Nassau Guardian Stories

Patrice Murrell, Benje release new singles

September 20, 2019

Versatile and talented recording artists Patrice Murrell and Benjamin ‘Benje’ Alexander – both members of the best band in The Bahamas, Visage – have released new singles on the ‘High Point’ rhythm, produced by Alexander. Patrice’s single “Rest of My Life” began quite humbly following a conversation with Benje during carnival season at the Bahamas Masqueraders Mas Band Camp...

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Atlantis gets ready to kick off highly anticipated 'Eat' event
Atlantis gets ready to kick off highly anticipated 'Eat' event

September 20, 2019

Imagine being able to indulge in some of the most delectable delicacies that are offered at various Atlantis restaurants for a two-week period. Whether it’s a quick-serve bite, casual dining, sampling the fare at one of Atlantis’ signature restaurants or even going gourmet, this year’s Extraordinary Taste at Atlantis, commonly referred to as “Eat”, promises to tantalize the taste buds of those who plan to attend one of the largest foodie events on the island – and it’s all for a good cause...

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'Hustlers' is eye-poppingly good!
'Hustlers' is eye-poppingly good!

September 20, 2019

"Hustlers" (Rated C) Cast: Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez, Julia Stiles, Keke Palmer Genre: Comedy/Drama Dwight's Rating: 3.5 Stars It's not what you're thinking. Unless you're thinking "Hustlers" is going to be one of the best acted, funniest, most heartwarming, compelling and entertaining films of the [...]
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Of Puerto Rico and Haiti

September 20, 2019

Haiti and Puerto Rico are dancing to the same tune, “Governor Ricardo Rosselló must go, Jovenel Moise must resign”. San Juan has been rising for a week and Haiti has been in turmoil for a year, both nations for the same reason – the arrogant, corrupt and “let them eat cake” attitude of their leaders...

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Where was God when Dorian hit Theologizing human suffering

September 20, 2019

Dear Editor, I begin with two insightful passages of scripture: Isaiah 22:5 which states, “For it is a day of trouble, and of treading down, and of perplexity by the Lord God of hosts in the valley of vision, breaking down the walls, and of crying to the mountains.”...

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'Guns don't kill people people kill people'

September 20, 2019

The gun lobby in the United States of America is fond of telling those fighting to improve gun control in that country that "guns don't kill people, people do". We do not agree. A heart-wrenching front page news story in last Sunday's New York Times [...]
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BPC shareholders clear the way for drilling of initial exploration well

September 20, 2019

The shareholders of Bahamas Petroleum Company (BPC) have cleared the way for the company to move forward with the drilling of its initial exploration well next year. BPC announced on its website that it received the blessing of its shareholders at its recent annual general [...]
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Central bank liberalizing exchange controls on residential property transactions

September 20, 2019

Beginning in October, the Central Bank of The Bahamas (CBOB) will liberalize exchange controls on the purchase and sale of residential property for non-residents, relinquishing its monopoly on exchange control approvals for real estate transactions. CBOB said in a statement on its website that commercial [...]
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Indicators show turnaround for stalled construction sector

September 20, 2019

Coming off of a sluggish second quarter where there was subdued activity in the construction sector, the Central Bank of The Bahamas (CBOB) stated that forward-looking indicators show there could be marked improvement in domestic private sector activity. The construction sector so far this year [...]
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Swiss America's registration under Securities Industry Act suspended for five days

September 20, 2019

Swiss America Securities Ltd. (SASL), which is now Mint Broker International Ltd., is under the microscope of the Securities Commission of The Bahamas (SCB), having to close its doors for five days, according to a notice on its suretrader.com website. According to Swiss America Securities [...]
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Data shows demand increasing for short-term vacation rentals

September 20, 2019

Hotel comparable vacation home rentals are catching up to traditional hotel models, with occupancy during the second quarter of the year averaging 50 percent, compared to the average of 75 percent occupancy at major hotel properties on New Providence and Paradise Island. Data from the [...]
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'It's a mess'

September 20, 2019



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Alleged child abductor to face one trial

September 20, 2019

Alleged child abductor De'Edra Gibson will have one trial on allegations that she snatched four young boys in a month-long period. But Gibson's lawyer, Howard Thompson, told Justice Bernard Turner yesterday that he didn't think joining the four cases was a good idea. According to [...]
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