Nassau Guardian Stories

Suicide bomber targets clerics in Afghan capital, 40 killed

November 20, 2018

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A suicide bomber targeted a gathering of Muslim religious scholars in the Afghan capital on Tuesday, killing at least 40 people, Afghan officials said. Public Health Ministry spokesman Wahid Majroh said another 60 people were wounded in the attack, which took [...]
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Diabetes prevention and management

November 20, 2018

Diabetes is manageable, and complications are preventable. Also, if you have complications, worsening can be prevented, according to internal medicine specialist and endocrinologist Dr. Kristine Parker-Curling who encourages diabetics to take ownership of their disease and health and to know what their goals are and [...]
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Stem cells and diabetic foot ulcers

November 20, 2018

Diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) are a significant and rapidly growing complication of diabetes. The International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot describes a diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) as a full-thickness wound or sore located below the ankle in a person with diabetes. These ulcers are [...]
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Inconsideration selfishness

November 20, 2018

Let me commence by asking you a simple question here today. Now here goes the question, which of course I want you to answer with complete candor as this is not a time to try to fool yourself – no it is not and it's [...]
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Ex-RBC workers accused of theft again

November 20, 2018

Two former Royal Bank of Canada staff members are facing additional charges of theft from the institution. Police alleged that Travis Mackey, 36, of Faith Gardens, and Kenja King, who were both employed as business service representatives, stole $124,405.68 from RBC in 2016 by falsifying [...]
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Jury returns lawful killing verdict in inquest

November 20, 2018

The death of a man who shot and killed a rival in front of police before turning his gun on the officers was yesterday ruled a lawful killing. A coroner's jury investigating the January 14, 2011 death of Rashad Colin Forbes, who also used the [...]
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Butler: Aviation review needed after crash

November 20, 2018

SkyBahamas President and CEO Captain Randy Butler said yesterday that authorities must use the unfortunate plane crash of pilot Byron Ferguson on November 8 in waters off New Providence to take a review of the entire aviation system and implement new strategies moving forward. Authorities [...]
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Former minister: Minnis must follow through on crash probe

November 20, 2018

Englerston MP Glenys Hanna-Martin said yesterday that Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis made the right decision to order a probe into the search and recuse efforts after a small plane crashed in waters off western New Providence more than a week ago. "As I've said, [...]
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We need foreign investment

November 20, 2018

It was a spirited debate as to whether or not the government should approve the Disney Cruise Line project at South Eleuthera. There was opposition from environmentalists. There was a competing vision from the local One Eleuthera group. It was announced that Disney would be [...]
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Britain in Brexit chaos

November 20, 2018

It is hard to avoid the conclusion that the United Kingdom, a once clear-minded and largely unified nation, is engaged in a process of self-harm over the issue of Brexit. So great have the irreconcilable political divisions become, that potentially under threat is the union [...]
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No to legalization of marijuana

November 20, 2018

Dear Editor, We would be grateful if you would kindly publish this letter which states our position on the legalization of marijuana which is being proposed for the purpose of recreation. As a senior bishop of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, a former president of [...]
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Regulatory overkill

November 20, 2018



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Sold into light bill slavery

November 20, 2018

Dear Editor, Bahamas Power and Light(BPL) seems intent upon forcing us to pay more for electricity than is necessary or affordable for the average Bahamian. Every day, people tell me about having to choose between paying their light bill and other important bills and expenses. [...]
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Government's Private Pre-school Partnership initiative launched

November 20, 2018

Marcellus Taylor, director in the Ministry of Education (MOE), termed the government's Private Pre-School Partnership (PPP), an "extra" important initiative as it symbolizes the union of persons who, prior to now, operated separately. "Today is the crowning moment of our relationship together," said Taylor. "It's [...]
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Senior physicians hold off on industrial action

November 20, 2018

Consultant Physicians Staff Association (CPSA) President Dr. Locksley Munroe said yesterday senior physicians will put a temporary hold on their decision to withdraw services. "For right now, industrial action is not the next step," Munroe said. "The next step is to share with the general [...]
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Missing pilot's family 'offended' by RBDF press conference

November 20, 2018

The brother of Byron Ferguson, whose plane crashed in waters off New Providence on November 8, said yesterday that he does not believe the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) did all that it could during its initial search and rescue efforts. Ferguson was piloting a [...]
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