Nassau Guardian Stories

Turnquest offers graduates advice
Turnquest offers graduates advice

June 15, 2019

Deputy Prime Minister Peter Turnquest told the 2019 graduating class of Sunland Baptist Academy that in securing their high school diploma they have accomplished something which just 46 percent of their peers complete successfully. "Today, I see talented young Bahamians who will continue the tradition [...]

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Passengers subdue chaotic man on board Turkish Airlines jet
Passengers subdue chaotic man on board Turkish Airlines jet

June 15, 2019

ISTANBUL (AP) -- Passengers on a Turkish Airlines jetliner flying to Sudan had to subdue a man who started screaming a few minutes after takeoff and began smashing at an oxygen mask box and then a cabin window, before pushing flight attendants aside and rushing [...]

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10 Kenyan police officers killed in blast near Somalia

June 15, 2019

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- At least 10 Kenyan police officers died after their vehicle struck an improvised explosive device near the Somali border in a suspected extremist attack on Saturday, officials said. Those killed in the Wajir County blast were among 13 officers who had [...]

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Wellington Street Dwelling
Wellington Street Dwelling

June 15, 2019

An island landscape in the mind of a non-native may include picturesque coastal scenes of blue and turquoise shaded waters gradually transitioning to crystalline, onto shallow shores of powder white sandy beach, and further to lush foliage of coconut and palm trees. To the native [...]

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Check yourself
Check yourself

June 15, 2019

A man walks along a row of houses with a crowbar in one hand, a piece of wood in the other; he is speaking to someone - a friend, an acquaintance, a family member, a neighbour perhaps? The houses are neat, patched up with care [...]

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Up next, Matthew Pinder's 'Give Me Some Time'
Up next, Matthew Pinder's 'Give Me Some Time'

June 15, 2019

On the heels of his rise to wider recognition and fame, Bahamian indie-folk artist Matthew Pinder is creating a space for himself in both the musical and visual art worlds in The Bahamas. Using Baha Mar's The Current Gallery and Art Centre as a venue [...]

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Island Brothers Cie brings the meat
Island Brothers Cie brings the meat

June 15, 2019

In the French brasserie/bistro-style of dining the concept is simple - serve fine, refreshing and wholesome meals without sacrificing flavor or quality. It's this concept that brothers Clement and Luke Ducasse have brought to The Bahamas with their restaurant Island Brothers & Cie (French for [...]

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Able Joseph gives back to community
Able Joseph gives back to community

June 15, 2019

The Bahamas has produced a cadre of perennial basketball players dating back to the old days, with a lot of them having given back to the game in different forms, and Able Joseph is no different. Joseph and professional basketball player Jaraun "Kino" Burrows are [...]

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BLTA hosts junior tennis tournament
BLTA hosts junior tennis tournament

June 15, 2019

Junior players in The Bahamas are receiving more tennis match play and more competition. The executive board of The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association (BLTA) has added three new under-14 and under-16 tournaments to the tennis tournament calendar this year. The BLTA has also sanctioned the [...]

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New executive leadership look to New Providence basketball

June 15, 2019

I t is time for a new era to begin in the New Providence Basketball Association (NPBA). I emphasize that the time is ripe for a positive change because new administrations in recent decades have not meant that. According to my young friend and colleague, [...]

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Sex offender back behind bars

June 15, 2019

A recently released sex offender is back behind bars after he was accused of groping a teenager downtown. Sidney Cooper, 42, of Exuma Street, the Grove, was remanded to the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services after being charged with indecent assault and causing harm. Prosecutors [...]

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Chipman says Bahamians 'frustrated'
Chipman says Bahamians 'frustrated'

June 15, 2019

While suggesting that the government is losing public support, Centreville MP Reece Chipman said Bahamians are becoming “more frustrated”. [...]

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Woman dies in car accident

June 15, 2019

A woman was killed during a car crash yesterday morning, police said.

Shortly after 4 a.m. a man and woman were headed north on Sir Milo Butler Highway when the driver of a black Honda Civic lost control of the car, [...]

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Arrest warrant issued for private investigator

June 15, 2019

A magistrate yesterday issued an arrest warrant for a private investigator who failed to appear to answer a stalking complaint. Elizabeth Bannister, the wife of newspaper publisher Gorman Bannister, had applied to have Oswald Poitier bound over to keep the peace after he allegedly sent [...]

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Issues at Passport Office to be addressed

June 15, 2019

Minister of Foreign Affairs Darren Henfield said that the Passport Office has some challenges but help is on the way.

During his contribution to the 2019/2020 budget debate, the minister said that the Passport Office has always been challenged with providing services in a building with [...]

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UN: Expert meeting under way to decide if Ebola is emergency

June 14, 2019

GENEVA (AP) -- The World Health Organization on Friday opened its expert meeting to decide whether the Ebola outbreak in Congo -- which spilled into Uganda this week -- should be declared a global emergency. WHO's director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a tweet that [...]
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US says video shows Iran removing mine from stricken tanker

June 14, 2019

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The U.S. military released a video Friday it said showed Iran's Revolutionary Guard removing an unexploded limpet mine from one of the oil tankers targeted near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, suggesting Tehran wanted to hide evidence of its [...]
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Lock him up '20 Dems weigh in on whether to prosecute Trump

June 14, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) -- With a familiar chant, President Donald Trump's backers regularly called for Hillary Clinton to be thrown in prison during the 2016 campaign. Now top Democrats are grappling with fraught questions about whether to lock HIM up. As Democrats in Congress press for [...]
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Second man charged with murder, attempted murder

June 14, 2019

Police have charged a second suspect in connection with the murder of one man and the attempted murders of three other men. Derron Deveaux, 24, of Big Pond, appeared before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt yesterday charged with the May 28 murder of James Delean and [...]
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Hotel union strike vote was about lack of negotiations

June 14, 2019

Bahamas Hotel Catering and Allied Workers Union (BHCAWU) President Darrin Woods said yesterday that the union's decision to hold a strike vote was not based on issues with gratuity, but rather on the Bahamas Hotel Employers Association's (BHEA) failure to commence negotiations. "This was not [...]
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