Nassau Guardian Stories

'Prey' is highly entertaining

August 12, 2022

"Prey (US Rated R) Cast: Amber Midthunder, Dakota Beavers, Michelle Thrush, Dane DiLiegro Genre: Sci-fi, Action/Adventure, Horror Where to watch: Hulu/ Disney+ Dwight's Rating: out of 4 It really should come as no surprise that a movie called "Prey" would have a high fatality rate. And that it's a prequel to the "Predator" franchise should ...
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Medals for Eastwood Judo Club

August 12, 2022

The Eastwood Judo Club was in action at the 33rd Annual U.S. Open Judo Championships and Golden Score competition that was held at the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida from July 29-31. The team members returned with three gold medals and a bronze medal. Keilesha Saunders and twins Alexander and Daniel Strachan were in ...
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Wildcats, Jackrabbits, Puerto Rico win at 'Summer of Thunder'

August 12, 2022

The University of Kentucky Wildcats, the South Dakota State University Jackrabbits and Team Puerto Rico all secured victories as the Bahamas Basketball Federation's (BBF) 'Summer of Thunder' continued inside the Baha Mar Convention Center and the Atlantis Imperial Ballroom on Wednesday. In the only game at Baha Mar, the Wildcats easily took care of the Dominican ...
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Large number of children took part in tennis summer camps

August 12, 2022

A number of successful tennis programs were held this summer. There were a number of tennis camps staged at the Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association's (BLTA) National Tennis Centre (NTC), and around the country, that allowed children to learn tennis in a fun-filled environment. The participants included first-timers and active players. Forehands, backhands, serves, volleys and overhands were ...
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New Investment Fund Bill, Mining Bill in the works

August 12, 2022

The government intends to soon table legislation for the creation of a framework to manage the government's private share holdings, Attorney General Ryan Pinder said yesterday. Pinder said a new Investment Fund Bill will allow for the professional management of government holdings in numerous private companies, as well as lay out a framework for the ...
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Attorney general doubles down on anti-corruption law pledge

August 12, 2022

Attorney General Ryan Pinder reiterated yesterday that the Davis administration will follow through with its promise to bring about anti-corruption legislation this legislative year. The Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) in its Blueprint for Change promised that it would pass anti-corruption legislation within its first 100 days in office, however, it missed its own target. "We are in ...
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Govt making progress in collecting tax arrears, says Halkitis

August 12, 2022

There has been "progress" one month into tax reforms to help the government collect hundreds of millions in tax arrears, especially with banks now collecting real property tax, Minister of Economic Affairs Michael Halkitis said on Wednesday. Halkitis explained last month that the government will see the real results of having commercial banks remit real ...
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Shell still hoping for a BPL deal 

August 12, 2022

Shell said it remains "committed" to building out a gas-to-power facility in New Providence, though the new Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) government has remained mum on where it stands with Shell's proposal and where the years of stalled negotiations with the global gas giant currently are. In a statement sent to Guardian Business, Shell recommitted to its ...
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AG lays out govt's legislative agenda

August 12, 2022

As the Davis administration prepares for its second year in office, Attorney General Ryan Pinder, QC, yesterday outlined priority areas in its legislative agenda including overhauling the Public Procurement Act, tightening environmental laws and bringing legislation to ensure gender equality in citizenship He said the government intends to table amendments to the Fiscal Responsibility Act and the Public Finance Management ...
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Full overhaul of Public Procurement Act underway

August 12, 2022

The government will fully rewrite the Public Procurement Act because of "troublesome" aspects of the current legislation, Attorney General Ryan, QC, said yesterday. "You know that we've been amending and working on amendments to the procurement act and the Fiscal Responsibility Act and the Public Finance Management Act," Pinder said. "Those are all in train ...
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Govt signs new agreement with nurses 

August 12, 2022

Under a new industrial agreement signed between the Bahamas Nurses Union (BNU) and the government yesterday, nurses will be given a retention bonus, receive salary increases and see added insurance benefits. During a signing at the Ministry of Health, BNU President Amancha Williams said the agreement covers the 8,000 or so nurses in the Department ...
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Watson apologizes after backlash over Dorian concert announcement 

August 12, 2022

Office of the Prime Minister Press Secretary Clint Watson yesterday apologized following backlash over an announcement he made recently of a concert to commemorate the third anniversary of Hurricane Dorian on September 1. "I think it's important in this role to always make sure that the people understand when we communicate messages and our intent behind ...
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Ferguson touts results of MOU with govt

August 12, 2022

Pointing to the successful negotiation of three industrial agreements in the last two weeks, Trade Union Congress (TUC) President Obie Ferguson yesterday praised the Davis administration's commitment to a memorandum of understanding it signed with the TUC and another umbrella union last year. During the signing of an industrial agreement between the Bahamas Nurses Union ...
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Govt in talks with Court of Appeal on firearms sentences

August 12, 2022

Attorney General Ryan Pinder, QC, said yesterday that the government has started discussions with the Court of Appeal President Sir Michael Barnett in relation to sentencing guidelines. "Generally, sentencing guidelines are within the purview of the Court of Appeal and how they approach sentencing guidelines," Pinder said when asked about harsher penalties for people found with ...
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Nolle in rape case after alleged victim died

August 12, 2022

Prosecutors yesterday discontinued their case against a man accused of raping a 65-year-old woman during a burglary in 2020. Thorne "Shadow" Cooper, 28, was charged with the July 24, 2020 incident. However, the alleged victim in the case has since died. As a result, Acting DPP Franklyn Williams issued a nolle prosequi, bringing the matter ...
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Robber takes plea deal

August 12, 2022

A man who was shot by an off-duty policeman during an armed robbery was yesterday sentenced to 46 months as part of a plea deal. Jiles Jackson Russell, 37, will receive credit for the two years, 11 months and seven days that he spent on remand. The prosecutor, Cephia Pinder-Moss, told the court that around 12:30 ...
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Seven years and $5 mil. later, PHA still has no electronic health records system

August 12, 2022

Minister of Health and Wellness Dr. Michael Darville says the Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) does not always get value for money, and that more can be done to ensure that contracts are tighter and vendors are held to more stringent standards, after it was revealed that numerous years and millions of dollars after the PHA ...
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Mr. Addington Neville Davis
Mr. Addington Neville Davis

August 11, 2022

Mr. Addington Neville Davis FORMER POLICE OFFICER AND FAMILY ISLAND COMMISSIONER (February 26th, 1930 - July 29th, 2022) Age 92 A private service was held at the request of Mr. Neville Davis.

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Hillary Valencia Saunders
Hillary Valencia Saunders

August 11, 2022

ObituaryHillary Valencia Saunders, 78, of South Lyon, Michigan passed away on July 21, 2022. Hillary was born in Nassau, Bahamas on February 14, 1944, to Granville and AgnesGomez. She graduated from Government High School and continued on to receive aBachelor of Science Degree in Education from the University of Miami.

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 Ivan "Tommy" Thompson

August 11, 2022

Funeral service for Ivan "Tommy" Thompson, 80 yrs., a resident of Pompino Court, Sunset Park & formerly of Zion Hill, Cat Island & Deep Creek, Eleuthera, will be held at St. Barnabas Anglican Church, Baillou Hill & Wulff Roads, on Friday, August 12, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. Officiating will be Fr Kristopher Higgs. Interment follows in Lakeview ...
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