning?
Many of us, or family members, have been touched by the international economic troubles in one way or another, but that does not give government the authority, moral or legal, to increase the national debt and by extension the taxes every Bahamian will have to pay as a result of even the revised program.
Meanwhile, banks are being forced to write off debt that is legally owed them according to the terms of a mortgage all the while paying their depositors a pittance in interest, possibly forcing retirees, (people on fixed incomes) etc., into hard times.
The Clearing Banks Association now tells us the new plan reflects what it was doing all along, and if the revised plan helps but a few people, that makes it worthwhile. But what about all the people who were given false hope because of politics? At least they deserve an apology.
There's no easy answers but one thing we've learned is one bad policy like the mortgage bailout plan can have far reaching effects on the general welfare of all Bahamians, as there is not enough wealth to go around. Just because the additional taxes necessary to pay for it will be dispersed among all taxpayers does not make the bailout any more palatable.
For some reason the policies preferred by so many in the political class destroy wealth, rather than policies that will create it so we will all be better off.
To paraphrase Margaret Thatcher, former prime minister of the U.K., the trouble with bad government policies like this is they eventually run out of other people's money, and then the entire society is worse off.

- Rick Lowe

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May 03, 2013
Bahamas National Security Minister welcomes 74 new RBDF recruits

Nassau, The Bahamas
--  Seventy-four new marines were added to the Royal Bahamas Defence
Force (RBDF) at the May 2 Passing out Ceremony at the Coral Harbour Base
of New Entry 50 and Woman Entry 20.  

National Security Minister
the Hon. Dr. Bernard Nottage was in attendance and recognised the 49
males and 25 females as the largest entry in the history of the Defence
Force to have successfully completed New Entry Training.

"Over the past 17 weeks since you entered the gates of HMBS Coral Harbour

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A Design For Destiny Travel
Travel Agencies & Bureaus
  • Montrose Ave
  • Nassau
  • Nassau / Paradise Island, Bahamas
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August 01, 2012
New offerings bear fruit at CAB

As new product and service offerings pick up steam, Cable Bahamas (CAB) has reported strong growth so far in 2012.
The launch of the BISX-listed firm's fixed line product, combined with CAB's new video-on-demand service, were both contributing factors to a revenue increase of 23.5 percent during the first three months of this year, coming in at $27.9 million.
Meanwhile, internet services have also experienced a gain of 4.9 percent, reaching $2.7 million compared to the same period last year.
"Our data sector contributed positively to the overall revenue growth by 3.3 percent, up from $2.5 million for the same period in 2011," CAB's latest report said. "Cumulatively these results highlight the strength and value of our products and services despite the current economic and competitive environment."
CAB has placed a great deal of stock into its triple play package, the first of its kind in The Bahamas. The company has been pushing for greater consolidation of these three services among consumers, which could ultimately lead to more efficient service and lower prices.
CAB has emerged as a leader in television, especially with the advent of video-on-demand. However, executives at the Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) have recently noted that the firm plans to pursue a television product in the near future.
Marlon Johnson, BTC's vice president of marketing, sales and business development, said the company is "seriously exploring" the service, with tests likely to occur in the second half of the fiscal year, in the hopes of bringing a television product to market.
Like many other BISX-listed companies, operating expenses are a source of concern for CAB. For the first three months of the year, this segment grew more than $3 million compared to the same period in 2011. That said, earnings before interest, taxation depreciation and amortization rose nearly 22 percent for the first quarter.
Earnings per share also rose during this period to $0.47 compared to just $0.25 last year.
The company has prided itself on broadening the local offerings through televising local and international events of significance.
Perhaps most notably of late is the deal with the Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas (commonly known as ZNS) to achieve shared coverage of the London Olympic Games.
ZNS reportedly paid in the region of $300,000 for the service, and while the total paid out is unclear, sources close to the matter indicated CAB's fee could have been in excess of 50 percent.
"All of these accomplishments are a very significant contribution to the expanding broadcasting efforts in the country and certainly to the growth of our community channel - Cable 12," the CAB report said.
"Viewership numbers have increased 25 percent since we moved our signature program NB12 to seven days per week. The nightly newscast is gaining ground as a reputable and preferred source for news and information."
CAB's total assets rose 9.06 percent to $220.26 million, primarily from the purchase of SRG and equipment.

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September 16, 2010
Cruise ship diverted to Bahamas to avoid Hurricane Igor

By KRYSTEL ROLLE
Guardian Staff Reporter
krystel@nasguard.com

Despite churning in waters hundreds of miles away from The Bahamas, Hurricane Igor-which was downgraded to a category one storm yesterday-spells good and bad news for the country.
The bad news-according to the National Hurricane Center(NHC)-is that the large hurricane was expected to generate large swells in portions of the country which are likely to cause"life threatening surf and rip currents."
Although the NHC added that the swells will gradually subside in the next couple of days.
Sea swells are also expected in the northern Leeward Islands, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Hispaniola.
However, the good news is at ...

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