Nassau Guardian Stories

Thomas strikes out seven in season debut

May 07, 2021

Pittsburgh Pirates' number seven overall prospect, Bahamian pitcher Tahnaj Thomas, struck out seven batters in three innings of play in his 2021 Minor League Baseball (MiLB) debut for the Greensboro Grasshoppers (1-1) on Wednesday night at the First National Bank Field in Greensboro, North Carolina. The Grasshoppers took down the Hickory Crawdads (1-1), 8-4, getting ...
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Delights of being a boy mom

May 07, 2021

Darel Clayton is the epitome of femininity, so when she and her husband Scott decided to enhance their family with children, Darel thought she would have given birth to at least one girl - and was waiting for her, a mini version of herself - but she gave birth to boys. Darel is a boy ...
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American stand-up comedian and actor Sebastian Maniscalco brings a night of laughs to Atlantis

May 07, 2021

American stand-up comedian and actor Sebastian Maniscalco is coming to the Atlantis for a night of laughs. Maniscalco will perform on July 3, to celebrate and kick off the July 4 weekend festivities. The show comes on the heels of his smash-hit Netflix specials that include "Stay Hungry", and "You Bother Me", filmed from its ...
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'Without Remorse' is quite watchable primarily because of Michael B. Jordan

May 07, 2021

"Without Remorse"(US Rated R) Cast: Michael B. Jordan, Jodie Turner-Smith, Guy Pearce, Jamie Bell Genre: Action/Thriller Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video Dwight's Rating: Video games are big business; a mega, multi-billion-dollar industry, with sales projected to continue to rise over the next few years. Advances in technology, including hardware, software and internet speeds, have ...
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More than 5 mil. worth of fraud reported by commercial banks

May 07, 2021

As the use of technology to complete money transactions rises, so have the instances of fraud, according to The Central Bank of The Bahamas, which yesterday revealed that more than $5 million worth of fraud instances were reported by commercial banks. The Central Bank's 2020 payments survey shows that there were 3,317 cases of check, ...
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Investment currency outflows nearly 50 due to COVID-19 restrictions

May 07, 2021

The restrictions placed on foreign exchange outflows by The Central Bank of The Bahamas (CBOB) at the onset of the COVID-19 economic crisis resulted in resident investments through the Investment Currency Market (ICM) being slashed by more than 40 percent. In May 2020, the bank suspended residents' access to foreign exchange for portfolio purchases in ...
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Sandals chairman: Emerald Bay doing phenomenally well

May 07, 2021

Sandals Emerald Bay is doing "phenomenally well" compared to 2019, Sandals Resorts International Executive Chairman Adam Stewart said on Wednesday, adding that the company is in discussions with Air Canada to fly a 140-seat aircraft into Great Exuma. Stewart said airlift to the island is down only eight percent compared to 2019. Sandals' Exuma resort ...
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Major set to head to Germany
Major set to head to Germany

May 06, 2021

After dominating play on the Florida circuit, and experiencing success around the region, Bahamian professional tennis player Kevin Major Jr. is prepared to take his game to the next level and he’s making the necessary steps to get there.

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Ayton, Hield help teams continue win streaks
Ayton, Hield help teams continue win streaks

May 06, 2021

Bahamian professional basketball players Chavano “Buddy” Hield and DeAndre Ayton continue to help their respective teams as they prolonged win streaks on Tuesday night in the National Basketball Association (NBA) regular season.

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Bahamian MiLB players experience action
Bahamian MiLB players experience action

May 06, 2021

The last time Bahamian Minor League Baseball (MiLB) players experienced playing time on the diamond was back in 2019. Tuesday was opening night in MiLB and it signaled an end to a drought. A trio of Bahamians was in action.

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Graceville meeting children's spiritual needs
Graceville meeting children's spiritual needs

May 06, 2021

In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, when the world as we knew it ground to a halt, one pastor refused to allow the pandemic to keep her from connecting with the children of her church. Pastor Anastacia Ferguson-Bansie refused to lock down her message, and has since garnered an even greater reach outside her home church in Columbia, Maryland, with Graceville, an online space dedicated to telling Bible stories through animation with guests from around the world.

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Happy Mother's Day

May 06, 2021

"She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises ...
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Reverend Joseph Emmette Weir passes
Reverend Joseph Emmette Weir passes

May 06, 2021

The Methodist Church is said to have lost one of its best preachers, with the passing of Reverend Dr. Joseph Emmette Agustus Weir. He passed away at age 83, on April 30.

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Mental health is health too

May 06, 2021

May is Mental Health Awareness month around the world. The University of The Bahamas psychology department, the Bahamas Psychological Association, and other mental health agencies in our country are making an intentional effort to inform and raise the awareness of those living with mental or behavioral health issues and to help reduce the stigma so many endure every day. This is one reason the theme for mental health month in The Bahamas is “Mental Health is Health Too”.

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Blessed are the peacemakers

May 06, 2021

In The Bahamas, we have seen our fair share of acrimony and contention. Violence is a constant in the news among young men; there is domestic violence, political posturing and bantering leading to an unfavorable and unpeaceful atmosphere. During times like these many people are caught up in getting even or proving a point.

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More Shunammite women needed

May 06, 2021

“Just as Gehazi was telling the king how Elisha had restored the dead to life, the woman whose son Elisha had brought back to life came to appeal to the king for her house and land.” – 2 Kings 8:5

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Bahamas now in control of its sovereign airspace
Bahamas now in control of its sovereign airspace

May 06, 2021

The government of The Bahamas yesterday signed an historic air navigation services agreement with the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the monitoring of The Bahamas’ sovereign airspace for a period of ten years at no cost, Minister of Tourism and Aviation Dionisio D’Aguilar announced yesterday at the agreement signing ceremony, adding that the country could collect up to $350 million from overflight airlines over that ten years.

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