Nassau Guardian Stories

Minnis says plans underway to increase hospital bed capacity
Minnis says plans underway to increase hospital bed capacity

July 28, 2021

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis announced plans to increase bed capacity at Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) and insisted that the government is trying to move "heaven and earth" to secure additional vaccines amid a surge in COVID-19 cases, hospitals and deaths.

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Dorothy Albury Sands
Dorothy Albury Sands

July 28, 2021

FUNERAL ANNOUNCEMENT Private service for the late Dorothy Albury Sands age 97 years of Nassau Village and formerly of Rock Sound, Eleuthera will be held on Wednesday July 28th, 2021 at 10:00 am at Ebenezer Cemetery, Shirley Street.

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Cruise passenger count to hit 250,000 by year-end
Cruise passenger count to hit 250,000 by year-end

July 28, 2021

Nassau Cruise Port Limited’s (NCP) berths will be fully booked when its pier extension is completed by December, with cruise port executives expecting passenger counts to be in the area of 250,000, the company’s Chief Executive Officer Mike Maura told Guardian Business yesterday.

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Bastian finishes 36th in 200m breast
Bastian finishes 36th in 200m breast

July 28, 2021

TOKYO, Japan - Bahamian Izaak Bastian might not have accomplished what he set out to accomplish at these Olympics, but as it was his first experience at this level of competition, he's grateful for the opportunity to compete and is looking forward to what's to come in the future.

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Miller-Uibo set to run both the 200m and 400m
Miller-Uibo set to run both the 200m and 400m

July 28, 2021

TOKYO, Japan - Sources close within Shaunae Miller-Uibo's circle have confirmed that she will run both the women's 200 and 400 meters (m) at the Games of the 32nd Olympiad currently ongoing in Tokyo, Japan.

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A healthy Charlton looks for Olympic glory
A healthy Charlton looks for Olympic glory

July 28, 2021

TOKYO, Japan - Devynne "Sonic" Charlton has had a resurgent year in athletics and given what transpired five years ago when she was unable to compete, she is focused and determined to have a strong showing at these Olympic Games here in Tokyo, Japan.

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Jones sees The Bahamas playing basketball in 2024 Olympics
Jones sees The Bahamas playing basketball in 2024 Olympics

July 28, 2021

It may be three years away from now, but projected first round 2021 NBA (National Basketball Association) draftee Bahamian Kai Jones is hoping to get the Bahamas senior men's national basketball team in the 2024 Summer Olympics, to be held in Paris, France.

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Azaro Roker signs with Spanish basketball team Gipuzkoa
Azaro Roker signs with Spanish basketball team Gipuzkoa

July 28, 2021

After his final collegiate year at St. Francis Xavier University (SFX) was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it did not stop Azaro ‘Big Z’ Roker from realizing his dream of playing basketball professionally. He signed a contract this past Monday to play for the Acunsa Gipuzkoa Basket in Liga Española de Baloncesto (LEB Oro) league in Spain.

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The wrong direction
The wrong direction

July 28, 2021

The results of an Open Current poll conducted in recent weeks in the Sea Breeze and St. Barnabas constituencies in New Providence that found the overwhelming number of those polled saying The Bahamas is going in the wrong direction are likely reflective of the wider country – and are also not surprising.

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We are all doomed without real leadership and nat'l cooperation in the face of a worsening crisis
We are all doomed without real leadership and nat'l cooperation in the face of a worsening crisis

July 28, 2021

In the same week that Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis declared that the COVID-19 pandemic is over for the vaccinated, Minister of Health Renward Wells announced a rollback of perks previously granted for vaccinated individuals in The Bahamas, including the decision to now limit to five the number of vaccinated individuals allowed at a private gathering.

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Ministry of Finance puts new customs fee on hold temporarily

July 28, 2021

The government announced yesterday that it has temporarily suspended the enforcement of a nominal Bahamas Customs Department processing fee that was approved in the 2021/2022 budget, explaining that some people have already been incorrectly charged and there needs to be more customer education on the fee, as well as training within the Customs Department.

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Wells: No decision yet on extending state of emergency
Wells: No decision yet on extending state of emergency

July 27, 2021

Minister of Health Renward Wells said the government has not made a decision on whether it will move to extend the state of emergency beyond August 13.

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Shedding COVID weight gain
Shedding COVID weight gain

July 27, 2021

Like most people, uppermost in Lequel Pratt's mind is losing a few pounds and pre-COVID, she went out there and exercised. Then the coronavirus hit, and she was at home, cooking and eating, and gained weight on top of the pounds she already wanted to shed. Those extra pounds were a motivating factor in her joining her workplace “Biggest Loser” competition.

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Ignoring mental health needs put essential workers at risk
Ignoring mental health needs put essential workers at risk

July 27, 2021

Owing to a third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, one psychologist is urging essential workers to prioritize their mental health.

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Visit your dentist before cancer treatment

July 27, 2021

You have received the news. You or a loved one was recently diagnosed with cancer and require immediate treatment. You then go through the process of planning a personalized treatment plan designed to get you or your loved one healthy again. This usually involves lifestyle and dietary improvements to adequately support the treatment. One such area you should never neglect is the health of your mouth.

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Lymphedema and your feet

July 27, 2021

Lymphedema refers to swelling that generally occurs in one of your arms or legs. Sometimes both arms or both legs swell. Lymphedema is most commonly caused by the removal of or damage to your lymph nodes as a part of cancer treatment.

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To snip or not to snip: newborn circumcision

July 27, 2021

Circumcision is a surgical procedure where the foreskin of the penis is removed. It is a practice that dates back to ancient times with the earliest evidence of it being found in a 4,000-year-old Egyptian tomb.

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Evans finishes 18th in 200m free
Evans finishes 18th in 200m free

July 27, 2021

TOKYO, Japan - Bahamian swimming sensation Joanna Evans had another tough swim at the Tokyo Olympic Games on Monday, coming up just short of her first semifinals appearance at the Olympics in swimming.

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Miller-Uibo entered in both 200m and 400m
Miller-Uibo entered in both 200m and 400m

July 27, 2021

TOKYO, Japan - Less than a week before the start of the athletics portion of the Tokyo Olympic Games, the jury is still out on whether or not Bahamian Shaunae Miller-Uibo will run just the 200 meters (m), defend her Olympic title in the 400m, or contest both.

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Seymour looking to build off Olympic success from Rio
Seymour looking to build off Olympic success from Rio

July 27, 2021

TOKYO, Japan - Back for her second straight Olympics, Pedrya Seymour said she is looking to build off her experience from five years ago and have a strong showing for Team Bahamas here in Tokyo, Japan.

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