Nassau Guardian Stories

Man sentenced for burglary tools

October 14, 2017

A 26-year-old man was yesterday given the option of paying a $2,500 fine or spending one year in prison after pleaded guilty to having burglary tools. Even if Ahmad Armbrister, of Third Street, The Grove, pays the fine, he will still remain in custody as [...]
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Mechanic charged with possessing AK-47 ammo

October 14, 2017

A suspect small arms dealer was yesterday remanded to prison. Hugh Tai, 35, of Rum Cay Avenue, was arrested on October 9 after police executed a search warrant on a home at Yamacraw Shores and seized 91 rounds of ammunition for high-powered rifles. Police seized [...]
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Super-storms require new thinking

October 14, 2017

The Bahamas has been hit by major hurricanes over three consecutive years. Joaquin ravaged the south; Matthew, the northwest, and Irma, portions of the south, again. There has been hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of damage to homes, businesses and infrastructure. Climate change has [...]
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Mishandling the migration issue over the years

October 14, 2017

Dear Editor, It is interesting that in its efforts to create the appearance of an illegal immigrant crackdown, the government conveniently overlooks the core problem. For many years persons have come to The Bahamas illegally and have had children, called anchor babies, who have been [...]
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The rights of persons born in The Bahamas after July 9, 1973

October 14, 2017

Dear Editor, The recent announcement by the prime minister of his government's intention to deal with the illegal alien problem has rightly sparked a debate on the treatment of illegal aliens in The Bahamas. I wish to join the debate. Article seven of the constitution [...]
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Selling Cape Haitian to the world as a tourist destination

October 14, 2017

Selling Cape Haitian to the world as a tourist destination as it stands today is a difficult proposition. First of all should I take credit for the visible signs of improvements in garbage collection since my series of op-ed articles in the international media called [...]
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IDB suggests 'politically unfeasible' VAT rate increase

October 13, 2017

Despite value-added tax (VAT) generating increased revenue since its implementation in 2015, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) said the tax's structure "appears" to have reached its peak efficiency and gaining additional revenue would "probably" require increasing rates – a move the bank notes is "politically [...]
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Govt, Sunwing Travel Group, other airline carriers in 'final' discussions on GB airlift

October 13, 2017

Minister of State for Grand Bahama Kwasi Thompson revealed that the government, Sunwing Travel Group and other major airline carriers are in "final" discussions to provide additional airlift to Grand Bahama. But despite this announcement, the Grand Lucayan hotel strip remains closed to date. In [...]
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Nairn: Bahamas Development bank undercapitalized from inception, operationally inefficient

October 13, 2017

The Bahamas Development Bank's (BDB) poor performance is partly responsible for the lack of economic growth in this country, especially given commercial banks' hesitation to approve loans for small business, BDB Chairman Lynden Nairn said yesterday, adding that the bank has been mandated to improve [...]
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Central Bank has reduced its govt debt holdings, as suggested by IMF

October 13, 2017

The Central Bank of The Bahamas (CBOB) has reduced its holdings of government debt so that it is not in breach of its 20 percent demand liability ceiling, as stated by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in its Article IV consultation report. In fact, the [...]
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Details of GB business and entrepreneurial incentives program revealed

October 13, 2017

A business and entrepreneurial incentives program in Grand Bahama is expected to create a minimum of 100 jobs for persons in the 17 to 40 age group and fund up to 25 small and micro entrepreneurs over the next three years. The program is expected [...]
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BTC putting big business tools in small businesses' hands

October 13, 2017

The entire month of October is being recognized as Small Business Month at Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC). The company is collaborating with the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers' Confederation (BCCEC) and several businesses for a month of activities. "There are many big businesses in [...]
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The power of Microsoft Excel in business: how to work smarter, faster, better

October 13, 2017

"Technological illiteracy, much less technophobia, is no longer a sustainable option for the modern worker," - Wall Street Journal There is a gem in the Microsoft Office crown: It's called Excel. Most people have a love/hate relationship with Microsoft Excel. While some love its features [...]
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Bahamian players making an impact overseas

October 13, 2017

Several Bahamian players are already making their presence felt on the basketball court for their respective teams. Veteran forward and longtime national team player Bennet Davis has been dominant on the wing so far for MAFC Budapest (A Division), Shaquille Cleare is fitting in nicely [...]
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Nairn, Spartans poised for deep tournament run

October 13, 2017

For the third year in a row, Lourawls "Tum Tum" Nairn will serve as a team captain for the Michigan State Spartans men's basketball team. This year Nairn said he's looking to be a good leader both on and off the court for the squad [...]
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All Exuma Regatta Association hosts first annual Heroes Day Regatta

October 13, 2017

The All Exuma Regatta Association held its first annual Heroes Day Class C Regatta in Barratarre, Exuma. Many persons with a passion and love for sailing attended with great enthusiasm and excitement. Patterson Smith, association chairman said, "This organization was formed to assist with the [...]
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Mark your calendars -- Culture, Wine Food Festival up first, followed by Wine Art and Jollification

October 13, 2017

Over the course of the next month there's going to be so much going on that no one will be able to say they're bored. And the festivities will be jumpstarted this weekend with the International Culture, Wine & Food Festival (ICWFF), followed by the [...]
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'Cargo' stars Warren Brown, Jimmy Jean-Louis and Omar J. Dorsey to attend gala premiere at Atlantis

October 13, 2017

The stars and producers of "Cargo" will descend upon the Atlantis Movie Theatre on October 19 for the gala premiere of the award-winning film -- the largest Bahamian film project in history. Warren Brown, one of Britain's most illustrious actors, leads a cast of established [...]
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Blade Runner is wonderfully captivating and a little tedious

October 13, 2017

Blade Runner 2049 (Rated C) Cast: Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Robin Wright, Ana de Armas Genre: Science fiction, thriller Dwight's rating: Good Where do you see yourself in 32 years? That's the year 2049! I would be well into what is currently considered retirement age [...]
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The carrot or the stick

October 13, 2017

I'm sure that most people have heard the expression used again and again when talking about getting someone to do something which they're quite reluctant to do, saying do we use the carrot or the stick? This expression came into being obviously when trying to [...]
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