Nassau Guardian Stories

Bahamas' economic freedom rating declines

September 16, 2019

The Bahamas' economic freedom rating took a hit in the 2019 Economic Freedom of the World economic report, dropping from 51 to 58 of 162 countries, according to a press release from the Nassau Institute in conjunction with Canada's Fraser Institute. According to the release, [...]
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Approval delays for school's solar system frustrate APS president

September 16, 2019

A state-of-the-art solar system at Windsor School has been collecting dust for four years due to continued delays by the Ministry of Public Works (MOPW), lamented the system's installer, Philip Holdom. Holdom, who is the president of solar design and installation company Alternative Power Supply [...]
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Dorian's aftermath, what must it look like

September 16, 2019

Dear Editor, I have given some time to ponder the moment in time in which we live. The fact of the matter is that this could not have been anticipated by anyone. I am reminded of the last monster which traversed The Bahamas and proceeded [...]
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A post-Dorian Bahamas

September 16, 2019

Dear Editor, Please allow me to express some thoughts on our recent Dorian experience. I wish not to spiritualize this situation, especially since it is so easy to be a "spiritual arm-chair quarterback". My condolences and prayers are for the bereaved, grieving families as they [...]
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Transforming the City of Nassau

September 16, 2019

The heralded redevelopment of the Prince George Dock into a state-of-the-art cruise port and Bahamian entertainment locus is finally coming, we trust. Global Port Holdings (GPH) promises to infuse some $250 million into our economy, creating as many as 500 construction jobs during two years [...]
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All hands on deck

September 16, 2019



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House of refuge

September 16, 2019

When the Maurice Moore Primary School shelter in Freeport began to flood during unprecedented inundation caused by Hurricane Dorian, Wayne and Marsha Stubbs, whose home is just across the street, became the unwitting but willing hosts to 128 desperate evacuees -- the youngest being a [...]
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No closure

September 16, 2019

For Anischa Davis, a resident of McLean's Town, Grand Bahama, living with the reality of missing loved ones is a tormenting experience. "I lost friends," she told Perspective last week following a public meeting for east Grand Bahama residents at the St. George's High School [...]
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Shantytown ban issued

September 16, 2019

The government last night issued an immediate ban on the construction of any new buildings in the four major shantytowns on Abaco. This comes two weeks after Hurricane Dorian, which would've killed at least 50 people and left more than 1,300 missing, including 300 Haitians, [...]
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UN chief predicts more intense storms

September 16, 2019

After visiting the storm-ravaged Abaco on the weekend, United Nations (UN) Secretary General Antonio Guterres said he was "horrified" by the destruction caused by Hurricane Dorian. Dorian tore through Abaco on September 1 with sustained winds of 185 miles per hour and gusts of 200 [...]
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Freeport man used jet ski to rescue 60 people from Dorian

September 16, 2019

As the vicious winds and surge of Hurricane Dorian whirled around Grand Bahama, D'Sean Smith, 39, a resident of Freeport, decided to hop on his jet ski and take a small team to assist him with rescue missions in nearby neighborhoods. Smith said the action [...]
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Mandatory evacuations: in perspective

September 14, 2019

Dear Editor, Mandatory evacuations are a bad idea. Here's why. Firstly, I think it is a direct move toward a police state; it invites authoritarian tendencies. Secondly, let's put this into perspective. Hurricanes are traumatic. They evoke statements in reactionary ways. Hurricanes bring people together, [...]
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Poor service standards

September 14, 2019

Dear Editor, I often hear the noise in the market that Bahamians do not support their own (local businesses) but maybe that's because Bahamians don't know how to serve their own. There has been lots of emphasis placed on small business development in The Bahamas [...]
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We live at the undersides

September 14, 2019

Two years ago, I wrote an article on the impact of Hurricane Irma on the loss of cultural material and the devastation of the landscape, lamenting the single death we sustained here, how we "lost two cultures that day". I spoke about how many of [...]
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Climate refugees

September 14, 2019

Hurricane Dorian. The name is sure to be remembered as one of the most destructive forces of nature. The devastation left in its wake can weaken the resolve of the strongest of us. We have all seen the pictures and videos on the news and [...]
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NAGB donation drive

September 14, 2019

H urricane Dorian. The name is sure to be remembered as one of the most destructive forces of nature. The devastation left in its wake can weaken the resolve of the strongest of us. We have all seen the pictures and videos on the news [...]
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