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August 10, 2019

The 19th century marked a period in Britain known as Orchidelirium. Not entirely unlike the Dutch tulip fever, this flower-frenzy was a mad scramble for the exotic, elusive orchid. They became connotative as a symbol of wealth, prestige and knowledge, of the affluence required to secure these items from far-off lands. Sue Bennett Williams’ “Poor Man’s Orchid” (1989) is no such thing and no less beautiful.

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'The Visual Life of Social Affliction'

August 10, 2019

There is a creole saying, “nou led, nou la” which translates to “we’re ugly, we’re here”, that is rich in culturally nuanced meaning and shows a serious persistence and insistence on showing up, being here, being present, as has been evident in Haiti with the recent riots to protest the Petrocaribe corruption. Structural violence is rife and regionwide. At least we are here, even if we may be ugly.

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Summer Camp ends on a festive note

August 10, 2019

On the evening of Thursday, August 1, 2019, the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (NAGB) welcomed over 250 individuals to the exhibition opening reception and awards ceremony for its annual Mixed Media Art Summer Camp (MMASC).

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P1 AquaX Bahamas World Championships sign on with media partners

August 10, 2019

Powerboat P1, the world's leading marine motorsport brand, has announced that Pro Rider Watercraft Magazine and Powerboat Racing World will be official media partners for the P1 AquaX Bahamas World Championships jet ski racing event in November. Regarded as the premier print and digital publication

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Unemployment higher for women

August 10, 2019

Despite attaining higher education, unemployment is higher for women than it is for men, according to data released by the Department of Statistics yesterday.


In May 2019, the labor force totaled 214,890, consisting of 102,730 women and 112,160 men.

The data further shows that at the time of the survey there were 22,635 people unemployed – 11,230 women and 11,405 men.

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Man gropes policewoman in court

August 10, 2019

Serial groper Sidney Cooper struck again when he groped a policewoman in court yesterday.

The Nassau Guardian watched the brazen act unfold as Magistrate Samuel McKinney was about to sentence the 43-year-old recidivist for groping an 18-year-old girl in the downtown Nassau area and causing harm to her on June 12, 2019.

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Search for suspects after armed robbery
Search for suspects after armed robbery

August 09, 2019

POLICE are looking for two suspects in an armed robbery committed on Thursday night.

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Taxi-cab industry issues will be resolved by October

August 09, 2019

TRANSPORT and Local Government Minister Renward Wells has "promised faithfully" that by October all issues surrounding the taxi-cab industry will be resolved, according to Bahamas Taxicab Union president Wesley Ferguson.

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6.5m Fishing Hole Road causeway nears completion

August 09, 2019

THE new $6.5 million Fishing Hole Road causeway is just about completed, but some adjustments are being made in the area to ensure the safety of motorists and pedestrians accessing the fish market and vendor stalls on the north side.

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Mother believes Turin deaths were a hate crime
Mother believes Turin deaths were a hate crime

August 09, 2019

CATHLEEN Rahming, the mother of one of the two Bahamian men who were found dead in Italy two months ago, is praising the Minnis Administration's probe into their mysterious deaths - which Mrs Rahming firmly believes was a hate crime.

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Unemployment rate down to 9.5 percent

August 09, 2019

THE national unemployment rate has improved - with labour force officials revealing on Friday a decrease to 9.5 percent.

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Sports Talk Show Host Pays Courtesy Call on the Governor General

August 09, 2019

Governor General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith (right) received a courtesy call from Carlos Mackey.

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Department of Statistics - Preliminary Labour Force Survey May 2019

August 09, 2019

Employment rose by 4,330 in May when compared to November 2018 and reached about 215,000 persons. On a year-over-year basis, employment grew by 6,635 or 3.2%. Meanwhile, the national unemployment rate dropped to 9.5%, down from 10.7% in November.

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Compass Point row highlights FNM failures, claims Mitchell
Compass Point row highlights FNM failures, claims Mitchell

August 09, 2019

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party chairman Fred Mitchell yesterday accused the Minnis administration of creating the environment in The Bahamas where a foreign investor can feel "emboldened" enough to threaten the government.

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Two Students Make History by Receiving the All Bahamas Merit Scholar Award

August 09, 2019

For the first time in 25 years, two outstanding Bahamians have been recognized as All Bahamas Merit scholars.

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Palm Cay Wins Favorite Among Boaters for 5th Consecutive Year

August 09, 2019

Palm Cay Marina on New Providence’s southeastern coast has sailed away with the coveted title of boaters’ favourite marina in The Bahamas for the fifth consecutive year.

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The faces of Miss Bahamas Universe

August 09, 2019

Out of 11 women competing for the Miss Bahamas Universe (MBU) title, only the winner will get the opportunity to represent The Bahamas at the 69th Miss Universe competition scheduled for Sunday, December 16 in Bangkok, Thailand. But prior to taking to the international stage

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Sun Oil supports fittest man in The Bahamas

August 09, 2019

The fittest man in The Bahamas joined 143 athletes from around the world to compete in the Reebok CrossFit Games, held in Madison, Wisconsin. David Morley, a certified personal trainer and accomplished CrossFit athlete, was the first Bahamian to participate in the 13th annual Reebok

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Gibson finishes fourth Seymour settles for fifth

August 09, 2019

LIMA, Peru -- "I really thought I would get a medal. I wanted a medal more than qualifying for the Worlds." So said 400 meters (m) hurdler Jeffery Gibson on Thursday at the 18th Pan American Games in Lima, Peru. At the end of the

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BHTA president: Airbnb properties must 'carry their load' on taxation

August 09, 2019

The vacation home rental market, particularly Airbnb, needs to carry its load by way of taxation and promoting The Bahamas in the same ways the hotel industry does, Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) President Carlton Russell asserted yesterday.

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