Nassau Guardian Stories

Britain's Prince Philip, 97, recovers after Land Rover crash

January 18, 2019

LONDON (AP) -- Queen Elizabeth II's 97-year-old husband Prince Philip was recovering at the royal Sandringham estate after the Land Rover he was driving rolled over on its side in a collision with another vehicle. An alarming photo showing Philip's toppled black Land Rover dominated [...]
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Congo court poised to rule on presidential vote challenge

January 18, 2019

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) -- Congo's constitutional court is poised to rule as early as Friday on a challenge to the presidential election results. But the African Union continental body has issued a surprise last-minute request for Congo's government to delay releasing final results, citing "serious [...]
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Shutdown reaches Day 28 as Trump, Pelosi feud heats up again

January 18, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) -- She imperiled his State of the Union address. He denied her a plane to visit troops abroad. The shutdown battle between President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is playing out as a surreal game of constitutional brinkmanship, with both flexing [...]
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From Natasha to Eliza

January 18, 2019

From the titular role of Natasha in "Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812", Tony nominee Denee Benton now plays Eliza Hamilton in "Hamilton: an American Musical" the Broadway smash hit that is still going strong four years after its debut. Benton made her [...]
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Pascalle 'Pascalli' Dillett surpasses 20 million streams on Spotify

January 18, 2019

Singer/songwriter Pascalle "Pascalli" Dillett has reached over 20 million streams and counting on Spotify for a song she co-wrote called "Higher" for dancehall legend Red Rat, and was awarded with a plaque for her accomplishment in late December 2018. "I still can't believe it," she [...]
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'If Beale Street Could Talk' will leave you wondering, pondering and contemplating

January 18, 2019

If Beale Street Could Talk (Rated C) Cast: Stephan James, Kiki Layne, Regina King Genre: Crime drama/Romance Dwight's rating: Beale Street in Downtown Memphis, Tennessee, has come to be known as the home of the blues - that genre of music blending R&B, jazz and [...]
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Give me the good news

January 18, 2019

I stayed with someone for a period of time who used to give me all of the bad news he heard on TV first thing in the morning, which I really didn't want to hear at all. I write for these articles first thing in [...]
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An appropriate apology

January 18, 2019

The modern Bahamian media environment is so different from the days of Lynden Pindling. Then you essentially had two main newspapers and the state broadcaster. Since the Free National Movement (FNM) won in 1992 and opened up broadcasting, the media industry expanded significantly. A media [...]
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Term limits and fixed election dates make no sense

January 18, 2019

Dear Editor, I have long argued that those advocating fixed election dates and term limits on the office of prime minister really do not have a clue about the very basics of what Westminster democracy is and how it operates. Rather, they are simply taking [...]
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SIDEBURNS

January 18, 2019

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Nationalism or globalism

January 18, 2019

Sprats beware! Big fish comin'. The Bahamas has never really been a national, nationalist space. It creates nationalist discourse that narrowly defines what it means to be Bahamian, basing it on some floating signifier of blackness that is not too extreme, but all the while [...]
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Lady Warhawks drop the Defenders

January 18, 2019

After five grueling sets, the Twin Brothers Lady Warhawks finally got the job done, sending the Lady Defenders home with their first loss of the season on Wednesday night in New Providence Volleyball Association (NPVA) women's action at the D.W. Davis Gymnasium. The Lady Warhawks [...]
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Saunders ready for NFL Draft

January 18, 2019

Bahamian tight end Mavin Saunders has declared for the National Football League (NFL) Draft this year, looking to land a spot on one of the league's 32 teams. He took part in two senior showcases over the past two weekends - the first one was [...]
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Zecheng Dou wins the Bahamas Great Exuma Classic

January 18, 2019

GREAT EXUMA, The Bahamas -- The Islands of The Bahamas have hit a hole-in-one with the Bahamas Great Exuma Classic, as players and organizers of the event continue to rave about its success. Over 132 players from around the world teed off at the PGA [...]
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Johnson's passing brings national sport issue back up for discussion

January 18, 2019

What is the national sport of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas? Cricket, presently, is still considered the sport so designated, decades ago. The passing of a sailing legend, Eleazor "Barber J" Johnson, no doubt will ignite the issue once again. Johnson died two days ago [...]
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