Nassau Guardian Stories

Is NAD being fair

June 13, 2019

Dear Editor, I must speak whenever there are injustices being visited on anyone. I must also, without ambiguity, express how I arrived at my explicit opinion. I must cause my boldness to be seen in my honesty. The brazenness of Nassau Airport Development (NAD) Company's [...]
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Written commentary that missed the mark

June 13, 2019

Dear Editor, A friend called on Wednesday and said I should read the National Review article in The Nassau Guardian titled "Boot Lickers" by Travis Cartwright-Carroll. She said the writer went totally off in the wrong direction in his analysis of the budget debate. I [...]
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Positive aspects of the 2019/ 2020budget

June 13, 2019

Peter Turnquest, member of Parliament for East Grand Bahama, deputy prime minister and minister of finance, inherited a difficult situation in 2017, including unsustainable deficits, credit downgrades and general economic malaise. Notwithstanding these challenges, Turnquest has been single-minded in his determination to bring the government's [...]
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Sports stalwart 'Sonny Boy' Rahming passes at age 89

June 13, 2019

Another giant who contributed to the building and sustenance of the Bahamian sports brand has gone on into eternity. Wellington "Sonny Boy" Rahming, a quiet mentor within the county's sports domain, had been challenged with illness for several years, before he succumbed on Labour Day, [...]
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Johnson going after NABF title

June 13, 2019

It is no doubt that former Olympian Tureano Johnson is one of the toughest professional Bahamian fighters and he will prove that once more when he heads to Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California, to square off against the undefeated Irishman Jason Quigley on [...]
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Kaitlyn Williams scores 29 goals in Texas

June 13, 2019

It was a great showing by Bahamian junior water polo player Kaitlyn Williams, who scored 29 goals at the Southwest Zone National Junior Qualifiers in Pearland, Texas, held June 8-9. Williams played for Houston-based Viper Pigeons' 14U girls team, her first time playing on an [...]
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Lester Brown Jr. eyes set on title fight

June 13, 2019

With six professional fights under his belt, Bahamian lightweight boxer Lester Brown Jr. has his eyes set on winning the American Boxing Federation (ABF) USA Mid America Super Featherweight Title when he goes into the ring at the Cameron Center in Laurel, Mississippi on Saturday, [...]
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UB Mingoes even record with thrashing of Lady Truckers

June 13, 2019

The University of The Bahamas Mingoes women's softball team needed only five innings to defeat the Johnson Lady Truckers 13-6 in New Providence Softball Association (NPSA) action on Tuesday night, on the Banker's Field at the Baillou Hills Sporting Complex. The Mingoes started off slow, [...]
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Front Porch Urban development of New Providence

June 13, 2019

A friend recently hosted a guest from a southern Caribbean twin-island state, who was extremely impressed with how developed New Providence is compared to quite a number of regional jurisdictions. The visitor was especially impressed with the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA), the road network, [...]
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PM confident in Italian investigators

June 13, 2019

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis yesterday expressed confidence in the Italian authorities' ability to investigate the deaths of two Bahamians who were visiting the country. Speaking to reporters at Government House, Minnis said, "They've been investigating deaths and people for umpteenth years before I was [...]
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Lloyd: Nearly half of GLAT students failing to meet ministry standards

June 13, 2019

Nearly half of the students in Grade 3 who sit the Grade Level Assessment Test (GLAT) are not meeting the Ministry of Education standard, Education Minister Jeffrey Lloyd said yesterday. "In Grade 3 the students take two tests in two subjects, English and Math," Lloyd [...]
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Govt committed 3 million for MARCO Alert

June 13, 2019

Minister of National Security Marvin Dames announced that the government has committed $3 million to the development of the MARCO Alert system. Dames said that a contract with a Bahamian company called Multimedia Technology is being finalized for the development of the software. The system [...]
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Dames outlines technology upgrades

June 13, 2019

Industry-leading security technology company AE Tactical and its partner Axon will provide the 200 body-worn and 200 dash cameras to the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF), National Security Minister Marvin Dames said during his 2019/2020 budget contribution. "I am pleased to announce that after several [...]
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Man denies circulating sex tape

June 13, 2019

A 21-year-old man accused of voyeurism was yesterday granted $5,000 bail. Fenron Ferguson, of Faith United Way, is accused of making and circulating a sex tape of a woman, who had a reasonable expectation of privacy, on June 8. Ferguson denied the charge at his [...]
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Prints link suspects to drugs, court hears

June 13, 2019

Fingerprints linked a man to a stash of drugs found hidden in bushes in the Fox Hill area, a court heard yesterday. Michael Herbert has denied a charge of possession of dangerous drugs with intent to supply at his trial before Magistrate Samuel McKinney. The [...]
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SIDEBURNS

June 13, 2019

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Western Air disputes D'Aguilar's claims

June 13, 2019

Western Air Vice President of Operations and General Counsel Sherrexcia Rolle yesterday disputed Minister of Tourism Dionisio D'Aguilar's claim that the government entered into a bad deal with the company to lease its terminal in San Andros for $60 per square foot. Rolle said the [...]
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Lloyd addresses corporal punishment in schools

June 12, 2019

Amid controversy regarding whether corporal punishment should be abolished in schools, Education Minister Jeffrey Lloyd said today that the Ministry of Education will not be sucked into making that decision while Bahamians continue to beat their children at home. Lloyd said the cultural issue calls [...]
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