Nassau Guardian Stories

SAC wins heavyweight fight against NCA

October 17, 2017

The St. Augustine's College (SAC) Big Red Machine got two runs in the top of the seventh last inning to pad their lead, and then held off a Crusaders rally in the bottom half of that frame yesterday evening, to remain undefeated in senior boys [...]
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Robinson captures Houston City Amateur in a playoff

October 17, 2017

HOUSTON, Texas -- Bahamian Devaughn Robinson won the Houston City Amateur Tournament earlier this month, shooting 65 and 71 on the 36-hole final day and then winning a playoff over Justin Kaplan. Robinson, who plays out of Cypresswood Golf Club, sat in third place as [...]
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Butler, Tucker emerge as winners of the Little Big Golf Challenge

October 17, 2017

The team of Oren Butler and 14-year-old Miranda Tucker emerged as the winner of the Little Big Golf Challenge that was held at the Royal Blue Golf Club at Baha Mar. The tournament, that was organized by Assistant Golf Professional at Baha Mar Georgette Rolle, [...]
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Preparatory life-saving surgery

October 17, 2017

Eight rounds of chemotherapy and two surgeries was what Cherise Evans-Saunders needed to win her battle against ovarian cancer. Once she was declared cancer free, she never dreamed that she would have to take steps to ward off another possible cancer attack on her body. [...]
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Cleveland Clinic Florida surgeon: Weight-loss surgery long-term effects most significant in younger to middle aged populations

October 17, 2017

For anyone who has ever stepped on a scale and wished they hadn't, the prospect of going under a "gentle" knife and coming out thinner seems almost too good to be true. And for many, it has made a difference in their lives they say [...]
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Help for swimmer's ear

October 17, 2017

Swimmer's ear is an infection, inflammation, or ear pain in the outer or external portion of the ear canal, from the eardrum to the outside of the head. It is usually caused when water becomes trapped in the ear canal or remains in the ear [...]
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Orthotics support your whole body

October 17, 2017

Running, other sports and even walking can make a lot of demands on your feet and ankles. These demands cause stress on the feet that can lead to pain and injuries. Orthotics can help in positioning the foot correctly and prevent this pain and suffering [...]
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Divine order

October 17, 2017

For those who know me quite well, they will be familiar with the fact, that one of my favorite sayings is everything is in divine order -- yes it really is and incidentally this applies in good times and in not so good times. In [...]
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Smith lashes govt on spy bill

October 17, 2017

The Minnis administration is facing more backlash over its Interception of Communications Bill, with Human Rights Bahamas President Fred Smith, Q.C., calling on civil society groups to reject the bill. "We must use our newfound power to unite against this frightening spy bill and force [...]
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Roberts not satisfied with Sands' explanation

October 17, 2017

Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Chairman Bradley Roberts said yesterday he is not satisfied with Health Minister Dr. Duane Sands' explanation as to why he still performs surgeries as a Cabinet minister. "No, I am not satisfied and I am surprised that the paper would even [...]
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Two more murders in New Providence

October 17, 2017

A man died in hospital yesterday after he was shot on Ida Street, police said. The latest killing brings the murder count up to 113 for the year so far. This is the third murder in a 48-hour period. A man was shot and killed [...]
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Robbers hit Claridge Primary School

October 17, 2017

Police were searching for the burglars who robbed Claridge Primary School on Claridge Road early yesterday. According to reports, sometime after midnight, several individuals broke into the school and stole supplies out of a tuck shop and "at least a dozen" classrooms. The estimated value [...]
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Accused BAMSI arsonist acquitted

October 17, 2017

Although an anonymous witness claimed he saw Dave Moxey torch the male dormitory of the Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Institute (BAMSI) in 2015, his testimony was not sufficient to convince a Supreme Court jury of Moxey's guilt. The nine-member jury deliberated on Monday for less [...]
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Bahamian lawyer disbarred in the UK

October 17, 2017

A Bahamian lawyer has formally been disbarred after losing an appeal at the High Court in the United Kingdom last week. The Bar Standards Board (BSB) took action against Shavon Bethel in 2015 after it emerged that he had falsely claimed to be awarded an [...]
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Union official: BPL workers have no special privileges

October 17, 2017

Bahamas Electrical Workers Union (BEWU) Secretary General Astrid Bodie yesterday dismissed Bahamas Power and Light's (BPL) announcement that it will disconnect the electricity supply of employees whose accounts are in arrears as a "foolish public relations stunt". Bodie said she is offended by the suggestion [...]
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'The real value of FOIA is knowing how to use it'

October 17, 2017

Executive Director of the Organization for Responsible Governance (ORG) Matt Aubry said yesterday if "done well", the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) would reduce a lot of mistrust that currently exists between the government and citizens/residents of The Bahamas. During an interview with The Nassau [...]
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Another violent year

October 17, 2017

We are on pace again for a murder record. Our most violent year was 2015 when 146 people were murdered. A man died in hospital yesterday after he was shot on Ida Street. He was the 113th murder victim in 2017, according to our records. [...]
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Hanna-Martin is the status quo

October 17, 2017

Dear Editor, As the race for leader of the PLP heats up it is comical that Glenys Hanna-Martin would claim that she is uprooting the status quo. In my opinion, more than the other three PLP members of Parliament she definitely represents the status quo. [...]
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A response to the immigration question

October 17, 2017

Dear Editor, I have several comments regarding the letter submitted to you concerning "the rights of persons born in The Bahamas after July 9, 1973". As a person who is not a lawyer, I understand that the rule of law is foundational in any civilized [...]
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Climate change and the graduation of the Caribbean

October 17, 2017

A week or so ago, CARICOM's secretary-general, Irwin LaRocque, made clear that if the Caribbean is ever to be able to respond sustainably to the devastation caused by climate change, the eligibility criteria for development assistance must change. Speaking about this in Georgetown on the [...]
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